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UMKC Student Pushed By Davante Adams During Chiefs Game

Cristian Martinez, Sports Editor
October 12, 2022

Update: Davante Adams has been cited for assault, according to Kansas City Municipal Court records. He deleted his statement from Twitter on Oct. 13. In a viral clip, Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams shoved an ESPN cameraman. The crew member identified...

Jared McCormack created his podcast, MFA Writers, to help students learn about the field.

UMKC student interviews famous author

Hayden Baker
May 7, 2022

When Jared McCormack first emailed award-winning author George Saunders, he didn’t know what to expect. “You just assume he’s not going to respond,” said McCormack, a third-year MFA candidate at UMKC. “He’s one of the more famous writers out there. On the other...

Virtual learning due to COVID-19 helps UMKC student with disability

Virtual learning due to COVID-19 helps UMKC student with disability

Joeli Toscano
April 25, 2022

Erin Gibson lives with a disability called osteogenesis imperfecta that causes her bones to break easily as well as being immunocompromised. A history major at UMKC, Gibson said she has benefited greatly from the school’s shift to virtual learning since the start of the...

Graduate students are asking the university to commit to a $15/hour minimum wage. (Getty Images)

UMKC student employees hold protest for better wages

Rex Stickney
March 13, 2022

Members of the Graduates United of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (GUM-KC) held a rally on Monday, March 7, to protest against the wages the university pays to graduate teaching assistant workers. “Treatment of the lowest of us is just a reflection of the treatment...

UMKC student helps lead Starbucks union push

UMKC student helps lead Starbucks union push

Hayden Baker
February 14, 2022

UMKC student and shift supervisor Addy Wright is a leader in the movement to unionize the Country Club Plaza Starbucks. In a letter sent to the Starbucks CEO on Feb. 7, Wright and fellow organizers cited unsafe working conditions as one of their main grievances. They...

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