April 8, 2010
MU students march together to the chancellor's office to deliver a copy of the "Emerald Initiative" and the book "Marijuana Is Safer: So why are we driving people to drink?" Students hope to receive the chancellor's endorsement of the "Emerald Initiative," Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreations' initiative to open discussion about allowing students to use marijuana.
Kellie Smith, president of Mizzou NORML, gives a speech arguing for equal punishment for alcohol and marijuana use in Speakers Circle while other NORML members rally behind her for Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation's Day of Action. Smith said, "It's time our colleges and universities stop teaching students to 'drink responsibly' and start teaching them to 'party responsibly.'"
A student paints her feet to look like shoes at the Missouri One for One campaign meet-up.
MU Sophmore Jessica Smith and freshman Jordan Hazelwood paint their feet during the MU One for One meetup at Tiger Plaza, on Thursday, April 8.
Barefoot students wait for the start of the MU One for One meet-up at Tiger Plaza on Thursday. The barefoot attendees participated in foot painting, bracelet making, a cake walk and a barefoot walk around campus.
MU freshman McKemzie Skoog paints her feet for the barefoot walk during the MU One for One meet-up at Tiger Plaza on Thursday. The walk was to raise awareness of poverty in the community.
Elizabeth and Wes Stratman in front of the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre on October 10. The couple saw "The Fantasticks" on their first date at the theater in 2005.
April 7, 2010
Missouri freshman Eric Garcia reaches for the baseball as Illinois' Josh Parr slides into second base during a close play Wednesday at Busch Stadium.
This file photo shows the Missouri baseball team at Busch Stadium in 2010 when the team played Illinois. The Tigers return to the stadium to play Illinois at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
lllinois State coach Robin Pingeton instructs her players in a game last February against Bradley. Pingeton is expected to be named the new Missouri women's basketball coach on Thursday.
Mariah Montgomery of Kansas tries to out MU's Jenna Marston during the first game of the doubleheader on Wednesday.
MU shortstop Jenna Marston anticipates the ball during the second game of a doubleheader against Kansas on Wednesday at University Field. The Tigers won the first game 5-4 and the second game 10-2.
The Missouri baseball team beat Illinois 7-4 on Wednesday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws in the third inning Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals. The former Missouri Tigers pitcher took a no-hitter into the fifth inning.
Mayor-elect Bob McDavid gives a speech to attendees and the media alongside his wife Suzanne and son Scott after the announcement of his win at his election result watch party on Tuesday night at Shiloh Bar and Grill.
Mayor-elect Bob McDavid speaks privately to his wife, Suzanne, during his election watch party held at Shiloh Bar & Grill on April 6.
Gov. Jay Nixon smiles after a press conference Wednesday, April 7, at the Reynolds Alumni Center at MU. During the talk, Nixon laid out details for budget reform in Missouri.
Gov. Jay Nixon speaks Wednesday, April 7, at the Reynolds Alumni Center at MU. During the talk, Nixon detailed for budget reform in Missouri. The governor talked about ways the state could cut spending in the face of decreased available funds. "Our most pressing challenge is closing a $500 million budget gap, caused by lower-than-normal state revenue," he said.
A map of mayoral election results by precinct shows McDavid winning nearly every outer-city precinct, while Jerry Wade won most of those in the center city.
From left, Lonnie, Karen and Adam Taylor celebrate the passing of Proposition 1, which approves the installation of surveillance cameras in the central business district of Columbia, at mayor-elect Bob McDavid's election result watch party on Tuesday night at Shiloh Bar & Grill.