The Maneater

Sep. 19, 2019

Lucy's in McBaine, Mo., may not be at the top of your list of places to hit on a typical Friday night, but with its subdued country atmosphere it's certainly worth a visit.

Four couch surfers have spent the night on the futon on which Kat Erdel sits with her dog, Fiona. On a recent trip to the Northwest, Kat and her friend couch surfed, staying with hosts and creating relationships in Portland, Ore.; Seattle; and Boise, Idaho.

After couch surfing while in Europe over the summer, MU senior Lauren Kilberg decided to experience couch surfing from the other end and become a host. Since returning to the states, Lauren has hosted one couch surfer and has two more people who plan to stay with her.

Earlier this summer, Patrick Dougherty sold his car and embarked on a two-and-a-half month trip through the states, living out of his backpack and staying with people he met through the network. In Chicago, Daugherty lived with a surgeon for a month and in Portland he stayed with two hosts, all of with whom he grew close to during his stay.

John McCain takes to the podium Sunday afternoon in O'Fallon. Earlier in the day, McCain made a stop in Mississippi ahead of Hurricane Gustav.

Waiting for McCain to speak on Sunday, Julie Fuhrmar and Christy Weber wave American flags in the outfield of T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O'Fallon.

Battling the heat, McCain supporter Paul Ritter holds a fan at his side during Sunday's rally at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O'Fallon.

John McCain and running mate Sarah Palin wave to a large crowd gathered for a rally on Saturday at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O'Fallon, Mo. The Republican National Convention is set to begin Monday, but plans and celebrations are being scaled back considerably due to approaching Hurricane Gustav.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., greets supporters at a Road to the Convention Rally on Sunday at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O'Fallon, Mo. McCain visited Missouri with newly selected running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, along with former candidates Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney.

Senior running back Jimmy Jackson picked up 46 rushing yards for the Tigers against the Illini, averaging 9.2 yards per carry.

Sophomore running back Derrick Washington loses his helmet in the endzone following his first touchdown in the opening quarter. Washington had two touchdowns in the Tigers' 52-42 win over Illinois.

Sophomore running back Derrick Washington breaks away for a rush against Illinois. In his first collegiate start, Washington gained 127 yards rushing on 19 attempts.

Senior quarterback Chase Daniel throws an interception that resulted in an Illinois touchdown on Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. Overcoming the mishap, Daniel was 15-28 with 200 yards passing in the first half.

Sophomore defensive back Carl Gettis flies toward Illinois junior quarterback Juice Williams on Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. Missouri leads 31-13 at the half.

Sophomore wide receiver Jeremy Maclin returns a kickoff for 98 yards on Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. Maclin had 125 yards in kick returns in the first half.

Missouri players hoist the State Farm Arch Rivalry trophy following their 52-42 victory over Illinois on Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome.

Junior linebacker Sean Weatherspoon strips Illinois junior running back Daniel Dufrene of the ball on Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. Weatherspoon recovered the ball and returned it for a touchdown.