Thursday, October 29, 2020


Arts & Entertainment

BLACKPINK’s global success shines in new Netflix documentary, “BLACKPINK: LIGHT UP THE SKY”

Whether you’re a fan of them or not, BLACKPINK’s success is no secret to anyone. From being the first K-pop girl group...

Netflix docuseries “Deaf U” review and interview with Kansan cast member Renate Rose

Netflix’s recent docuseries, “Deaf U,” explores the relationships between deaf and hard-of-hearing students at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. Within a week,...

Album preview: “The Reckless One” by Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar

Canadian jack-of-all-genres band Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar are releasing their new album, “The Reckless One,” this November, after debuting two new...

Local business owner appears on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

Local business owner Alesha Bowman recently appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and received $10,000 for her boutique, unLESHed+.

“Music Unites All” at 2020 Billboard Music Awards

The Billboard Music Awards (BBMA), hosted by Kelly Clarkson, aired on NBC on Oct. 14 with the theme “Music Unites All.” 

UMKC freshman reaches 1,000 subscribers on YouTube

Freshman Kaity Smith recently reached 1,000 subscribers on YouTube — a major feat for the quickly rising influencer, who started her channel...

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Sports and Lifestyle

Sports Analysis: Chiefs add Le’Veon Bell, another weapon to their arsenal

The Kansas City Chiefs signed three-time Pro Bowl running back Le’Veon Bell to a one-year deal worth up to $1.69 million last...

Lakers, Lebron capture NBA championship in historic season

The NBA’s historic season in “The Bubble” ended on Sunday, Oct. 11 as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat in...

Pandemic forces NFL games to reschedule

The Oct. 5 game between the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots was delayed a day due to players on both...

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iPhone 12 review

Apple released its newest iPhone, the iPhone 12, which comes in at a hefty $799. The iPhone 12 isn’t...

Peter Morello: From reporter to professor, a remarkable journey

If a student is a Communications Studies major at UMKC, chances are they have attended a class taught by professor Peter Morello. 

Chiefs use defense and special teams to dominate Broncos

The Chiefs dismantled the Broncos 43-16 at Mile High Stadium on Sunday afternoon in Le’Veon Bell’s highly anticipated debut.

Interview with NYT classical music critic Anthony Tommasini on the reissue of two albums composed by the late Virgil Thomson

On Oct. 23, 2020, the Virgil Thomson Foundation reissued two critically acclaimed albums of Virgil Thomson’s composition. New York Times’ chief classical...

Album review: “Sound The Alarm, Vol. 1: Louder Feelings”

When the Black Lives Matter movement swept the country this summer, musical artists from cities across the nation joined the march. Many...


Total coronavirus cases at UMKC: 162
  • October 27, 2020 – Two COVID cases on campus
  • October 26, 2020 – One COVID case on campus
  • October 25, 2020 – One COVID case on campus
  • October 24, 2020 – Three COVID cases on campus, including one visitor

The four most recent COVID-19 reports from UMKC are listed. The total count begins at August 17th.


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The First Presidential Debate: Intersecting Lines Intersecting Lines is a podcast that explores topics through the lens of intersectionality. While many view issues...

Roo Report – Epidemiology professor Renee Semarge discusses Coronavirus outbreak For this week’s episode, we will be discussing the Coronavirus which now has over 67,000 confirmed...

Roo Report – Investigative reporter for The Kansas City Star and Pulitzer Prize finalist Laura Bauer talks about her work as a journalist In this episode, the Roo Report is joined by Laura Bauer. Laura has been with The...

Roo Roundtable – Halloween Edition The Halloween Edition of the Roo Roundtable is guest hosted by Mason Dredge. The usual gang...


Opinion: Elementary schools should teach antiracism

The Black Lives Matter movement ignited a flame across the country that quickly evolved into an inferno of outcries and protests comparable...

Opinion: Chaos in Cleveland

Looking back over the first presidential debate of the 2020 election is a dizzying affair. It was a 90-minute event that felt...

Opinion: When there is no justice, there will be no peace.

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, an emergency action protest began at the Kansas City Police Department Headquarters for Breonna Taylor. News had come...
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