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PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball defeats Bradley in NCAA tournament

The Missouri softball team won its NCAA tournament game against Bradley on Friday at University Field. The game was tied until Corrin Genovese, a Missouri junior, made a line-drive hit with bases loaded. The Tigers pulled ahead and won the game 6-5.

PHOTO GALLERY: Veterinary school begins MU commencement weekend

The 100-plus members of the MU College of Veterinary Medicine who graduated Friday afternoon now join the ranks of more than 99,000 veterinarians nationwide and will use skills learned at MU to practice veterinary medicine on both small and large animals. These new veterinarians were the first of more than 5,300 MU students who will celebrate their graduation this weekend in ceremonies across campus.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri baseball loses 9-4 to Arkansas

Missouri baseball lost to No. 24 Arkansas on Thursday at Taylor Stadium.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri golf hosts NCAA regionals

MU Emilio Cuartero(CQ) tees of at the second hole during the NCAA regionals hosted at The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, Mo., on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU graduates face post-degree pressure

Soon-to-be MU alumni worry about their futures as Friday's graduation approaches. Whether they are bound for jobs, research abroad or more schooling, facing change is a challenge across the board.

PHOTO GALLERY: Trio opens Fast Yeti custom T-shirt shop

Fast Yeti Tees specializes in custom T-shirts and embroidery, but also sells custom hats and polos. Reid Lyle, Jordan Roudenis, and Ryan Montgomery, began preparing their shop space in February. The business opened in April.

PHOTO GALLERY: Preschool students learn about produce, health in MU garden

Preschool students visited the MU Child Development Lab on Friday to learn about gardening. The lab's new project is a learning garden that uses the outdoor classroom to teach students about sustainable living.

PHOTO GALLERY: Breonna Brown finds family, fit at Douglass High School

Breonna Brown chose to attend Douglass High School after struggling with school in the wake of her mother's death. Douglass, an alternative school, has smaller classes sizes than Rock Bridge and Hickman high schools.

PHOTO GALLERY: Skateboarders compete at Garage Games in Fifth and Walnut Street parking garage

Parkside Skateshop's Garage Games featured contests and prizes for skateboarders. Attendees got to skate the fifth through ninth floors of the Fifth and Walnut Street parking garage, which is normally prohibited to skateboarders. The city granted Parkside permission to use the structure from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY: First Mother's Day with premature twins

Michael and Carmen Beck are spending their first Mother's Day as parents at home with their newborn twins. The babies were born premature at 25 weeks and spent time in the neonatal intensive-care unit at the Women's and Children's Hospital.

PHOTO GALLERY: New president praises Columbia College students during commencement ceremony

The first commencement ceremony for Columbia College hosted 310 graduating students and featured the traditional cutting of the ivy chain, symbolizing the graduates' separation from the college.

PHOTO GALLERY: Graduates celebrate at Stephens College 2014 commencement ceremony

Stephens College held its commencement ceremony for its graduating candidates Saturday at the Missouri Theatre.

PHOTO GALLERY: Chinese couple adjust financially to Columbia

Kai Qiao and Yang Wang, a couple from China, find the transition to Missouri to be a culture shock of cooking styles and economic burdens. At least 68 percent of urban households in China are middle class, though the middle class of central Missouri looks and feels much different.

PHOTO GALLERY: Senior Sendoff wraps up college life

Thousands participated in Senior Sendoff on Friday, an annual event that symbolizes students leaving their college lives behind and moving on to the next chapter of their lives. The event includes the Tiger Prowl, the Senior Sendoff, and free drinks, food and games.

PHOTO GALLERY: Gentry Middle School implements science standards

Gentry Middle School is one of many Columbia Public Schools that has started to implement the New Generation Science Standards, a set of standards developed under a rubric similar to the Common Core State Standards.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU's 'Frozen' ice skating event chills nerves before exam week

Despite the 90-degree temperatures, MU students skated on synthetic ice at the university's Frozen Sing-A-Long and Ice Skating event Wednesday. The event was supposed to help students relax before exams.

PHOTO GALLERY: Senior citizens play pool every Wednesday

Senior citizens practice and compete in pool tournaments at the Columbia Senior Activity Center on Wednesday mornings. Most players bring their own pool equipment, and it costs $2 to play.

PHOTO GALLERY: Patrons drink at Harpo's Bar & Grill

Large crowds fill Harpo's Bar & Grill on April 24. According to research, alcohol consumption is often linked to sexual assault. Colleges across the nation are implementing programs like MU's Green Dot to teach students to intervene when they see someone being victimized.

PHOTO GALLERY: Museao Building offers a creative workspace for startups

Originally designed to be a furniture store, the Museao Building's former showrooms have been transformed into workplaces for six different startups. In this unconventional building, work can be done on couches, beds, sheds or even a hammock.

PHOTO GALLERY: Pastor, trainer combines talents at gym

Willie D. Hall dedicates his life to fitness and faith as the owner of D-Life Fitness Christian Gym and pastor for New Life Faith Praise & Worship Center. Hall's schedule is filled with community outreach for both worship and workouts.
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