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Amidst the festive spirit of St. Patricks Day, the iconic symbol of luck, the clover, reminds us of the rich traditions and celebrations honoring Irish heritage.
Exploring St. Patrick's Day Alternatives in Kansas City
Aydan Stigler and Grace BeshoreMarch 14, 2024

  The annual St. Patrick's Day celebration is just around the corner, and with celebration comes large crowds.    The annual city parade...

Visit the City Market to explore local vendors.
Smart Saving Strategies for a Wallet-Friendly Spring Break
Emily Wheeler, Staff Writer • March 14, 2024

  UMKC students are ready for the upcoming week-long spring break, but are their wallets?   From travel adventures to staycations, spring...

Earth Mother by Sheron Smith
Her Art/Their Art Explores the Female Experience in the 21st Century
Elyse Bredfeldt, Staff Writer • March 12, 2024

  Her Art/Their Art is a collection that aims to answer the question: “What does it mean to identify, live, navigate, or be perceived by society...

Nina Simone: Four Women” playbook.
The KC Rep’s “Nina Simone: Four Women” is both timeless and poignant.
Maisy Blanton, Staff Writer • March 5, 2024

  The Kansas City Repertory Theater (KCRep) recently performed “Nina Simone: Four Women.” The show follows musician Nina Simone as she...

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...

Podcast: Hoppin’ Around Campus

Chiefs’ Super Bowl Parade Aftermath
Created by Zoe Strohm

  Cohosts RobyLane Kelley and Jarrod McDaniel sit with UMKC SGA President Ophelia Griffin to hop into another semester. Griffin discusses plans for the semester and where she stands in the university hierarchy. In light of the mass shooting at the Chiefs parade, the gang talks about how the tragedy has impacted safety on campus and in Kansas City. 

  Ophelia Griffin can be contacted through her Instagram or by stopping by her office in the student union.

Instagram – @Ophelia.griffinn 

Student Support: 

UMKC Counseling Services, 816-235-1635

Community Counseling and Assessment Services, 816-235-2725

University Health Behavioral Health Crossroads, 816-404-5709

Faculty and Staff Support: 

  “Optum offers a 24/7 crisis line for employees and their family members who may wish to speak with someone and receive confidential support without an appointment, 866-248-4094.

  For more information, please visit the UMKC HR web page about resources following a traumatic incident.” Email from UMKC chancellor following the shooting.

  Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Amazon Music.

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