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Nursing school graduate moves tassel

In a symbolic gesture of her graduation, a recent grad switches her tassel over to the left side of her cap.

Sharla Lynn Lawhorn-Edwards receives her diploma

Sharla Lynn Lawhorn-Edwards receives her diploma for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Sinclair School of Nursing during the commencement ceremony at the Missouri Theatre.

Casey Eggert wipes a tear during graduation ceremony

Casey Eggert wipes a tear off her face at the end of the December commencement ceremony for the Sinclair School of Nursing on Friday at the Missouri Theatre.

Anne Rehor helps Carly Slack adjust her cap

Anne Rehor helps Carly Slack adjust her cap before the graduation ceremony for the Sinclair School of Nursing on Friday afternoon at the Missouri Theatre.

Hanna Souther, Spencer Hoagland arrange poinsettias

Hanna Souther and Spencer Hoagland put together the floral decorations on Friday for MU graduations at the Hearnes Center. Students from the Tiger Garden use poinsettias and other plants to decorate the stage for the graduations.

Graduation ceremony poinsettias ready for ceremony

Poinsettias sit on the floor on Friday in the Hearnes Center. All of the poinsettias used as floral decorations for the graduations are grown in the greenhouse on the MU campus.

Ali Cunningham waters flowers

Ali Cunningham waters flowers on Friday morning for MU graduations at the Hearnes Center. The Tiger Garden, a student-run flower shop on campus, prepares the flowers for all of the graduations.

Hearnes Center ready for graduates

The Hearnes Center sits ready Friday morning after final preparations for graduation ceremonies.

Maddie Stock defends against Colorado guard

Missouri guard Maddie Stock defends against Colorado guard Lexy Kresl during a women's basketball game Friday at Mizzou Arena. Stock has made 15 3-pointers so far this season, tied for 10th among Southeastern Conference players.

Maddie and Morgan Stock talk between plays

Missouri guards Maddie and Morgan Stock talk between plays during the Tigers' game against Saint Louis University on Dec. 8 at Mizzou Arena. Maddie Stock made her first start as the Tigers defeated the Billikens 74-55.

Anthony Johnson speaks at Measure 91 victory party

Anthony Johnson speaks to a crowd Nov. 4 at the Measure 91 victory party in Portland, Ore. Johnson is a former Columbia resident who led the successful charge to legalize marijuana in Oregon this year.

Kristen Temple, associate director of residential academic programs, asks a question

Kristen Temple, associate director of residential academic programs, asks Richard Olshak, a candidate for the position of Title IX administrator, about how he became interested in Title IX policy the during a public forum Thursday held in Memorial Union.

Richard Olshak speaks at a public forum held in Memorial Union

Richard Olshak, the fourth of four candidates for the open position of Title IX administrator at MU, speaks at a public forum Thursday in Memorial Union. He began by introducing himself and his qualifications for the job. Olshak is associate dean of students at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois.

Morgan Stock takes a shot against Northern Illinois

Missouri guard Morgan Stock takes a shot during a game against the Northern Illinois Huskies on Dec. 14 at Mizzou Arena. Morgan and her twin sister, Maddie, both juniors, insisted on being recruited together before they came to Missouri.

Mauk looks for open receiver

Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk looks for an open receiver during the first quarter of the Tigers' football game against the Kentucky Wildcats on Nov. 1 at Memorial Stadium.

Marquee near Interstate 70 advertises gas for $1.99 per gallon

Midway Plaza advertises gas for $1.99 per gallon on a marquee by interstate 70 on Thursday. "We have been busy since the gas rates dropped," cashier J.D. Newall said.

Betty Thurston tries to buy gas at Midway Plaza

Betty Thurston tries to buy gas at Midway Plaza on Thursday. "I was not aware that they were selling gas at $1.99 a gallon," she said. Customers couldn't pay for the gas with credit cards on Thursday afternoon due to issues with the station's payment system.

Midway Plaza advertises gas for $1.99 per gallon

Midway Plaza advertises $1.99 per gallon gas on Thursday. Average gas prices in Missouri were $2.16 per gallon, according to Patrick DeHaan, a senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.

FROM READERS: EnCircle

Service-learning students Matt Fasano, Haley Denney and Tony King helped with Encircle Technologies holiday party on Dec. 10.

Neville holds a friend's grandniece

Douglass High School Principal Eryca Neville holds 12-day-old Joy Hughes, a friend's grandniece, at a Thanksgiving potluck for students and their families, alumni, staff and faculty Nov. 25. "I noticed she was trying to eat one-handed, and I remember those days," Neville said, laughing. "Plus, I get a baby fix, and I can just hand her back."
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