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Road work on Cleaver II Boulevard.

Construction paves the way for streetcar access to UMKC

Catie Walker, Lifestyle and Culture Editor
July 16, 2024

Road closures near UMKC are in full swing this week for the long-awaited streetcar expansion. Construction has caused a closure on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from Brookside to Oak Street. Detour routes are set up on Emmanual Cleaver II Boulevard and 51st Street. The...

Taking place from June 7-9, the event featured performers, businesses and other organizations.

Kansas City PrideFest: A vibrant celebration of love and acceptance

Catie Walker and Evelyn Berger
June 11, 2024

  Kansas City celebrated the LGBTQ+ community at the 47th annual PrideFest and parade this weekend at Theis Park.    “Pride gives the LGBTQIA+ community a place they can go if they are not fully supported by their own community,”said Amelia Horsley, event attendee....

Pride Prom sign.

A Night of Empowerment and Celebration at ​​UMKC Pride Prom: A Cinematic Night of Inclusion and Liberation.

Sydney Siemens, Staff Writer
May 7, 2024

  UMKC campus was abuzz on April 19 as students came together to celebrate Pride Prom in classic Hollywood style.    From the moment the doors opened, the atmosphere was electric, pulsating with the beats of DJ Chance Romance, a Lawrence native who set the tone for the...

A student in front of the Roo statue and a university official.

Students Weigh In at ‘Liberation Zone’ Regarding University Response

Aurora Wilson, Editor-in-Chief
April 30, 2024

  Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) organized a ‘Liberation Zone’ on Monday, April 29, to call on UMKC to disclose and divest funds from Israel and Israeli institutions.    During the event, university officials removed tents and told protestors that temporary...

UMKCs partnership with the Kansas City Royals began in March.

UMKC’s Sports Partnerships Raise Questions About Campus Investments

Evelyn Berger, Roo News Intern
April 30, 2024

  UMKC expanded its partnership track to include the Royals last month, solidifying partnerships with all four professional sports teams in Kansas City.   The university's partnership with KC’s four professional sports and other brands like Boulevard Brewery Company...

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