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Outback in the Office

Manuel Rivera, Staff Writer
April 18, 2024

  While some students spent their spring break soaking up the sun, others job shadowed with employers on and off campus in a new program called “Take a Roo to Work.”    Created by the Assistant Director of Career Preparation, Megan Raney, UMKC students experienced...

A photo of Pride Haven.

A Place to Call Home

Manuel Rivera, Staff Writer
April 17, 2024

Tucked into the corner of 31st and Troost is a Pride Haven for queer youth who face homelessness, abandonment and discrimination.      Organized by SAVE, Inc., the overnight shelter is open 24/7 and offers a variety of support for members of the LGBTQIA community in ages...

The movie aired on Feb. 14, 2024

Review: Madame Snooze

Manuel Rivera, Staff Writer
March 14, 2024

Marvel and Sony’s latest spider-verse movie takes a swing at a new approach but misses the mark massively with “Madame Web.”   Dakota Johnson leads a predominantly female cast in a messy and confusing plot that can’t decide which spider-man universe it’s a part...

Dr. Amanda Mollet, UMKC School of Education

Let’s Talk About the “A” in LGBTQIA

Manuel Rivera, Staff Writer
March 4, 2024

  In celebration of Aromantic Awareness Week, Dr. Amanda Mollet educated students about asexuality, being aromantic and how intimacy is defined.   Hosted by LBTQIA Services, the event was focused on raising awareness about the under-researched sexual and gender identities.    An...

Writers Studio second floor Atterbury, Far right Seth Dunfield.

The Writing Studio Offered Candy and Giveaways in Celebration of Writing Centers Week

Manuel Rivera, Staff Writer
February 20, 2024

  The Writing Studio celebrated International Writing Centers Week from Feb. 12-16 and leaned into Valentine's Day with pink and heart-shaped decorations to highlight the group’s hard work.    Candy and creation stations were stationed at both the Miller Nichols Library...

The Rainbow Lounge can be found on the second floor of the Student Union.

The Pride Alliance Pushes for an Increase in Members

Manuel Rivera and Brenna Oxley
February 13, 2024

  After struggling to gain and keep members last semester, UMKC’s Pride Alliance club outlined their new agenda with plans to increase membership and visibility.   The LGBTQIA+ organization offers safe spaces to queer students.   President Francesca Makuch and Vice...

UMKC alumni encourage aspiring filmmakers to explore opportunities in Kansas City, emphasizing the ease of making a name for oneself in the supportive local film scene.

UMKC Film Graduates Challenge Hollywood Norms, Find Success in Thriving Kansas City Scene

Manuel Rivera, Staff Writer
November 26, 2023

  UMKC graduates prove that you don’t have to move to the East or West Coast to be successful in film production.    In a panel hosted by Professor Lyn Elliot, graduates Liv Gallo, Estelle Hansen and Emily Kennedy, they provided insight into their film production careers...

UMKC School of Pharmacy

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians reach their fever pitch

Manuel Rivera, Staff Writer
November 5, 2023

  Working in a pharmacy comes with challenging tasks. These obstacles have been amplified by short staffing, lack of thorough training and tension from customers.    Flu season tends to be a particularly difficult time for technicians due to scheduling conflicts.    In...

UMKC Police patrol campus to deter crimes, and are available 24/7 should students have problems or need assistance.

UMKC Parents Facebook Group Worries About Damage as Car Break-ins Become More Popular

Manuel Rivera, Staff Writer
October 11, 2023

  The “UMKC Parents and Families” group on Facebook has raised concerns about children’s vehicles on campus; as well as campus safety.    UMKC is immersed in the city, making it prone to off campus crimes, and susceptible to a new trend increasing auto break-ins...

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