Ditching the shoes

MU Sophmore Jessica Smith and freshman Jordan Hazelwood paint their feet during the MU One for One meetup at Tiger Plaza, on Thursday, April 8.

A wall of feet

Barefoot students wait for the start of the MU One for One meet-up at Tiger Plaza on Thursday. The barefoot attendees participated in foot painting, bracelet making, a cake walk and a barefoot walk around campus.

Getting ready to walk

MU freshman McKemzie Skoog paints her feet for the barefoot walk during the MU One for One meet-up at Tiger Plaza on Thursday. The walk was to raise awareness of poverty in the community.

The Stratmans in front of the theater

Elizabeth and Wes Stratman in front of the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre on October 10. The couple saw "The Fantasticks" on their first date at the theater in 2005.

Garcia covers second base

Missouri freshman Eric Garcia reaches for the baseball as Illinois' Josh Parr slides into second base during a close play Wednesday at Busch Stadium.

MU baseball at Busch Stadium

This file photo shows the Missouri baseball team at Busch Stadium in 2010 when the team played Illinois. The Tigers return to the stadium to play Illinois at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Robin Pingeton coaches the Illinois State women's basketball team

lllinois State coach Robin Pingeton instructs her players in a game last February against Bradley. Pingeton is expected to be named the new Missouri women's basketball coach on Thursday.

Marston heads to second

Mariah Montgomery of Kansas tries to out MU's Jenna Marston during the first game of the doubleheader on Wednesday.

MU softball's Jenna Marston

MU shortstop Jenna Marston anticipates the ball during the second game of a doubleheader against Kansas on Wednesday at University Field. The Tigers won the first game 5-4 and the second game 10-2.

Missouri plays at Busch Stadium

The Missouri baseball team beat Illinois 7-4 on Wednesday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

Scherzer has strong outing

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws in the third inning Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals. The former Missouri Tigers pitcher took a no-hitter into the fifth inning.

McDavid at victory celebration

Mayor-elect Bob McDavid gives a speech to attendees and the media alongside his wife Suzanne and son Scott after the announcement of his win at his election result watch party on Tuesday night at Shiloh Bar and Grill.

McDavid on election night

Mayor-elect Bob McDavid speaks privately to his wife, Suzanne, during his election watch party held at Shiloh Bar & Grill on April 6.

Gov. Nixon gives press conference at MU

Gov. Jay Nixon smiles after a press conference Wednesday, April 7, at the Reynolds Alumni Center at MU. During the talk, Nixon laid out details for budget reform in Missouri.

Gov. Nixon talks about budget reform at MU

Gov. Jay Nixon speaks Wednesday, April 7, at the Reynolds Alumni Center at MU. During the talk, Nixon detailed for budget reform in Missouri. The governor talked about ways the state could cut spending in the face of decreased available funds. "Our most pressing challenge is closing a $500 million budget gap, caused by lower-than-normal state revenue," he said.

McDavid wins outer precincts; Wade took inner ones

A map of mayoral election results by precinct shows McDavid winning nearly every outer-city precinct, while Jerry Wade won most of those in the center city. Use our interactive map to show all elections results by precinct.

Proposition 1 passes

From left, Lonnie, Karen and Adam Taylor celebrate the passing of Proposition 1, which approves the installation of surveillance cameras in the central business district of Columbia, at mayor-elect Bob McDavid's election result watch party on Tuesday night at Shiloh Bar & Grill.

Whitt celebrates with wife, Annelle

Columbia School Board Member-elect James A. Whitt and his wife, Annelle, celebrate being elected to a three-year term after receiving 30.2% of the votes Tuesday, at Boone Tavern.

Mees wins school board position

Jan Mees, right middle, speaks with Representative Stephen Webber, left, Tim Harlan, left middle, and Karla Despain, right, at the Mees watch party at Jack's Gourmet Restaurant on Tuesday. Mees won her election for the School Board.

Victorious Sessions speaks to supporters

Columbia School Board Member-elect Jonathan Sessions speaks to supporters gathered at Uprise Bakery on Tuesday. Sessions defeated opponent Philip G. Peters, Jr.