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During her career as an English teahcer, Sheila Honig won Sosland Teaching Awards and the Dean’s Teaching Award.

UMKC Community Honors Late Professor Sheila Honig

Aurora Wilson , Staff Writer
April 12, 2023

  Professor Sheila Honig, the longest-standing English professor at UMKC, taught for over 40 years and left her mark on thousands of students.    The Missouri native passed away on Feb. 9, 2023, due to a stroke earlier in the week, according to the obituary.   She...

Photo of Lexi Nardini taken by Natalie Nichole Photos.

Local Florist Blooms in KC

Aurora Wilson , Staff Writer
April 12, 2023

  The owner of Love, Lilacs, Lexi Nardini, is chasing her dreams and fostering love, one petal at a time.    Nardini, who started Love, Lilacs in 2023, has seen her company bloom into a thriving business with creating and organizing floral arrangements for large corporate...

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Season 27 of “The Bachelor” is Almost Over and This is How it Will End…I Think.

Aurora Wilson , Staff Writer
March 26, 2023

  If you have been following season 27 of "The Bachelor", it is no secret that Zach Shallcross has made some questionable decisions during his time as the Bachelor.    From sending home women who bring up concerns in the name of avoiding drama to doing rose ceremonies...

Its been a busy week of campaigning, but UMKC is finally welcoming their new student government leaders.

SGA Election Results

Aurora Wilson , Staff Writer
March 24, 2023

  Ophelia Griffin is the new Student Government Association (SGA) president.    Griffin, a communications major, is elated to be taking over as president after yearlong tension within SGA and her predecessor, Tim Nyguen.   “I am feeling so excited. A huge weight...

Students participate in Operation Beautiful for Every Body is Beautiful Week.

Operation Beautiful is Spreading Positivity to UMKC

Aurora Wilson, Staff Writer
March 2, 2023

  Vibrant and characterful post-it notes filled the Miller Nichols Library this week for Operation Beautiful, an event hosted by the UMKC Women’s Center for Every Body is Beautiful Week (EBIB).   Students had the opportunity to write positive messages and spread them...

Many foreign language classes take place in the same classroom on the second floor of Scofield Hall

Foreign Language Requirement removed from School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Aurora Wilson, Staff Writer
March 1, 2023

  Despite protests from foreign language professors, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences no longer requires foreign language classes to complete its degree programs.      Faculty outside of the foreign language department voted on the removal, which went into...

Planned Parenthood offers a variety of services and helps people learn about their reproductive health.

Opinion: America is Failing Its Mothers

Aurora Wilson, Staff Writer
February 20, 2023

  It took three children’s deaths to bring national attention to postpartum care in America.    On Jan. 24,  Lindsay Clancy killed all three of her children and then attempted to end her life. Clancy survived the fall from a second-story window but is now permanently...

At their first meeting of the year, Girl Gains discussed how to make a good workout playlist.

Girl Gains is Connecting with Women Across Campus

Aurora Wilson, Staff Writer
February 14, 2023

  As a weight lifter, junior Makena Martinez didn’t have much use for the comments: “You’re getting too big.”   “You don't want to look like a man!” or her favorite, “That body type isn't feminine or attractive.”    In response to these and other demeaning...

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Review: “Kaleidoscope” A Netflix Original

Aurora Wilson , Staff Writer
January 30, 2023

  Netflix’s new original series “Kaleidoscope” follows a group of seven criminals who come together to pull off the extraordinary task of stealing $7 billion from the world’s most highly guarded vault.   The show features all the great aspects of a well-rounded...

The Olsen Performing Arts Center needs improvements, according to students.

Students Voice Concerns about the Olsen Performing Arts Center

Aurora Wilson, Staff Writer
December 6, 2022

  Vocal education major Elizabeth Watzke has strived for excellence throughout her time in the UMKC Conservatory but is beginning to question the state of the program.    Watzke, a sophomore originally from Omaha, Nebraska, participated in choir throughout high school and...

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