The Maneater

Jul. 13, 2020

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.

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.