Ben Sharpe, 10, gets a little tangled while trying to get his kite off the ground. "It's going pretty well, I could use a little more wind," Sharpe said.

Stephens College hosts “Magic of Science” day

Jack Poston, 4, looks through a microscope at mosquito larvae at Stephen's College on Saturday. The college's Tri-Beta National Biological Honor Society hosted "The Magic of Science," a free event aimed at kids ages 5 to 12, which helped kids learn about everything from amphibians to "magic mood sand" that never gets wet.


17-month-old Emma Miller gets some help getting untangled from her kite by her mom Megan Miller. A lack of wind made getting a kite to stay airborne a little difficult, but it didn't prevent dozens of area children and parents from enjoying the sunny day.


Maddie East, 6, holds a black rat snake while her sister, 6-year-old Erin, observes another snake in its cage at Stephens College's "The Magic of Science" event on Saturday. The free event was sponsored by the Tri-Beta National Biological Honor Society, and featured hands-on science and nature exhibits aimed at children ages 5 to 12.

Tigers pitching staff features unknown ace

MU's Kurt Calvert is tagged out after attempting to steal second base during the Tiger's loss to Oklahoma State.

African art exhibit is ‘all about what you don’t see’

El Anatsui's "Adinkra Sasa," made of aluminum and copper wire and fabric, resembles the adinkra mourning cloths of his native Ghana. His first solo show in the U.S. is at the National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C.


For El Anatsui, "Wastepaper Bag," created from discarded metal plates used to print obituary pages, represents the wasted lives of many Africans who died too young. It's part of "Gawu," the artist's first U.S. show.

Museum teaches women's history to inspire confidence in young girls

Brendon Dixon and Dorothy Watson stop to talk with McKenzie Bullard at the "True Beauty" exhibit at West Boulevard Elementary School's Children's Museum on Thursday night. Dixon was a student guide who lead guests around the exhibit. "I always have a great guide, they're always very smart and know what they're talking about," Watson said.

Spill it: Chris Hull, the mole-trapper

Chris Hull demonstrates how to set one of the many mole traps in the back of her car. "They're very effective," Hull said. "I've never pulled one out alive."

Pillow History

Pillow Talk

Tennis pair's connection leads to success

MU's Jessica Giuggioli has moved into the No. 1 spot on the tennis team and has a 9-3 doubles record with her partner, Kaitlyn Ritchie.


Kaitlyn Ritchie plays against Stephanie Smith of Kansas at the Green Tennis Center on March 16. Ritchie won the match in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2. She and the rest of the Tigers tennis team take on Texas A&M and Texas on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Asthmatic cat lost at scene of car accident

UPDATED: Missouri pitcher continues scoreless innings streak

Missouri pitcher Aaron Crow pitched a shutout game against Oklahoma State on Friday night. After holding the Cowboys scoreless for nine innings, Crow took the Division I record for most scoreless innings pitched in a row. Crow hasn't given up a run in his last 42.2 innings pitched.


Missouri pitcher Aaron Crow is congratulated as he comes off the field after a shuting out the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Friday night at Taylor Field.

Campus task force re-evaluates graduate fee waiver policy

Scott Owen, a quarter-time graduate teaching assistant in the business department, said cutting tuition waivers for graduate teaching assistants would hurt MU's ability to attract top students.

Baby falls asleep but doesn’t stay asleep

Audrianna fast asleep — but for how long?

School board cuts $5.23 million from next year’s budget

Steve Calloway, a member of the Columbia School Board, discusses budget cuts at the board's meeting Thursday morning.


The Columbia School Board approved $5.23 million in cuts from its budget with a unanimous vote Thursday morning.