Feb. 23, 2018

Andretti, a 6-foot-long, 20-pound Columbian boa constrictor, sits while new members of the MU Herpetological Society get a chance to hold him. The herpetological society started up this month at MU and is open to students interested in learning about reptiles and amphibians.

Catholic Students Association members Nicholas Guntli and Nancy Meuth rehearse for the musical ‘Building the House’ at the St. Thomas More Newman Center on Monday. The musical is a fundraiser to finance a new Newman center at Truman State University.

It’s been four years since Missouri-based Adam Stanley released his first record, Simply Randy. Requisite Renaissance (quite the mouthful) will be released Friday.

The Mars Volta: heir to the prog-rock throne or an overblown jam band? The debate will rage on, but At the Drive-In will never be forgotten.

Sophomore guard J.T. Tiller gets ready to shoot a basket against Kansas State Saturday at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers lost to Kansas on Monday.

Freshman guard Jasmyn Otote keeps possession despite a desperate dive for the ball by Baylor freshman guard Melissa Jones in January at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers have suffered six straight losses and face Oklahoma tomorrow at home.

Sophomore guard Keon Lawrence dribbles the ball up court in the first half of the men’s basketball game against Kansas on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan. Lawrence finished with a team-high 25 points, but Missouri still lost 90-71.

Freshman Christopher Spurlock spends his Saturday morning phone banking for Barack Obama at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center in preparation for today’s primaries. Youth voter registration has been on the rise since 2004.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., enters the JetDirect hangar on Friday at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport. In front of several hundred supporters, including dozens of veterans, McCain pledged his support for the troop surge strategy in Iraq and promised to end the Iraq war.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney stand on a pool table to address supporters at Dave & Buster’s in Maryland Heights, Mo. Romney talked about his platform of upholding family values, ending illegal immigration and bolstering the U.S.’s economic impact.

Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., applauds with supporters on Sunday at the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers’ building in Bridgeton. After her speech, Clinton opened the floor for questions from supporters.

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., pauses briefly during a rally attended by more than 20,000 spectators Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. Obama addressed his plans to give all students a $4,000 credit for college and to develop a national health care plan that would cover all Americans.

Members of Team Pirate Plunge assemble with plungers in hand and ready to run into the frigid 30-degree water on Saturday. Many costumes were seen at Saturday’s Polar Bear Plunge, which benefited the Special Olympics Missouri.

Members of Mid-Missouri’s CW run back to dry land during Saturday’s Polar Bear Plunge at Stephens Lake Park. Members of local businesses came out in support of the event.

Junior A.J. Baggio of Team Shrinkage Factor shrinks out of the frigid water at Saturday’s Polar Bear Plunge.

Seniors Paul Baca and Nicholas Rada of Team Probius Design Solutions splash around in Stephens Lake at Saturday’s Polar Bear Plunge.

Comedian David Raibon speaks at the 'No Hate in ‘08' rally Friday at Memorial Union. The rally was held in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., voices her support for presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., Saturday at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center. McCaskill emphasized the importance of the youth vote in the 2008 general election.

Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., gives a speech to more than 100 supporters at the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 9 on Sunday in Bridgeton, Mo. After two supporters suffered from medical problems during the town hall meeting, Clinton cut the meeting short.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., signs autographs as he exits the JetDirect hangar at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport on. McCain announced endorsements of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, former presidential candidate Rudy Guiliani and multi-millionaire businessman Steve Forbes.