Maddie Davis


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Photos (28)

  • Photo from March 19, 2017

    According to Maneater columnist Grant Sharples, "musical perspectives begin to form in our youth, when everything in the world is new to us and we are learning how everything works." (March 19, 2017)

  • Photo from Feb. 21, 2017

    Protestors marched in order to raise awareness of claims that have been made regarding the potential loaning of money by U.S. Bank to a company connected with the Dakota Access Pipeline and other Bakken Pipeline Projects. (Feb. 21, 2017)

  • Photo from Feb. 6, 2017

    Photo Illustration: Columnist Kennedy Horton describes small talk as “the bane of an introverted existence.” (Feb. 6, 2017)

  • Photo from Jan. 30, 2017

    Music, like any art form, is largely influenced by the artist’s surroundings; but who is influencing the listener? (Jan. 30, 2017)

  • Photo from Jan. 29, 2017

    Community member Marilyn Young holds a sign at the protest addressing Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. “I do have a question,” Young said. “Where does he stand? I voted for him to give him a chance because he’s not a politician. His whole thing is ‘Missourians are hurting.’ Muslim Missourians are going to hurt if he doesn’t take a stand on this. I think we’re seeing that this isn’t about America – it’s about Donald Trump.” (Jan. 29, 2017)

  • Photo from Jan. 24, 2017

    Sophomore Brooke Kelly performs on the beam, where she matched her career high, a 9.875, for her routine, during the home meet against Alabama. (Jan. 24, 2017)

  • Photo from Jan. 24, 2017

    Junior Kennedi Harris leaps during her floor routine at home against Alabama. The final meet scores were 197.225 for Alabama and 195.500 for Mizzou. (Jan. 24, 2017)

  • Photo from Jan. 18, 2017

    Employees work in this semester’s newly opened Potential Energy Cafe, located in Lafferre Hall. (Jan. 18, 2017)

  • Photo from Nov. 16, 2016

    Author Steven Watts presents his recently published book “JFK and the Masculine Mystique: Sex and Power on the New Frontier.” (Nov. 16, 2016)

  • Photo from Nov. 9, 2016

    MU researchers look to consider more than the price tag impacts of food waste to environmental impacts. (Nov. 9, 2016)

  • Photo from Nov. 9, 2016

    Seth Avett of the Avett Brothers strums his guitar during their performance at Roots N' Blues N' BBQ. The Avett Brothers are from Mount Pleasant, North Carolina. (Nov. 9, 2016)

  • Photo from Nov. 2, 2016

    Dale Musser sits in the Microsoft Application Development Lab in the basement of the Reynolds Journalism Institute. (Nov. 2, 2016)

  • Photo from Oct. 22, 2016

    Scott Ernest brought his company Mountain Metal Arts to Roots N Blues N BBQ from Pueblo, CO. His booth included wall sculptures and wind chimes crafted from recycled copper, brass and steel that he collects from scrapyards and anywhere else he can find it. Ernest said he decided to bring his company to Columbia, MO because his friend and fellow festival vendor told him that the show was great. “The people are really nice,” he said. “The music is great, and the weather is perfect. It’s a great location. I mean, what’s not to love?” (Oct. 22, 2016)

  • Photo from Oct. 22, 2016

    Victoria McGhee, Hannah Nielsen and Samantha Nielsen have all had different levels of experience with Roots N Blues N BBQ. McGhee has attended the festival for three years in a row, and Hannah has for two years in a row. The 2016 festival was Samantha’s first visit. To the agreement of Samantha, McGhee said her favorite food vendor was Lily’s Cantina because of the pork tacos. Besides the food, McGhee said that they all enjoyed the music as well — especially The Blues Travelers and Rayland Baxter. “I think [Roots N Blues N BBQ] is just a big piece of culture for Columbia,” Hannah said. “It’s always fun to be a part of it and to just see everything that we can bring in.” (Oct. 22, 2016)

  • Photo from Oct. 22, 2016

    Tania Elizabeth plays her fiddle. Elizabeth started her own record company at age 15. (Oct. 22, 2016)

  • Photo from Oct. 22, 2016

    Joe Kwon (left) points upward to get the audience to clap along to the music. Kwon joined The Avett Brothers in 2006. (Oct. 22, 2016)

  • Photo from Oct. 22, 2016

    Tania Elizabeth plays her fiddle and sings backup vocals. In addition to being a musical artist, Elizabeth is also a painter. (Oct. 22, 2016)

  • Photo from Oct. 22, 2016

    Scott Avett points to a member of the crowd. Scott primarily plays the banjo but plays other instruments as well. (Oct. 22, 2016)

  • Photo from Oct. 22, 2016

    Seth Avett of the Avett Brothers strums his guitar. The Avett Brothers are from Mount Pleasant, North Carolina. (Oct. 22, 2016)

  • Photo from Oct. 22, 2016

    Scott Avett (left) plays his banjo while his brother Seth (right) sings and plays guitar. Scott and Seth began to truly began to make music together in the late 1990s when they merged their college and high school bands, respectively. (Oct. 22, 2016)

  • Photo from Oct. 22, 2016

    Scott Avett (left) plays his banjo while his brother Seth sings and plays guitar. Scott and Seth began to truly began to make music together in the late 1990s when they merged their college and high school bands, respectively. (Oct. 22, 2016)

  • Photo from Oct. 22, 2016

    John and Lorraine Harper are from Fayettville, AR and have made the trip up to Columbia, MO for Roots N Blues N BBQ for three years in a row. Lorraine said that the festival is a great birthday present because it falls on or around her birthday every year. After visiting different food vendors all weekend, Lorraine said that she and John enjoyed the wraps from Lyla’s and the fried catfish from Swanny’s Kitchen. She said she enjoys the event because although it gets more and more crowded every year, it still has the feel of a smaller festival. “We come out here because we like the ambiance,” Lorraine said. “I like that you don’t camp on site and the festival doesn’t run all night long — I’m a little old for that.” (Oct. 22, 2016)

  • Photo from Oct. 22, 2016

    Nick Butler has been to every single Roots N Blues N BBQ since the first one in 2007. Of all of the bands he has seen at the annual festival, he said that his favorite is The Black Crowes (from the 2013 festival) because they had a great stage presence. He said his favorite food vendor is Big Daddy’s BBQ because he likes the fact that they are a local and not part of a big chain. Butler is the Project Director for Community Engagement in the Center for Health Policy at the University of Missouri and is a trained facilitator for inclusion work. “I feel privileged to be here,” he said. “I’d just love to see it expand out more to be a bit more inclusive. I feel like a lot of people who should be here aren’t.” (Oct. 22, 2016)

  • Photo from Oct. 13, 2016

    The Historical Society is scheduled to move from their current location in the bottom of Ellis Library to next to Peace Park. (Oct. 13, 2016)

  • Photo from Oct. 13, 2016

    Boone County Democratic Party office located on Walnut Street. (Oct. 13, 2016)

  • Photo from Oct. 13, 2016

    Boone County Republican Party office located on Providence. (Oct. 13, 2016)

  • Photo from Oct. 5, 2016

    After last year’s library fee failed, library hours have been limited, causing discussion of a new fee to resurface. (Oct. 5, 2016)

  • Photo from Sept. 27, 2016

    MU library budget cuts have led to multiple changes to library management and opportunity. (Sept. 27, 2016)