October 1, 2008
Ronald Smith Jr., the imam and director of religious affairs for the Islamic Center of Central Missouri, leads a group of Columbia residents in prayer on Wednesday morning. The services for Eid, a holy day of prayer celebrating the end of the month of fasting, were held at the Knights of Columbus at 2525 Stadium Boulevard.
September 30, 2008
Karen A. Schnatterly, an assistant professor of management at MU, discusses how loans and jobs will be tougher to find in this new economic landscape.
Karen A. Schnatterly, assistant professor of management at MU's College of Business, said investment packages of subprime mortgages are an important cause of the ongoing financial crisis.
From left, Amy Davis, Miguel Lopez and Keith Clark are undecided about whom they want as America's next president. The Missourian will follow these three undecided voters through the remainder of the presidential campaign, right up to Election Day on Nov. 4.
AUDIO: Amy Davis talks about being an undecided voter.
AUDIO: With interpreter Eduardo Crespi, Miguel Lopez talks about being an undecided voter.
AUDIO: Keith Clark talks about being an undecided voter.
MU freshman journalism student Amy Davis, 18, will vote for the first time in the presidential election on Nov. 4. “I just think that it actually does truly matter, and that one person's vote really can make a difference,” she said.
“I need change, I want change, you know,” he said. “I don’t want more Bush.”
Undecided voter Miguel Lopez says the U.S. needs a president who can make good decisions.
Clark is undecided on who he wants as America's next president. He believes both Republican presidential nominee McCain and Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama have good points but also come across as liars. "Right now, I'd rather vote for a monkey, because at least I know we'd be getting bananas," Clark said.
Keith Clark poses for a portrait with his children (left) Daunte, 3, and Kumani, 6 months, on Sept. 30 at his house in Columbia. Clark is undecided as to whom he will vote for in this year's presidential election. His two main concerns are his children and the economy. He wants to know what each candidate can guarantee for his children's future.
September 29, 2008
Mixed martial arts promoter and coach Robert Hulett instructs two of his pupils during a recent training session. Hulett has helped increase the popularity of the sport throughout the Midwest. He recently promoted fights as part of the Roctoberfest biker rally.
Michelle Collins scored the game-winning goal in the 73rd minute for her second goal this season, and the MU soccer team secured its fourth straight win Friday night by outscoring Big 10 contender Iowa 2-1 at Walton Stadium.
Jordan Crook and Caleb Wilfong run with a pack of Rock Bridge runners during practice Sept. 25 on Bethel Road in Columbia.
Jer Nixon keeps a shoe collection that highlights the latest trends; among these pairs, Jer has a pair of retro, re-released Reebok pumps.
Jeremiah "Jer" Nixon has been helping out with his father's gubernatorial campaign. The MU sophomore is also a parody rapper and has an impressive athletic shoe collection. His dad, Jay Nixon, is the Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Missouri.