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Jaeden Johnson (center), Clara Houske, Molly Sloan, Max Nelson-Steinhoff, Lydia Middleton, Brenna Hood, Natalie Adkins, and Troy Gardner in the dance House of Quensaun, to the song “My House” from the film Renaissance (2023) by Beyonce.

Senior Dancers Shine in Capstone Performances

Catie Walker, Staff Writer
February 21, 2024

  Dancers dazzled in this spring's conservatory Senior Dance Capstone performances. The performers took their final bows at the last show on Feb.10  in White Recital Hall.   As the seniors were performing, the concert hall was buzzing with a lively audience in support...

The Conservatory has around 700 students involved.

Spring Symphony: A Crescendo of Performances at the UMKC Conservatory

Catie Walker and Lilah Manning
February 16, 2024

  This spring, the UMKC Conservatory will host performances ranging from orchestras to jazz groups and solo senior recitals.   Most concerts are free for UMKC students, but larger performances offer students a discounted ticket price.     Sophomore music education...

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...

The $36 million project has received mixed reviews globally.

Fashion Identity Crisis: The Clash of Y2K and Modern Styles in “Mean Girls”

Lilah Manning and Catie Walker
January 25, 2024

  Picture this: you’re a nervous new student in the high school cafeteria, surrounded by trendy peers. You hear the squeak of pleather pants and the clomping of combat boots and look up to see… Regina George?    Released on Jan. 12, the new “Mean Girls” movie...

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