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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...

Greek Week Recap: RooTV 4/24/24


It’s an action-packed episode of RooTV! This week, hosts Jazlyn Summers and Alexandrea Erisman bring you the latest from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. First up, get excited for some puppy playtime happening outside Miller Nicholl Library at 3 PM! We’ll see you there for cuddles and pets. Next, journalism students got an inside look at local NBC affiliate KSHB 41, meeting anchors and touring the studio thanks to Professor Steve Kraske’s Art of the Interview class. It’s then time for Into The Den with Zach Gunter, who runs down recent Roo Softball, Kansas City Current, Sporting KC, and Royals games. The Current are off to a hot start in the NWSL! In campus life, we recap the magical Harry Potter-themed Greek Week with events like Quidditch, lip sync battles, and raising awareness for sexual assault prevention. Greek life has more fun activities planned through the semester’s end. Be sure to subscribe to RooTV and follow us on Instagram @RooTVUMKC. Let’s go Roos!

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