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The Royals announced the new stadium will be located in the Crossroads district.

Opinion: Let the Royals Play Ball Downtown

Ben Springer, Staff Writer
March 14, 2024

There’s been no shortage of chatter on the Royals’ proposal to move the Kauffman Stadium to the Crossroads District. However, one glance through the comment section of any Facebook post about the move shows many people do not want this big change to happen.    In less...

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...

Students urged to consult syllabi for professors policies on AI usage in classwork. Library Student Guide offers resources for navigating ChatGPT usage at UMKC.

UMKC Students Navigate ChatGPT Policy Amidst Evolving AI Landscape

Jack Venable and Ben Springer
February 11, 2024

  The University of Missouri (UM) system implemented a policy in late October regarding the use of ChatGPT. This policy affects all four campuses in the UM system, including UMKC.   The policy restricts the use of ChatGPT for writing assigned papers and other graded assignments....

How a UMKC Student Stayed Warm at the Chiefs-Dolphins Game

How a UMKC Student Stayed Warm at the Chiefs-Dolphins Game

Ben Springer, Staff Writer
January 28, 2024

  Before the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Buffalo Bills last Sunday, they prevailed against the Miami Dolphins on Jan. 14 in the fourth coldest National Football League game ever.    With a kickoff temperature of minus 4 degrees and a wind chill of negative 20 degrees,...

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