Apr. 19, 2019
First Ward Columbia City Councilman Paul Sturtz talks with Columbia residents Mike Gemkow and Brian Pape on Saturday during office hours at J.R. Barton’s Southern Kitchen & BBQ. Sturtz and attendees discussed local issues while eating lunch.
Taylor Trogdon, senior atmospheric sciences major and Mizzou Storm Chase Team president, updates chasers on the storm's activity. A map sits close by to help direct chasers to new locations.
Chasers watch a passing storm system near Sherman, Texas, on April 3 during one of their first chases of the season. The area of sun indicates large downdrafts in the tail of the system, which is favorable for tornadoes.
Rain gets wrapped up into the center of a mesocyclone near Scotland, Texas, on April 7. A mesocyclone is a large vortex of spinning air that is often associated with heavy wind and hail.
Mizzou Storm Chase Team members meet at the Weather Analysis and Visualization Laboratory on April 2 to do independent forecasting. Team members analyze different weather models to predict if the storm will produce something worth chasing.
Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon, Democratic candidate for governor, outlines his plan for higher education reform Monday in Memorial Union. Nixon's Missouri Promise initiative is designed to give middle-class Missourians an opportunity to earn a four-year degree from a state university with free tuition.
Freshman Marvel Da-Wariboko of MUTV leads a discussion with ASUM board member Traci Harr and STRIPES director Domingo Pacheco during a leadership summit Sunday in Brady Commons.
Tony Luetkemeyer, student representative to the Board of Curators, and Sen. Chuck Graham, D-Columbia, pitch a bill on April 22 in Jefferson City that would give the student representative to the Board of Curators a vote. The bill is to be voted on later this week.
Sophomores Jordan Sexton and Scott Rowland run in heels Sunday as part of the 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' event at Stankowski Field. The annual event, sponsored by the Panhellenic Association and Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, raised $2,000 for The Shelter.
Senior Dan Marks helps STRIPES Director Domingo Pacheco place candles on a cake Saturday. STRIPES members held a barbecue to celebrate giving 60,000 rides since the organization's inception.
Sophomore Jaqui Rogers sings 'Strength, Courage and Wisdom' by India.Arie as senior John Randall accompanies her on guitar Sunday afternoon during the NAACP Image Awards in Stotler Lounge. The Image Awards are held annually to celebrate black students and faculty at MU.
Some of Tom Porto's personal law books line the shelves inside his office. Porto decided to go to law school and become a public defender after he was unable to find a job as a journalist.
When he’s not inside the courtroom, Boone County Public Defender Tom Porto spends his time at his office in the Johnson Building. The building is located on East Walnut Street in downtown Columbia, just west of the Boone County Courthouse.
A Bruce Springsteen poster hangs next to Boone County Public Defender Tom Porto’s Missouri Bar certification inside his office at the Johnson Building in downtown Columbia. Porto is attending to more than 60 open cases.
A sign on a door at the Johnson Building designates the location of public defenders’ offices. Boone County Public Defender Tom Porto has practiced law for two months and works with other public defenders at the Johnson Building.
Empty coffee cups crowd Boone County Public Defender Tom Porto’s desk in his office on April 16. Porto is a graduate of the MU School of Journalism and the UM-Kansas City School of Law.
Russell Means, an elder in the Republic of Lakotah, speaks on Tuesday night in Keller Auditorium. Means contrasted what he called a patriarchal system in the United States to the matriarchal and balanced way of life in the Republic of Lakotah.
Sophomore Jeremy Cahill discusses sexual education with Planned Parenthood intern Kristen Walle on Thursday at Lowry Mall.
Twenty-third district candidate Cande Iveson explains her ideas to supporters on Tuesday at Mackenzie’s restaurant. Iveson hopes to hold multiple events in different wards within the 23rd district.
Sophomore Max Askren tries to control Oregon State sophomore Brice Arand during a Feb. 10 match at the Hearnes Center. Askren is training with a Mixed Martial Arts group to prepare for summer competition.