Roo News

The Student News Site of University of Missouri - Kansas City

Roo News

Roo News

All content by Gabby Martinez
Zham hanging out on campus.

International Student Highlight: An international student’s take on UMKC, America, and beyond.

Gabby Martinez, Staff Writer
February 17, 2024

 Zhamshidbek (Zham) Khalilov is an international graduate student studying finance at the UMKC Bloch School.    He works for the university as a tutor. In his free time, you can find him winning table tennis, going out with friends and telling politically incorrect jokes.   Between...

Photo by Gabby Martinez/RooNews.

Opinion: In Defense of the Beater Car

Gabby Martinez, Staff Writer
May 6, 2023

  Used car prices continue to rise each year, and college students need to take advantage of the old cars out there just waiting to be saved from the junkyard.    The world’s largest wholesale auto marketplace, Manheim, reported a 4.3% increase in vehicle prices this...

Photo courtesy of Asia Givhan.

Meet Asia Givhan: Entrepreneur and UMKC Bloch School Student

Gabby Martinez, Staff Writer
May 5, 2023

  Asia Givhan is an entrepreneur, UMKC Bloch School student and Kansas native. She is the founder and owner of Lotus Ave Cosmetics, a vegan and cruelty-free makeup brand. Recently Givhan accepted an invitation to join UMKC’s E-Scholars program, where she will receive mentorship...

Jose Ramirez. Photo by Gabby Martinez/RooNews.

International Student Spotlight: Q&A with Jose Ramirez

Gabby Martinez, Staff Writer
February 23, 2023

  Jose Ramirez is a 29-year-old international student studying for his doctorate in musical performance with the UMKC Conservatory. He is from Medellín, Colombia, and the youngest of three children in his family. Here are his thoughts on being an international student,...

Load More Stories
Donate to Roo News

Comments (0)

All Roo News Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest