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Protestors gathered in Mill Creek Park in response to Dont Say Gay legislation.

‘Please Say Gay’ — Mill Creek Park Protestors Rally Against New Missouri Bill

Emma Sauer, Staff Writer
March 10, 2023

  A group of roughly 50 protestors lined up along the sidewalks on the corner of Mill Creek Park last Saturday to rally against a bill that could impact LGBTQIA+ students across Missouri.   Mill Creek Park, just a three-minute drive from UMKC, is usually a destination for...

Missouris new legislature concerns those in the LGBTQ+ community

LGBTQ+ Legislation in Missouri

Emma Sauer, Staff Writer
February 22, 2023

  Record numbers of LGBTQ+ legislative proposals are sweeping through Missouri; 30 have been filed since December 2022.   This puts the state at the second-highest number of bills targeting LGBTQ+ issues in the nation, according to the ACLU.    Supporters of these...

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is available in theatres and can be streamed on ROW8, Vudu, Apple TV, Prime Video, and  Redbox. Film poster photo courtesy of Universal Studios.

Review: “Puss In Boots: The Last Wish”

Emma Sauer, Staff Writer
February 14, 2023

  When I sat down to watch “Puss In Boots: The Last Wish" at my local theater, I was expecting a cute movie with a cat swinging a rapier around, cracking witty one-liners and maybe, if the writers were feeling really adventurous, that tried and true third act misunderstanding.    What...

Bulletin boards on campus are filled with a variety of opportunities for students, but not all are equal in their benefits.

Opinion: Vector Marketing

Emma Sauer, Staff Writer
December 14, 2022

  Students be wary; not every job chalked up on sidewalks or posted to campus bulletins is worth your time.    You may have noticed the “Student Work 2022” fliers put up around campus—maybe you even pulled out your phone to scan the QR code. While the current posters...

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Bubble Wrapp KC: Where Indie Art and Toys Come Together

Emma Sauer, Writer
November 18, 2022

  Some people think toys are just for kids — chunks of cheap plastic made to fill a landfill someday. But Kitty and Nate, owners of Bubble Wrapp KC, see things differently; to them, toys are works of art.    Having just opened in October, Bubble Wrapp brings the exciting...

UMKC Holds Campus-Wide Day of Service at Roos Give Back

UMKC Holds Campus-Wide Day of Service at Roos Give Back

Emma Sauer, Writer
October 27, 2022

  After receiving their free t-shirt and fanny pack at check-in at the Miller Nichols Learning Center, attendees divided into groups and completed tasks for one of eight different non-profits partnered for Roos Give Back.  “Our purpose through Roos Give Back is...

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Review: “Little Demon”

Emma Sauer, Writer
September 29, 2022

  For a show starring the Antichrist, I was expecting FX’s adult animated sitcom, “Little Demon,” to pack more of a punch, but the results of its wacky premise leave much to be desired.    Directed by Jeanette Moreno King, “Little Demon” follows the life...

Pinocchio is one of many live-action movies Disney has released over the past few years. (Polygon)

Will the Live-Action Pinocchio be a Smash Hit? Probably Not.

Emma Sauer, Writer
September 13, 2022

Save your precious time and skip Disney’s upcoming “Pinocchio”— or better yet, skip all of their live-action remakes and watch the original animated films.    In case you haven’t caught the trailer on YouTube, Disney once again has pulled another corpse...

Faculty Focus: Dr. Brenda Bethman – director, professor and feminist

Faculty Focus: Dr. Brenda Bethman – director, professor and feminist

Emma Sauer
March 22, 2022

March is Women’s History Month, but UMKC Women’s Center Director Dr. Brenda Bethman says the U.S. should recognize women every day of the year.  Along with being the director of the Women’s Center on campus, a position she’s held for nearly 15 years, Bethman...

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