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Remembering G. Fred Wickman: Journalist, Professor and Mentor
Melissa Reeves, Guest Writer • May 16, 2024

On April 27, 2024, former Kansas City Star columnist, UMKC professor and U-News (now called Roo News) advisor G. Fred Wickman passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. The May 5, 2024 edition of The Star featured a lovely article about him that covers his illustrious career, but many of his former students felt he deserved to be honored here, as well. If you are a student today, you probably didn’t know Wickman. He retired from UMKC in 2011. For those of us who were lucky enough...

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UMKC Students Received University Pushback at Pro-Palestine Protest
Aurora Wilson and Maisy Blanton April 29, 2024

  Over 150 students showed up to participate in a protest in solidarity with Palestine and other protests across the nation on Monday.   Around 2 p.m., organizers and students put up tents at the University Walkway, started chants and listened to speakers share their passion about Palestinian liberation. Hours...

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SGA Presidents Address Ongoing Struggle with Campus Parking Scarcity
Sydney Siemens, RooTV Executive Producer, Staff Writer • April 18, 2024
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Manuel Rivera, Staff Writer • April 18, 2024
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Students Share Diverse Perspectives on Astrology: Beliefs, Skepticism and Insights
Lucas Campbell, Staff Writer • May 8, 2024

  Is there cosmic harmony among UMKC students, or is astrology just a celestial curiosity?   Students' beliefs about astrology mirror the...

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