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Julia Kapros, Photography Editor/Social Media Manager

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Fox works to promote Kansas City Athletics and highlight UMKC student athletes.

Meet a Roo: Jerod Fox

December 1, 2022

  Kansas City Athletics Communications Director Jerod Fox is responsible for emailing coaches and athletes, tweeting about the basketball team’s latest slam dunk and organizing teams for content creation.   Fox takes pride in being a vital piece of an ever growing organization...

Mahomes hosted an event with his 15 and The Mahomies Foundation to watch Black Panther: Wakanda Forever with individuals from the Boys and Girls Club.

15 Minutes with Mr. KC

November 30, 2022

  Cameras were set up. The red carpet was out. The media was poised and ready for Patrick Mahomes, the King of Kansas City and one of the world’s best-known athletes, to make his entrance. I stood there, a 23-year-old college student, holding my camera and ready to let loose...

Kansas City Mens Soccer Victorious Final Home Game

Kansas City Men’s Soccer Victorious Final Home Game

November 6, 2022

Kansas City Men's Soccer team celebrate their victory win 2-0 against St. Thomas on Senior Night.

Kansas City Roos, Mens Soccer, Concussions

[Photo] Concussions Treatments Need to Improve: Op-ed

November 6, 2022

"2 in 10 high school athletes who play contact sports — including soccer and lacrosse — will get a concussion this year," according to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Downtown Glows

Downtown Glows

October 17, 2022

Downtown Kansas City is filled with colorful glows as businesses illuminate throughout the night. Photos by Julia Kapros

Kansas City Defeats St. Thomas 3-0

Kansas City Defeats St. Thomas 3-0

October 16, 2022

Freshman, #1, Blair Taylor Senior, #6, Kennedy Schritenthal Senior, #15, Raina Smith Raina Smith and Devynn Day fill the sidelines with their positive energy. Coach Posey and the team celebrate their victory against...

Kansas City Plaza Art Fair

Kansas City Plaza Art Fair

September 27, 2022

One of the Kansas City Country Club Plaza's biggest annual event, the Plaza Art fair occurs every September. Here are some photos captured by Brooke Tramel at this year's event.

Photos by Brooke Tramel

International ROOS Meet & Greet

September 27, 2022

UMKC Roos got together at the UMKC Playhouse on September 16th. Playing lawn games, enjoying a nacho bar, international students had the opportunity to connect with each other in their new home.  

USWNT Defeats Nigeria 4-0 in Exhibition Match

USWNT Defeats Nigeria 4-0 in Exhibition Match

September 6, 2022

Forward Alex Morgan walks onto Children's Mercy Park Field ready to take on Nigeria. Forward Megan Rapinoe stands for the National Anthem. Alex Morgan fights for the ball. Forward Sophia Smith scores US's first goal with an assist from Defender...

With an assist from Christian Koffi and goal by Kazuki Kimbura, Roos win 2-1 against Rockhurst University.

Battle of The Hill: Kansas City Men’s Soccer vs. Rockhurst Exhibition Match

August 30, 2022

Defender, #14, Kotaro Hirokawa Midfielder, #3, Samuel Nagy Forward, #29, Luke Hoelting With an assist from Christian Koffi and goal by Kazuki Kimbura, Roos win 2-1 against Rockhurst University. #7 Kazuki Kimbura and #15 Seth Kacich Defender,...

Photo Series: UMKC Mens Basketball Feb. 24

Photo Series: UMKC Men’s Basketball Feb. 24

March 2, 2022

Marvin Nesbitt Jr., #33, scores a slam dunk against South Dakota. Marvin Nesbitt Jr, #33, jumps for the rebound as he and two South Dakota players fight for the ball. Shemarri Allen, #5, guards against a South Dakota player’s fade-away. Arkel Lamar, #3, shoots his...

Photo Series: UMKC Basketball Feb. 14

Photo Series: UMKC Basketball Feb. 14

February 17, 2022

Forwards Brooklyn McDavid and Kiara Bradley defend against Oral Roberts, stopping them from a rebound. Kansas City Women's team with victory smiles as they take home another victory on their home court. Women's team Head Coach Jacie Hoyt discusses the game plan during...

Photo Series: UMKC Basketball Jan. 29-Feb. 3

Photo Series: UMKC Basketball Jan. 29-Feb. 3

February 8, 2022

Forward Brooklyn McDavid goes for a jump ball in a 74-66 victory over Western Illinois on Jan. 31 Forward Paige Bradford towers over two Western Illinois players to corral rebound in win over Western Illinois on Jan. 31 Senior guard Mandy Willems traps Western Illinois...

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