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Group picture left to right Jay Cravens, junior. Cass Ludwig, sophomore, Hannah Leyva, junior, Sudhi Kumar, sophomore, Ashley Appleberry, sophomore, Amelia Beharry, junior, Madi Sweeney, junior, Sonya Ahmad, junior.

Saving the Planet One Plant at a Time

RobyLane Kelley, Staff Writer
March 15, 2023

  The UMKC Gardening Club has humble origins, but ambitious goals.   Starting in the Honors Program, Social Action Class President Hannah Leyva and the other founding members wanted to develop a way for students to help the environment. The idea sprouted as a way for students...

Photo by Chelsie Duckworth.

Women’s History Month Spotlight: UMKC’s Women’s Center

Angelique White, Staff Writer
March 10, 2023

 The UMKC’s Women’s Center has been around since 1971, and in honor of National Women’s History Month, individuals talk about why this community is important to them.   Chelsie Duckworth is the senior program coordinator for the Women’s Center and helps her students...

Jose Ramirez. Photo by Gabby Martinez/RooNews.

International Student Spotlight: Q&A with Jose Ramirez

Gabby Martinez, Staff Writer
February 23, 2023

  Jose Ramirez is a 29-year-old international student studying for his doctorate in musical performance with the UMKC Conservatory. He is from Medellín, Colombia, and the youngest of three children in his family. Here are his thoughts on being an international student,...

Kayla Brazelton in front of her poster after the show. Photo by Hugo von Reis/RooNews.

Stunning Performance Stands Out in UMKC Show

Hugo von Reis, Staff Writer
February 13, 2023

  Kayla Brazelton performed and choreographed during the UMKC dance senior capstone on Feb. 3 at Spencer Theater.   The senior capstone takes place every year in the spring semester. The dance conservatory seniors plan their own group piece that is performed by other students,...

Owner Salvatore Silvio. Photo by Julia Kapros/RooNews

Grand Coffee Company Brings Italian Values to the KC Coffee Scene

Belle Yennie, Staff Writer
February 2, 2023

  The owner of Grand Coffee Company, Salvatore Silvio, crafts a cannoli as I take a seat at the coffee bar.    The large windows and contemporary decor remind me I’m in the city, but looking more closely, I spotted an old black and white photo of a family hanging next...

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