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Pepper and Friends conversation with Elle Saitta

Paul Pepper of KOMU's long-standing variety talk show Pepper and Friends talks with Elle Saitta of the Boone Hospital Center on Wednesday. After 27 years, Pepper and Friends will have its last airing Friday.

Pepper and Friends share a laugh

Paul Pepper, left of KOMU's long-standing variety talk show Pepper and Friends shares a laugh with Irene Haskins and co-host James Mouser on Wednesday at KOMU. Haskins sang on the show several times after her bout with cancer.

Atkinson watches filming of Pepper and Friends

Elle Saitta, right, and Claire Park shed some tears on the set of Pepper and Friends on Wednesday. Nancy Atkinson and her autistic son, Chris, in the back row, have been coming to the show for 12 years, and Chris has been able to help with the crew behind the scenes. This Friday is the final airing of Pepper and Friends before it is dropped from the KOMU lineup.

Alyssa Ruth leading a march at Take Back the Night

Alyssa Ruth leads the crowd in a chant during the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center's annual Take Back the Night march on Thursday. Ruth is president of Stronger Together Against Relationship and Sexual Violence, an outreach program run through the center.

150 take to the streets for Take Back the Night

Approximately 150 students and community members took to the streets of MU for the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center's annual Take Back the Night march on Thursday. The event aimed to raise awareness about sexual violence, and was followed by a Survivor's Speakout, where people shared their experiences of sexual assault.

Take Back the Night marches across campus

(From Left to Right) Kim Scates, Brittany Russell, Amy Williams and Sharon Giles lead the annual Take Back the Night march on Thursday. The march, which started at Memorial Union and wound through MU, aimed to raise awareness about sexual violence.

A speech is given at the Take Back the Night rally

Kelly Lucero speaks about preventing sexual assault to a crowd of students and community members gathered at MU's Memorial Union at the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center's annual Take Back the Night rally on Thursday. Lucero, who works as both the Outreach Coordinator and the Sexual Assault Program Coordinator at the Shelter for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, urged those gathered to be vigilant in watching out for each other and to speak out against sexual assault.

Eating ice cream at the farmers market

Bernice Martin, left, Erla Mae Zimmerman, center, and Mary Beth Martin eat ice cream behind their food stand at the MU Fall Farmers Market on Thursday. The girls came from Fortuna to participate at the market. They spent two days baking the bread, pies and cookies, Martin said.

Peppers at the farmers market

Students and members of the community were able to get a bit of shopping done on campus at the MU Fall Farmers Market on Thursday.

Swinging for the ball

Hickman freshman outfielder Sydney Washington swings at a pitch on Thursday at University Field.

Throwing a fast ball

Rock Bridge sophomore Lauren Fuller pitches against Hickman on Thursday night at University Field.

Rock Bridge softball celebrates win

Rock Bridge softball players Danielle Linneman, Lauren Fuller, Caroline Sicht, Sammi Bell and Kali Hall celebrate tagging out a Hickman Kewpie on Thursday at University Field. The Bruins defeated Hickman 4-0.

Hickman receiver Anthony Oetting

Hickman junior wide receiver Anthony Oetting said he added 20 pounds during the offseason while working to return from a dislocated hip.

Hickman football player Anthony Oetting

Hickman receiver Anthony Oetting makes a grab while playing catch during the Kewpies' practice Thursday. Despite dislocating his hip last season, Oetting returned to the field this year as a starter for the Kewpies.

Book signing

Author Andrea Barrett, left, signs a copy of her book "The Air We Breathe" for Barbara Barlag of Columbia on Thursday at the Columbia Public Library.

Jones


Both quarterback Blaine Gabbert (left) and Andrew Jones (right) have stepped forward this season.

Shiloh's noise-reduction wall

A plywood wall blocks part of the Shiloh Bar & Grill patio from Broadway. The wall was erected to limit the spread of noise from the bar.

Sierra Club protests MU coal use

MU students promoting the Sierra Club Coal Free Campus Campaign put on a demonstration at Speaker Circle on Wednesday to educate listeners on the amount of coal the MU campus uses. The group displayed the amount of coal the MU campus burns every second and commented that last year MU burned 48,000 tons of coal.

Andrea Barrett - MUG

Andrea Barrett, author of "The Air We Breathe," which was chosen as the 2009 One Read book as part of a program to encourage literary discussion within the Boone County community.

Lisa Ling speaks at MU

Journalist Lisa Ling speaks about her career as an international correspondent at Jesse Auditorium. Ling recounted stories from her work abroad and expressed disappointment with the low level of media coverage given to international affairs. “The highest-rated news shows are the ones with old white guys telling you what to think. What does that say about the state of journalism – that we need to be told what to think? Opinions are masquerading as news.”
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