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Zayin Barnes

Zayin Barnes, Managing Editor

Zayin Barnes was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. He attended Rockhurst High School and graduated with the class of 2020. After high school, Zayin started his college career at the University of Central Missouri in fall of 2020, where he started his journalistic journey as a staff writer. After spending his freshman year as a writer, he returned his sophomore year as the features editor. After two years spent at UCM, he transferred to UMKC for the fall semester of 2022. In the future, Zayin wishes to become an on-air sports broadcasting talent for a big-name corporation.

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A student notices that their meat is undercooked after cutting it open

Dining Dilemma: Students Still Unhappy With Lack of Significant Change

December 1, 2022

  It’s been nearly two months since freshman Mallory Gard found a caterpillar in her broccoli, but she has yet to see major improvements in the food quality at Atterbury Dining Hall.   Throughout the course of this semester, students have reported food at the Atterbury...

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Don’t Count the UMKC Men’s Basketball Team Out, Not Yet

November 28, 2022

  Nearly three weeks and nine games into the season, the Roos are looking to improve upon their current record of 3-6. Sitting at eighth-place in the Summit League, their start to the season is not ideal; however, there are multiple areas that flash greatness. Still early in...

Missouri Gov. Mike Parsons speaks at UMKC donor announcement

Sunderland Foundation Grants $30 Million For New UMKC Medical Building

November 6, 2022

  UMKC has announced a $30 million donation from the Sunderland Foundation to assist in the construction of a state-of-the-art medical and dentistry building in the Hospital Hill Campus.    The project aims to attract top-level faculty and researchers by expanding UMKC’s...

KCUR’s “Overlooked” Shines Light On KCK Injustice

KCUR’s “Overlooked” Shines Light On KCK Injustice

October 19, 2022

  “Corrupt.” “Dirty.” “Systemic injustice.”    These words could describe former KCKPD detective Roger Golubski.   A sweeping pattern of countywide injustice traces back far before the September arrest of the disgraced detective. Critics say...

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