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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...

Guo preparing formulations for testing.

UMKC Student Changing the Course of Cancer Treatment

Ellen Beshuk, Staff Writer
April 10, 2024

  It is hard to find someone whose life is not affected by cancer, and UMKC Ph.D. candidate, Yuhan Guo shared this reality when her grandmother was diagnosed with leukemia in 2018.   Once a person is diagnosed, they have a couple of treatment options that work but often...

SGA President Ophelia Griffen.

SGA Wants to Build A New Legacy

Aurora Wilson, Roo News Lifestyle and Culture Editor
March 22, 2024

  Last year, SGA caught the attention of the students and faculty – but not for new bills passing or legislation being introduced.      The previous administration faced scandals of resigning senators, unclear leadership and the impeachment of former SGA President...

  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...

The crowd size has increased at each Super Bowl parade for the Chiefs, causing more planning and work for the KCPD.

Former NYPD Cop Weighs in on Crowd Safety at Chiefs Parade

Ben Springer, Staff Writer
February 19, 2024

  An estimated one million people attended New York City’s Times Square New Year’s Eve ball drop with zero fatalities or injuries.     An estimated one million people attended the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade last Wednesday. More than 20 people...

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