Friendships developed at elite gymnastics center

From left to right, Sarah Shire, Adrianne Perry, Alicia Hatcher and Liz Straatmann trained together during high school at the Great American Gymnastics Express, before they became teammates at MU.

Max Askren seeks Big 12 title

Max Askren will attempt to win his third straight Big 12 individual title on Saturday at the Big 12 Championships. Askren is ranked No. 4 in the country in the 197-pound weight class.

Bummer Sooners Seven

Zaire Taylor goes for a basket as OU player Austin Johnson jumps up to defend the basket. The Oklahoma Sooners lost to MU 73-64.

Bummer Sooners Six

Senior DeMarre Carroll jumps over OU senior Taylor Griffin to shoot during the MU-OU game at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday. Carroll had 15 points and 10 rebounds during his last home game as a Tiger.

Bummer Sooners Five

DeMarre Carroll of Missouri tries for a basket while being guarded by Cade Davis of Oklahoma. The Tigers played the Sooners at Mizzou Arena, the last home game of the season.

Bummer Sooners Four

Marcus Denmon of Missouri is congratulated by fans after the Tigers beat the Sooners at the last home game of the season.

Bummer Sooners Eight

Senior DeMarre Carroll shows emotion as the seniors are announced at the MU vs. OU game Wednesday. It was senior night and MU's last home game of the season.

Bummer Sooners Three

Leo Lyons of Missouri and Cade Davis of Oklahoma vie for the basketball during the the last home game at Mizzou Arena.

Bummer Sooners Two

Junior J.T. Tiller prepares for a layup as OU freshman Willie Warren attempts to block the point at during the home game against OU in Mizzou Arena on Wednesday March 4. Mizzou beat the Sooners 73-64.

Bummer Sooners Nine

Senior DeMarre Carroll readies a block as OU junior Juan Pattillo attempts to score in Mizzou Arena on Wednesday. The Tigers kept their streak alive to remain undefeated at home for the 08-09 season.

Bummer Sooners 10

Senior DeMarre Carroll hugs OU senior Taylor Griffin after the Tigers bested the Sooners 73-64 on Wednesday March 4 in Mizzou Arena. The game was Carroll's last home game as a student at MU.

Bummer Sooners One

Leo Lyons of Missouri hugs Blake Griffin of Oklahoma before the Mizzou vs. Oklahoma match at Columbia on March 04, 2009. Mizzou won the match 73-64.

Making Recycle Mountain

Sustain Mizzou, a non-profit student organization at Mizzou, organized Recycle Mountain, which consists of 8,700 pounds of recycled materials that were brought to Lowry Mall at MU by Columbia Recycling. The six bales were put into place by a fork-lift. Each bale weighs approximately 1500 pounds, and each bale represents what could be recycled on campus every day.

Standing on a soap box made of trash

Jordan Parshall, senior, stands on top of Recycle Mountain in order to announce campus recycling facts on Wednesday on Lowry Mall at MU. The mountain on which she stands is about 8700 pounds.

Not just going by the numbers

Mariana Chilton, who for years directed statistical studies about hunger and food insecurity without hearing the stories of the people that bore the statistics doled out digital cameras to inner-city mothers and made them the chroniclers of a plight often ignored.

Photographing a lifestyle

Tianna Gaines tries to feed her 1-year-old toddler Marianna Turner, Thursday, Feb. 26 at their home in Philadelphia, Pa. Gaines was a participant of the "Witnesses To Hunger" photo exhibit in Philadelphia.

Asking for help

Imani Sullivan, 29, stands in her home holding a photograph she took of her 2-year-old son Asem, who is holding out his ark, asking a welfare officer for something to eat. Sullivan was a participant in the "Witness to Hunger" photo exhibit.

Worrying about making ends meet

As she stands with her son Demire in her kitchen, Imani Sullivan talks about her frustration over trying to care for her two children with her janitor's pay.

Picking trash from the curb

Chad Crump of Columbia Public Works collects trash on Wednesday on Bouchelle Avenue in East Campus. Crump and his coworker, Calvin Drone, said they can service about 700 to 1,200 households over a six to seven hour day.

Cleaning up East Campus

Chad Crump of the Columbia Public Works Department collects trash on Wednesday on Rosemary Lane in East Campus. East Campus residents have complained that some of their neighbors are leaving trash on the curb days before Wednesday pick-up.