MU tennis

Missouri's Kaitlyn Ritchie rallied to win her singles match against Oklahoma's Peta Maree Lancaster on Sunday. Ritchie is originally from Bartlesville, OK.

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Kerri Shanks made a late decision to play basketball at Stephens College.

Stephens Shanks

Senior Kerri Shanks plays point guard for Stephens College. "She has a different dimension than most point guards. Their job is to run the team and be the coach on court," coach Dane Pavlovich said. "Shanks has the ability to do that and distribute the ball, and she's also a good scorer. She's had some great performances with her teammates and individual ones as well."

Film director fields questions

Film director Robert Kenner and discussion leader Jason Silverman listen to a question from an audience member during the Q&A following the showing of Kenner's film "Food, Inc." at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts during the True/False Film Festival. The film will open in New York and Los Angeles in late Spring.

Missouri coach Mike Anderson discouraged at Kansas

Missouri men's basketball coach Mike Anderson shows his frustration in the Tigers' 90-65 loss March 1 at rival Kansas.

Blue grass music performed for bus riders

The Sour Mash Hug Band played for bus riders as they were taken from the Blue Note to the Bull Pen livestock barn. "Fiddle" Mike Hays, on accordion, "Bots" on snare drum, Shiri Goldsmith, on kazoo, and "Blu Beverage", not shown, on the sousaphone, played blue grass music for the duration of the bus ride.

Chris Kelly mug

Chris Kelly is the state representative for Missouri's 24th District.

Leo Lyons scores 20 at Allen Fieldhouse

Missouri's Leo Lyons, left, can't get past Kansas' Mario Little on a drive to the basket in the Tigers' 90-65 loss March 1 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan. Lyons had more points than he has ever scored at Kansas with 20, but lost there for the fourth consecutive time.

A Jayhawk welcome

Kansas Jayhawk fans hold up newspapers and an abused Truman the Tiger doll to try to demoralize the MU Tigers before the game at Allen Fieldhouse.

Blocking the way

Kansas Jayhawks guard Mario Little blocks a layup attempt by MU Tigers forward Leo Lyons.

Frustrating day

Tigers coach Mike Anderson shows dismay as his team is defeated in the Big 12 Conference game.

Tiller tries for two

J. T. Tiller attempts to score during the first half of the game. KU led 45-19 at the half.

Taking the ball to the basket

DeMarre Carroll attempts to score against Kansas' Marcus Morris during the first half of the game at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas, on Sunday.

Why be a counselor?

"What are some of the goals you have been discussing?" asked Sarah Sadewhite, a Paxton Keeley Elementary counselor. "To be the best MLB player that I can," one student responded. Sadewhite says that the reason she counsels students instead of teaching them is because "when kids come to school with a problem they are facing, they can't learn with that problem. So my major role is helping kids be successful learners in school."

Elementary Counselor of the Year

Paxton Keeley Elementary counselor Sarah Sadewhite discusses readings about penguins with third-graders on Thursday. Sadewhite spends 30 minutes a week with kindergarten to third-graders and periodically joins fourth and fifth graders for discussions. Sadewhite was recently selected as the Elementary Counselor of the Year for mid-Missouri.

Peter Kinder mug

Peter D. Kinder is the lieutenant governor of the state of Missouri.

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Michael Amantea is a reporter and columnist for the Missourian.

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Erin Horth is a member of Include Me MU and a guest columnist for the Missourian.

Prehistoric disguise

Matt Allen spreads the wings of a pterodactyl costume made for him by his mother. Allen wore the costume in support of the Tigers at a recent MU-Kansas basketball game.

Masked freshman shows his face

MU freshman Matt Allen attracted attention at the MU basketball game against Kansas on Feb. 9 by dressing up as a pterodactyl. Allen took time on Saturday to show off the prehistoric costume made for him by his mother.