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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...

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...

A Kansas City Police Department squad car sits after the parade.

Some UMKC Students Aren’t Surprised by Chiefs’ Rally Mass Shooting

Aurora Wilson, Lifestyle & Culture Editor
February 17, 2024

  Feelings of exhaustion and a lack of shock echoed around Kansas City on Feb. 14 as the 50th mass shooting of 2024 took place at the Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade.   Over 80 people, including Liza Lopez-Galvan, died in the first 45 days of the year due to mass shootings...

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...

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