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Pending Supreme Court cases could signal new era for Civil Rights

March 5, 2013

Three U.S. Supreme Court cases to be decided this year will either affirm or reject decades of civil rights advances for the gay community and disenfranchised minority voters. Two of the cases involve bans on marriage for same-sex couples: California’s Proposition 8 and the...

Men's Basketball: 'Roos busted by Tennessee Tech

March 5, 2013

Saturday’s 68-62 loss to Tennessee Tech in the Ramada BracketBuster isn’t what UMKC basketball fans had hoped for, but it was a continuation of the team’s losing season. The ’Roos now stand 7-22 and 4-10 in the Summit League. However, the game against Tennessee Tech...

Women’s Basketball: Amid blizzards, an avalanche for the 'Roos

March 5, 2013

Saturday’s 47-33 home loss to Indianapolis is another disappointment for a struggling team. The ’Roos now stand 9-19 for the season and 5-10 in the Summit League. Saturday’s loss follows a 63-38 blowout loss to Western Illinois at Swinney Recreation Center on Thursday. Home...

Students borrow more, default rate goes up

February 12, 2013

Nancy Merz, Director of UMKC Financial Aid and Scholarships, cautions against excessive borrowing. When federal student aid was created in the 1960s, Merz said, the idea was for students to borrow to cover the cost of attending school. "Now, people use it to live on," she said. Merz...

UMKC’s FAFSA priority deadline approaches

February 12, 2013

UMKC’s March 1 priority deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is quickly approaching. In order to receive federal grants, loans or work study, or to receive need-based scholarships, students must complete the online form. A new FAFSA option created...

A ‘new era’ for UMKC: UMKC to join the Western Athletic Conference

February 12, 2013

UMKC announced last week that it will join the Western Athletic Conference next fall. After 19 years in the Summit League, UMKC will face a new slate of NCAA Division I teams: Cal State- Bakersfield, Chicago State, Grand Canyon (Ariz.), Idaho, New Mexico State, Seattle, Texas-Pan...

Police interceptors and yellow tape blocked off a section of East 51st Street as officers removed a body from the grounds at Linda Hall Library.
                                                                                   Photo by Nathan Zoschke

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Police interceptors and yellow tape blocked off a section of East 51st Street as officers removed a body from the grounds at Linda Hall Library. Photo by Nathan Zoschke

Photo by Kate Baxendale

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Photo by Kate Baxendale

Antoine Rozner poses with Kasey the Kangaroo. Photo courtesy of Antoine Rozner

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Antoine Rozner poses with Kasey the Kangaroo. Photo courtesy of Antoine Rozner

Cartoon by Aaron Cecil

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Cartoon by Aaron Cecil

Cartoon by Aaron Cecil

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Cartoon by Aaron Cecil

Cartoon by Meredith Shea

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Cartoon by Meredith Shea

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