Mbira performance at Heritage Fesival [Video]

MU English professor Anand Prahlad demonstrates the Mbira, an instrument from Zimbabwe, that he will perform Saturday at the Heritage Festival in Nifong Park.

Alyssa Ruth leading a march at Take Back the Night [Photo]

Alyssa Ruth leads the crowd in a chant during the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center's annual Take Back the Night march on Thursday. Ruth is president of Stronger Together Against Relationship and Sexual Violence, an outreach program run through the center.

150 take to the streets for Take Back the Night [Photo]

Approximately 150 students and community members took to the streets of MU for the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center's annual Take Back the Night march on Thursday. The event aimed to raise awareness about sexual violence, and was followed by a Survivor's Speakout, where people shared their experiences of sexual assault.

Take Back the Night marches across campus [Photo]

(From Left to Right) Kim Scates, Brittany Russell, Amy Williams and Sharon Giles lead the annual Take Back the Night march on Thursday. The march, which started at Memorial Union and wound through MU, aimed to raise awareness about sexual violence.

A speech is given at the Take Back the Night rally [Photo]

Kelly Lucero speaks about preventing sexual assault to a crowd of students and community members gathered at MU's Memorial Union at the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center's annual Take Back the Night rally on Thursday. Lucero, who works as both the Outreach Coordinator and the Sexual Assault Program Coordinator at the Shelter for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, urged those gathered to be vigilant in watching out for each other and to speak out against sexual assault.

Eating ice cream at the farmers market [Photo]

Bernice Martin, left, Erla Mae Zimmerman, center, and Mary Beth Martin eat ice cream behind their food stand at the MU Fall Farmers Market on Thursday. The girls came from Fortuna to participate at the market. They spent two days baking the bread, pies and cookies, Martin said.

Peppers at the farmers market [Photo]

Students and members of the community were able to get a bit of shopping done on campus at the MU Fall Farmers Market on Thursday.

Kim English reads poetry [Video]

COLUMBIA — Typically, Kim English, a sophomore on the Missouri men's basketball team, is entertaining fans inside Mizzou Arena, but the sharpshooter was under the spotlight on Thursday night in Peace Park.

English participated in Poetry at the Park, an event put on by MU's Black Programming Committee. Before the main performance by poet Dana Gilmore, there was an open mic event. English is an open mic regular according to Lisa White, the senior chair of the committee.

Food bank opens new pantry [Video]

The Central Missouri Food Bank Pantry opens its doors to a new facility.

Executive Director, Peggy Fitzpatrick and Food Bank Board Member, Dave Machens speak to the advantages of the new facility.

Gallery crawl displays exhibits at MU [Slideshow]

Columbia art fans visited five galleries during the “MU Gallery and Museum Crawl” on Thursday.

Swinging for the ball [Photo]

Hickman freshman outfielder Sydney Washington swings at a pitch on Thursday at University Field.

Throwing a fast ball [Photo]

Rock Bridge sophomore Lauren Fuller pitches against Hickman on Thursday night at University Field.

Rock Bridge softball celebrates win [Photo]

Rock Bridge softball players Danielle Linneman, Lauren Fuller, Caroline Sicht, Sammi Bell and Kali Hall celebrate tagging out a Hickman Kewpie on Thursday at University Field. The Bruins defeated Hickman 4-0.

Hickman receiver Anthony Oetting [Photo]

Hickman junior wide receiver Anthony Oetting said he added 20 pounds during the offseason while working to return from a dislocated hip.

Hickman football player Anthony Oetting [Photo]

Hickman receiver Anthony Oetting makes a grab while playing catch during the Kewpies' practice Thursday. Despite dislocating his hip last season, Oetting returned to the field this year as a starter for the Kewpies.

Book signing [Photo]

Author Andrea Barrett, left, signs a copy of her book "The Air We Breathe" for Barbara Barlag of Columbia on Thursday at the Columbia Public Library.

Jones [Photo]

Both quarterback Blaine Gabbert (left) and Andrew Jones (right) have stepped forward this season.

Amended downtown noise ordinance proposed [Graphic]

GRAPHIC | The boundary of downtown as defined by the proposed amended ordinance.

Proposed noise ordinance change [Document]

A draft of a proposed amended ordinance that would loosen the restrictions on loud music and yelling downtown.

Shiloh's noise-reduction wall [Photo]

A plywood wall blocks part of the Shiloh Bar & Grill patio from Broadway. The wall was erected to limit the spread of noise from the bar.