The Maneater

Jan. 25, 2021

Columbia resident Darlene Dixon talks with newly appointed Boone County Democratic Party Executive Director Mark Buhrmester prior to the Boone County Democratic Central Committee meeting at the Roger Wilson Government Center on Thursday. Buhrmester is graduating from MU this spring and will be one of the youngest employees on the committee.

Singer Shannon Diaz of Shirelle C. Limes and the Lemons performs at the Cherry Street Artisan on Thursday night for the ‘Rock Against Rape’ fundraiser. Stronger Together Against Rape sponsored the event.

A person suspected of committing larcenies at the Student Recreation Complex exits The Jungle Gym. The MU Police Department cannot release a physical description of the suspect or any information about the larcenies.

Senior Patrick McNamara sends political science professor William Horner into the dunking booth Tuesday on Lowry Mall. Despite the cold and drizzly weather, Horner remained in the dunking booth seat for more than an hour to raise money for Relay for Life.

First Ward City Council candidate Paul Sturtz announces he is in the lead of the race on Tuesday at The Pasta Factory. Sturtz defeated incumbent Almeta Crayton.

By Any Means Necessary Coalition speaker Neal Lyons addresses some of the biggest issues facing pro-affirmative action students across the country on Thursday at Monsanto Auditorium. After speaking, Lyons opened the floor to anyone who wanted to voice his or her opinion about affirmative action.

Cursive frontman Tim Kasher and bassist Matt Maginn play a sold-out show at Mojo's on Saturday night. The band played many new songs that will be on their upcoming sixth album, to be recorded in May.

First Ward City Council candidate Paul Sturtz takes a moment alone during his watch party at The Pasta Factory on Tuesday night. Sturtz is leading in the race for the First Ward City Council seat, and would serve a three-year term if elected.

Columbia City Manager Bill Watkins speaks with First Ward City Councilwoman Almeta Crayton during Crayton's watch party Tuesday night at Boone Tavern. Crayton has 30 percent of the votes.

Junior first baseman Steve Gray congratulates freshman pitcher Nick Tepesch, who allowed no runs in the ninth inning Sunday against Oklahoma State. Gray, a transfer from Scottsdale Community College in Arizona, hit his first two home runs as a Tiger on Sunday.

Junior first baseman Steve Gray hits his first of two home runs during Sunday’s game at Taylor Stadium. The Tigers lost to Oklahoma State 8-6.

Wayfare closes out Mizzou After Dark’s Battle of the Bands with an eclectic and diverse set, using several unconventional instruments such as the accordion, ukulele, lute, trumpet and stand-up bass. The band won first place in the competition.

Senior Anthony 'Boston' Geary performs solo on the acoustic guitar and harmonica at Mizzou After Dark’s Battle of the Bands competition. Geary, who played his first-ever gig, won third place in the contest.

Hardore rock band Let Lions performs their set at Mizzou After Dark’s Battle of the Bands on Friday in Memorial Union. The band, which is well known around Columbia and will be playing at The Blue Note later this month, won second place.

Junior pitcher Rick Zagone delivers to an Oklahoma State batter during Sunday’s game at Taylor Stadium. Zagone gave up six hits and two runs as the Tigers lost the game 8-6 and the series 2-1.

Freshman tailback Derrick Washington is pulled down by sophomore linebacker Jeff Gettys during the first spring scrimmage on Saturday on Faurot Field. Washington will vie to replace senior tailback Tony Temple, who graduates in May.

Columbia residents Tom Lambert and Paul Litton eat sandwiches at Which Wich? during the restaurant’s grand opening Monday. The franchise started in Dallas, and according to the local owners, it had a successful opening for its first location in Missouri.

Meghan Gilliss, owner of the newly opened Get Lost Bookshop on Ninth Street, sits behind the register Tuesday afternoon. Gilliss hopes to rely mainly on the community for book sales and trade-ins.

Three-year-old Columbia resident Evrim Agca watches as his mother, Cansu Agca, helps him launch a kite Saturday at an event hosted by Columbia Parks & Recreation. The organization provided kites for children to fly on the warm afternoon.

Community Recreation Supervisor Camren Cross hands 5-year-old Lilly Wang an assembled kite as her mother Mingjuan Wang watches. Cross spent the afternoon helping children assemble their kites, supervising the event and holding kite-flying contests