The Maneater

Nov. 18, 2018

Patrons huddle for warmth while some smoke outside The Blue Fugue Saturday night. A loophole in a Minnesota smoking ban might set an example for Columbia bar owners to take advantage of any exemptions in Columbia’s smoking ordinance.

A bill in the Missouri House of Representatives would phase out the sales tax on food purchases over six years and replace it with a tax increase on wine and liquor.

Triangle Coalition president Josh Barton and Gamma Rho Lambda sorority president Ashley Price brainstorm ways to respond to and prevent hate crimes Friday in the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center. Following the shooting of Lawrence King, Triangle Coalition and Gamma Rho Lambda held an open forum to discuss the importance of being proactive in educating the public about homosexuality.

Pattonville School District history teacher Don Schulte participates in the Education Week forum on Saturday in Conservation Auditorium. Schulte said he believes great public schools for every child is a basic right. “The most important thing for learning is remembering what you are interested in,” Schulte said. “As a teacher my job is to get them interested in the subject.”

Senior Amanda Eichenauer examines a piece by senior Elizabeth Siegel on Friday at Orr Street Studios. STAND Mizzou co-sponsored the exhibition, which benefits the victims of the genocide in Darfur.

Students gather at Hillel for an informal dinner and discussion celebrating Rosh Chodesh on Sunday night. Rosh Chodesh is celebrated at the start of every Jewish month and has grown in importance among women. This was the second gathering at Hillel to celebrate the holiday.

Rosie Gonzalez Lopez Perez receives a tip from an audience member during her performance near the conclusion of the pageant. Barton won the first Mr. and Miss Drag Mizzou pageant last year and was making an honorary appearance at Saturday’s show.

Drag kings Ashe Thrash and Dick Givens perform an interpretation of the ‘Dick in a Box’ skit from ‘Saturday Night Live’ during the Mr. and Miss Drag Mizzou pageant Friday in Stotler Lounge. Givens, who performed in his first-ever show, was crowned King of the pageant.

East Saint Louis’ Supermodel of the World and co-host Miss Honey Graham goes off-stage to serenade the audience in Stotler Lounge on Friday night during the second Mr. and Miss Drag Mizzou pageant. The event was co-sponsored by the Triangle Coalition and Mizzou After Dark.

Chai-Town a cappella group member Vinay Srinivasan sings to the audience Saturday night in Stotler Lounge. The choir is a Hindu-English group and was formed in 2002 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It has won the annual Anahat Competition, in which Hindu-English a cappella groups from across the nation compete.

Students from the Imani Mission Center in Columbia take turns testing their robot on a practice course set up in the Engineering Building West lobby on Saturday. Although many groups were able to successfully tackle the practice course, several faced problems in the actual competition course.

Grain Valley Middle School Robotics Club member Brian Baumgartner uses computer software to recalibrate his team’s robot Saturday in Engineering Building West. Teams from middle schools around Missouri and Kansas gathered at MU to test their robots in an obstacle course.

Grain Valley Middle School students Michael Pellham and Chris Eubank react with excitement after their robot successfully navigated a course and won full points for the team during Saturday’s MU Robotics Challenge in Engineering Building West. Michael and Chris have been building and modifying their LEGO robot since October.

Attendees partake in the awards dinner following the 25th annual Research and Creative Activities Forum hosted by the Graduate Professional Council on Saturday in the Life Sciences Center. Seventy-seven MU graduate students presented their individual research to contest judges during the day.

Engineering students flick a switch to light the dome of Jesse Hall green during an Engineers’ Week ceremony Friday night. Engineering students and royalty also sang songs proclaiming and recounted fables of famous inventors who made their mark on MU.

Stephens College alumnus Jeannetta Hartley models an outfit as part of a collection designed by MU student Katie James on Saturday night at the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurological Disorders Model Citizen Fashion Show. The fundraiser helped raise more than $100,000 for the Thompson Center.

Sophomore guard Keon Lawrence attempts a layup at Wednesday’s game at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers scored 16 points from turnovers in the game.

Junior forward DeMarre Carroll tries to shoot the ball while under heavy defensive pressure from Iowa State senior forward Rahshon Clark and freshman forward Craig Brackins on Wednesday at Mizzou Arena. Carroll contributed a career-high 26 points and eight rebounds to the Tigers’ 81-75 win.

The Central Missouri Celtic Arts Association holds an Irish ceili dance every second Friday at the First Christian Church in Columbia. Every month, the organization hosts live Irish music to which attendees can dance.

Attendees learn to dance at an Irish ceili dance sponsored by the Central Missouri Celtic Arts Association on Feb. 8 at the First Christian Church in Columbia. The event caters to experienced dancers as well as beginners.