Roo News

The Student News Site of University of Missouri - Kansas City

Roo News

Roo News

Around 1 million people were estimated to be in attendance at the parade.
One Dead, Several Injured During Chiefs Parade
Zach Gunter and Jazlyn SummersFebruary 14, 2024

Update:   As of 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, the number of those injured at the Union Station shooting after the Chiefs Super Bowl parade...

UMKCDC regularly updates their practice schedule and have multiple sessions a month.
UMKC Dance Club Prepares for First Performance
Luis Marin, Staff Writer • February 14, 2024

The UMKC Dance Club wants to create a space for judgment-free dancing, one move at a time.      The new organization, also known as UMKCDC,...

The Rainbow Lounge can be found on the second floor of the Student Union.
The Pride Alliance Pushes for an Increase in Members
Manuel Rivera and Brenna OxleyFebruary 13, 2024

  After struggling to gain and keep members last semester, UMKC’s Pride Alliance club outlined their new agenda with plans to increase membership...

Valentines Day can be stressful for students trying to save money, luckily there are options to stay frugal and be fun.
Love on A Budget
Scarlett Gottschalk, Staff Writer • February 7, 2024

  As a college student, spoiling your partner without jeopardizing next week’s groceries on Valentine’s Day can be hard.   Here are...

Members of TAASU at a general body meeting.
UMKC's African American Student Union Brings Community for Students
Amina Shaw, Staff Writer • February 6, 2024

  The African American Student Union (TAASU) works to foster a sense of belonging and empowerment for African American students by providing...

‘Roos Are All That’

UMKC Prepares for a Week of Celebration with Upcoming Court Warming Events
Julia Kapros
Court Warming is a week of showing spirit for the Roos’ basketball teams and celebrate Roo Court Warming Royalty.

  UMKC’s Court Warming is back for another year of celebration, and this time with a tribute to the 90s. 

  “Roos Are All That” is the chosen theme for the upcoming dance with respect to the nostalgic Nickelodeon TV show that many students grew up watching and have enjoyed throughout the years.

  “The theme is a tribute to Nickelodeon but also UMKC since both are institutions that have shaped the lives and experiences of many people,” said Nabila Hashim, computer science graduate student and Roo traditions and spirit coordinator for UMKC Union Programming Board (UPB). 

  Court Warming is a weeklong celebration that highlights UMKC pride and spirit while honoring and supporting the Roo Athletics basketball teams. 

  “The event helps foster a sense of community and belonging among students, faculty and alumni,” Hashim said. “As well as showcasing the talents and achievements of the student leaders who compete for the Roo Royalty title.” 

  While Court Warming is an annual event, students can expect to see some minor changes such as a $100 incentive to any student-led organization that sponsors a candidate for the dance. 

  The week-long celebration provides tons of opportunities for fun and entertainment but also learning. UPB is giving back to the UMKC campus community through their annual “Canned Art Creation.” This service project event and art contest serves to donate food goods to the Kangaroo Pantry, which serves UMKC students and staff who may be facing food insecurity.

  “The contest involves creating sculptures out of canned goods, and the candidates and their sponsoring organizations compete for the best-canned art creation,” Hashim said. “The winners receive prizes and points for the Roo Royalty competition.”

  As one of the most popular and exciting events of the celebration, the traditional “Yell Like Hell” pep rally will also be taking place.

  “This is a cheer competition that will be taking place on Friday night the week of the dance,” Hashim said. “We’ll be featuring performances by the KC Athletics cheerleaders, dance team and mascot– as well as music and games!”

  Court Warming will take place from Feb. 3 through Feb. 10 at various locations around campus. All events are free for UMKC students, faculty, staff and alumni. 

  “We encourage students to attend and participate because it is a great way of celebrating the students and faculty that make UMKC a vibrant and dynamic place to learn, grow and have fun,” Hashim said. “It also serves as a reminder that UMKC Roos ‘are all that’ and much more.” 

  To view details and a schedule of the upcoming events, follow UMKC UPB on RooGroups and Instagram.

[email protected] 

[email protected]  

Leave a Comment
Donate to Roo News

Your donation will support the student journalists of University of Missouri - Kansas City. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
About the Contributor
Julia Kapros, Photography Editor/Social Media Manager
Donate to Roo News

Comments (0)

All Roo News Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *