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Students gather to sign cards for local hospital personnel and the family of the deceased Chiefs Super Bowl parade victim, Lisa Lopez-Galvan.

Cross-Campus Compassion: UMKC and Rockhurst University Unite to Support Local Hospitals and Community

Lilah Manning and Brenna Oxley
February 21, 2024

  UMKC united with Rockhurst University on Tuesday afternoon at Durwood Stadium to sign cards dedicated to the hospitals taking care of Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade shooting victims and sympathy cards for Lisa Lopez-Galvan’s family.    Tables lined the track with giant...

Students in the crowd cheer on the contestants as they perform their prepared pieces.

Court Warming Candidates Perform to Nostalgic Nickelodeon Songs

Elyse Bredfeldt, Staff Writer
February 21, 2024

  Five Roo Royalty candidates performed dance routines or lip-synced to Nickelodeon theme songs at the UMKC Court Warming event, Yell Like Hell, on Feb. 9 in the Student Union Theater.    The competition was judged by Chelsie Duckworth, the senior program coordinator...

Becky Bergman, an employee at UMKC ASM Roo Advising sits to have her blood drawn.

UMKC Honors Program Blood Drive Sees Increase in Donations After Union Station Shooting

Lauren Zoller, Staff Writer
February 16, 2024

  In the wake of the Union Station shooting, UMKC Honors Program and Community Blood Center’s bi-semesterly blood drive saw a jump in registrations Friday, Feb. 16 with 24 new signups.   Sudhiksha Kumar, a junior studying mathematics and statistics, serves as the honors...

A large crowd gathered outside of Childrens Mercy Hospital to show solidarity with the victims.

Kansas City Mourns Victims of Parade Shooting, Calls for Action and Support

Catie Walker, Lilah Manning, and Brenna Oxley
February 16, 2024

  Hundreds of community members lit candles Thursday evening in Kansas City to honor the victims of the Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade shooting.    The community mourned Lisa Lopez-Galvan’s death outside of Children's Mercy Hospital, where several injured children from...

Policeman survey the scene after the incident.

“I knew right away that it wasn’t fireworks”

Iqbal Singh, Photo Editor
February 15, 2024

  Many people said they thought they heard fireworks, but I knew right away that wasn’t what was happening.     Bullets have a very distinct sound.    After hearing the gunfire, I immediately went to protect those around me — family or otherwise. While wearing...

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