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Protestors gathered in Mill Creek Park in response to Dont Say Gay legislation.

‘Please Say Gay’ — Mill Creek Park Protestors Rally Against New Missouri Bill

Emma Sauer, Staff Writer
March 10, 2023

  A group of roughly 50 protestors lined up along the sidewalks on the corner of Mill Creek Park last Saturday to rally against a bill that could impact LGBTQIA+ students across Missouri.   Mill Creek Park, just a three-minute drive from UMKC, is usually a destination for...

Starbucks employees protesting against their store closing. (Jasmine Smith)

Starbucks Plaza Shutdown

Maleigha Billings, Writer
October 4, 2022

The Starbucks on the Country Club Plaza recently shut down due to safety concerns.    There was no specific safety incident given as the reasoning behind the closing. According to KCPD’s crime map, no incidents have been reported at that store as of the last month,...

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Made in KC Is Making Local Art Accessible

Maddy Bremer, Writer
September 20, 2022

  For Keith Bradley, there is power in keeping things local. As a part owner of Made in KC, Bradley believes in the importance of celebrating the creatives of Kansas City and giving them a platform to showcase their work.      “There’s more meaning to your...

UMKC student helps lead Starbucks union push

UMKC student helps lead Starbucks union push

Hayden Baker
February 14, 2022

UMKC student and shift supervisor Addy Wright is a leader in the movement to unionize the Country Club Plaza Starbucks. In a letter sent to the Starbucks CEO on Feb. 7, Wright and fellow organizers cited unsafe working conditions as one of their main grievances. They...

What’s Up, Joeli? Oct. 11-Oct. 17

What’s Up, Joeli? Oct. 11-Oct. 17

Joeli Toscano
October 11, 2021

I remember my first death metal concert. My friend invited me out to the dim-lit streets of St. Louis with little explanation of our evening’s plans. I was so trusting. Dressed in a pink Victoria’s Secret shirt and suede Birkenstocks, I entered a clamoring brick building,...

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