Mud on Your Face
Hickman student Cassie French laughs as her portrait is taken after the Epic Mud Run five-kilometer race on Saturday at the Midway Travel Plaza. The race featured a course with over a dozen obstacles including mud pits and port-a-potties.
Matt Schofield was a member of the Missouri Task Force 1 group that went out to Manhattan after the World Trade Center fell to help clean up the destruction. On the anniversary of 9/11, Schofield reflects on the days he spent in New York. On the way out to Manhattan, Schofield got a phone call to notify him that his cousin had just had a baby. While on the phone, Schofield remembered his cousin saying to him, “I just want you and your team to be encouraged and to know that even in the midst of all the bad stuff that’s going on that God is till in charge and there is new life.” The conversation struck Schofield, who said, “You kind of felt like in the midst of all that storm that was around you, you had something to kind of anchor you, bring you back down.”
Camilla L. is a student at Aarhus University who just returned from a semester abroad at George Mason in Virginia. Camilla is transitioning back to her Danish ways, and said while she was abroad she very much missed Danish food (namely rye bread), her friends and her family.
Elaine Grev smiled as Susain Haines washes her hair at Captains Quarters in downtown Columbia. Grev has been Haines' client for 30 years. Haines was there to shave Grev's head when she was going through chemotherapy as a result of breast cancer two years ago. Part of Haines' business is to take care of women battling cancer and help them through the external parts of dealing with cancer, such as hair loss and skin problems.
Stephens College senior Antiana Valentine performs in the National Pan-Hellenic Council step show as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Plaza 900 Amphitheater.
Jessica Fay prays the Zuhr, the second of the five daily prayers of Islam Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 in her bedroom. Fay says that what drew her to Islam was the praying. She feels like prayer in Islam is more a “mental, physical and physiological” act and loves taking time out of her day to pray.