The Maneater

Sep. 18, 2019

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.

Musician Jim Ruth plays the violin during the Irish ceili event on Feb. 8 at the First Christian Church in Columbia. Ruth and his group played Irish dance music.

Members of the Columbia Committee for Review of Citizen Oversight of the Police Department discuss on Thursday at the Boone County Government Center plans to involve the public in committee meetings. The committee’s goal is to determine the necessity of oversight on police issues.

Columbia License Office assistant manager Jennifer Thompson checks Columbia resident Omar Alabdullatif's eyesight in February so he can renew his driver's license. The Columbia License Office is one of the many Missouri driver's license offices that would be affected by recently introduced legislation designed to stop those who cannot prove citizenship from obtaining driver's licenses.

St. Louis Sixth Ward alderman Kacie Starr Triplett gives the opening remarks to lobbyists for women's rights and sexual education on Tuesday at the State Capitol. Lobbyists later met with state representatives and state senators to discuss comprehensive sexual education and abortion.

Rep. Ed Robb, R-Columbia, speaks with lobbyists for women's rights Tuesday at the State Capitol in Jefferson City. Although Robb said he would support comprehensive sexual education, he would not support a bill that would require pharmacists to fill prescriptions for birth control and emergency contraception.

Lobbyists prepare to break into teams and meet with their respective senators and representatives at the State Capitol on Tuesday. Several Missouri organizations met in Jefferson City to discuss reducing restrictions on abortion procedures and bringing comprehensive sexual education into the classroom.

Teen Advocates for Sexual Health members Franny Toan, Sally Wiedenbeck, Lucy Smith and Chris Krug prepare for a speech Tuesday at the Missouri State Capitol Building in Jefferson City. The students urged legislators to support comprehensive sexual education in schools.

The line to purchase tickets for ‘Box Elder’ stretches to the door on Thursday night at the Ragtag Cinemacafé. The new location on Hitt Street served as a central location for the True/False Film Fest last weekend.

Then-Boone County prosecuting attorney Kevin Crane shows photos to Ryan Ferguson of Ferguson’s 1993 blue Mercedes-Benz in October 2005 during Ferguson’s trial. In a recent motion for a hearing, Ferguson stated his rights were violated during the trial.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., addresses the war in Iraq in February in the Spirit of St. Louis Airport. McCain's victories in the Texas, Ohio, Vermont and Rhode Island primaries secured him the Republican nomination.

Senior Claudia Liddle speaks on Tuesday in the MU Women’s Center about equality for women in the Israel Defense Forces. In the Israel Defense Forces, women are not allowed to serve on the front lines on the premise that the Israeli military will be perceived as weak.

Senior Zeta Phi Beta sorority member Rasheedat Yahaya gives junior Kyle Hargett a back massage as he enjoys food, basketball and cards during Wednesday’s Cater to U event at Brady Commons. The Zeta Phi Beta women invited men to come and relax with food, watch the men’s basketball game on TV and play games.