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Planned Parenthood is a reproductive health clinic that offers services such as abortions, birth control, and other womens healthcare services. 

Pictured: Planned Parenthood on Emanuel Cleaver Blvd.

Opinion: A Women’s Right to Fight

Soffia Hernandez, Staff Writer
April 26, 2023

  While Kansas women had a victory in the ongoing battle to protect their reproductive rights last week, the state’s Republican lawmakers continue to target a woman’s right to choose. This strained effort not only attacks abortion access, but is also indicative of Kansas’s...

The new model helps to remove unexpected expenses and provide a clearer breakdown of costs.

UMKC Introduces a Simplified Tuition Model

Soffia Hernandez, Staff Writer
April 18, 2023

  Beginning in the fall, students can expect full transparency when evaluating the cost to attend UMKC on a semester-to-semester basis, thanks to the new simplified tuition model.    The transition comes following a change in Missouri law signed by Gov. Mike Parson in...

It can be a treacherous journey from Miller Nichols Library to Katz Hall for UMKC students.

Do or Die on Rockhill Road

Soffia Hernandez, Staff Writer
March 24, 2023

   A student comes to a sudden and harsh halt while making an indecent hand gesture at a driver, as the black sedan zips straight through the crosswalk.   It’s no stretch that students had a lot to say when asked about the crosswalk in front of Katz Hall.    Located...

Shewit Abai, Secretary for SHSS

UMKC’s SGA Creates New Student Councils

Soffia Hernandez, Staff Writer
February 14, 2023

     UMKC’s Student Government Association (SGA) is creating student councils to include the recently formed schools of study on campus.      With the merging of some colleges last year, many were left without representation. Therefore, new student councils...

UMKC professors Andy Heise (left) and Nick Petrella (right)

Review: “Making Art Work,” artistry is entrepreneurship

Soffia Hernandez
December 9, 2020

UMKC professors Nick Petrella, a man of many words, and Andy Heise, a man of few, have joined efforts in creating “Making Art Work,” a podcast that explores local artistry and business in Kansas City. A smooth jazz opening signals their clear voices as they introduce...

Scene from Chicago Seven Film - man walking between two protesting crowds that are being held back by barricades

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” review: the first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it

Soffia Hernandez
November 5, 2020

There are far too many films that are nothing more than guilty-pleasures. Netflix's “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” directed by Aaron Sorkin, isn’t one of them.  The film fields an all-star cast, including Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt,...

UMKC freshman reaches 1,000 subscribers on YouTube

UMKC freshman reaches 1,000 subscribers on YouTube

Soffia Hernandez
October 14, 2020

Freshman Kaity Smith recently reached 1,000 subscribers on YouTube — a major feat for the quickly rising influencer, who started her channel in April. Smith, who is from the suburbs of Springfield, Missouri, knew from the beginning what her channel was to focus on: vlogs....

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