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Freshman Dixon starts off season on strong foot

Freshman guard Michael Dixon drives the ball down the court against Fairleigh Dickinson on Dec. 12 at Mizzou Arena.

Special Olympics teams meet at halftime

Clay Flaugher dribbles the basketball down the court during halftime of the Missouri women's basketball game Sunday at Mizzou Arena. Flaugher plays for the Eldon Mighty Mustangs, a Special Olympics basketball team. The Mighty Mustangs played the Russelville Rowdy Ones.

RaeShara Brown goes to the hoop

RaeShara Brown, a junior guard for Missouri, drives to the basket for the Tigers during their game against Murray State University on Sunday at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers beat the Racers 71-32.

Bowers and Dixon defend against Fairleigh Dickinson

Missouri sophomore forward Laurence Bowers and freshman guard Michael Dixon defend against Fairleigh Dickinson guard Mike Scott in Saturday's game at Mizzou Arena. Before coming to MU, Dixon was listed as one of the top 100 recruits in the nation.

Missouri basketball players stretch for the ball

Missouri junior guard RaeShara Brown, left, and sophomore forward Christine Flores stretch to gain control of the ball during a game against Murray State on Sunday at Mizzou Arena.

Missouri women's basketball defeats Murray State

Missouri senior guard Toy Richbow defends her opponent from Murray State University during Sunday's game at Mizzou Arena.

Tigers trounce Fairleigh Dickinson 87-36

Senior guard Zaire Taylor prepares to push the ball past a Fairleigh Dickinson defender during Saturday's game at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers won 87 to 36.

Melissa Urscheler in Rwanda

Kids crowd around MU convergence journalism senior Melissa Urscheler during her visit to Rwanda as she demonstrates how to use a camera.

A matter of balance

Chair climber Andrey Moraru balances on chairs during a run-through to check lighting for Cirque Dreams: Illumination on Saturday in Jesse Auditorium. Two shows will be performed Sunday, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

A clutter culture

Individuals with compulsive hoarding tendencies are unable to get rid of unnecessary possessions; they often have years of accumulated clutter. The family of an elderly woman who used to own this house spent many months trying to clean it out and make it organized. The basement of the house is pictured in Columbia.

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Individuals with compulsive hoarding tendencies are unable to get rid of unnecessary possessions; they often have years of accumulated clutter. It has become a morbid fascination in American culture and has moved to the forefront of the nation's attention after extreme examples of hoarding appeared in the media. The family of an elderly woman who used to own this house spent many months trying to clean it out and make it organized. A bedroom of the house is pictured in Columbia.

Missouri wrestler Brad Wisdom

Missouri wrestler Brad Wisdom, center, and teammate Nathan McCormick listen to assistant coach Lee Pritts during practice Tuesday at Hearnes Center. Wisdom is the only true freshman wrestling for the Tigers this season.

Scene after a garage fire

Firefighter Dennis Rohr of the Columbia Fire Department looks over the damage done by a fire to a detached garage at 7555 Fall Creek Drive on Saturday. The garage was badly damaged by the fire, which ignited the roof and caused a wall to collapse.

Firefighters try to contain garage fire

Firefighters work to contain a fire at 7555 Fall Creek Drive on Saturday afternoon. Both the Boone County Fire Protection District and the Columbia Fire Departments had firefighters on the scene.

Firefighters battle blaze

Firefighters battle a blaze in a detached garage at 7555 Fall Creek Drive in the late afternoon Saturday.

Opening anthem

Stephanie Nieman leads the National Anthem at the beginning of graduation on Saturday in Kimball Ballroom at Stephens College.

Symbol of graduation

Paulina Ramirez, undergraduate commencement class speaker, moves her tassel from right to left, signifying her graduation from Stephens College on Saturday in the Kimball Ballroom.

Stephens College president offers advice to graduates

Stephens College President Dianne M. Lynch gives remarks to the graduating class on Saturday in the Kimball Ballroom. Lynch encouraged students to take a moment to truly listen to their loved ones, and take a break from all the noise.

Gymnast Brittany Bendoff floor routine

Mizzou freshman Brittany Bendoff performs her floor routine on Friday night. The gymnastic team's first meet will be against Ohio State on Jan. 8 in Columbia.

Sarah Shire balance beam

Senior Sarah Shire performs on the balance beam at the MU's Black and Gold meet on Friday night.
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