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UMKC hosts final panel on systemic racism

UMKC held its sixth and final panel in the “Critical Conversations” series last Wednesday. The Roos Advocate for Community Change Committee created the series,...

Miller Nichols Library adds new coronavirus guidelines

The Miller Nichols Library has added new coronavirus guidelines as health officials warn coronavirus cases may soon begin to increase.  The library, which used to...

Coronavirus update: chancellor praises pandemic response

UMKC reported 20 on-campus COVID-19 cases for the week of Oct. 4, down from 24 the previous week. As of Oct. 9, UMKC’s coronavirus...

Kangaroo Food Pantry sees influx of students during coronavirus

By Brenden Hill and Soffia Hernandez The Kangaroo Pantry now serves twice as many students as it did prior to coronavirus, down from serving quadruple...

UMKC Police Department updates policies on use of force and officer intervention

The UMKC Police Department updated its policies and procedures this summer to clarify their officers’ duty to intervene and what they deem unacceptable uses...

College students react to the first presidential debate

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden squared off last Tuesday in the first presidential debate of the 2020 election. Chris Wallace, the...

MU students once again call for removal of Thomas Jefferson statue

Nearly 40 student activists gathered inside the University of Missouri’s (MU) primary administration building, Jesse Hall, to protest racial injustice last Friday. Protesters occupied...

Photo Essay: Scenes from the Kansas City Hall Plaza occupation

Protesters taped signs onto a statue of Abraham Lincoln in front of City Hall. Multiple signs call for KCPD Police Chief Rick Smith’s resignation,...

24 new coronavirus cases at UMKC bring total past 100

UMKC has reported 24 new on-campus coronavirus cases for the week of Sept. 27. This brings the total number of cases to 108 since...

Protesters occupy City Hall Plaza in response to officer kneeling on pregnant woman

Around 100 protestors occupied the Kansas City Hall Plaza on the night of Friday, Oct. 2 in response to a video showing an officer...

Nonprofit spotlight: KC Pet Project opens applications for foster homes during coronavirus

KC Pet Project, a local no-kill animal shelter, has opened up applications for emergency foster parents in case the nonprofit needs to shut down...

Operation LeGend’s end, SCOTUS vacancy, Kansas City city manager – Roo News September 28th

https://youtu.be/hfe5QqAyB7A In this week's edition of Roo News we update you on the latest coronavirus cases at UMKC and Kansas City, Operation LeGend's end, the...
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With her first album, “Good News,” Megan Thee Stallion finishes 2020 with a bang. After four successful mixtapes, Megan finally released her much anticipated...

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