MU Gymnastics Hatcher [Photo]

Alicia Hatcher, an MU senior, performs on the uneven bars during the Beauty and the Beast event at Hearnes Center.

RB Basketball Dressler [Photo]

Rock Bridge senior Jordan Dressler fights through Kansas City Central senior Brandon Pritre on Friday night at Rock Bridge High School. Dressler was nominated to the McDonald's High School All-American team prior to tipoff. Rock Bridge defeated Kansas City Central 78-42.

RB Basketball Rudd [Photo]

Rock Bridge senior Briton Rudd drives past Kansas City Central senior Mikel Spearman on Friday night at Rock Bridge High School. Rock Bridge closed out their last regular season home game decisively with a 78-42 win.

RB Basketball [Photo]

Rock Bridge seniors Briton Rudd (left) and Ricky Kreklow (center) put a full court press on Kansas City Central senior Clay Felmon (right) on Friday at Rock Bridge High School. The Rock Bridge defense held strong in the Bruins' 78-42 win.

Rock Bridge Basketball [Photo]

The Rock Bridge Bruins fire themselves up before their game Friday night at Rock Bridge Senior High School. The Bruins celebrated senior night with a decisive 78-42 win over Kansas City Central.

Grand Prix Begins [Slideshow]

The Missouri Grand Prix began Friday night. A look in pictures at the event that continues through the weekend at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.

MU wrestler Michael Chandler [Photo]

Missouri's Michael Chandler competed against Central Michigan's Tyler Grayson during the Beauty and the Beast meet at the Hearnes Center

MU gymnast Sarah Shire [Photo]

Sarah Shire, an MU junior, performs on the floor during the gymnastics portion of the Beauty and the Beast meet on Feb. 13 at Hearnes Center.

By the numbers on Valentine's Day eve [Photo]

Raquel Shilf processes and numbers the mail that arrives for residents of Schurz Hall at MU on the eve of Valentine's Day. Raquel, a sophomore, works as a desk attendant at the hall. "We are sending e-mails to students so that they can receive the flowers while they are still fresh. This turns out to be the most busiest days of the year, just like Christmas," she said.

February enrollment statistics [Document]

February enrollment statistics

MU February enrollment update [Document]

MU February enrollment update

GetAbout Hinkson Creek Trail connection [Graphic]

Choir performs for NAACP anniversary [Photo]

The Second Baptist Inspirational Choir performs for community members gathered Feb. 12 at the Second Baptist Church in commemoration of the NAACP's centennial anniversary.

Mary Ratliff observes 100 years of NAACP history [Photo]

Mary Ratliff, president of both the NAACP's local chapter as well as the Missouri state chapter, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the organization Feb. 12 at the Second Baptist Church. Ratliff, who lived in Mississippi at a time when the NAACP was banned in that state, moved to Columbia with her family in 1957.

NAACP celebrates 100th anniversary [Photo]

The centennial anniversary of the the NAACP was celebrated by Columbia's local chapter at the Second Baptist Church on Feb. 12 with home-cooked refreshments such as meatballs and tuna salad, as well as a whipped cream cake adorned with the organization's insignia. Members of the chapter and community line up for a taste following presentations by Mary Ratliff, Kadarrius Anderson, George Farris, and the Second Baptist Inspirational choir.

LBC Gospel Choir [Slideshow]

To its members, the Legion of Black Collegians Gospel Choir is far more than a group of singers. Over the course of weekly rehearsals and frequent engagements in the city of Columbia and as far away as St. Louis, members develop close friendships and grow together as a family. When talking about the music they sing, choir members emphasize the religious messages of their songs, citing the choir's purpose to minister in the Christian faith to both the audience and to the choir's members.

Gospel choir [Graphic]

Larry Rollins as Lincoln [Photo]

Volunteer Larry Rollins donned a top hat, suit and bow tie to give fifth-graders of Paxton Keeley Elementary School a unique take on Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday. Rollins went to Janet Kieffer's fifth-grade class the day before and had a vocabulary list of words in the Gettysburg Address. The vocabulary list, Rollins said, was intended to teach the children words in the Address so that they could understand it better.

Top crash locations in 2008 [Graphic]

Although the number of crashes went down in 2008, most of the accidents occurred in the same locations as in 2007.

the beat 2/11 [Audio]