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Student Project Aims to Break Barriers for Minority Representation in KC

Emily Wheeler, Staff Writer
May 9, 2024

  Limitless Artists KC aims to raise awareness and funding for underrepresented artists in the KC area.   Princess Sarah Ehioguh started Limitless Artists KC after noticing a lack of representation among minorities in the art scene.    “The art of minorities is...

Hospital Hill apartment costs will increase to $13,599 for two semesters.

UMKC On-Campus Housing Costs Rise, Students Look for Housing Elsewhere

Emily Wheeler, Staff Writer
April 30, 2024

  As students start enrolling in classes for the upcoming fall semester, some will sign housing contracts for the 2024-25 school year. However, some students are deciding not to return to on-campus housing.     The cost of living on campus will rise once again for the...

UMKC Roo Wellness offers a range of STI testing services, including Rapid HIV, Rapid Syphilis, Hepatitis C, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia tests.

Free STI Testing at UMKC Health Services Clinic

Emily Wheeler, Staff Writer
April 15, 2024

  In partnership with Vivent Health, UMKC Roo Wellness will offer free sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing on Wednesday, April 17 at the UMKC Health Services Clinic.    No appointment is needed for the free testing. Students can walk in between the hours of 11...

Visit the City Market to explore local vendors.

Smart Saving Strategies for a Wallet-Friendly Spring Break

Emily Wheeler, Staff Writer
March 14, 2024

  UMKC students are ready for the upcoming week-long spring break, but are their wallets?   From travel adventures to staycations, spring break plans don’t have to break the bank.    Brandon Vazquez, senior computer science major, will visit Miami during his week...

Made in KC offers a wide selection from local businesses in KC.

The Best Local Spots for Kansas City Chiefs Gear

Emily Wheeler, Staff Writer
February 28, 2024

  The Kansas City Chiefs are fresh off their Super Bowl win in Las Vegas. Whether you're looking for vintage inspired or modern streetwear, local businesses around Kansas City offer a variety of options.  Eb & Co. (326 W 63rd St, Kansas City, MO):  If you're looking...

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UMKC Students Can Help Union Station Shooting Victims

Zach Gunter and Emily Wheeler
February 15, 2024

  Tragedy struck the Kansas City metro on Wednesday afternoon when gunfire broke out at Union Station.   As of Thursday evening, , 22 people were injured and one was confirmed dead. There are several ways UMKC students can help after this event. UMKC Honors Program...

Achintya Benegal (left) and Akerth Jain (right) play in the final round of the table tennis tournament.

Students Serve Up Serious Competition in Pursuit of Ping Pong Glory

Emily Wheeler, Staff Writer
February 7, 2024

  The Union Programming Board (UPB) hosted a ping pong tournament in a thrilling display of focus, agility and enthusiasm on Friday night. Twelve students participated in the bracket, all with their eyes on the prize.   The tournament started with round one, hosting six...

Oak Street Hall has experienced winter flooding twice in the last three years. Photo by Emily Wheeler

UMKC Residential Halls Beat Winter Chill With Zero Pipe Breaks

Emily Wheeler, Staff Writer
February 3, 2024

  Maintenance crews take a sigh of relief as no pipe breaks were reported in UMKC residential halls during recent weeks of sub-zero temperatures.    Flooding has been an annual occurrence for UMKC residence halls in the past. Last year both Johnson and Oak Street Hall experienced...

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