By Emma LeGault

Emma LeGault

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Hailing from Emporia, Kan., Emma LeGault is a sophomore in the School of Journalism. As of now, she doesn't have a specific career goal, but she is certain it will involve something within the journalism field. Her hobbies include traveling, making to-do lists, and finding pictures of cute puppies on Pinterest. This is her fourth semester on the Kansan.
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 […]

Suspect in Capitol incident dead after chase

Suspect in Capitol incident dead after chase

A female suspect has been pronounced dead after a high-speed chase from the White House to the Capitol earlier Thursday afternoon. The suspect driving a black Infiniti sedan attempted to ram a security barrier at an outer perimeter checkpoint of the White House. The vehicle struck Secret Service officers at the scene and fled east […]

U.S. Capitol Police Chief says shooting is 'isolated incident'

U.S. Capitol Police Chief says shooting is ‘isolated incident’

The U.S. Capitol Police are investigating shots fired near the Capitol in Washington, D.C. The incident caused a temporary lockdown of buildings in the area earlier this afternoon. The Capitol Police say this is an isolated incident. “We have no information that this is related to terrorism or is anything other than an isolated incident,” […]

House passes bill aimed at shutting down Obamacare

House passes bill aimed at shutting down Obamacare

On Friday, President Obama addressed the recovery and growth of the automotive industry with employees at the Ford Motor Co. stamping plant in Claycomo, Mo. Hours before he spoke, the House passed a spending bill that risks a government shutdown and defunding of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. All four Kansas representatives voted […]

President Obama addresses House vote in Ford Motor Co. speech

President Obama addresses House vote in Ford Motor Co. speech

On Friday, President Obama addressed the recovery and growth of the automotive industry with employees at the Ford Motor Co. stamping plant in Claycomo, Mo. Hours before he spoke, the House passed a spending bill that risks a government shutdown and defunding of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. All four Kansas representatives voted […]

Professor designs potential Lamborghini museum

Professor designs potential Lamborghini museum

A few square miles of land between the cities of Bologna and Modena, will potentially house a new corporate office and museum for Lamborghini in the next decade. The reflecting pool in front of the three-story glass walls will turn the nine pristine Lamborghinis on display into 18. The corporate gray granite walls will aim […]

Apps help students organize

Starting your school year off in the right direction is easier than ever with these smartphone apps. Who knows, maybe you’ll budget your finances during Biology 100 instead of reading Twitter. 1. Organization – iHomework Although it won’t actually do your homework, the iHomework app ($1.99 in the App Store) is like an academically focused […]

Summer Fling: Will yours last through the fall?

Summer Fling: Will yours last through the fall?

Bright and early on the first day of the fall semester, an alarm clock ringtone signals the end of a summer free of commitment. Groggily, you get up and sit through the first English lecture. Thirty minutes into class, a text comes in — it’s that person you spent the lazy summer days and electric […]

Late professor’s donation will aide students in medical fields

The late Stata Norton Ringle and her husband David’s $10 million endowment gift will create student scholarships, support getting new books and medical manuscripts and maintain current collections at the Clendening History of Medicine Library at KU Medical Center and the Kenneth Spencer Research Library on the Lawrence campus. During her 28-year career at the […]

Globe trotting students experience culture shock after returning from studying abroad

Globe trotting students experience culture shock after returning from studying abroad

Naturally, when Margo Bogossian returned home to El Paso, Texas from studying abroad in Argentina, her family wanted to see pictures of her trip. However, it was this small gesture that made her realize that the word “normal” had lost it’s meaning. “It was kind of like, ‘life’s supposed to be normal again, and for […]

'FBO' determines relationship status

‘FBO’ determines relationship status

Three letters have changed the dating game for millennials, and it’s mostly for the worst. FBO—“Facebook official”—is the new standard of a relationship. For a simple social network status, it’s an incredibly delicate topic. Determining when to go FBO is a science of strategy and could require months of careful discussion and planning. It’s comparable […]