All posts by Jill Schleiden

  • I like pits!

    This hadn’t happened for a long time. Years, if I remember correctly. But it happened twice in the last week. Words aligned themselves neatly in...

  • Latino Youth Day

    On Friday, March 4, Latino youth from around the Kansa City area visited UMKC for Latino Youth Day. Hosted by the Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs,...

  • Word Up

    Depression   I’ll pull up my feet and wait, crouched in the astral tower of my polar city.   You’ve gone away with your fleet,...

  • How to get good service

    It’s rather annoying. You go out to eat, expecting a relaxed atmosphere and a good time, and instead it’s a monumental hassle. Your water is...

  • Students discuss use of Adderall

    A chemistry final, hours worth of homework, a few pounds to lose, a new way to party; the reasons students try Adderall can be endless....

  • Nine things to know about your medications

    With so many remedies available for coughs, colds and every possible ache, knowing what to take, and when, could be difficult. Some of the students...

  • Shisha shenanigans

    Hookah bars seem to be springing up all over Kansas City. There’s the long-standing Jerusalem Café, the newly opened Sinbad’s, Aladdin’s Café and Jaskki’s hookah...

  • My experience quitting

    Quitting has quite the negative stigma here in America. “Quitters never win,” and winners never quit- usually. Sometimes quitting is good and necessary. Last month...

  • The senioritis blues

    Well, I’ve nearly made it. After seven semesters, four at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln and three here at UMKC, I’m one semester away from...

  • The evolution of St. Nick: Holiday Histories

    This time of year, there are many holidays people celebrate with family and friends. Three of them are Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Christmas, or Christ’s...