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Emma LeGault

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Emma is a junior from Emporia, Kansas majoring in journalism with emphases on News and Information and Strategic Communication. When she's not spending hours in the newsroom, she likes to people-watch on Mass. Street or watch Netflix documentaries. She considers herself a connoisseur of frozen yogurt and waffles.

Court of Appeals to hold hearing tonight about Jayhawkers disqualification

The Student Senate Court of Appeals will hold a hearing Thursday night from 9 to 11 p.m. regarding the Jayhawkers’ appeal of the Elections Commission decision Tuesday night. The Elections Commission disqualified the Jayhawkers coalition and all candidates for allegedly submitting a fraudulent expenditure report that didn’t include the cost of Chipotle burritos provided to […]

Last day to vote in Student Senate elections

Students can cast votes for the next Student Senate president, vice president and other senator seats until 4 p.m. today. Polling stations will be open at Wescoe Beach from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at Mrs. E’s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students can vote online from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. through […]

Elections Commission disqualifies Jayhawkers for campaign violations

Elections Commission disqualifies Jayhawkers for campaign violations

The Elections Commission decided Tuesday night that all candidates from the Jayhawkers coalition have been disqualified from the Student Senate election. The Commission found Jayhawkers in violation of a rule that outlines penalties for purchasing food for a campaign event. Members of Jayhawkers allegedly purchased Chipotle for an event on March 30, which was not […]

Police arrest suspect after shooting near Perry Park

Police arrest suspect after shooting near Perry Park

A suspect believed to be involved in a shooting near Harvard Road and Monterey Way last night was arrested for attempted second degree murder at 2:52 Friday morning. The victim was shot multiple times and transported to a Topeka trauma center. The suspect, J.D. Turner, knew the victim, and they were involved in an argument before […]

UPDATE: No foul play suspected in shooting at apartment complex

UPDATE: No foul play suspected in shooting at apartment complex

A shooting that occurred early Sunday morning is not being considered a homicide, police said Friday. Lawrence resident Franklin Spottedtail, age 23, died as a result of traumatic injuries at the complex at the 1100 block of George Court. “Based on the information obtained during the investigation, no foul play is suspected in the death and no […]

Kansan Survival Guide to Snowpocalypse 2014

Kansan Survival Guide to Snowpocalypse 2014

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UPDATE: Lawrence police investigating homicide, seeking woman and vehicle

UPDATE: Lawrence police investigating homicide, seeking woman and vehicle

UPDATE Jan. 26: A Florida law enforcement agency found McLinn and the 2008 Nissan Altima that were reported missing on Jan. 18, confirmed by Lawrence Police Department officials Sunday. McLinn appears unharmed, but the investigation of Sasko’s death continues, McKinley said in a news release. — Lawrence police found the body of Harold M. Sasko, […]

Custodial workers give a face to campus cleanliness

Custodial workers give a face to campus cleanliness

Janice Simmons wanted to be an artist when she grew up. Then, after she was done with school, she wanted to be an interior decorator. “But you know what I ended up as? Cleaning,” she said with a laugh. Simmons has been a custodian at the University for 22 years—longer than some students have been […]

Where Are The Winners?

Rock Chalk Recycle promotes awareness and stadium cleanliness

Rock Chalk Recycle promotes awareness and stadium cleanliness

Henry Foster had a disgusting surprise staring him in the face at Allen Fieldhouse. Sitting in his assigned trash can was a dirty diaper. After a brief freak-out, he put on his gloves, mustered a smile and transferred it to the appropriate compost bin for biodegradable material. Foster, a junior from Kansas City, Mo., was […]

University to choose between concealed carry or heightened security measures

University to choose between concealed carry or heightened security measures

Students may be able to carry concealed weapons on campus within four years. Currently, signs on campus buildings don’t allow anyone to enter with a weapon. However, a Kansas law that passed earlier this year requires the University to make a choice — add security such as security guards or checkpoints to public campus buildings […]

Suspect arrested in murder investigation

A Lawrence man was arrested on charges of first-degree murder Tuesday, Nov. 5. Police officers responded to a report of a shooting on the 1600 block of West 2nd Terrace where they found and detained the suspect. The suspect was in a domestic relationship with the victim, according to a news release. The victim’s identity […]

New study shows fans of losing teams are more likely to overeat

New study shows fans of losing teams are more likely to overeat

On the day after their favorite NFL team loses, people eat about 16 percent more saturated fat and 10 percent more calories, according to a recent study in the journal Psychological Science. For a typical 2,000-calorie diet, that’s the equivalent of eating an extra McDonald’s medium french fry order. The study also showed that fans […]

Apartment Guide: Letter From the Editor

Apartment Guide: Letter From the Editor

Most of us have chosen our new cribs for the semester or year, but there are still things to keep in mind as we adjust to new settings or settle in to familiar territory. As the saying goes, prevention is the best medicine. I’m not a doctor, but I still believe that living by that […]

Government shutdown halts graduate research funding

Government shutdown halts graduate research funding

Graduate students’ applications for a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship or Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant have been temporarily put on hold by the government shutdown. The online application process is unavailable, but students are encouraged to continue preparation materials for the deadlines falling between Nov. 4 and 8. Roberta Pokphanh, assistant dean of graduate […]