Maggie Walter

Maggie Walter is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and an interactive news editor at the Missourian.

MU quarterback James Franklin shows off his necklace

The two-toned Superman logo on James Franklin's necklace signify his black father and white mother.

Stephens volleyball practice

Alexis Wood, left, Megan Sheffield and Cara Leis line up for a serving drill at a Sept. 16 Stephens volleyball practice. All three also play for the Stars' basketball team, and Leis plays for the softball team. “Being a well-rounded athlete, each sport asks for something else from your body,” Leis said. “It’s a totally different muscle working, and it’s not just the same repetition on the same thing all the time.”

Stephens multisport athletes Megan Sheffield, Cara Leis and Alexis Wood

Multisport athletes Megan Sheffield, left, Cara Leis and Alexis Wood say they would not be at Stephens if not for the opportunity to play multiple sports.

Training owned by MU team

The Mobile Aircraft Firefighter Training unit is owned by the MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute. It allows rescue personnel to train for an aircraft emergency and is one of only four in the country.

Taking a break from fighting fires

Seen through the body of the Mobile Aircraft Firefighting Trainer, a Columbia Regional Airport firetruck and firefighters talk between emergency rescue drills on Thursday at Columbia Regional Airport.

Firefighters train for possible airplane crash

Firefighters extinguish a simulated fire on the Mobile Aircraft Firefighting Trainer on a runway on Thursday at Columbia Regional Airport. Several burns were conducted on the unit to represent different crash and rescue scenarios.

Acting injured for training exercise

Actors portray plane crash victims during a training exercise on Thursday at Columbia Regional Airport. Each actor was given a card with the details and extent of their injuries for the firefighters from Columbia, Boone County and Southern Boone County fire districts to evaluate and treat.

Hickman defensive coordinator Arnel Monroe

Hickman defensive coordinator Arnel Monroe is a 1985 graduate of the school. After playing football at Central Missouri State, he returned to Hickman in 1993 and has been there since then. “They’ve gone from being brothers, when I started, to sons now,” Monroe said. “I love my football kids as much as I love my own kids.”

MU football player Will Ebner vs. San Diego State

Missouri linebacker Will Ebner keeps an eye on San Diego State wide receiver Vincent Brown in Saturday's victory over the Aztecs.

Hatch Show Print manager speaks at MU

Jim Sherraden, manager of Hatch Show Print in Nashville, TN, talks to students in Chamber Auditorium on Thursday as a guest speaker invited by MU's chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Artists. Hatch Show Print opened in 1879 and is one of the oldest letterpress shops in the country. Sherraden joined Hatch Show Print in 1984 and was instrumental in keeping its doors open when the Country Music Hall of Fame, the shop's owner, was considering shutting it down.

Missouri Civil War Museum built at Jefferson Barracks aims at April opening

In this March 4, 2010 photo, this room used to be the gymnasium of the building with basketball hoops and a short oval running track. It will house exhibits as work continues on the Missouri Civil War Museum at Jefferson Barracks, in Lemay, Mo.

Filling the grill with bacon

Mike Stevens, an employee of Ernie’s Cafe and Steakhouse, 1005 E. Walnut St., prepares to cook bacon in the early morning hours on a recent morning. Stevens has been working at the cafe for about eight years.

Shoppers explore PINK's new lines

Columbia residents and MU students check out the Victoria Secret PINK sale on Thursday. The event featured the new Mizzou collegiate and holiday collections. Prize giveaways, games and promotions were also part of the event.

Washington approaches the judge

Former Missouri running back Derrick Washington walks toward Judge Deborah Daniels before his bond hearing on a felony sexual assault charge and two counts of misdemeanor domestic assault Thursday at the Boone County Courthouse.

Washington appears in court

Former Missouri running back Derrick Washington, right, stands in the courtroom with his attorney, Christopher Slusher, after his bond hearing on a felony sexual assault charge and two counts of misdemeanor domestic assault Thursday at the Boone County Courthouse.

Columbia College soccer player Yudai Yamaguchi vs. Lindenwood

Columbia College forward Yudai Yamaguchi, back, defends against Lindenwood's Aos Senad Cavka in the Cougars' victory Wednesday in Columbia.

Columbia College soccer player Ryan Goldkamp vs. Lindenwood

Columbia College defender Ryan Goldkamp leaps for a header in the Cougars overtime victory over Lindenwood on Wednesday in Columbia.

Columbia College soccer player Edgar Reyna vs. Lindenwood

Columbia College's Edgar Reyna, right marking Lindenwood's Simon Harrsen, scored his first goal as a Cougars player with the game-winner in overtime Wednesday night in Columbia.

Helping out at Habitat for Humanity housing site

Ross Swofford takes a break in front of the Habitat for Humanity house he is helping to build for Chris Ruff, a war veteran. Swofford is a member of the "Day Crew," a group of 17 men who regularly volunteer for Habitat and have built the majority of Habitat homes in Columbia.