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Student Project Aims to Break Barriers for Minority Representation in KC

Emily Wheeler, Staff Writer
May 9, 2024

  Limitless Artists KC aims to raise awareness and funding for underrepresented artists in the KC area.   Princess Sarah Ehioguh started Limitless Artists KC after noticing a lack of representation among minorities in the art scene.    “The art of minorities is...

Zodiac signs can be seen on Snapchat.

Students Share Diverse Perspectives on Astrology: Beliefs, Skepticism and Insights

Lucas Campbell, Staff Writer
May 8, 2024

  Is there cosmic harmony among UMKC students, or is astrology just a celestial curiosity?   Students' beliefs about astrology mirror the variety of their academic interests. From skeptics to avid believers, contrasting views on zodiac signs and their influence shine through...

Higher Education in Missouri: How students are Addressing 4/20 in 2024

Higher Education in Missouri: How students are Addressing 4/20 in 2024

Dominick Love, Staff Writer
April 25, 2024

  The “dopest” day of the year occurred this Saturday on April 20, 2024, also known as 4/20.   Occurring only once every millennium, the date 4/20/2024 is also a palindrome. Read forwards or backwards, the numbers have the same meaning.   The term “420” started...

Dr. Wanda Lathom-Radocy on stage in White Recital Hall.

Symphony of Success: UMKC Music Therapy’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Mhina Major, Staff Writer
April 24, 2024

   The UMKC Music Therapy department celebrated its 50th anniversary at the UMKC Conservatory last Saturday, April 6.   After a filling meal and signing in, students, faculty, alumni and guest speakers moved to White Recital Hall to hear about the program’s powerful...

Planet vs. Plastics: Earth Day 2024 and the Fight for Plastic Reduction

Planet vs. Plastics: Earth Day 2024 and the Fight for Plastic Reduction

Amina Shaw, Staff Writer
April 21, 2024

  Plastic. It’s in the food we eat, the water we drink, and even the air we breathe. In the battle of Planet vs. Plastics, a 60% plastic production reduction is on the frontline of this Earth Day 2024 public debate.   Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22. The...

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