Josh Oxenhandler attends The Jubilee Masquerade Gala, True/False Film Fest's kickoff event, on Thursday at the Missouri Theatre. Oxenhandler is a special ops coordinator for the festival. This is the first year he is wearing this mask.

Josh Oxenhandler attends The Jubilee Masquerade Gala, True/False Film Fest's kickoff event, on Thursday at the Missouri Theatre. Oxenhandler is a special ops coordinator for the festival. This is the first year he is wearing this mask.

 Battle junior Jermon Lambert sings a solo during the benefit concert on Thursday at Rock Bridge High School. Battle High School and Rock Bridge came together to raise money for Children's Grove. 

Battle junior Jermon Lambert sings a solo during the benefit concert on Thursday at Rock Bridge High School. Battle High School and Rock Bridge came together to raise money for Children's Grove. 

 Julianna Basi smiles after completing a cheer routine Thursday during the United Challenge at Hickman High School. United Challenge is an annual competition for students with special needs in ninth through 12th grade in high schools across the district.

Julianna Basi smiles after completing a cheer routine Thursday during the United Challenge at Hickman High School. United Challenge is an annual competition for students with special needs in ninth through 12th grade in high schools across the district.


 Columbia NAACP president Mary Ratliff, front, and Rev. Myra Drummond-Lewis bow their heads to pray during a Martin Luther King Jr. 50th year memorial service Wednesday at the J.W. "Blind" Boone Home gardens in Columbia. Ratliff led the service, which was sponsored by Columbia NAACP.

Columbia NAACP president Mary Ratliff, front, and Rev. Myra Drummond-Lewis bow their heads to pray during a Martin Luther King Jr. 50th year memorial service Wednesday at the J.W. "Blind" Boone Home gardens in Columbia. Ratliff led the service, which was sponsored by Columbia NAACP.

 "Say Yes to the Dress" participant Jessica Cain, left, poses in front of a backdrop for a handful of photographers on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at the Activity and Recreation Center in Columbia, Mo. Cain tried on several dresses before settling on a vibrant, purple dress. The goal of the "Say Yes to the Dress" event was to make those attending the Night to Shine prom in February feel beautiful and confident. 

"Say Yes to the Dress" participant Jessica Cain, left, poses in front of a backdrop for a handful of photographers on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at the Activity and Recreation Center in Columbia, Mo. Cain tried on several dresses before settling on a vibrant, purple dress. The goal of the "Say Yes to the Dress" event was to make those attending the Night to Shine prom in February feel beautiful and confident. 

 Two children wait for their parents to take their picture on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Salvation Mountain in Niland, Ca. Salvation Mountain is a man-made mountain created by artist Leonard Knight and is based on the Christian term, "Sinner's Prayer". 

Two children wait for their parents to take their picture on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Salvation Mountain in Niland, Ca. Salvation Mountain is a man-made mountain created by artist Leonard Knight and is based on the Christian term, "Sinner's Prayer". 

 Brittany Martin has been a cosplayer for eight years. Cosplay is short for costume play and in plain English, it refers to someone dressing as a superhero or character from a video game, movie, or comic book. On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Martin dresses as Gerudo Link from The Legend of Zelda.

Brittany Martin has been a cosplayer for eight years. Cosplay is short for costume play and in plain English, it refers to someone dressing as a superhero or character from a video game, movie, or comic book. On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Martin dresses as Gerudo Link from The Legend of Zelda.

 A partygoer dances at "Home Bass," the Mizzou Electronic Music Organization's free monthly event on Feb. 21 at Rose Music Hall in Columbia. MEMO brings in local small-time DJs to headline the shows.

A partygoer dances at "Home Bass," the Mizzou Electronic Music Organization's free monthly event on Feb. 21 at Rose Music Hall in Columbia. MEMO brings in local small-time DJs to headline the shows.

 Battle senior Marlin Allen combs his hair before performing at the charity concert benefiting Children's Grove on Thursday. Allen is a part of Battle's show choir group Battalion, a mixed choir.

Battle senior Marlin Allen combs his hair before performing at the charity concert benefiting Children's Grove on Thursday. Allen is a part of Battle's show choir group Battalion, a mixed choir.


 A member of the Columbia Community Band rests against their instrument before rehearsal Wednesday at the Missouri United Methodist Church. The band’s concert this weekend will feature music by Missouri composers.

A member of the Columbia Community Band rests against their instrument before rehearsal Wednesday at the Missouri United Methodist Church. The band’s concert this weekend will feature music by Missouri composers.


 Bailey - "From a young age, I was shown that having curly hair from my Hispanic heritage was something to be ashamed of. Even in my own home, no one else had something that made them look so different from the rest. I felt like an outlier. It's affected me so much growing up and is still a sensitivity to me. People's opinions have changed since I was younger, but I'm easing my way into embracing it on my own."

Bailey - "From a young age, I was shown that having curly hair from my Hispanic heritage was something to be ashamed of. Even in my own home, no one else had something that made them look so different from the rest. I felt like an outlier. It's affected me so much growing up and is still a sensitivity to me. People's opinions have changed since I was younger, but I'm easing my way into embracing it on my own."

 Gov. Eric Greitens condemns the investigation into his indictment on a felony invasion of privacy charge at a press conference Wednesday in his office in Jefferson City. The investigation was made by a special committee in the Missouri House of Representatives. Greitens plans to remain in office; he thanked the people who stood behind him.

Gov. Eric Greitens condemns the investigation into his indictment on a felony invasion of privacy charge at a press conference Wednesday in his office in Jefferson City. The investigation was made by a special committee in the Missouri House of Representatives. Greitens plans to remain in office; he thanked the people who stood behind him.

 Josh Oxenhandler attends The Jubilee Masquerade Gala, True/False Film Fest's kickoff event, on Thursday at the Missouri Theatre. Oxenhandler is a special ops coordinator for the festival. This is the first year he is wearing this mask.
 Battle junior Jermon Lambert sings a solo during the benefit concert on Thursday at Rock Bridge High School. Battle High School and Rock Bridge came together to raise money for Children's Grove. 
 Julianna Basi smiles after completing a cheer routine Thursday during the United Challenge at Hickman High School. United Challenge is an annual competition for students with special needs in ninth through 12th grade in high schools across the district.
 Columbia NAACP president Mary Ratliff, front, and Rev. Myra Drummond-Lewis bow their heads to pray during a Martin Luther King Jr. 50th year memorial service Wednesday at the J.W. "Blind" Boone Home gardens in Columbia. Ratliff led the service, which was sponsored by Columbia NAACP.
 "Say Yes to the Dress" participant Jessica Cain, left, poses in front of a backdrop for a handful of photographers on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at the Activity and Recreation Center in Columbia, Mo. Cain tried on several dresses before settling on a vibrant, purple dress. The goal of the "Say Yes to the Dress" event was to make those attending the Night to Shine prom in February feel beautiful and confident. 
 Two children wait for their parents to take their picture on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Salvation Mountain in Niland, Ca. Salvation Mountain is a man-made mountain created by artist Leonard Knight and is based on the Christian term, "Sinner's Prayer". 
 Brittany Martin has been a cosplayer for eight years. Cosplay is short for costume play and in plain English, it refers to someone dressing as a superhero or character from a video game, movie, or comic book. On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Martin dresses as Gerudo Link from The Legend of Zelda.
 A partygoer dances at "Home Bass," the Mizzou Electronic Music Organization's free monthly event on Feb. 21 at Rose Music Hall in Columbia. MEMO brings in local small-time DJs to headline the shows.
 Battle senior Marlin Allen combs his hair before performing at the charity concert benefiting Children's Grove on Thursday. Allen is a part of Battle's show choir group Battalion, a mixed choir.
 A member of the Columbia Community Band rests against their instrument before rehearsal Wednesday at the Missouri United Methodist Church. The band’s concert this weekend will feature music by Missouri composers.
 Bailey - "From a young age, I was shown that having curly hair from my Hispanic heritage was something to be ashamed of. Even in my own home, no one else had something that made them look so different from the rest. I felt like an outlier. It's affected me so much growing up and is still a sensitivity to me. People's opinions have changed since I was younger, but I'm easing my way into embracing it on my own."
 Gov. Eric Greitens condemns the investigation into his indictment on a felony invasion of privacy charge at a press conference Wednesday in his office in Jefferson City. The investigation was made by a special committee in the Missouri House of Representatives. Greitens plans to remain in office; he thanked the people who stood behind him.

Josh Oxenhandler attends The Jubilee Masquerade Gala, True/False Film Fest's kickoff event, on Thursday at the Missouri Theatre. Oxenhandler is a special ops coordinator for the festival. This is the first year he is wearing this mask.

Battle junior Jermon Lambert sings a solo during the benefit concert on Thursday at Rock Bridge High School. Battle High School and Rock Bridge came together to raise money for Children's Grove. 

Julianna Basi smiles after completing a cheer routine Thursday during the United Challenge at Hickman High School. United Challenge is an annual competition for students with special needs in ninth through 12th grade in high schools across the district.


Columbia NAACP president Mary Ratliff, front, and Rev. Myra Drummond-Lewis bow their heads to pray during a Martin Luther King Jr. 50th year memorial service Wednesday at the J.W. "Blind" Boone Home gardens in Columbia. Ratliff led the service, which was sponsored by Columbia NAACP.

"Say Yes to the Dress" participant Jessica Cain, left, poses in front of a backdrop for a handful of photographers on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at the Activity and Recreation Center in Columbia, Mo. Cain tried on several dresses before settling on a vibrant, purple dress. The goal of the "Say Yes to the Dress" event was to make those attending the Night to Shine prom in February feel beautiful and confident. 

Two children wait for their parents to take their picture on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Salvation Mountain in Niland, Ca. Salvation Mountain is a man-made mountain created by artist Leonard Knight and is based on the Christian term, "Sinner's Prayer". 

Brittany Martin has been a cosplayer for eight years. Cosplay is short for costume play and in plain English, it refers to someone dressing as a superhero or character from a video game, movie, or comic book. On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Martin dresses as Gerudo Link from The Legend of Zelda.

A partygoer dances at "Home Bass," the Mizzou Electronic Music Organization's free monthly event on Feb. 21 at Rose Music Hall in Columbia. MEMO brings in local small-time DJs to headline the shows.

Battle senior Marlin Allen combs his hair before performing at the charity concert benefiting Children's Grove on Thursday. Allen is a part of Battle's show choir group Battalion, a mixed choir.


A member of the Columbia Community Band rests against their instrument before rehearsal Wednesday at the Missouri United Methodist Church. The band’s concert this weekend will feature music by Missouri composers.


Bailey - "From a young age, I was shown that having curly hair from my Hispanic heritage was something to be ashamed of. Even in my own home, no one else had something that made them look so different from the rest. I felt like an outlier. It's affected me so much growing up and is still a sensitivity to me. People's opinions have changed since I was younger, but I'm easing my way into embracing it on my own."

Gov. Eric Greitens condemns the investigation into his indictment on a felony invasion of privacy charge at a press conference Wednesday in his office in Jefferson City. The investigation was made by a special committee in the Missouri House of Representatives. Greitens plans to remain in office; he thanked the people who stood behind him.

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