MU group questions significance of Castro's resignation [Photo]

Rick Puig, an MU sophomore from Kansas City, chats with Nicolás A. Jiménez, an MU junior from Miami, during a meeting of the Cuban-American Undergraduate Student Association on Tuesday night in Brady Commons. The two talk about Fidel Castro's announcement that he will not seek a new term as Cuba's leader. "It's just a solidfication of what has already happened," Puig said of Castro's announcement and passing of power to his brother, Raúl. "And that isn't positive at all."

Moberly attorney and former KMIZ anchor to represent Rios in retrial [Photo]

Steven Rios

Svetlic wins Olivo award [Photo]

MU Tennis player Chrissy Svetlic won the Brock Olivo award, given to an athlete who demonstrates hard work.

Ragtag on the move [Slideshow]

Ragtag employees and volunteers reminisce about the historic theater while they pack up and move to its new location.

Olympic hopefuls showing good potential at Missouri Grand Prix [Photo]

Caitlin Leverenz swims in the preliminaries of the women's 200-meter breaststroke on Saturday at the Missouri Grand Prix.

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Jessie Hammes from Carmel, Ind., competes in the 100-meter backstroke prelims at the Mizzou Aquatics center during the Missouri Grand Prix on Sunday.

Former CEO takes helm of UM system Monday [Photo]

Gary Forsee answers questions from the press at a news conference held at the Old Alumni Center on the MU campus on Monday. Monday was Forsee's first official day on as president of the University of Missouri System, and he answered questions about topics including campus security, rising tuition rates and the future of MU sports.

“Vantage Points” exhibition paints picture of artists’ lives [Photo]

Cherie Sampson , an assistant professor of foundations, admires Katherine Johnson'spiece, "Trunk," at the Vantage Points Faculty Exhibition in the George Caleb Bigham Gallery at MU on Feb. 14. The exhibition runs from February 11-28 and features the work of five visiting faculty members.

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Cheng Saechin, a 2004 MU alumnus, leans in close to examine a photograph by Daniel Farnum on Feb. 14. Farnum is a visiting assistant professor of photography at MU and submitted eight pictures for the Vantage Points Exhibition.

Rolling with Ragtag [Photo]

Steve Ruffin, center, along with Ragtag employees and volunteers, begin moving boxes, filing cabinets and other items from the basement at the old Ragtag Cinemacafe off Tenth Steet to the new Ragtag at 10 Hitt Street on Monday. The new Ragtag will have two theaters.

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An old film strip hangs on a door at the old Ragtag Cinemacafe on Tenth Street on Monday.

Open water draws swimmer out of retirement [Photo]

Micha Burden ended her retirement to train for the Olympics in the 10-kilometer open water race. She never competed in the event during her career at UC-Berkeley.

Grand Prix wraps up, expected to return [Photo]

Competitors at the Missouri Grand Prix warm up in the diving well before their events on Monday Morning. Meet and pool records were set in every event but two on Monday.

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Erik Vendt, a swimmer with Club Wolverine in Michigan, competes during the Men's 1500m Freestyle during t he Missouri Grand Prix. Vendt stayed ahead of the American record pace for most of the race but finished about two seconds behind the mark.

Father leads off the court, son leads on the court [Photo]

Kevin Bryant, whose son Landon Boone has scored over 1,000 points in his career for Douglass, is the Bulldogs' “biggest fan.”

Swimming with a chip on his shoulder [Video]

Recently turned professional Adam Ritter talks about swimming with international stars and how he uses his lesser-known status to his advantage.

Foul trouble key to Hickman win [Photo]

Hickman's Lyle Harris looks to pass against Northtown's Jake Closterman.

Cox Fails to Win State Title [Photo]

Hickman’s Drae Cox, left, faces Troy-Buchanan Brian Oechsner in the 152-pound final.

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George, the resident blacksmith, says his favortie part of running the store is being with his wife, Christina.

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