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Students on campus reveal their secrets to staying focused and maintaining sanity during the hectic exam period.

It’s Finals Week for Students at UMKC

Luis Marin, Staff Writer
December 6, 2023

  Between assigned papers, exams and projects, students can agree that finals week can get overwhelming quickly.   From Dec. 9 to Dec. 15, the variety of majors on campus unite in a common struggle, working at all hours, day and night   Students around campus shared...

UMKCs RoosRead gathers students and staff for a year-long literary journey and a page-turning community.

A new reading initiative is taking shape on the UMKC campus

Alexandrea Erisman, Staff Writer
November 27, 2023

  UMKC unveiled a new initiative this year called RoosRead. The program is aimed to encourage students and staff to read a recommended book, fostering a sense of community and belonging by creating a campus-wide book club.    The Office of the Chancellor launched the...

Students navigate the strain of part-time jobs in todays economic landscape.

Students Juggle Part-Time Pressures Among Soaring Living Costs

Lucas Campbell, Staff Writer
November 27, 2023

  Students working part-time are being put through more stress than ever due to the large number of hours they are working to support themselves.   With the rising cost of living expenses, it would only seem natural for students to be forced to work to stay afloat. However,...

With an increased focus on community, the Chancellor hopes this change will create a space for students to gather together

51 and Done

Jack Venable and Tim Williams
October 3, 2023

Edit: While the 51st Street has not closed yet, there will be a city planning meeting on Nov. 7 to discuss alternate driving routes.   UMKC announced plans to turn 51st Street into a pedestrian zone closed to vehicle traffic. The change aims to improve walkability and create...

Top Ten Places to walk to from campus

Top Ten Places to walk to from campus

Luis Marin, Staff Writer
August 21, 2023

As the fall semester begins, new students, from freshmen to transfers, will find their way to UMKC’s campus.  If you find yourself looking for something new, fun or you’re in a pinch for something last minute, check out this list of places that are all within a 20-minute...

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