Voters, candidates gather at watch parties

As the polls closed for election night, voters across the state gathered with their favored candidates to watch results come in. Missourian photographers captured the highs and lows of the candidates' watch parties.

SLIDESHOW: Election Day in Boone County

Voters began turning out early Tuesday morning in Columbia and around Boone County. Polls opened at 6 a.m. and remained open until 7 p.m.

Check back with throughout the evening for further election coverage and results.

Election Judges

Residents talk about what it is like to work at polling locations on Election Day, including what their day is like and why they got involved in the Election Day process.

SLIDESHOW: Missouri football falls to Nebraska

Nebraska jumped to an early lead against the Missouri football team on Saturday and held on for a 31-17 win, handing Missouri its first loss of the season.

Relive the game in pictures

Here's the victory over Oklahoma again, as captured by Missourian photographers, one picture-perfect moment at a time.

SLIDESHOW: Getting carried away

Jubilant fans rush the field and carry sections of the goal posts downtown after Missouri beat Oklahoma in its homecoming matchup.

SLIDESHOW: Tigers fans strike a pose

Homecoming fans showed up at ESPN's College GameDay by the thousands. On their way out, a few of them stopped for a quick portrait on Francis Quadrangle with Missourian photographers Clint Alwahab and Mallory Benedict.

SLIDESHOW: Rainy night doesn't keep Tigers from GameDay

MU fans pulled out all the stops to be noticed at ESPN's College GameDay broadcast. Fans began arriving at MU's Francis Quadrangle around 10 p.m. Friday night. The crowd, which prevailed through the rainy night, grew to an estimated 18,000 by show time.

The crowd's view of ESPN 'Gameday'

ESPN's 'Gameday' came to MU Saturday morning and was met by 18,000 fans who filled Francis Quadrangle, cheered loudly and brought homemade signs.

SLIDESHOW: Scenes from the MU Homecoming parade

The MU Homecoming parade on Saturday began at the intersection of Rollins Street and Maryland Avenue and ran to Sixth Street. The parade's start time was pushed back to noon from the traditional 8 a.m. to accommodate the broadcast of ESPN's College GameDay on the Francis Quadrangle.

Homecoming house decorations keep spirit, tradition alive

MU's fraternities and sororities put on their annual house decorations Friday night for the university's 99th Homecoming. Students and Columbians of all ages came out for the event, which took place from 6 to 10 p.m.

Columbia turns out for MU Student Center dedication

The MU Student Center dedication was a two-day event open to the public. A tailgate kicked off the event, and an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 people ate original burgers from The Shack, a formerly popular student hangout. Throughout the day Friday, several dedications took place in the new center. Students could leave their mark in a time capsule that is set to be opened in 2060, and the Traditions Lounge on the center's upper level was a hot spot for black and gold fans.

Columbia LGBTQ community holds candlelight vigil

On Wednesday, the Center Project held a candlelight vigil to honor the 11 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth who committed suicide across the country in the month of September. The vigil drew more than 200 participants who walked from the offices of the Center Project on the corner of Ash and Ninth street to the First United Methodist Church on the corner of Ninth and Locust steets.

An end to the season

The Rock Bridge softball team ended its season in an 8-6 loss to Webb City on Saturday in the Class 4 state quarterfinals.

SLIDESHOW: Journalists discuss reporting on science and agriculture at Food, Fuel and Society forum

The Food, Fuel and Society forum was held Tuesday in the Reynolds Journalism Institute. At the forum, journalists discussed ways to better report on science and agricultural issues with farmers, environmentalists and scientists.

SLIDESHOW: Cancer patient keeps faith

Conrad and Debi Hake have been married for nine years. Debi was diagnosed with breast cancer in May.

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Artrageous gallery crawl attracts community, artists

The Artrageous Gallery Crawl is being held Friday through Sunday throughout downtown Columbia. Galleries open their doors to local artists in order to showcase their work to the community.

Talking about "Gumbo Bottoms"

Meredith Ludwig discusses her play, “Gumbo Bottoms: A Big Muddy Musical,” which will be performed this weekend at Columbia College. Ludwig and her theater group have been traveling around Missouri the last three years performing the musical.

Dancing for a festival

The first Columbia Dance Festival was held Tuesday in Jesse Auditorium. Dancers from MU, Stephens College, the Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers, BoCoMO Drumheads and Moon Belly dancers performed for a showcase of nine different dance styles.

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Peach Tree Farm offers Halloween fun

Boonville farmer Bruce Arnett discusses how he prepares for pumpkin season at Peach Tree Farm. From Oct. 1 through Halloween, visitors can pick from more than 6,000 pumpkins, take hayrides around the farm and feed farm animals.