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Meet Asia Givhan: Entrepreneur and UMKC Bloch School Student

Gabby Martinez, Staff Writer
May 5, 2023

  Asia Givhan is an entrepreneur, UMKC Bloch School student and Kansas native. She is the founder and owner of Lotus Ave Cosmetics, a vegan and cruelty-free makeup brand. Recently Givhan accepted an invitation to join UMKC’s E-Scholars program, where she will receive mentorship...

Photo of Lexi Nardini taken by Natalie Nichole Photos.

Local Florist Blooms in KC

Aurora Wilson, Staff Writer
April 12, 2023

  The owner of Love, Lilacs, Lexi Nardini, is chasing her dreams and fostering love, one petal at a time.    Nardini, who started Love, Lilacs in 2023, has seen her company bloom into a thriving business with creating and organizing floral arrangements for large corporate...

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...

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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,...

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