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The prequel has a star-studded cast featuring Rachel Zegler, Tom Blyth and Viola Davis.

[Photo] Review: “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes”

Jackson Ogden, RooTV Co-Executive Producer
December 10, 2023

The prequel has a star-studded cast featuring Rachel Zegler, Tom Blyth and Viola Davis.

The Epperson House is closed to visitors, but can be seen from the distance around campus.

The Spooky History of the Castle on Campus

Aurora Wilson, Lifestyle and Culture Editor
October 31, 2023

The gothic home approximately 24,000 gross square feet.

Bottoms was released on Aug. 25.

[Photo] “Bottoms” Review

Manny Rivera, Staff Writer
October 6, 2023

"Bottoms" was released on Aug. 25.

The limited series has six episodes on Netflix.

[Photo] UMKC’s Women’s Center hosts Feminist Film Friday

Renée Ashley, Staff Writer
September 30, 2023

The limited series has six episodes on Netflix.

Students embrace the season with festive decorations.

[Photo] Arrival of Autumn on Campus

Alicia Rodriguez, Staff Writer
September 25, 2023

Students embrace the season with festive decorations.

The Kansas City Repertory Theater is located on UMKCs campus and has a variety of shows throughout the year.

UMKC Student Flourishes in “Cyrano de Bergerac”

Aurora Wilson, Lifestyle and Culture Editor
September 25, 2023

The Kansas City Repertory Theater is located on UMKC's campus and has a variety of shows throughout the year.

UMKC Counseling Services has a variety of pamphlets available regarding mental health.

[Photo] Opinion: Hating Therapy Won’t Solve the Problem

Aurora Wilson, L&C Editor
September 25, 2023

UMKC Counseling Services has a variety of pamphlets available regarding mental health.

Photo by Kenzie Eklund/RooNews.

Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” Countdown to KC

Kenzie Eklund, Lifestyle and Culture Editor, Staff Writer
May 1, 2023

  Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated “The Eras Tour” has been wowing audiences across the nation since it kicked off in February.   Kansas City fans are eagerly awaiting her upcoming performances at the GEHA field at Arrowhead Stadium on July 7 and 8.   The tour,...

Photo by Kenzie Eklund/RooNews.

Review: Taylor Jenkins Reid’s “Daisy Jones and the Six” Novel to TV Adaptation

Kenzie Eklund, Lifestyle and Culture Editor, Staff Writer
April 30, 2023

  Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel “Daisy Jones and The Six” has was recently adapted into an Amazon Prime original series, and fans of the book will not be disappointed.   The show brings the characters to life in a way that stays true to the book’s essence while also...

Photo by Kenzie Eklund/RooNews.

Opinion: Video Games Aren’t Just for Boys

Kenzie Eklund, Lifestyle and Culture Editor, Staff Writer
April 28, 2023

  Video games have long been seen as a male-dominated hobby, with the stereotypical image of a gamer being a teenage boy glued to his console for hours on end.    This view is not only outdated and ignorant, but it’s also harmful to women who want to participate in...

Kansas City Service Club

List of names from front to back: 

Grace Donnelli, Albert Guerra, Katelyn Gendron, Larry Smith, Loren May, Adriana Spangler, Trevor McCracken

UMKC Students Strive to Make a Change in the Community Through the Kansas City Service Club

Kenzie Eklund, Lifestyle and Culture Editor
April 25, 2023

  Three UMKC students, originally from St. Louis, were desperate to be active in the Kansas City community. After struggling to find an opportunity to volunteer as a group, they decided to fill that gap and create their own club - the Kansas City Service Club.    The...

Michele Xibilia standing with her teammates during practice.

Tennis Feature Story: Michela Xibilia

Kenzie Eklund, Lifestyle and Culture Editor
March 30, 2023

Fifth-year UMKC senior, Michela Xibilia, never thought she’d find herself playing tennis at the collegiate level here in the United States.    Her love for the sport began when she was just five years old. Her dad, Michele, was part of a tennis club in her home country...

The Kansas City Chiefs selected a defensive end in the first round.

[Photo] Chiefs’ Off-Season Opinion: Fortifying the Offensive Line, Letting a Well-Known Player Walk

Jackson Ogden, Staff Writer
February 25, 2023

The Kansas City Chiefs selected a defensive end in the first round.

Infinity Pool is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video. Photo by Kenzie Eklund/RooNews.

[Photo] “Infinity Pool” Takes Psych Horror Genre By Storm: Not a Film for Mom

EllieAna Hale, Staff Writer
February 20, 2023

"Infinity Pool" is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video. Photo by Kenzie Eklund/RooNews.

Blankenship will lead an entirely new editorial staff beginning in the fall.

Roo News hires new editor-in-chief

Kenzie Eklund, A&E Editor
May 7, 2022

UMKC junior Bre Blankenship will serve as the new editor-in-chief of Roo News starting in the fall of 2022. Blankenship, who’s majoring in interpersonal and public communications, will take over the organization that was named the second-best student newspaper in Missouri...

Oak Street Hall renovations continue, expected to complete in August

Oak Street Hall renovations continue, expected to complete in August

Kenzie Eklund
March 21, 2022

Nearly four months after flooding, construction on the Oak Street Residence Hall continues with hopes for a full restoration by the start of the fall semester in August.   Freezing temperatures caused a water pipe to rupture within the building, causing significant...

The miniseries by Hulu is an adaptation of Beth Macys novel by the same name. (Hulu)

Review: “Dopesick”

Kenzie Eklund
March 16, 2022

Hulu’s must watch miniseries “Dopesick” is a heartbreaking story of opioid abuse in America and Purdue Pharma’s role in what turned out to be a nationwide epidemic.  Spanning eight episodes, “Dopesick” dives into exploring the narrative from multiple perspectives....

Review: “My Dark Vanessa”

Review: “My Dark Vanessa”

Kenzie Eklund
February 25, 2022

Released in March 2020 following the explosive #MeToo movement, Kate Elizabeth Russell’s debut novel “My Dark Vanessa” appears to be the story of a naïve teenager’s forbidden first love. However, it is simultaneously a chilling account of abuse.  “My Dark...

Does “Euphoria” take it too far?

Does “Euphoria” take it too far?

Kenzie Eklund
February 10, 2022

Every Sunday at 9 p.m., millions of people flock to HBO streaming services and take part in the nationwide mania that “Euphoria” has become.  At its core, the hit show is an emotional high school drama. The show follows characters individually, and how they interact...

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