October 31, 2008
Lauren Stewart, left, confronts anti-Obama protesters at Speakers Circle.
Lauren Stewart, right, argues with anti-Obama protesters at Speakers Circle at MU before Obama's speech on Thursday night.
Brett Dinkins shouts during a protest at Speakers Circle before a rally for Sen. Barack Obama at Mel Carnahan Quadrangle at MU.
Father and son Anthony and Brenden James wait among the crowd for the Barack Obama rally on Thursday.
From left, Makenna Martin, Kim Martin, Delaney Martin and Annie Smith wait for the rally for Barack Obama to begin on Thursday at Carnahan Quadrangle at MU. Kim Martin is the mother of Makenna and Delaney, and the girls grandparents were visiting from Canada.
Senator Barack Obama waves to a cheering crowd on MU's Carnahan Quadrangle as he prepares to address them.
Obama greets supporters as he enters Carnahan Quadrangle at MU. He urged voters to help him in his campaign during the final days of the race.
Columbia resident Barb Maddex snaps a photo at the "Change We Need" rally on Thursday.
Obama addressed health care issues during a rally at MU and told the crowd that he envisioned better access to health insurance for everyone, including young people.
Obama onstage in front of MU's Jesse Hall.
Obama speaks at MU.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Nixon greets a crowd of 40,000 as he steps on stage to speak at the "Change We Need" rally at MU. Nixon introduced Obama.
Obama pauses during the rally at Carnahan Quadrangle.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks at a rally at Carnahan Quadrangle at MU in Columbia, Mo. The crowd started filling up the area at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
October 30, 2008
Senior Tedder Easton will play his final football game for Rock Bridge tonight.
An estimated 40,000 people came to hear Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama speak at MU on Thursday. Obama's speech lasted for 33 minutes and went over a diverse array of topics including the economy, health care and Iraq.
Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin, a 6-foot-3 freshman, finished third at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 400-meter hurdles. The Missouri defense will have to match Griffin's speed Saturday afternoon in Waco, Texas.
Carrie Peter, 41, poses with her daughter Katrina, 6, at Sen. Barack Obama's rally at MU on Thursday. Peter said she thought it was important to bring her daughter from their home in Jefferson City to see the candidate during this historic election.
Sen. Barack Obama waves to the cheering crowd as he prepares to address an audience estimated between 35,000 to 40,000 at the MU Carnahan Quadrangle on Thursday. Obama was in Missouri for the Change We Need Rally as the countdown to the presidential election grows closer.
With the Hickman High School football locker room undergoing renovations, the team's changing area has been relocated to an area overlooking the pool. With some players opting to change in their cars, or other locations the switch is cutting down on team interaction.