Columbia College celebrates

Columbia College's Denise Rosario looks at the fans and smiles Monday after cutting a piece of the net in celebration of the team's championship in the American Midwest Conference Tournament. The Cougars beat William Woods 70-56 at the Arena of Southwell Complex.

Bill Easley, at his home in a 'food desert'

Bill Easley, 70, stands in front of his Columbia home on Dec. 17. He has walked with a cane for nearly 20 years and uses crutches when his foot bothers him. Because he doesn't live near a grocery store and can't easily walk to the bus stop, he has to rely on friends and taxis when he needs to shop for food. "When you don't have transportation, you try to get to the closest," he said.

Figueroa focuses on dive

Freshman Loren Figueroa focuses before diving during Missouri's meet against Iowa State on Jan. 22. Repetition has been key for Figueroa's improvement. In practice, she has been doing each of her dives three or four times as if she were in a meet.

Pingeton coaches Missouri

Missouri women's basketball coach Robin Pingeton instructs Sydney Crafton before she enters the court during Saturday's game against Iowa State. Pingeton has a 13-17 overall record in her first year with the Tigers.

Pingeton hugs Brown

Missouri women's basketball coach Robin Pingeton hugs RaeShara Brown after a 49-48 win against Iowa State on Saturday. It was Brown's final game at Mizzou Arena.

Volunteers clean up after True/False

True/False volunteer Becky Rowson and volunteer party coordinator Jessica Birnbaum take a break from cleaning up at the Forge and Vine on Monday.

True/False: Beer, velvet ropes, 'Q' signs

Beer kegs, velvet rope, and "Q" signs line the stairs and the wall of the Blue Note on Monday. The Blue Note was one of the venues of the True/False Film Festival.

Tearing down the True/False trees

Britt Hultgren takes down the paper tree decorations that were hanging on the walls of the Tiger Ballroom at the Tiger Hotel on Monday morning.

Cleaning up after True/False parties

Jason Schaufele carries a box of party decorations out of the Forge and Vine during the cleanup of the venue Monday. The Forge and Vine hosted the True/False volunteer and the directors' parties over the weekend.

Taking down True/False decorations

True/False volunteer Marie Kerl rolls up the paper tree decorations that were hanging on the walls of the Tiger Ballroom at the Tiger Hotel during the breakdown of the venue Monday morning.

The Matchell family prepares dinner

Anne Matchell and her 11 year-old twins, Devin and Megan, plate their food after cooking together on Dec. 13. The whole family is involved in an effort to make healthier choices at mealtime.

Devin Matchell helps prepare dinner

Devin Matchell, 11, stirs a bowl of potatoes in his family's kitchen on Dec. 13. The Matchell family is making an effort to cook at home and eat healthier foods.

Anne Matchell is helping steer her family to healthier eating

Anne Matchell, mother of 11-year-old twins Megan and Devin, prepares dinner at her home on Dec. 13. The Matchells have made the decision to eat healthier foods, and the kids are intimately involved in the planning and cooking of meals.

Sweeping streets after True/False

Larry Starke sweeps the sidewalk on Ninth Street on Monday morning. Even though the True/False Film Festival brought thousands of festival goers downtown over the weekend, Starke said the aftermath was not different from any other Monday. "It always takes about five hours to clean up on Monday mornings," he said.

Brady Deaton and Kit Bond at announcement

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton, center, sits beside former U.S. Sen. Kit Bond while former U.S. Sen. John Danforth addresses an audience Monday at MU's Reynolds Alumni Center. The ceremony announced a gift that will endow a new lecture series at MU named in Bond's honor.

Kit Bond greets the crowd

Former U.S. Sen. Kit Bond waves to the crowd Monday at Reynolds Alumni Center after his introduction during the ceremony announcing the new Christopher S. Bond Distinguished Lecture Series at MU.

Big 12 Coach of the Year

Kansas senior guard Brady Morningstar (12) is welcomed to the bench by coach Bill Self during the second half of Wednesday's game against Texas A&M. Self was recognized as the AP Big 12 Coach of the Year, the third time in his eight seasons at Kansas that the affable Oklahoma native has won the honor.

Kathleen Norris signs copies of her books at Broadway Christian Church

New York Times best selling author Kathleen Norris signs copies of her books for patrons after a panel discussion about reflections on Lent on Saturday at Broadway Christian Church. The topics in the discussion ranged from depression to media overload.

Marilyn McCreary waits for author Kathleen Norris to sign her book

Marilyn McCreary, right, waits for Kathleen Norris, left, to sign her copy of Norris's book "Acedia & me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life," after a panel discussion about reflections on Lent on Saturday in the Fellowship Hall of Broadway Christian Church. McCreary said she liked the book because she could relate to the topics in it.

Pat Knight fired

Texas Tech coach Pat Knight greets Wally Dunn during Wednesday's game against Oklahoma. Knight. The Red Raiders have had a disappointing season, finishing 11th in the Big 12 with a 5-11 conference record.