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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...

A student testing out the colors.

UMKC’s Women’s Center Brightens Campus with Spring Clothes Swap and Color Analysis Event

Amina Shaw, Staff Writer
April 18, 2024

  It was all giggles in the Women’s Center last Tuesday afternoon during their Spring Clothes Swap and Color Analysis event.   Students and staff bantered over whether participants were “warm spring" or “cool summer.” The backroom overflowed with donated clothing...

The children involved with Camp Quality.

Camp Quality: Empowering Children with Cancer and Their Families Through Hope and Support

Lucas Campbell, Staff Writer
April 17, 2024

Camp Quality is a summer camp and support system that empowers children battling cancer and their families.    Deeply rooted in resilience, love and community, Camp Quality provides an experience beyond traditional summer camps. It's a place where children facing this sickness...

A photo of Pride Haven.

A Place to Call Home

Manuel Rivera, Staff Writer
April 17, 2024

Tucked into the corner of 31st and Troost is a Pride Haven for queer youth who face homelessness, abandonment and discrimination.      Organized by SAVE, Inc., the overnight shelter is open 24/7 and offers a variety of support for members of the LGBTQIA community in ages...

Take Back the Night is a nationwide event that aims to stop sexual and domestic violence.

UMKC Organizations “Take Back the Night” to Participate in National Sexual Violence Awareness Month

Jazlyn Summers, Roo News Intern
April 17, 2024

 Join students as they “Take Back the Night,” one of the nation’s oldest worldwide movements against sexual violence this evening, Wednesday April 17.    The event will be held at the University Playhouse from 6:30-9:30 p.m., where participants can make signs, listen...

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