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Remembering G. Fred Wickman: Journalist, Professor and Mentor

Melissa Reeves, Guest Writer
May 16, 2024

On April 27, 2024, former Kansas City Star columnist, UMKC professor and U-News (now called Roo News) advisor G. Fred Wickman passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. The May 5, 2024 edition of The Star featured a lovely article about him that covers his illustrious...

Kansas City has a chance to advance to the Summit League Championship for the first time since 2011.

Roos Softball Advances to Championship Semifinal

Zach Gunter, Sports Editor
May 10, 2024

  Kansas City has thrilled viewers in the first three games of the Summit League Softball Championship.   Entering as the third seed, the Roos were set to face the North Dakota State Bison in the first round.     Last season, the Bison eliminated the Roos in the...

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Student Project Aims to Break Barriers for Minority Representation in KC

Emily Wheeler, Staff Writer
May 9, 2024

  Limitless Artists KC aims to raise awareness and funding for underrepresented artists in the KC area.   Princess Sarah Ehioguh started Limitless Artists KC after noticing a lack of representation among minorities in the art scene.    “The art of minorities is...

Zodiac signs can be seen on Snapchat.

Students Share Diverse Perspectives on Astrology: Beliefs, Skepticism and Insights

Lucas Campbell, Staff Writer
May 8, 2024

  Is there cosmic harmony among UMKC students, or is astrology just a celestial curiosity?   Students' beliefs about astrology mirror the variety of their academic interests. From skeptics to avid believers, contrasting views on zodiac signs and their influence shine through...

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...

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