By Hannah Barling

Hannah Barling

Entertainment Editor

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Hannah is a sophomore from Fort Smith, AR. She is a journalism major on the news and information track. This is her first semester working on the Kansan staff. She enjoys traveling and aspires to work with a travel magazine someday.
Lawrence named eighth best college town

Lawrence named eighth best college town

Lawrence has been recognized for its friendly, inviting, college student–filled town as the eighth best college town in the nation. Among the top-10 best college towns in the nation, Lawrence ranks eighth, according to the American Institute for Economic Research’s (AIER) 75 Best College Towns and Cities for 2012-2013. AIER took into account 12 different […]

Local fitness classes keep Lawrence healthy

Local fitness classes keep Lawrence healthy

Summertime can mean sunshine, hanging out at the pool, wandering around downtown and enjoying the freedom of no classes. But summer can also be a time to get in shape and explore ways to stay active in Lawrence. Various gyms and fitness centers offer workout classes during the summer. Aqua Zumba, offered at the Lawrence […]

Student Senate turnover meeting introduces new members, platforms

Student Senate turnover meeting introduces new members, platforms

The academic year is almost over and the faces of Student Senate are changing. Student Senate held its turnover meeting last night in Alderson Auditorium. Student Body President Hannah Bolton, a senior from St. Libory, Neb., and Student Body Vice President Brandon Woodard, a senior from Topeka, gave their final speeches. Bolton and Woodard, along […]

University faculty member passes away at 55

Daniel M. Mayeux, a faculty member of the KU Office of Design and Construction Management, passed away at his home April 15. The cause of death has not been released. Mayeux was born Dec. 15, 1957, in Bad Hersfeld, Germany. His parents were Donald and Sally Ann Elizabeth Mayeux. His father was a U.S. Army […]

National Record Day increases interest in vinyl

National Record Day increases interest in vinyl

Chas Strobel collects records not only for listening, but also for decoration. Strobel, a transfer student from Orono, Minn., grew up listening to his parents’ vinyls. From his mom’s Donny Osmond album to recordings of his dad’s teenage band, Strobel said the look and feel of a shiny black vinyl takes him back to his […]

Students, advisors and groups recognized at Jayhawk Choice Awards

Students, advisors and groups recognized at Jayhawk Choice Awards

Two individuals and seven student groups were honored last night at the Jayhawk Choice Awards. Sponsored by the Student Involvement Leadership Center (SILC), the banquet recognized outstanding leaders and student organizations on campus. Educational Program of the Year This award honors a student organization that sponsors a program which provides students with the opportunity to […]

Fraternity hosts "Get on the Ball" charity for Children's Miracle Network

Fraternity hosts “Get on the Ball” charity for Children’s Miracle Network

A simple signature can make a difference for a child in need. Zeta Beta Tau fraternity is hosting “Get on the Ball” this week as their main national philanthropy event of the year. Anyone can sign the 6-foot diameter inflatable ball, which becomes a donation to Children’s Miracle Network. Three Lawrence businesses are sponsoring the […]

University students celebrate the 'holidaze' on 4/20

University students celebrate the ‘holidaze’ on 4/20

Ashley Martin celebrated the “holidaze” this weekend with friends by relaxing in a mellow atmosphere. The Shawnee sophomore has smoked marijuana since she was a sophomore in high school. She has celebrated 4/20 multiple times and said now it’s more of a chill thing for her to do with friends who enjoy the same pastime […]

Etiquitte tips for running late to class

Etiquitte tips for running late to class

Running late to class is sometimes impossible to avoid, but there are ways to go about it without irritating your teachers. Boniface Yemba, an Economics discussion teacher, has a strict late policy for his students. If someone comes in past five minutes since class has started, he considers them missing half the class. He said […]

Students, community members march for Wakarusa Wetlands

Students, community members march for Wakarusa Wetlands

Students of the University, Haskell University students and Lawrence community members marched down Jayhawk Boulevard yesterday to raise awareness about the Wakarusa Wetlands. The University owns 20 of the 640 acres of the wetlands. Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to build the South Lawrence Trafficway directly through the wetlands, including the University’s portion. Haskell […]

The Big Event increases number of volunteers, doubles job sites

The Big Event increases number of volunteers, doubles job sites

Burton Gepford moved into his house a year and a half ago. After taking two days to build a new fence with a couple of family members, he knew that the fence needed to be stained. Gepford was one of hundreds of people who received help from students, faculty and staff volunteers of the University. […]

Despite loss, KUnited is 'still a family'

Despite loss, KUnited is ‘still a family’

More than 70 members of the KUnited coalition gathered at Yacht Club Sports Bar and Grill at 530 Wisconsin Street to await the results of the student senate election. Brandon Woodard, a senior from Topeka, ran as KUnited’s presidential candidate. Blaine Bengtson, a junior from Salina, ran as KUnited’s vice presidential candidate. Woodard said that […]

KUnited Q&A: 'My vision would be making KU better than when I found it'

KUnited Q&A: ‘My vision would be making KU better than when I found it’

Brandon Woodard and Blaine Bengtson, students running for president and vice president in KUnited, answer some questions about why they’re running and what to look forward to by engaging yourself in the upcoming election. Brandon Woodard, senior from Topeka, majoring in Political Science. Member of Delta Lambda Phi, pledge class president freshman year, served as […]

Student Senate Finance Committee approves eight bills

The Student Senate Finance Committee passed eight bills last night. A Bill to Fund the American Studies Association of Graduate Students at $200 A Bill to Fund Called to Greatness (CTG) at $230 A Bill to Fund the Graduate Students of Public Administration at $400 A Bill to Fund Nourish International at $1,000 A Bill […]

Crunchy Chicken Cheddar Wrap in bracket battle for Best College Eats

Crunchy Chicken Cheddar Wrap in bracket battle for Best College Eats

Brella’s in the Underground at Wescoe Hall is notorious for its Crunchy Chicken Cheddar wrap. The wrap is so popular, it was chosen as the best college eat for the University in the Cooking Channel’s Bracket Battle: Best College Eats. The Cooking Channel’s battle of the country’s best college eats is an imitation of the […]