Feathers, clay and self-discovery [Photo]

Fourth-grader Cedreana Hoover, 10, adds facial detail to her clay relief portrait during Kathy Dwyer's art class at Rock Bridge Elementary School. "The fun part (is) you get to get messy," she said.

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Kindergartener Clarence Moore, 5, cuts out his painting in art class. "I made Batman," Moore said. "No wait, I made a Mama Monster."

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Fourth-graders Kaitlynne Kaempfer, 9; Maddi Albrecht, 9; and Hannah Schafer, 10; work on clay relief portraits during Kathy Dwyer's art class at Rock Bridge Elementary School.

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First-grader Fisher Highbarger finishes his paper house in art class. "I made a house, lawn, rocks, pumpkin, and a tree, and that's all," Highbarger said.

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Fifth-grader Satey Yates, 11, works on the finishing touches of her dream catcher in Kathy Dwyer's art class at Rock Bridge Elementary School.

Stephens’ dance man [Photo]

Bob Boross, the new dance department chair at Stephens College, watches on as Chris Benjamin, left, and Ashley Fazio go over their steps on Tuesday, October 16 in the dance studio at Stephens Auditorium. This is Boross' 28th year teaching dance but his first at Stephens.

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Bob Boross, the new chairman of the dance department at Stephens College, studied economics in college but changed his mind when he saw his first musical and fell in love with dance.

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Bob Boross, the new dance department chair at Stephens College, reherses a dance with his students on Tuesday, October 16.

Southern deceivingly dangerous<br>for MU men's basketball team [Photo]

Missouri's J.T. Tiller scores against Missouri Western. “We don’t look past anybody,” Tiller said about Southern.

MU women's basketball team<br>looks to junior for leadership [Photo]

Alyssa Hollins scored 20 points and had five assists, three steals and two blocks for Missouri on Thursday night.

MU football team has no illusions about Kansas State [Photo]

Tackling 6-foot-6, 250-pound sophomore KSU quarterback Josh Freeman might prove difficult for the Tigers on Saturday.

Flamenco [Photo]

Liliana Morales and a team of dancers brought Flamenco to the streets of Columbia Mo., as part of Artregous Fridays.

Leaders must support troops with action, not just words [Photo]

Rose Nolen

Writers Guild strike isn’t scaring anyone [Photo]

J. Karl Miller

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Child art [Video]

Watch children of all ages work on art projects and tell why they love it so much.

A lot must go right<br>for Daniel to earn Heisman [Photo]

Missouri junior Chase Daniel has led the Tigers to four straight victories since a loss at No. 3 Oklahoma.

Hard-hitting cousins stay close [Photo]

Nick Bigogno, right, a junior midfielder for the Columbia College men’s soccer team, plays physically. So does his second cousin, Bart Coslet, a freshman defensive lineman on the MU football team.

Off the Map: Four Columbians take adventure vacations [Photo]

Judy Knudson relaxes with a hard-earned glass of wine during a recent trip to France. Knudson has been to France numerous times; during one of her trips, she and her husband spent nine days cycling through France's Loire River Valley in 1994.

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LaVonne Patterson sweeps rainwater out of an unfinished house in Manakau, New Zealand in 2006. Patterson traveled to Manakau with Habitat For Humanity to build a home for a family in need.