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UMKCDC regularly updates their practice schedule and have multiple sessions a month.

UMKC Dance Club Prepares for First Performance

Luis Marin, Staff Writer
February 14, 2024

The UMKC Dance Club wants to create a space for judgment-free dancing, one move at a time.      The new organization, also known as UMKCDC, began in January and was created by students with limited professional experience, but a shared love for dancing.    President...

Students on campus reveal their secrets to staying focused and maintaining sanity during the hectic exam period.

It’s Finals Week for Students at UMKC

Luis Marin, Staff Writer
December 6, 2023

  Between assigned papers, exams and projects, students can agree that finals week can get overwhelming quickly.   From Dec. 9 to Dec. 15, the variety of majors on campus unite in a common struggle, working at all hours, day and night   Students around campus shared...

Navigating the Semesters Homestretch: UMKC Academic Support and Mentoring (ASM) Offers Essential Resources for Student Success Amidst Midterms and Thanksgiving Break.

The End of the Semester is Here, but Don’t Panic– There is Help!

Luis Marin, Staff Writer
November 27, 2023

  Thanksgiving break is the beginning of the end of the semester for students at UMKC.   It’s normal to feel overwhelmed at this point in the semester, but students should not panic. UMKC Academic Support and Mentoring (ASM) wants to help them during this time.   According...

Forward, #5 Emma Byrne

Kansas City Women’s Soccer now holds a record of 2-6-7 (1-3-2)

Luis Marin, Staff Writer
October 18, 2023

  The Roos hoped that Brianna Castleberry's 90th-minute goal to earn their first conference win on Thursday Oct. 5 would help flip the switch as the season winds down.   Castleberry has scored four goals in October so far, leading her to six goals total and increasing...

Micaela Martin is a senior student-athlete at UMKC who runs track and enjoys trying coffee shops around the city.

Meet a Roo: Micaela Martin

Luis Marin, Staff Writer
October 17, 2023

  Senior liberal arts major and Kansas City track and field sprinter Micaela Martin first started running track her freshman year of high school.   Originally from Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Martin only started running because her dad told her she needed to stay in shape...

Womens Center student employees help their peers access useful resources the organization has to offer.

UMKC Women’s Center Launches Clothing Drive for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Luis Marin, Staff Writer
October 10, 2023

  Throughout the month of October, the UMKC’s Women's Center is hosting a clothing drive in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.   According to graduate assistant Alison Kendall, Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an opportunity to debunk misconceptions...

Two guests enjoying coffee at the front of Cafe Corazon.

Local Latinx Coffee Shop Makes a Home in KC

Luis Marin, Staff Writer
September 14, 2023

  Cafe Corazon, established in 2019, is a local Latino and Indigenous owned coffee shop that brings an unparalleled perspective to the Kansas City coffee scene.       Coffee and small businesses are loved in KC, but Latino-owned coffee shops are rare in the area. The...

Foward/Midfielder, #23 Madison Paige

Kansas City Ties 1-1 Against UIC

Luis Marin, Photographer
September 7, 2023

Midfielder, #4 Olivia Platt


Midfielder, #4 Olivia Platt

Top Ten Places to walk to from campus

Top Ten Places to walk to from campus

Luis Marin, Staff Writer
August 21, 2023

As the fall semester begins, new students, from freshmen to transfers, will find their way to UMKC’s campus.  If you find yourself looking for something new, fun or you’re in a pinch for something last minute, check out this list of places that are all within a 20-minute...

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