December 16, 2014
Ben Trachtenberg, an associate professor in the MU School of Law, lights the candle for the first night of Hanukkah during a menorah lighting ceremony Tuesday in the MU Student Center. This is the third year that Chabad of MU and Mid-Missouri has hosted a menorah lighting on the campus.
Missouri guard Keith Shamburger is helped up by his teammates on Dec. 13 after trying to save a ball from going out of bounds at the MU men's basketball game against Xavier at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers lost the game 74-58.
Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst calls a timeout in the fourth quarter of a game against Virginia on Sept. 28, 2013, in Pittsburgh. The coach is rumored to be in the running for the head coaching job at Wisconsin. Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says he hasn't offered the Badgers' football coaching job to anyone, including Chryst. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Alvarez met with Chryst in Florida, where Alvarez was attending an Outback Bowl promotion.
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota passes during the first half of the Ducks' game against UCLA on Oct. 11 in Pasadena, California. The Heisman Trophy winner is the first Ducks’ quarterback to be named an All-American.
First-graders from Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School sing holiday carols in a concert Tuesday on the steps of MU's Memorial Union. Students braved cold weather to perform holiday carols outdoors for those passing by.
First-graders from Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School sing holiday carols in a concert Tuesday on the steps of MU's Memorial Union. Students braved cold weather with temperatures below 30 degrees to perform holiday carols outdoors.
Adam Eidinger, chairman of the DC Cannabis Campaign in Washington, works on posters on Oct. 9 to encourage people to vote yes on DC Ballot Initiative 71 to legalize small amounts of marijuana for personal use. It's easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia's decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter.
First-graders from Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School warm up inside the the lobby of MU's Memorial Union on Tuesday.
First-graders from Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School listen to their teacher Elizabeth Tummons give instructions prior to their concert Tuesday on the steps of MU's Memorial Union. The performance was a part of the Partners in Education program between Lee School and the State Historical Society of Missouri.
More than 40 first-graders from Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School gather on the steps of MU's Memorial Union to sing holiday carols Tuesday. The students performed along with two instructors.
Former Columbia Mayor Darwin Hindman sits for a portrait at his home on March 30, 2010.
Hannah Plowman unwinds green wire from tomato plants on Nov. 11 at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture. Several sororities, including Pi Beta Phi and Alpha Phi, volunteered at the garden for their "day of service."
Jamie Beard scatters hay over still-green tomato plants on Nov. 11 at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture. Sororities including Pi Beta Phi and Alpha Phi volunteered to help winterize the garden for the national Panhellenic Association Day of Service.
Julia McIntosh, a member of Pi Beta Phi, struggles to pull green wire from tomato plants on Nov. 11 at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture.
Hannah Plowman unwinds green wire from tomato plants on Nov. 11 at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture. The number of volunteers helping out at the center has increased since it was founded in 2009.
Heather Gillich puts away the sign for the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture on Nov. 11. Gillich is the education and volunteer coordinator for the center and said that "around mid-March, we'll be hitting the ground again."
Since 2009, the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture has focused on the environmental and health benefits of raising food locally. Over that time, volunteering and food production at the center have increased.
December 15, 2014
Battle High School girls basketball played Helias High School on Monday at home. Battle went on to defeat the Crusaders 40-33. The Spartans are now 6-3 on the season.