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UMKC Holds Campus-Wide Day of Service at Roos Give Back

UMKC Holds Campus-Wide Day of Service at Roos Give Back

Emma Sauer, Writer
October 27, 2022

  After receiving their free t-shirt and fanny pack at check-in at the Miller Nichols Learning Center, attendees divided into groups and completed tasks for one of eight different non-profits partnered for Roos Give Back.  “Our purpose through Roos Give Back is...

SAGA Spooky Drag Show

SAGA Spooky Drag Show

Maleigha Billings, Writer
October 10, 2022

Photos by Maleigha Billings/RooNews  With Halloween around the corner, on Thursday, Sept. 29, UMKC's Sexuality & Gender Alliance Council hosted a “spooky” drag show.   “My motivation is pretty much just to have fun,” sophomore biology major and...

UMKC Family Weekend, Coffee shop accident, and updates on Hispanic Heritage Month: RooTV 9/30/22

UMKC Family Weekend, Coffee shop accident, and updates on Hispanic Heritage Month: RooTV 9/30/22

RooTV
October 4, 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGkWERIzLsc Anchors Deja McKenzie and Rex Stickney talk about Black-owned businesses, UMKC Family Weekend, Hispanic Heritage month, and a follow-up to the car accident at a local coffee shop, and more UMKC and Kansas City news. Josh...

Students sit in the grass as they attend the event. (Catia Montelongo/Roo News)

UMKC Welcomes New Roos with Concert and Movie Night

Catia Montelongo, Writer
September 15, 2022

  UMKC celebrated its new students with an outdoor concert and movie on Sept. 12 at the Durwood Soccer Stadium.    The free event provided music by The Kansas City Symphony’s Mobile Music Box. Students listened to a number of famous melodies from “We Don't Talk...

Matthew McDowell is a UMKC alumni who now performs at Jazz clubs around KC. (Photo provided by Matthew McDowell)

UMKC Alumni’s Experience in KC’s Jazz Community

Claire Powell, News Editor
September 13, 2022

With the voices of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin echoing from his grandparents’ record player, UMKC alum and singer Matthew McDowell’s love for jazz music began to form.   As he grew up, McDowell's passion for the art form flourished as he participated in the different...

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