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UNews wins 14 awards, second place best overall newspaper from MCMA

April 15, 2021

UNews won second place for best overall newspaper and a total of 14 awards during last week’s Missouri College Media Association (MCMA) awards. Competing in Division I against the largest schools in Missouri, the newspaper built on last year’s success and earned two additional...

Thousands gather at Chiefs championship parade

Thousands gather at Chiefs championship parade

February 7, 2020

Lukas Kenney, Henry Gamber, Abbey Higginbotham, Jasmine Jones After 50 years of waiting, thousands of fans flooded the streets of downtown Kansas City on Wednesday to celebrate the Chiefs’ Super Bowl LIV victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Despite the cold temperatures,...

Banners for UMKC fraternities and sororities overlook the Student Union commons, in hopes of boosting the groups’ campus presence. Currently, less than five percent of UMKC students are members of fraternities and sororities.

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Banners for UMKC fraternities and sororities overlook the Student Union commons, in hopes of boosting the groups’ campus presence. Currently, less than five percent of UMKC students are members of fraternities and sororities.

A rural Indian clinic is in desperate need of expansion and modernization. Clinics in the country’s rural region vie to treat a growing population with limited resources. Medical treatment is a critical part of the process of rescuing and rehabilitating the country’s estimated 2.8 million victims of human trafficking.

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A rural Indian clinic is in desperate need of expansion and modernization. Clinics in the country’s rural region vie to treat a growing population with limited resources. Medical treatment is a critical part of the process of rescuing and rehabilitating the country’s estimated...

School children in India perform at an outdoor concert. Russ Tuttle’s Project India focuses on providing educational resources to students like these as part of its efforts to combat trafficking.

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School children in India perform at an outdoor concert. Russ Tuttle’s Project India focuses on providing educational resources to students like these as part of its efforts to combat trafficking.

Last Tuesday’s performance of ‘The Naked and Famous’ brought New Zealand’as top talent to the Midland Theatre. The group’s hit single “Young Blood” has helped cultivate the band’s U.S. following.

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Last Tuesday’s performance of ‘The Naked and Famous’ brought New Zealand’as top talent to the Midland Theatre. The group’s hit single “Young Blood” has helped cultivate the band’s U.S. following.

Junior Andrew Johnson.

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Junior Andrew Johnson.

Shawn Zembles, left, is congratulated at the nursing program’s third graduation since its creation.

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Shawn Zembles, left, is congratulated at the nursing program’s third graduation since its creation.

Another home on Myrtle Avenue has been repainted by Bill Kimble. Kimble said he renovates a home’s interior first, because exterior renovations can advertise the home to vandals.

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Another home on Myrtle Avenue has been repainted by Bill Kimble. Kimble said he renovates a home’s interior first, because exterior renovations can advertise the home to vandals.

A plywood board protects the entrance to a home Kimble is restoring on Myrtle Avenue from vandals, who are known to steal wiring and other mechanical components of unoccupied homes.

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A plywood board protects the entrance to a home Kimble is restoring on Myrtle Avenue from vandals, who are known to steal wiring and other mechanical components of unoccupied homes.

Bill Kimble is a graduate student at UMKC and is the Executive Director of Neighborhoods United.

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Bill Kimble is a graduate student at UMKC and is the Executive Director of Neighborhoods United.

Left to right: UEC spelling bee finalists Nathan Zoschke, Chris Young and Sara Evans, and UEC members Ben Moats, Roze Brooks and Meg Utz.

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Left to right: UEC spelling bee finalists Nathan Zoschke, Chris Young and Sara Evans, and UEC members Ben Moats, Roze Brooks and Meg Utz.

Phi Kappa Phi initiates new members on Sunday, April 15.

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Phi Kappa Phi initiates new members on Sunday, April 15.

Arts & Sciences dean Wayne Vaught notes progress the college has made in the past year despite cuts in state allocations, which have resulted in a hiring freeze at UMKC.

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Arts & Sciences dean Wayne Vaught notes progress the college has made in the past year despite cuts in state allocations, which have resulted in a hiring freeze at UMKC.

The university’s first Open House provided opportunity for attendees to enjoy Sarah Robbins’ “Sacred Rites” exhibition and the other student projects.

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The university’s first Open House provided opportunity for attendees to enjoy Sarah Robbins’ “Sacred Rites” exhibition and the other student projects.

Jenny Pearson, a barista at Mudpie, prepares a London fog latte with soy milk.

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Jenny Pearson, a barista at Mudpie, prepares a London fog latte with soy milk.

The ‘Sun Pavilion’ installation at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art coincides with the museum’s World’s Fair exhibit. The inside of the pavilion features recycled materials.

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The ‘Sun Pavilion’ installation at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art coincides with the museum’s World’s Fair exhibit. The inside of the pavilion features recycled materials.

Students demonstrate in front of the Rockhill parking garage in support of slain 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

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Students demonstrate in front of the Rockhill parking garage in support of slain 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

The Financial Management Association’s finished first-place overall at the FMA Global Finance Leader’s Conference Quiz Bowl Competition.

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The Financial Management Association’s finished first-place overall at the FMA Global Finance Leader’s Conference Quiz Bowl Competition.

Visiting professor Theodore Seligson plans to give $300,000 to the Department of Urban Planning + Design.

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Visiting professor Theodore Seligson plans to give $300,000 to the Department of Urban Planning + Design.

The 6-mile Trolley Track Trail is a popular destination for joggers and cyclists. However, parts of the trail have experienced setbacks due to safety concerns. The Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design has focused its J.C. Nichols Planning Prize competition on the trail’s redesign.

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The 6-mile Trolley Track Trail is a popular destination for joggers and cyclists. However, parts of the trail have experienced setbacks due to safety concerns. The Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design has focused its J.C. Nichols Planning Prize competition on the...

“The Cuban Guy” prompted his audience to get up and interact with fellow conference attendees.

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“The Cuban Guy” prompted his audience to get up and interact with fellow conference attendees.

Members of Brazilian Academy demonstrate acts of Capoeira.

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Members of Brazilian Academy demonstrate acts of Capoeira.

A couple dances Bachata for the audience at the Cultural Show.

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A couple dances Bachata for the audience at the Cultural Show.

Robbins’ exhibit ‘Sacred Rites’ puts a unique spin on photography by exploring underrepresented musical subcultures.

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Robbins’ exhibit ‘Sacred Rites’ puts a unique spin on photography by exploring underrepresented musical subcultures.

Sandi Parker’s first tattoo was inked to imitate a watercolor painting.

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Sandi Parker’s first tattoo was inked to imitate a watercolor painting.

The original ‘Reefer Madness’ poster.

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The original ‘Reefer Madness’ poster.

Students perform ‘Pandora,’ choreographed by senior Kaitlin Heibel.

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Students perform ‘Pandora,’ choreographed by senior Kaitlin Heibel.

Adrian Grenier speaks candidly about his experiences on both end of the paparazzi spectrum, one following other celebs in Hollywood and the other being personally followed.

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Adrian Grenier speaks candidly about his experiences on both end of the paparazzi spectrum, one following other celebs in Hollywood and the other being personally followed.

DBR, a renowned experimental violinist and composer, will visit campus to raise money for student musicians.

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DBR, a renowned experimental violinist and composer, will visit campus to raise money for student musicians.

World famous environmental anthropologist Dr. Kenny Broad visits the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts as part of its National Geographic Live series on Tuesday, March 27.

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World famous environmental anthropologist Dr. Kenny Broad visits the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts as part of its National Geographic Live series on Tuesday, March 27.

Dr. Susan Levine discusses historical conflicts behind school lunch programs at the Plaza Library.

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Dr. Susan Levine discusses historical conflicts behind school lunch programs at the Plaza Library.

Freshman Courtney Frerichs sets a school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and is named Summit League Track and Field Athlete of the Week.

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Freshman Courtney Frerichs sets a school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and is named Summit League Track and Field Athlete of the Week.

Suzan Lisenby shows off her form while winning a singles match in straight sets.

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Suzan Lisenby shows off her form while winning a singles match in straight sets.

The Quitocentro mall in Quito, Ecuador, will be one of two initial kiosk locations for Andres Rivera’s frozen yogurt enterprise.

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The Quitocentro mall in Quito, Ecuador, will be one of two initial kiosk locations for Andres Rivera’s frozen yogurt enterprise.

A junior studying finance, Rivera has used his experience in the E-Scholars Program to incorporate a competitive grab strategy into his business plan.

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A junior studying finance, Rivera has used his experience in the E-Scholars Program to incorporate a competitive grab strategy into his business plan.

A typical streetscape of locally-owned restaurants, galleries and other businesses.

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A typical streetscape of locally-owned restaurants, galleries and other businesses.

LuLu’s Thai Noodle Shop offers patrons creativity, talent and spicy Thai in its convenient Crossroads Arts District location.

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LuLu’s Thai Noodle Shop offers patrons creativity, talent and spicy Thai in its convenient Crossroads Arts District location.

Caleb and John turn to whiskey as an outlet for their distress, caused by personal struggles.

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Caleb and John turn to whiskey as an outlet for their distress, caused by personal struggles.

Jareth the Goblin King hides Toby away in this M.C. Escher inspired room that defies reality.

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Jareth the Goblin King hides Toby away in this M.C. Escher inspired room that defies reality.

Beeman and Rose, both from Omaha, Neb., have been best friends for years.

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Beeman and Rose, both from Omaha, Neb., have been best friends for years.

Matching “progression” tattoos serve as personal reminders to always continue achieving and moving forward.

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Matching “progression” tattoos serve as personal reminders to always continue achieving and moving forward.

GROUPLOVE’s opening set demanded audience attention with intricate lighting and polished vocals.

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GROUPLOVE’s opening set demanded audience attention with intricate lighting and polished vocals.

Young the Giant’s vocalist Sameer Gadhia’s energetic stage presence thrilled Friday’s crowd.

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Young the Giant’s vocalist Sameer Gadhia’s energetic stage presence thrilled Friday’s crowd.

Dean Teng-Kee Tan discusses the future of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the groundbreaking of the Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Tan spearheaded the project with Bloch, whose single $32 million donation footed the project’s cost.

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Dean Teng-Kee Tan discusses the future of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the groundbreaking of the Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Tan spearheaded the project with Bloch, whose single $32 million donation footed the project’s cost.

A southeast view rendering* of the Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall. The bold contemporary architecture is symbolic of the school’s forward-thinking vision.

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A southeast view rendering* of the Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall. The bold contemporary architecture is symbolic of the school’s forward-thinking vision.

The Chancellor’s Residence, which hasn’t been occupied for several years, begins demolition Monday, March 12.

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The Chancellor’s Residence, which hasn’t been occupied for several years, begins demolition Monday, March 12.

Westboro Baptist Church members sing parodies of Green Day, OneRepublic, Lady Gaga and other artists while

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Westboro Baptist Church members sing parodies of Green Day, OneRepublic, Lady Gaga and other artists while

Counter-protesters’ signs include Bible verses, pro-LGBT messages and witty retorts.

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Counter-protesters’ signs include Bible verses, pro-LGBT messages and witty retorts.

The Missouri State Capitol.

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The Missouri State Capitol.

Inside the Missouri State Capitol.

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Inside the Missouri State Capitol.

Caleb-Michael Files and Elizabeth Brown meet with Rep. Gary Cross

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Caleb-Michael Files and Elizabeth Brown meet with Rep. Gary Cross

Jazmine Heitz (far left), Elizabeth Brown (far right) and Caleb-Michael Files (center right) discuss their stances on proposed legislation with Rep. Jack Goodman’s chief of staff (center left) and ASUM legislative assistant David Hollander, an MU student.

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Jazmine Heitz (far left), Elizabeth Brown (far right) and Caleb-Michael Files (center right) discuss their stances on proposed legislation with Rep. Jack Goodman’s chief of staff (center left) and ASUM legislative assistant David Hollander, an MU student.

The legacy of KU student and lifeguard Ali Kemp, murdered in 2002 at her local pool, was the inspiration behind T.A.K.E. self-defense courses.

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The legacy of KU student and lifeguard Ali Kemp, murdered in 2002 at her local pool, was the inspiration behind T.A.K.E. self-defense courses.

Dr. Roberto Rodriguez discusses his field of Mexican-American studies, which came under attack in his state of Arizona when the state legislature banned such programs in public schools in 2010.

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Dr. Roberto Rodriguez discusses his field of Mexican-American studies, which came under attack in his state of Arizona when the state legislature banned such programs in public schools in 2010.

A skywalk between the new Cherry Street Parking Structure and James C. Olsen Performing Arts Center is one of many accessibility features the new garage will include.

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A skywalk between the new Cherry Street Parking Structure and James C. Olsen Performing Arts Center is one of many accessibility features the new garage will include.

The spiral staircase in the University Center has been removed for construction of the new Student Success Center.

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The spiral staircase in the University Center has been removed for construction of the new Student Success Center.

Zach Balthazar

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Zach Balthazar

Abdulraham Alawdhi in a match against St. Louis.

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Abdulraham Alawdhi in a match against St. Louis.

Madeline Schulte wins her singles match.

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Madeline Schulte wins her singles match.

Dayon Hall-Jones and Kim Nezianya fall to Sioux Falls.

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Dayon Hall-Jones and Kim Nezianya fall to Sioux Falls.

Deanna Friese pitches against South Dakota.

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Deanna Friese pitches against South Dakota.

Amy finds a Minotaur that may or may not want to eat her.

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Amy finds a Minotaur that may or may not want to eat her.

Bianca gets Amy hooked on illegal dieting pills from Mexico.

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Bianca gets Amy hooked on illegal dieting pills from Mexico.

Adams’ Japanese symbols stand for “Breathe” and “Live, Laugh, Love.”

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Adams’ Japanese symbols stand for “Breathe” and “Live, Laugh, Love.”

From left to right, Todd Cerveris, Eddie Korbich and Dan Domingues croon ‘The Ballad of Martha, the Last Pigeon.’

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From left to right, Todd Cerveris, Eddie Korbich and Dan Domingues croon ‘The Ballad of Martha, the Last Pigeon.’

Comedian Kevin Hart, to appear on campus March 8, has been accused of making homophobic remarks

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Comedian Kevin Hart, to appear on campus March 8, has been accused of making homophobic remarks

Mel Tyler, VC-Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, and Provost Gail Hackett remain optimistic about UMKC’s future despite another round of fee and tuition increases and cuts to new hiring.

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Mel Tyler, VC-Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, and Provost Gail Hackett remain optimistic about UMKC’s future despite another round of fee and tuition increases and cuts to new hiring.

German club members hold classical German records at a meeting in Miller Nichols Library. Meetings are held 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at different locations.

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German club members hold classical German records at a meeting in Miller Nichols Library. Meetings are held 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at different locations.

Sophomore Tomas Patino plays a forehand down the line against the Jaguars

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Sophomore Tomas Patino plays a forehand down the line against the Jaguars

Senior Aubrey Federking powers her way to a 4:59.44 mile in the Alex Wilson Invitational.

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Senior Aubrey Federking powers her way to a 4:59.44 mile in the Alex Wilson Invitational.

Sophomore Cole Chelle approaches the green on the way to a Roo victory at the ReBath Snowman Getaway.

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Sophomore Cole Chelle approaches the green on the way to a Roo victory at the ReBath Snowman Getaway.

Junior Taylor Fisher plays an approach shot on her way to a 19th-place finish.

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Junior Taylor Fisher plays an approach shot on her way to a 19th-place finish.

Dayon Hall-Jones

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Dayon Hall-Jones

Burns hopes to act alongside Denzel Washington.

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Burns hopes to act alongside Denzel Washington.

Kerith Parashak, Master of Fine Arts scenic designer, gets inspiration from contemporary theater.

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Kerith Parashak, Master of Fine Arts scenic designer, gets inspiration from contemporary theater.

Davis’ tattoo symbolizes his strength to fight and his will to overcome oppression.

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Davis’ tattoo symbolizes his strength to fight and his will to overcome oppression.

The tuba and euphonium ensemble performed several short but impressive songs on Monday night.

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The tuba and euphonium ensemble performed several short but impressive songs on Monday night.

Adding fruits to a basic dish is a great way to sweaten things up.

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Adding fruits to a basic dish is a great way to sweaten things up.

The Knowledge Imaging Center (KIC) scanners in the Miller Nichols Library and Dental and Health Sciences libraries are a high-tech alternative to photocopiers and traditional scanners.

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The Knowledge Imaging Center (KIC) scanners in the Miller Nichols Library and Dental and Health Sciences libraries are a high-tech alternative to photocopiers and traditional scanners.

Alpha Sigma Alpha candidate Amanda Argo, Trivia Night winner, passes the answer sheet to a student volunteer.

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Alpha Sigma Alpha candidate Amanda Argo, Trivia Night winner, passes the answer sheet to a student volunteer.

Esther Finney, an undergraduate volunteer from the Trivia Night Court Warming subcommittee, emcees questions about ’50s culture.

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Esther Finney, an undergraduate volunteer from the Trivia Night Court Warming subcommittee, emcees questions about ’50s culture.

Zach Hinton (left) and Queer Alliance candidate Seto Herrera (right) begin the first round of Trivia Night with enthusiasm.

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Zach Hinton (left) and Queer Alliance candidate Seto Herrera (right) begin the first round of Trivia Night with enthusiasm.

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