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Roo News wins first place for website, nine total awards at MCMA conference

Roo News wins first place for website, nine total awards at MCMA conference

Roo News
April 11, 2022

UMKC Roo News took home nine awards at this year’s Missouri College Media Association (MCMA) awards. In competition against the largest universities in Missouri, the newspaper has continued to build on its past success, notably earning first place in website design. “I...

On Nov. 20, BTS released its fifth Korean studio album, “BE.” (Genius)

Album review: BTS’ “BE” is a creative take on pandemic life

Adeta Chareunsab
November 24, 2020

“BE,” is K-pop supergroup BTS’ latest album, and perhaps the best to date to date.  Despite the tracklist being short, with only seven songs and one skit, each song’s lyrics are impactful and relatable.  With the current pandemic as the main theme, the lyrics...

BLACKPINK’s global success shines in new Netflix documentary, BLACKPINK: LIGHT UP THE SKY

BLACKPINK’s global success shines in new Netflix documentary, “BLACKPINK: LIGHT UP THE SKY”

Adeta Chareunsab
October 22, 2020

Whether you’re a fan of them or not, BLACKPINK’s success is no secret to anyone. From being the first K-pop girl group to perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to breaking five Guinness World Records with its music video for “How You Like That,” the...

Album review: “Nectar” by Joji

Album review: “Nectar” by Joji

Adeta Chareunsab
September 28, 2020

Ever since Japanese singer-songwriter Joji (real name George Kusunoki Miller) released his debut hit album “BALLADS 1,” fans couldn’t help but ask for more of the artist’s soulful-sounding voice. Although it has taken two years, Joji’s sophomore album, “Nectar,”...

BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez’s “Ice Cream” review

BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez’s “Ice Cream” review

Adeta Chareunsab
August 31, 2020

If you thought powerful collaborations from female artists were going to stop, think again. Because K-pop group BLACKPINK and singer Selena Gomez have released a song that should be an essential part of your summer playlist. “Ice Cream” is a fun and refreshing song...

Remembering actor Chadwick Boseman

Remembering actor Chadwick Boseman

Adeta Chareunsab
August 31, 2020

You’ve probably already heard it a million times, but I’ll say it again. This year sucks. Throughout 2020, we have faced many losses. Whether it be because of a global pandemic, racial injustices or natural causes, it’s all just so heartbreaking and tiring to hear...

Students’ thoughts on movie theater reopenings

Students’ thoughts on movie theater reopenings

Adeta Chareunsab
August 28, 2020

Nothing beats going to the movies with a couple of friends on a Friday night. Well, except COVID-19, of course. Throughout the summer, movie studios have delayed premieres or elected to release films via streaming platforms due to the pandemic. With summer coming to an...

The new normal for freshmen’s first semester

The new normal for freshmen’s first semester

Adeta Chareunsab
August 26, 2020

Long time UMKC students may have fond memories of their first semester on campus. For UMKC’s newest incoming class, a global pandemic may taint those memories. With numerous safety restrictions, online learning and social distancing measures, freshmen are entering into...

Student organizations make online preparations for the fall semester

Student organizations make online preparations for the fall semester

Adeta Chareunsab
August 24, 2020

Student organizations, as much as classes, can be the backbone of many students’ college experience. Some of their best memories come from belonging to a student organization and attending the group’s events. With UMKC students taking the majority of their classes online,...

‘Tigertail’—a beautiful tale of youth and sorrow

‘Tigertail’—a beautiful tale of youth and sorrow

Adeta Chareunsab
April 23, 2020

We all have actions and choices we regret making. While there are times we can let them go, some regrets hold on much longer than others. Alan Yang’s film directorial debut, “Tigertail,” focuses on the life of Pin-Jui (Tzi Ma) as he reflects on his youth while also...

From KC to LA: filmmaker Morgan Cooper makes a name for himself

From KC to LA: filmmaker Morgan Cooper makes a name for himself

Adeta Chareunsab
April 17, 2020

From having conversations with celebrities like filmmaker Ava DuVernay to actor Will Smith, you could say Kansas City filmmaker Morgan Cooper has made it in life. Cooper was only 18 when his love for filmmaking started after buying his first camera. Before working on his...

Coronavirus—the entertainment industry’s worst nightmare

Coronavirus—the entertainment industry’s worst nightmare

Adeta Chareunsab
April 9, 2020

From delayed movie releases to canceled concert tours, the coronavirus has taken over the entertainment industry. The pandemic has swept across the U.S., becoming the biggest threat to cinephiles, music lovers and celebrities themselves. Upcoming blockbusters like “Fast...

UMKC Libraries “Shining a Light” on underrepresented composers

UMKC Libraries “Shining a Light” on underrepresented composers

Adeta Chareunsab
February 26, 2020

You’re probably aware of who Mozart, Beethoven and Bach are, but did you know there are many more composers who aren’t just old, white men? With UMKC Libraries’ new online exhibit, “Shining a Light,” you can now discover many 21st century composers from historically...

UMKC student wins award for best technical production on “Grease”

UMKC student wins award for best technical production on “Grease”

Adeta Chareunsab
February 5, 2020

Lights, camera, action! Do you ever wonder why directors emphasize lights first in such a phrase? Well, lights are more important to a show than you may think. Senior Rachael Carney was recently awarded best technical production by Broadway World Kansas City for her work...

Film Review: “The Rise of Skywalker”

Film Review: “The Rise of Skywalker”

Adeta Chareunsab
January 19, 2020

As someone who just got into Star Wars about a month ago after watching all the movies available on Disney+, I guess you could say that I’ve become a fan of the franchise. It was also pure luck that I was able to finish them on time just before “The Rise of Skywalker”...

The lives of UMKC art students

The lives of UMKC art students

Adeta Chareunsab
November 21, 2019

Being an art major in college is quite similar to any other major out there. We stress about classes and homework, and even have the same unhealthy college diet. While all students of different majors have the same college habits, art majors experience their days a bit...

UMKC’s UPB provides free events and more for students

UMKC’s UPB provides free events and more for students

Adeta Chareunsab
November 6, 2019

Hearing something is free sounds like music to the ears for a lot of people, especially broke college students. It’s hard to have fun in college when almost everything fun to do costs money. Fortunately, UMKC students are able to enjoy activities and events for free...

Album review: 88rising’s ‘Head In The Clouds II’

Album review: 88rising’s ‘Head In The Clouds II’

Adeta Chareunsab
October 20, 2019

As the seasons changee and the weather gets cooler, we begin to miss the hot summer days filled with no worries whatsoever. What if I told you we were able to feel that again, but with music? In its sophomore album, mass media company 88rising releases “Head In The Clouds...

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