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Students Share Diverse Perspectives on Astrology: Beliefs, Skepticism and Insights

Lucas Campbell, Staff Writer
May 8, 2024

  Is there cosmic harmony among UMKC students, or is astrology just a celestial curiosity?   Students' beliefs about astrology mirror the variety of their academic interests. From skeptics to avid believers, contrasting views on zodiac signs and their influence shine through...

The children involved with Camp Quality.

Camp Quality: Empowering Children with Cancer and Their Families Through Hope and Support

Lucas Campbell, Staff Writer
April 17, 2024

Camp Quality is a summer camp and support system that empowers children battling cancer and their families.    Deeply rooted in resilience, love and community, Camp Quality provides an experience beyond traditional summer camps. It's a place where children facing this sickness...

A student gets a tattoo.

UMKC Students Showcase the Diversity of Tattoo Styles and Meanings.

Lucas Campbell, Staff Writer
March 7, 2024

 Many students at UMKC proudly express themselves through permanent body art in the form of tattoos.  The perception of tattoos has shifted dramatically over the years. Once considered taboo or associated with certain subcultures, tattoos have evolved into self-expression...

St. Patricks Day Parade poster.

Mayor Quinton Lucas faces backlash for pushing ahead with St. Patrick’s Day parade despite safety concerns

Lucas Campbell, Staff Writer
February 29, 2024

  Amidst heightened concerns for public safety following the shootings at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade, Mayor Quinton Lucas' determination to proceed with the St. Patrick's Day Parade has ignited anger and skepticism among citizens.   “We have a plan for...

Users of TikTok can no longer access their favorite songs and artists discographies.

TikTok Content Takes a Hit: Universal Music Group’s Drastic Decision Draws Criticism

Lucas Campbell, Staff Writer
February 23, 2024

 Outcry arises from users of TikTok after losing the ability to use music by Taylor Swift, BTS, Drake, Olivia Rodrigo and more.   On Feb. 1, Universal Music Group removed its music catalog off TikTok, leaving the platform and its creators with significantly less music to...

beautiful downtown vibes Wednesday afternoon is one students Spotify daylist.

UMKC Students Embrace Spotify’s AI-Generated “Daylist” Feature, Unfazed by Music Preferences Tracking

Lucas Campbell and Evelyn Berger
February 8, 2024

 Student’s enjoy the creativity of Spotify’s AI-generated “Daylist” feature and don’t mind the monitoring of their music preferences.     Spotify released its new addition in September, however now in mid-January, it’s gaining traction online due to its unique...

During Oppenheimers domestic opening, it earned roughly $82 million.

Christopher Nolan’s Golden Globes Triumph

Lucas Campbell, Staff Writer
February 2, 2024

  Director of “Oppenheimer,” (2023) Christopher Nolan won his first two Golden Globes after over 20 years in the entertainment industry.   Nolan received the awards for Best Director for a Motion Picture and his film won the award for Best Drama Motion Picture.   In...

Students navigate the strain of part-time jobs in todays economic landscape.

Students Juggle Part-Time Pressures Among Soaring Living Costs

Lucas Campbell, Staff Writer
November 27, 2023

  Students working part-time are being put through more stress than ever due to the large number of hours they are working to support themselves.   With the rising cost of living expenses, it would only seem natural for students to be forced to work to stay afloat. However,...

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