PHOTO GALLERY: Battle football team crushes Washington 56-8

The Battle High School football team crushed Washington 56-8 during the first game of the district playoffs on Friday. Battle will play at Waynesville next Friday in the second round of the district playoffs.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens Colleges loses 0-3 to the Wildcats

The Stephens College women's soccer team suffered a 3-0 defeat against Johnson & Wales University-Denver on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Traditions Plaza dedicated

Alumni, students and descendants of MU's founding families gathered for the dedication of the new Traditions Plaza on the eve of Homecoming on Friday on Mel Carnahan Quad.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sororities, fraternities prepare for MU Homecoming Campus Decorations

Members of MU's fraternities and sororities spent Friday morning preparing decorations for the 103rd Homecoming. An exhibition of their decorations was held Friday evening in Greektown.

PHOTO GALLERY: Official MU paisley print offered at The Mizzou Store

The official MU paisley print, designed by an MU art professor in honor of the school's 175th anniversary, can be found on a variety of items sold at The Mizzou Store.

PHOTO GALLERY: The Chez opened in the 1960s as a place for folk performances

Members of First Presbyterian Church of Columbia uncovered old photos and memorabilia from The Chez Chandelle Coffeehouse, a popular place for folk singers to perform that opened in the 1960s. The space in the church's basement is still used as a student center.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens College Stars wins game against Benedictine

The Stephens College volleyball team celebrates during the team's match against Benedictine University at Springfield on Thursday. The game was held at Silverthorne Arena.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU holds forum with provost candidate

Michele Wheatly, a candidate for MU provost, spoke at a forum Thursday at the MU Student Center.

PHOTO GALLERY: More than 200 attend 8th Dumpling Festival

More than 200 people attended the 8th Dumpling Festival at the Missouri United Methodist Church on Thursday night.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens College falls to Freed-Hardeman, 6-1

Stephens College soccer faced off against Freed-Hardeman on Thursday at Cosmopolitan Park. The Stars went into the half with a manageable 2-1 deficit, but the game quickly got away from them as Freed-Hardeman scored four straight goals to win 6-1.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mike Bishop works out at Oakland Park

Mike Bishop and his personal trainer, Mary Love, drive to Oakland Park to work on his rehabilitation. Bishop was in a car accident when he was 16 and has had multiple health problems since.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge offensive line maintains strong bond

The Rock Bridge High School offensive line joke and mess around during during break at practice on Wednesday. The close-knit crew gets together every week for "O-Line dinners," where they eat, talk and watch NFL and college football.

PHOTO GALLERY: Crafts and Draughts participants created craftworks

The Columbia Art League hosted the first Crafts and Draughts at the Logboat Brewing Company, which opened earlier this year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Traditions Plaza nears completion

As MU's Homecoming nears, construction workers finish work on Traditions Plaza. The $1.4 million project was funded by the Mizzou Alumni Association.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tolton football players practice before Hallsville

Tolton football players practice on Tuesday before playing Hallsville on Friday. Although the plays at practice were offensively focused, the defense stood out, breaking up passes, recovering fumbles and stopping running backs for losses.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ferguson protests shooting of Michael Brown

Protesters took to the streets in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, after a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year old, in the St. Louis suburb. The protests have continued since then.

PHOTO GALLERY: Students put final touches on Homecoming decorations

Greek fraternities and sororities were paired up to participate in Homecoming activities. Members of the chapters have been busy creating Homecoming banners and decorations in preparation for Homecoming weekend.

PHOTO GALLERY: Jeffrey Moore works in his printing studio

Jeffrey Moore keeps the art of lithography alive in his studio on Orr Street.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens College soccer falls to Hannibal-LaGrange University 13-0

Stephens College lost to Hannibal-LaGrange University at Cosmopolitan Park in Columbia on Tuesday by a score of 13-0.

PHOTO GALLERY: Coach Robin Pingeton preps for upcoming women's basketball season

Missouri women's basketball players warm up during practice Monday at Mizzou Arena. The season begins Nov. 15 at home against Western Illinois.