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Remembering G. Fred Wickman: Journalist, Professor and Mentor

Melissa Reeves, Guest Writer
May 16, 2024

On April 27, 2024, former Kansas City Star columnist, UMKC professor and U-News (now called Roo News) advisor G. Fred Wickman passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. The May 5, 2024 edition of The Star featured a lovely article about him that covers his illustrious...

Pride Prom sign.

A Night of Empowerment and Celebration at ​​UMKC Pride Prom: A Cinematic Night of Inclusion and Liberation.

Sydney Siemens, Staff Writer
May 7, 2024

  UMKC campus was abuzz on April 19 as students came together to celebrate Pride Prom in classic Hollywood style.    From the moment the doors opened, the atmosphere was electric, pulsating with the beats of DJ Chance Romance, a Lawrence native who set the tone for the...

Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. Members after SOUL and FSA awards.

UMKC’s Finest: Highlighting Student Achievements at Annual Awards Ceremony

Mhina Major, Staff Writer
May 7, 2024

 UMKC held its annual Student Organization and University Leadership (SOUL) and Fraternity and Sorority Affairs (FSA) Excellence Awards with a night of festivities on April 24 in the Student Union.    The purpose of this award ceremony was to acknowledge and honor the...

UMKC Students Create Liberated Zone for Pro-Palestine Protests

UMKC Students Create Liberated Zone for Pro-Palestine Protests

Iqbal Singh, Videographer
May 2, 2024

Photos by Iqbal Singh UMKC students have set up a Liberated Zone and are demanding the university to promptly divest all investments linked to the Palestinian genocide. Despite the university's attempts to intimidate them into leaving, the students stand firm. They resisted...

A student in front of the Roo statue and a university official.

Students Weigh In at ‘Liberation Zone’ Regarding University Response

Aurora Wilson, Editor-in-Chief
April 30, 2024

  Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) organized a ‘Liberation Zone’ on Monday, April 29, to call on UMKC to disclose and divest funds from Israel and Israeli institutions.    During the event, university officials removed tents and told protestors that temporary...

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