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American Idol season 20 runner-up HunterGirl sings to the crowd of fans in Uptown Theatre.
|Photo Courtesy of Industrial Media

Strumming to Success

November 3, 2022

  Sitting in her band’s practice session at 14 years old, she never dreamed of appearing on television. At the beginning of 2022, 5.6 million people watched as HunterGirl sang her original song on "American Idol’"s season finale.   The 20th season runner-up began her...

Matthew McDowell is a UMKC alumni who now performs at Jazz clubs around KC. (Photo provided by Matthew McDowell)

UMKC Alumni’s Experience in KC’s Jazz Community

September 13, 2022

With the voices of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin echoing from his grandparents’ record player, UMKC alum and singer Matthew McDowell’s love for jazz music began to form.   As he grew up, McDowell's passion for the art form flourished as he participated in the different...

UPDATE: UMKC librarians confirm connection between recent library closure and UM System

UPDATE: UMKC librarians confirm connection between recent library closure and UM System

September 8, 2022

A day after all UMKC libraries unexpectedly closed early, a group of employees confirm that the absence was caused by several members disfavor with the UM System’s recent approval of the Modernized Leave Program. While the group has chosen to remain anonymous for the...

Union demands included the creation of a lease agreement between students and UMKC.

UMKC residents form tenant union, demand better conditions and transparency from university

April 19, 2022

Following a meeting with UMKC officials Thursday night, the newly-formed UMKC Tenant Union publicly released their demands regarding university housing. Signed by over 100 students living on-campus, the statement outlined demands that included revising the terms of UMKC’s...

SGA considers new legal service proposal

SGA considers new legal service proposal

April 5, 2022

The Student Government Association (SGA) conducted their first reading of the Legal Service for Students resolution at the end of March. The resolution asks for a clinic to provide legal services to UMKC students for issues such as misdemeanors, taxes and immigration, as...

UMKC SGA considers tuition change proposal

UMKC SGA considers tuition change proposal

February 15, 2022

The Student Government Association (SGA) discussed possible reforms to UMKC’s tuition payments in its Feb. 7 meeting. Dr. Jennifer Lundgren, the executive vice chancellor of the College of Arts and Sciences, presented a differential tuition project which would substitute...

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