Transforming stories into art

Heather Klemp, left, and Amelia Gandara, right, decorate slabs of clay at Orr Street Studios during a session of "Women with Wings."

MU football player Brock Christopher

MU football player Brock Christopher

MU football player Castine Bridges

MU football player Castine Bridges

Chase Coffman hurdles a defender

Missouri tight end Chase Coffman leaps over a player in the first quarter of the SEMO game in October of 2008.

Plenty of pink at Stephens volleyball game

Mikala Houchins serves the ball for the Stephens volleyball team in their match Oct. 23 against McKendree. Both teams wore pink for the match at Stephens' Silverthorne Arena, which the Stars players organized as "Dig for the Cure" night in support of breast cancer awareness. Stephens lost to McKendree.

The Hickman cross country team gets ready to run

Members of Hickman cross country team prepare for their daily run Oct. 22 on the track at Hickman High School.

Chris Koster

Democratic attorney general candidate Chris Koster gives his closing remarks during the third candidate debate Monday at Clayton High School in St. Louis. Koster was a Republican until August 2007 and was Cass County prosecuting attorney for 10 years.

Michael Gibbons

Republican attorney general candidate Michael Gibbons addresses one of several topics during the third candidate debate Monday at Clayton High School in St. Louis. Gibbons is president pro tem of the Missouri Senate.

Derailed dancers

Members of MU's Alpha Phi, Lambda Chi Alpha and Beta Sigma Psi performed a skit, "A Traincar Named Derailment" at the Stripes in the Spotlight Competition.

Looking for a car

Members of MU's Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Sigma and Delta Sigma Phi performed a skit, "Dude, Where's Carl Edwards' Car?" at the Stripes in the Spotlight Competition.

Homecoming duet

Paul and Paul of Beta Sigma Psi performed an original song between acts at the Stripes in the Spotlight Competition on Thursday night in Jesse Hall.

Rock Bridge football players Sheldon and Colby Gerau

Brothers Sheldon, left, and Colby Gerau share kicking duties for the Bruins football team.

Homecoming preparations

Bill Moorkamp, right, and Jason George build the campus decorations for Delta Tau Delta on Thursday. The house's decorations will depict a scene from the movie "Monsters, Inc."

Colorado quarterback Tyler Hansen

Colorado quarterback Tyler Hansen runs for a long gain against Kansas State last Saturday. Hansen gave up his redshirt season in the game giving the Buffaloes two viable choices at quarterback this season.

Ready to eat

MU residence halls around showed their support and excitement for Homecoming by participating in a campuswide M-I-Z B-B-Q on Wednesday. Each hall's barbecue was judged on taste, decorations, atmosphere and attendance.

Homecoming treats

The Dobbs residence area had a candied apple bar for dessert with a choice of toppings such as macadamia nuts, M&Ms, Hersey's Kisses, chocolate syrup and sprinkles.

Homecoming barbecue

Students come together for food and fun at Dobbs Dining Hall during the campuswide M-I-Z B-B-Q on Wednesday. This is the ninth year for M-I-Z B-B-Q, which is intended as a support for Homecoming. The Dobbs Area had a circus theme, Under the Stripes: You Can't Tame the Tigers, equipped with a human cannon ball, a man-eating chicken and ringmaster.

Palin glasses

Due to Sarah Palin's recent popularity as the Republican vice presidential candidate, people across the country are buying glasses that resemble to the pair she wears. Locally, eye glass wearers have been purchasing pairs like this one that resembles Palin's and are being asked for from optometrists on a daily basis.

MU linebackers coach Dave Steckel tries to rally the defense

Missouri linebackers coach Dave Steckel attempts to energize the Tigers' defense in a sideline meeting during this season's loss to Oklahoma State.

Rock Bridge's Nici Thaler

Rock Bridge freshman Nici Thaler digs the ball at practice at Stephen's College Friday afternoon. Thaler is the only freshman on Rock Bridge's varsity squad this season.