Eric Turner, right, bows his head after giving a brief eulogy for the late Hickman High School football coach, Arnel Monroe, on June 9, 2016. Monroe had worked as a special educator at the school since 1993 before becoming the football coach.

Eric Turner, right, bows his head after giving a brief eulogy for the late Hickman High School football coach, Arnel Monroe, on June 9, 2016. Monroe had worked as a special educator at the school since 1993 before becoming the football coach.

Stanley and Leta Groseclose listen to speakers during the March for Our Lives event in downtown Columbia, Mo. on March 24, 2018. Local high schoolers organized the event, leading a procession of demonstrators down Eighth St. to the Boone County Courthouse from the Francis Quadrangle. Stanley is a local elementary school educator and wanted to show his support with other members of the estimated 2,000 person rally.

Stanley and Leta Groseclose listen to speakers during the March for Our Lives event in downtown Columbia, Mo. on March 24, 2018. Local high schoolers organized the event, leading a procession of demonstrators down Eighth St. to the Boone County Courthouse from the Francis Quadrangle. Stanley is a local elementary school educator and wanted to show his support with other members of the estimated 2,000 person rally.

Then Missouri Attorney General, Josh Hawley, campaigns in a tightly-contested Senate race against Democrat, Claire McCaskill, in Town and Country, Mo. on Oct. 12, 2018. Hawley would go on to win, becoming Missouri’s Junior Senator, in a race that became the nations most expensive—with $56 million in outside-of-state contributions being made in the hopes of swinging the political pendulum.

Then Missouri Attorney General, Josh Hawley, campaigns in a tightly-contested Senate race against Democrat, Claire McCaskill, in Town and Country, Mo. on Oct. 12, 2018. Hawley would go on to win, becoming Missouri’s Junior Senator, in a race that became the nations most expensive—with $56 million in outside-of-state contributions being made in the hopes of swinging the political pendulum.

Blake Eyres watches musical and performing artists put on a show at Nightchaser, Under the Big Top in St. Louis on Nov. 10, 2018. Eyres is a local dentist who also enjoys live music and dance.

Blake Eyres watches musical and performing artists put on a show at Nightchaser, Under the Big Top in St. Louis on Nov. 10, 2018. Eyres is a local dentist who also enjoys live music and dance.

'The Colors of Music' a vinyl turntable serves as a reflective surface in the studio.

Ronnie Rice applies foundation on Ben Speed’s face while preparing for the dress rehearsal of the Laramie Project at the Rhynsburger Theatre on April 24, 2017. Ten actors played 64 characters in the tale of a small town in Wyoming after the lynching of a gay university student, Matthew Shepard.

Ronnie Rice applies foundation on Ben Speed’s face while preparing for the dress rehearsal of the Laramie Project at the Rhynsburger Theatre on April 24, 2017. Ten actors played 64 characters in the tale of a small town in Wyoming after the lynching of a gay university student, Matthew Shepard.

John Kalishman watches House and Senate election results at Democratic House candidate, Cort VanOstran's, watch party on Nov. 6, 2018. Kalishman was concerned of the outcomes of several races and said he was drawn to Cort VanOstran's dedication and energy.

John Kalishman watches House and Senate election results at Democratic House candidate, Cort VanOstran's, watch party on Nov. 6, 2018. Kalishman was concerned of the outcomes of several races and said he was drawn to Cort VanOstran's dedication and energy.

Sandra Cummings, a black property owner in rural Georgia, looks at the deed to her property on March 25, 2017. Cummings inherited her land after an ancestor of hers was given it by her former slave owner whom she had children with. Despite nearly losing it and having to take out predatory loans, the piece of land has remained in the family since the 1800's, a rarity for African Americans in the region. African Americans collectively owned 925,000 farms in 1920, mostly in the South. By 1975, there were only 45,000 black-owned farms in the country, mostly due to discriminatory lending practices and obscure legal loopholes such as “heir’s property” which effectively stole countless hundreds of thousands of acres from black hands.

Sandra Cummings, a black property owner in rural Georgia, looks at the deed to her property on March 25, 2017. Cummings inherited her land after an ancestor of hers was given it by her former slave owner whom she had children with. Despite nearly losing it and having to take out predatory loans, the piece of land has remained in the family since the 1800's, a rarity for African Americans in the region. African Americans collectively owned 925,000 farms in 1920, mostly in the South. By 1975, there were only 45,000 black-owned farms in the country, mostly due to discriminatory lending practices and obscure legal loopholes such as “heir’s property” which effectively stole countless hundreds of thousands of acres from black hands.

Air Force cadet Elliot Rigsby, second from right, marches in formation with the rest of the Mizzou ROTC drill team in the annual Pass in Review Joint Services Awards Parade on May 4, 2018 on the Francis Quadrangle.

Air Force cadet Elliot Rigsby, second from right, marches in formation with the rest of the Mizzou ROTC drill team in the annual Pass in Review Joint Services Awards Parade on May 4, 2018 on the Francis Quadrangle.

Around 60 yoga practitioners gathered for sunrise yoga in Kiener Plaza on July 5, 2018. Through a sponsorship with the city, weekly event was free for the entirety of the summer.

Around 60 yoga practitioners gathered for sunrise yoga in Kiener Plaza on July 5, 2018. Through a sponsorship with the city, weekly event was free for the entirety of the summer.

St. Louisans and other Midwesterners were unable to go into the Gateway Arch and its museum due to a, “lapse in federal appropriations,” according to the National Park Service during the longest shutdown in government history. Despite other national parks experiencing issues with waste removal and other maintenance, the Gateway Arch National Park was able to continue to pay NPS employees to do basic ground care and other tasks.

St. Louisans and other Midwesterners were unable to go into the Gateway Arch and its museum due to a, “lapse in federal appropriations,” according to the National Park Service during the longest shutdown in government history. Despite other national parks experiencing issues with waste removal and other maintenance, the Gateway Arch National Park was able to continue to pay NPS employees to do basic ground care and other tasks.

Police officers and children play basketball at Indian Hills Park during a barbecue hosted by the police department on Saturday, July 16, 2016. "When we started, people wouldn't interact with us." Phillip Shull said. "Now we have kids running up to our cars and community members waving," Shull is one of six community outreach officers with the Columbia Police Department.

Police officers and children play basketball at Indian Hills Park during a barbecue hosted by the police department on Saturday, July 16, 2016. "When we started, people wouldn't interact with us." Phillip Shull said. "Now we have kids running up to our cars and community members waving," Shull is one of six community outreach officers with the Columbia Police Department.

Members of Marching Mizzou rehearse in formation on a practice field under the direction of Erin Cooper, one of just two female marching band directors in the SEC, on Aug. 16, 2016.

Members of Marching Mizzou rehearse in formation on a practice field under the direction of Erin Cooper, one of just two female marching band directors in the SEC, on Aug. 16, 2016.