April 10, 2009
Selene Marquez hugs her 6-year-old cousin Debany during her quinceanara reception party on Saturday. Selene, originally from Mexico, celebrated her 15th birthday, known as a quinceanera, in Columbia. The term refers to the celebrant, and the celebration carries religious significance for Spanish-speaking Roman Catholics.
Selene Marquez at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday during the celebration of her quinceanera.
Selene Marquez arrives at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday for her quinceanera.
Selene Marquez offers flowers to Mary at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday during the celebration of her quinceanera, her 15th birthday.
Six-year-old Debany Ramirez walks past balloons during her cousin's quinceanera reception party on Saturday.
Angela Davis talks about the differences between human and civil rights at MU's Jesse Auditorium on Thursday. Davis, a social justice activist, was invited to speak about human rights and dignity.
Nearly 40 teens were called back to the final evening of auditions for "West Side Story" on Thursday after making it through the first round of auditions earlier in the week. Performing Arts in Children's Education is producing the musical, which is scheduled to run from July 23 through 26 at MU's Jesse Auditorium. Those auditioning for the parts took turns reading a scene for director Angela Howard.
April 9, 2009
The Matt Wilson Quartet with Jeff Lederer, Andrew D'Angelo, Chris Lightcap and Matt Wilson bring music to Lee Elementary school on behalf of the "We Always Swing" Jazz Series.
This analysis, by MU economics professor Jeff Milyo, details concepts like "hit rates," which measure the accuracy of police traffic stops based on the race of those stopped in several Missouri communities. It includes information on frequency of traffic stops by race.
This report provides the number of total traffic stops made in Columbia. It then categorizes them by race of stopped drivers and further by details of the stops such as locations and results.
This report breaks down arrests made in 2008 by charge, race, and gender. It includes explanation and analysis from the Columbia Police Department.
Click here for an example of the document to be filled out declaring a domestic partnership.
"New Beach Scene" is one of the paintings exhibited by Ming Zhou at Orr Street Studios.
Click here for the official Columbia City Council ordinance.
"Eating With A Fork" is part of artist Ming Zhou's display at Orr Street Studios.
"Good Taste" is one of the paintings displayed by Ming Zhou at Orr Street Studios through May 15.
Ming Zhou, right, interacts with Dennis Murphy during the inauguration of her paintings at Orr Street Studios on Friday. Zhou said the paintings are her critique of China's new middle class, which she feels is mimicking the West and paying no attention to the spiritual aspects of traditional Chinese culture.