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Pinocchio is one of many live-action movies Disney has released over the past few years. (Polygon)

Will the Live-Action Pinocchio be a Smash Hit? Probably Not.

Emma Sauer, Writer
September 13, 2022

Save your precious time and skip Disney’s upcoming “Pinocchio”— or better yet, skip all of their live-action remakes and watch the original animated films.    In case you haven’t caught the trailer on YouTube, Disney once again has pulled another corpse...

Kansas City Roos, Anderson Kopp

Meet a Roo: Anderson Kopp

Jackson Ogden, Writer
August 25, 2022

Anderson Kopp is a senior guard on the UMKC men’s basketball team who is one of the few players returning for the 2022–2023 season. In this brief sitdown, Anderson discusses his excitement for the upcoming season, his journey to UMKC, and even some of the changes the team...

Opinion: It doesn’t matter if COVID is “over” or not

Opinion: It doesn’t matter if COVID is “over” or not

Hayden Baker
March 17, 2022

Step into a UMKC classroom and you’re likely to see mostly mask-less faces crammed into a too-small space. The same is common of gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants in the greater Kansas City area. This has little to do with the confusing guidelines the CDC released...

Opinion: Remote learning on snow days is unjust

Opinion: Remote learning on snow days is unjust

Alvar Negrete-Baños
February 23, 2022

It was a downright balmy autumn day when an email from UMKC popped into my inbox. The subject line read “Winter Weather Procedures.” Fair enough. Even though the weather was on the warmer side at the time, it was probably better to prepare students early in a city with...

Opinion: It’s time for UMKC to mandate masks or vaccinations

Opinion: It’s time for UMKC to mandate masks or vaccinations

Lawrence Brooks IV
February 17, 2022

UMKC is off to a dreadful start of the semester when it comes to containing the highly transmissible Omicron variant.  The World Health Organization first received reports of Omicron in South Africa in Nov. 2021, and it arrived in America on approximately Dec. 1. Since...

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