February 19, 2008
Cuban President Fidel Castro salutes during a speech in Havana, Cuba, in this May 20, 2005, file photo. Ailing leader Castro resigned as Cuba's president early Tuesday, saying in a letter published in official online media that he would not accept a new term when the newly elected parliament meets on Sunday.
Eleven-year-old Justice, left, and Kielah, 11, play four square Friday afternoon at the Boys & Girls Club of Columbia. The fence behind the girls has been in disrepair for some time.
Eleven-year-old Jasmine yells to her friends playing outside on Friday afternoon at the Boys & Girls Club of Columbia. The window next to Jasmine was broken earlier in January and insufficient funds have forced the club to delay fixing it.
Lanee Bridewell hands a cup of chili to Jordan Davis during Rootin'-Tootin' Chili Cookoff on Saturday at Holiday Inn Expo Center. Bridewell and Davis, members of the Boys & Girls Club of Columbia, volunteered at the club's booth.
Rick Puig, an MU sophomore from Kansas City, chats with Nicolás A. Jiménez, an MU junior from Miami, during a meeting of the Cuban-American Undergraduate Student Association on Tuesday night in Brady Commons. The two talk about Fidel Castro's announcement that he will not seek a new term as Cuba's leader. "It's just a solidfication of what has already happened," Puig said of Castro's announcement and passing of power to his brother, Raúl. "And that isn't positive at all."
MU Tennis player Chrissy Svetlic won the Brock Olivo award, given to an athlete who demonstrates hard work.
February 18, 2008
Caitlin Leverenz swims in the preliminaries of the women's 200-meter breaststroke on Saturday at the Missouri Grand Prix.
Jessie Hammes from Carmel, Ind., competes in the 100-meter backstroke prelims at the Mizzou Aquatics center during the Missouri Grand Prix on Sunday.
Gary Forsee answers questions from the press at a news conference held at the Old Alumni Center on the MU campus on Monday. Monday was Forsee's first official day on as president of the University of Missouri System, and he answered questions about topics including campus security, rising tuition rates and the future of MU sports.
Cherie Sampson , an assistant professor of foundations, admires Katherine Johnson'spiece, "Trunk," at the Vantage Points Faculty Exhibition in the George Caleb Bigham Gallery at MU on Feb. 14. The exhibition runs from February 11-28 and features the work of five visiting faculty members.
Cheng Saechin, a 2004 MU alumnus, leans in close to examine a photograph by Daniel Farnum on Feb. 14. Farnum is a visiting assistant professor of photography at MU and submitted eight pictures for the Vantage Points Exhibition.
Steve Ruffin, center, along with Ragtag employees and volunteers, begin moving boxes, filing cabinets and other items from the basement at the old Ragtag Cinemacafe off Tenth Steet to the new Ragtag at 10 Hitt Street on Monday. The new Ragtag will have two theaters.
An old film strip hangs on a door at the old Ragtag Cinemacafe on Tenth Street on Monday.
Micha Burden ended her retirement to train for the Olympics in the 10-kilometer open water race. She never competed in the event during her career at UC-Berkeley.
Competitors at the Missouri Grand Prix warm up in the diving well before their events on Monday Morning. Meet and pool records were set in every event but two on Monday.
Erik Vendt, a swimmer with Club Wolverine in Michigan, competes during the Men's 1500m Freestyle during t he Missouri Grand Prix. Vendt stayed ahead of the American record pace for most of the race but finished about two seconds behind the mark.
Kevin Bryant, whose son Landon Boone has scored over 1,000 points in his career for Douglass, is the Bulldogs' “biggest fan.”
February 17, 2008
Hickman's Lyle Harris looks to pass against Northtown's Jake Closterman.