Vocabulary hat parade shows fourth-graders' creativity

Sally Kim, a Paxton Keeley Elementary fourth-grader, watches her classmates parade throughout the school for the fourth-grade vocabulary word parade on Wednesday. Each fourth-grade student picked a vocabulary word that was new to them and decorated a hat to illustrate that word for the parade.

Vocabulary Day at Paxton Keeley

Paxton Keeley Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Kristin Nies asks her students to raise their hands if they had fun during their vocabulary word parade on Wednesday. The school’s fourth-graders decorated hats illustrating a vocabulary word of their choice, with many getting their inspiration from books the class was reading or from their parent’s suggestions. After two weeks of preparation, the students paraded around the school showing the other classes their decorated hats.

Ethan Russell recieves transplant from mother

Kidney transplant patient Ethan Russell, 8, gets a hug from his sister Emma Russell, 10, following a press conference at University Hospital on Sept. 29, 2010. Nancy Russell, Ethan's mother, donated the kidney for his transplant, which was the hospital's 1,000th performed. The first transplant at the hospital was in 1972.

Over the Edge raises money for Special Olympics

Belayer Caleb Bentsen, left, slowly lowers an Over the Edge participant, *Valerie Metherne, right, during the practice run three stories up at the Tiger Hotel on Wednesday. Participants who raised more than $1,000 dollars for the Special Olympics were able to repel off the building.

Hickman volleyball player Morgan Popejoy vs. Helias

Hickman senior Morgan Popejoy tries to swat a spike past Helias Catholic defender Anna Murphy. Popejoy switched from outside hitter to middle hitter for Tuesday's match.

International Flag Day speech

David Currey, director of International Student and Scholar Services, makes a speech during the MU International Day Flag Ceremony on Tuesday. "I think it's beautiful," he said about the display of the flags. He also said the day was a great way to help others learn how to get involved with international programs and students on campus.

Hickman volleyball players Kimberly Lake and Emily Peel vs. Helias

Hickman's Kimberly Lake, left, and Emily Peel, right, jump for a block against Helias Catholic's Lisa Bruns. Lake moved to right-side hitter for Tuesday's match.

International Flag Day ceremony

International students and volunteers carry more than 60 international flags from the Francis Quadrangle to Lowry Mall on Tuesday. The MU International Day Flag Ceremony was started three years ago in an attempt to create more awareness of the International students that attend MU. An international bazaar on Lowry Mall featuring international cuisine and cultural presentations followed the ceremony.

Columbia Independent School field trip

From left to right, Yana Lubahn, parent volunteer for Columbia Independent School, holds out the Turkish flag to show her daughter, Victoria Lubahn, 7, and her classmates, Dina Grafakos, 7, and Matte Lopez, 7, on their field trip to Lowry Mall for MU International Day on Tuesday. "The setup is just beautiful," she said. "Because our school has so much diversity, it is great to come see this."

Hickman volleyball player Emily Peel vs. Helias Catholic

Hickman senior Emily Peel reaches to make a hit in the Kewpies' match Tuesday against Helias Catholic. A lineup change at Monday's practice couldn't prevent the Kewpies from losing the match 25-11, 27-25.

Sarah Davis holds Micah

Sarah Davis has been a member of La Leche League, an international organization that encourages mothers to breast-feed their childen, for seven years.

Sarah Davis breast-feeds son Micah

Sarah Davis breast-feeds her 9-month son, Micah, on Friday at her home in Columbia. Davis has been a member of the La Leche League since the birth of her first child 7 years ago. Her three sons have never had a bottle, Davis said.

Rock Bridge golfer Morgan Reimler

A summer of practice with her father and uncle have helped Morgan Reimler become the No. 2 golfer for the Rock Bridge girls golf team this season.

MU defensive end Michael Sam vs. Miami (Ohio) University

Michael Sam, a freshman defensive end for Missouri, has blocked a punt, forced a safety, intercepted a pass and forced a fumble in his first four games for the Tigers.

Working on an atlatl

Justin Garnett holds an atlatl, a wooden weapon that he made in about 30 minutes out of natural resources on Hinkson Field. The atlatl is a primitive weapon that can hurl darts, which range in length from 4 to 13 feet, to hit a target.

Rock Bridge softball player Kali Hall vs. Helias Catholic

Rock Bridge infielder Kali Hall tags out Helias Catholic's Paige Bange in a play at second base Monday during the Bruins' extra-inning victory.

Rock Bridge volleyball player Ali Krelow vs. East St. Louis

Rock Bridge volleyball player Ali Kreklow sets the ball Monday against visiting East St. Louis.

Helias misses a catch

Helias' Carleigh Cavender misses a catch during the extra inning of a softball game against Rock Bridge. The drop allowed the Bruins' Kelsey Harrington to score the game-winning run.

Rock Bridge volleyball's Ali Kreklow and Elise Meyer vs. East St. Louis

Rock Bridge's Ali Kreklow, left, and Elise Meyer leap to block East St. Louis' Kyesha Lee in the Bruins' victory Monday at Rock Bridge.

Extrication accident at Jefferson Junior High

Firefighter Jesse Cash walks toward an extrication accident on Monday on the Jefferson Junior High School practice field. The driver of the Pontiac had to be extricated from the vehicle and taken to University Hospital. The driver of the Suburban was detained.