Roo News

The Student News Site of University of Missouri - Kansas City

Roo News

Roo News

The latest Lil Nas X music video created an uproar around the world but many arent considering the true message behind the video and the song. (BBC)

A Christian’s love of Lil Nas X

Kayla Wiltfong
April 13, 2021

Last weekend, while helping a couple of our friends move apartments, my friend asked me if I’d seen Lil Nas X’s new music video — the one with hell and the devil and all that. At the time, I hadn’t. I’d heard vague details, and I’d seen the notes app letter that...

Half of a glob with a variety of flags printed on it such as Spain, United States, UK, Korea, Mexico, etc. There is a shadow of a city scape in the very background.

We need our language arts

Kayla Wiltfong
February 1, 2021

In the summer of 2019, I was privileged enough to study abroad in Málaga, Spain, with the Spanish program at UMKC. At first, I honestly wasn’t sure if I was going to like Spain, because European history doesn’t interest me much. As the class travelled through Andalucía,...

One individual standing in the middle of a road that forks into two going into opposite directions. There are arrows pointing to the two dividing roads and the roads seem to be in the middle of a desert.

There’s no room for middle ground

Kayla Wiltfong
January 18, 2021

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, I was devastated. I was afraid of what a Trump presidency would mean for many of my friends and fellow students. I remember calling my friend Anna, who was a freshman at KU at the time, and crying together. I stayed at my parents’ house that night...

Stacy Abrams at a campaign rally for Georgia Senate

Dear white women, our kindness is worthless

Kayla Wiltfong
November 9, 2020

On Saturday, Nov. 7, an arduous election cycle came to an end, resulting in President-elect Joseph R. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. In the time since polls closed on Tuesday, voters were on edge, commiserating on Twitter about vote counts. On Friday, Nov. 6,...

Porcupines show the misplaced values of the American justice system

Porcupines show the misplaced values of the American justice system

Kayla Wiltfong
October 13, 2020

I felt nauseated when the Google news notification flashed on my phone screen. It read, “Two Maine cops fired for beating porcupines to death with batons.” At that moment, the news struck me as another example of the violence that is groomed into police officers in the United...

Load More Stories
Donate to Roo News