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UMKCs Kangaroo Pantry helps supply food to students who otherwise may go without a meal.

UMKC Celebrates Kindness and Giving in November

Maleigha Billings, Staff Writer
November 24, 2022

  From donations to volunteering, to gift giving, kindness is in the air at UMKC as the campus prepares for the season of sharing and celebrates World Kindness Day.    UMKC is filled with opportunities to spread some much-needed compassion, so students and staff who haven’t...

Photo courtesy of @taylorswift on Instagram.

Review: Taylor Swift’s Midnights is a Masterpiece

Maleigha Billings, Writer
November 9, 2022

  With the stroke of midnight on a late October eve, Taylor Swift brought fans on a “journey through terrors and sweet dreams,” with her new album, “Midnights.”  People are brought to the middle of the night for many reasons, whether it’s self-hatred, what ifs,...

SAGA Spooky Drag Show

SAGA Spooky Drag Show

Maleigha Billings, Writer
October 10, 2022

Photos by Maleigha Billings/RooNews  With Halloween around the corner, on Thursday, Sept. 29, UMKC's Sexuality & Gender Alliance Council hosted a “spooky” drag show.   “My motivation is pretty much just to have fun,” sophomore biology major and...

Starbucks employees protesting against their store closing. (Jasmine Smith)

Starbucks Plaza Shutdown

Maleigha Billings, Writer
October 4, 2022

The Starbucks on the Country Club Plaza recently shut down due to safety concerns.    There was no specific safety incident given as the reasoning behind the closing. According to KCPD’s crime map, no incidents have been reported at that store as of the last month,...

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