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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...

Kansas City has a chance to advance to the Summit League Championship for the first time since 2011.
Roos Softball Advances to Championship Semifinal
Zach Gunter, Sports Editor • May 10, 2024

  Kansas City has thrilled viewers in the first three games of the Summit League Softball Championship.   Entering as the third seed,...

A picture of the posters on the University Walkway.
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...

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 Beshore March 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...

Take Back the Night and UMKC Night at the K Upcoming: RooTV 4/17/24


Don’t miss out on this week’s update from RooTV! Join hosts Jazlyn Summers and Alexandra Ersmann as they bring you the latest events and sports highlights.

Spring is here, and so is the Parade of Hearts across Kansas City Metro! Discover the beautiful heart-shaped artwork scattered around the region, all for a good cause. Learn more about this unique fundraiser and how you can be a part of it.

April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and tonight, join us for Take Back the Night event at the University Playhouse. Stand in solidarity against sexual violence, listen to inspiring speakers, and participate in a march across campus.

️ Get your sports update with Zach Gunter! From Roo softball’s recent victory to Sporting Kansas City’s match against InterMiami, catch up on the latest scores and upcoming games.

⚾️ Don’t forget about UMKC Night at the K this Friday! Grab your theme ticket for a chance to snag a UMKC-branded crewneck and cheer on the Royals.

Subscribe to RooTV for more updates, and follow us on Instagram @RooTVUMKC for behind-the-scenes content. Stay informed, stay connected, and Roo Up!

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