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Spacey Kacey is Earthbound and Grounded

Alexandrea Erisman, Staff Writer
April 3, 2024

In her sixth studio album released on March 15, Kacey Musgraves reflects on her Southern roots and idyllic themes of nature while she navigates a fresh break-up.    The promotions and performances leading up to and after the release have featured barefoot Musgraves walking...

 Tabling event hosted by SJP.

UMKC Students for Justice in Palestine Defy Setbacks, Empower Palestinian Voices

Alexandrea Erisman, Staff Writer
March 11, 2024

  The Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) group has recently rereleased the announcement of their executive board. Although initially shared publicly in October 2023, however, they quickly removed their post to avoid possible negative interactions on campus.    “I...

Sophomore forward Jeff Ngandu slam dunk

Swinney’s Warm Embrace: Fans Reflect on the Heartbeat of UMKC Basketball

Alexandrea Erisman, Staff Writer
February 16, 2024

On a warm night in February, fans of all ages nearly packed the Swinney Center to watch the men’s basketball team take on Denver.    Foam fingers and popcorn donned in the university’s gold lit up the bleachers as the crowd took to their feet each time the Roos scored.     Finding...

Opinion: Navigating the Year of Mindful Choices: Embracing In/Out Lists for a Purposeful 2024

Opinion: Navigating the Year of Mindful Choices: Embracing ‘In/Out Lists’ for a Purposeful 2024

Alexandrea Erisman, Staff Writer
January 27, 2024

With a new year comes a new trend for making resolutions. “In/Out Lists” have been taking social media by storm since the final weeks of December.    While some have clear intentions to promote brands, products and blatant consumerism, my feed has featured an abundance...

UMKCs RoosRead gathers students and staff for a year-long literary journey and a page-turning community.

A new reading initiative is taking shape on the UMKC campus

Alexandrea Erisman, Staff Writer
November 27, 2023

  UMKC unveiled a new initiative this year called RoosRead. The program is aimed to encourage students and staff to read a recommended book, fostering a sense of community and belonging by creating a campus-wide book club.    The Office of the Chancellor launched the...

Roos Have New Digs to Choose From

Roos Have New Digs to Choose From

Alexandrea Erisman, Staff Writer
November 10, 2023

  “That’s what Roos do,” shouts Sporting Kansas City hype man and UMKC alum, Hartzell Gray to the applause from a crowd of UMKC students and alumni.    At the first-ever collaboration between the university and alumni-owned apparel shop Made Mobb, drinks were flowing,...

Tile roofs, exquisite towers and mosaic tiles have distinguished the Plaza for nearly 90 years. The original architecture has been vigilantly preserved.

The Plaza May Undergo New Ownership

Alexandrea Erisman and Maddy Uetz
November 9, 2023

  The Country Club Plaza has caught the eyes of out-of-state interests and spurred Texas-sized rumors of a buyout.   With close-ties to Kansas City’s own Hunt family, HP Village Partners LP, a Dallas based company, has reportedly made imminent strides to acquire the property.   The...

Browse the endless possibilities of chilling recommendations.

Seven Spooky Movies for a Halloweek-end In

Alexandrea Erisman, Staff Writer
October 30, 2023

  In a rut this fall season? Want to have a terrifying time, but don’t know where to start?    Search no further, mortals. The following spell, I mean list, will enchant your Halloween streaming needs long into the witching hour.  “Rocky Horror Picture Show”...

Starting this month, electric prices are getting scary

Starting this month, electric prices are getting scary

Alexandrea Erisman, Staff Writer
October 19, 2023

  Residents in Missouri who rely on Evergy as their source of utilities received flyers, brochures and emails over the last few months detailing a new time-based rate plan by Oct. 1.   Associate professor in the School of Science and Engineering, Preetham Goli said, “It's...

A picture of a scale highlighting the impacts of Ozempic.

Opinion: When will the Ozempic Bubble Burst?

Alexandrea Erisman, Staff Writer
September 20, 2023

When something seems too good to be true, it probably is.    I grew up witnessing the beauty trends of the 2000s that were fueled by cigarette-smoking runway models, restricting themselves to lettuce and Diet Coke before a show, and I don’t long to go back to those days.    The...

A mural of Patrick Mahomes on the side of Ale House.

The Best Places to Catch the Chiefs This Season

Alexandrea Erisman and Adedeji Adebawore
September 15, 2023

Let’s face it, the spot to be on game day is undoubtedly GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, but we can’t all score a ticket inside.   We scoured the streets to put together a list of spots playing the game and serving up their specials wherever the team is. Whether it’s...

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