A nice day for a bike ride [Photo]

Tom Schneider took advantage of the nice weather by riding his bike to the MU-KU basketball game.

Walking to the game [Photo]

People walk to Mizzou Arena to see the MU-KU rivalry basketball game on Saturday.

English Language Learners program [Graphic]

Angel Food Drive [Photo]

Volunteer Kaye Sigmund sets up boxed potatoes before the Angel Food Drive distribution begins. Volunteers organize the food at each site before people come in to collect everything on their list, sort of like grocery shopping at the church.

MU student center main level [Graphic]

CoMo Flash Mob makes signs to attract Google [Slideshow]

Members of a group trying to attract the attention of Google plan to participate in a flash mob during the Missouri men's basketball game against Kansas at 1 p.m. Saturday. The group, known as CoMo Flash Mob, plans to conduct the event during the first timeout of the second half. A flash mob is when a large group of people quickly organizes some sort of collective activity, such as a dance party or chant. The group met Friday at the Academy of Fine Arts to construct signs for the event. The goal of the flash mob is to help convince Google to bring fiber-optic Internet to Columbia.

Candle-lighting ceremony [Photo]

Representatives from MU student organizations hold candles on the steps of Jesse Hall in support of diversity at the unity event Friday. The wind blew out the first candle, requiring the candles to be lit symbolically.

Anti-hate observance [Photo]

MU junior Alana Young and freshman Sierra Watson join hands during a group prayer at the unity event organized by the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center on Friday night at Jesse Hall. Attendees were encouraged to wear blue to represent unity.

Cougars' Rachel Oswald [Photo]

Senior Rachel Oswald looks toward the basket after grabbing an offensive rebound Friday at the Arena of Southwell Complex.

Halftime cheers [Photo]

Karen Widaman, mother of senior Whitney Widaman, cheers from the stands as a half-court shot is made during the halftime entertainment. Whitney Widaman and Whitney Davis earned their 100th career wins in Friday night's victory over Williams Baptist.

Cougars' Veronica Smith [Photo]

Columbia College senior Veronica Smith jumps up for a layup against Williams Baptist on Friday at the Arena of Southwell Complex. The Cougars won 95-63 to advance to the AMC title game.

MU softball's Marla Schweisberger [Photo]

Junior Marla Schweisberger swings at a pitch against Saint Louis University. Schweisberger hit a three-run home run for the Tigers in the first inning of the game Friday.

MU softball's Chelsea Thomas [Photo]

Tigers sophomore pitcher Chelsea Thomas throws against Saint Louis University on March 5 at University Field. Thomas threw her third career no-hitter in the 6-0 victory.

DIAGRAM: More of MU Student Center to open in August [Graphic]

The main level atrium will include five restaurants and 600 seats for dining, socializing and studying. This section was scheduled to open spring 2011, but due to good weather and quick construction work, it will open Aug. 18. This could lead to the early completion of other construction phases.

Unity Event poster signing [Photo]

Tim Eggleston leaves a message during a unity event at Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center on Friday, March 5, 2010.

Unity Event [Photo]

Farouk Aregbe leaves a message during a unity event at Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center on Friday, March 5, 2010. The event was organized in connection with last Friday's cotton ball incident to heighten people's awareness of cultural and ethnic diversities on campus.

Earthquake ruins piano [Photo]

Music teacher Claudia Vergara reacts to her damaged piano after her house was destroyed in Constitucion, Chile on Tuesday. The 8.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Chile early Saturday, Feb. 27 killed hundreds of people and caused widespread damage.

Week in Pictures [Slideshow]

A look back at the the first week of March, including photos from the earthquake in Chile, protests spanning the globe from Greece to the West Bank, and local college basketball.

0305 Detective Brown reason to smile [Photo]

Detective Steve Brown and his wife, Tina Brown, right, receive a celebration card from co-worker Erin Hull after his retirement ceremony at the Columbia Police Department on Friday.

0305 Detective Brown retires [Photo]

Police Chief Ken Burton, right, congratulates Detective Steve Brown during his retirement ceremony at the Columbia Police Department on Friday.