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The social media app is facing concerning legislation.

Opinion: Stop Stressing Over TikTok Being Banned

Aurora Wilson, Lifestyle and Culture Editor
April 11, 2024

  The U.S. House passed a bill on March 13 that would ban the app TikTok across the country if ByteDance does not sell its stake.   With 170 million users nationwide and a majority of those under the age of 18, outcry has stemmed from teens and influencers alike.    Members...

Kansas City’s budget allocated millions to support zero-fare buses, but the pandemic disrupted funding plans. Now, the debate continues on whether to reinstate fares.

Opinion: RideKC’s Fare-Free Fiasco

Julius Briscoe, Staff Writer
April 10, 2024

  There is much to criticize about the RideKC public transportation system, but the price of a ride hasn’t been a grievance since March 2020 when Kansas City buses went zero fare.   However, it has recently come to a vote on whether or not RideKC will continue to operate...

  Inside the Goofball Sk8boards shop.

Breaking Barriers: Goofball Sk8boards Paving the Way for Accessibility in Skateboarding

Jazlyn Summers, Roo News Intern
March 21, 2024

  Goofball Sk8boards, a queer-owned LGBTQ+ safe space, aims to be more accessible in the future of skateboarders in Kansas City.    “Our goal this year is to make our park free for everyone,” said Co-owner and Business Director Joan Rose. “We recognize that if you...

St. Patricks Day Parade poster.

Mayor Quinton Lucas faces backlash for pushing ahead with St. Patrick’s Day parade despite safety concerns

Lucas Campbell, Staff Writer
February 29, 2024

  Amidst heightened concerns for public safety following the shootings at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade, Mayor Quinton Lucas' determination to proceed with the St. Patrick's Day Parade has ignited anger and skepticism among citizens.   “We have a plan for...

Courtney Masterson, a restoration ecologist and the Executive Director of Native Lands Restoration Collaborative, sits with their hands in a bucket of seed mix.

UMKC’s Student Environmental Coalition Works to Rehabilitate Kansas Riverbank

Aurora Wilson, Lifestyle and Culture Editor
February 22, 2024

  UMKC’s Student Environmental Coalition (SEC) spent a chilly morning spreading millions of seeds across the Kansas riverbank to help restore the natural species of wildflowers and native grasses.    Around 30 members of the community showed up on Feb. 10 to help Friends...

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