Who doesn’t love the humble listicle? Delightful, informative and a great source of evergreen content, the listicle helps fill space in the paper, but more importantly, in our hearts.
What follows is a list of the top 5 top 5 articles of the 2018-2019, based solely upon personal opinion with no kind of objective analysis whatsoever.
5. “Top 5 local coffee shops” by Angela Faherty
Coffee is important to most college students, so it’s crucial to know where the nearest café is at all times. Also, they’re local, so for a few beautiful moments you can pretend you’re not trapped in Starbucks’ inescapable maw.
4. “5 tips for living with a roommate” by Cierra Howe
This list covers the basics of sharing a 12’ by 12’ space. Whether that is a dorm room or a prison cell, communication, boundaries and respect are key.
3. “Top 5 classes you didn’t know you wanted to take until now” by Chelsea Engstrom
The UMKC course catalog is huge, with lots of esoteric offerings. This list shines a spotlight on some of the more intriguing ones, including ‘Beginning Equestrian’.
2. “Five UMKC jazz study musicians to watch” by David Basse
I’m a bad native Kansas Citian in that I don’t know much about jazz. In fact, most of what I know comes from reading David Basse’s U-News articles. This list focuses on five UMKC students and their contributions to Kansas City’s thriving jazz scene.
1. “Top five place to cry on campus” Gary Bradley-Lopez
This one is probably the U-News staff favorite, and for good reason. How can you not love a listicle that makes low-key digs at moldy dorms and limited parking, all while promising you insider information on “secret spots allowing you the relief you deserve”?