By Jenna Jakowatz

Donations needed for fundraiser to support tornado victims

Help from the Heartland, a fundraiser for the victims of the Moore, Okla. tornado, will be collecting donations on Thursday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Price Chopper on 151st St and Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park. In addition to the donation drive, there will be a raffle, and chances to […]

Women’s athletics accomplish historic progress

Women’s athletics accomplish historic progress

For more than 100 years, female athletes at the University have been on a mission to add their own national championship to the list of the men’s accomplishments. According to the University’s history website, “In the first 26 years of its existence, the University of Kansas did not encourage its women students to participate in […]

Seasonal beverages attract summer drinkers

Seasonal beverages attract summer drinkers

Hot summer months mean cold summer drinks, and a way for students to expand their mixology skills. Tim Hewitt, a senior from Arkansas City, has perfected his “summer brew,” a homemade drink comprised of lemonade, beer, citrus vodka and champagne. Hewitt said he uses two cans of pink lemonade concentrate, six light beers, two cups […]

Event guide: Finding summer fun in Lawrence

Event guide: Finding summer fun in Lawrence

Despite the mass exodus of students at the end of the semester, Lawrence continues to offer a host of concerts and activities for the summer. If you don’t know how to spend all your excess free time, there’s bound to be an event for you. For the music lovers: Hey Juggalos, The Insane Clown Posse […]

Indiana Street house to undergo renovation

Indiana Street house to undergo renovation

1145 Indiana Street is getting a makeover so it, too, can be listed among the other properties that are nationally recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. Tim Keller and fellow investor Ernie Eck will soon be renovating the house to restore it to its former glory. “It was originally built as a boarding […]

University professor mixes history with fiction in book series

University professor mixes history with fiction in book series

The limestone of Lawrence has more significance than just “Rock Chalk.” “Rattlesnakes in the Rock Chalk” is Professor Chester Sullivan’s latest novel, the second in the Kaw Trilogy. It brings to life an epic story of history, mystery and romance — all happening in Lawrence. The Kaw Trilogy dives into the history of Kansas through […]

Basketball tournament aids Jayhawk Health Initiative fund trip

Basketball tournament aids Jayhawk Health Initiative fund trip

More than 100 people played basketball for a good cause on Saturday. Jayhawk Health Initiative, a pre-health program for students, put on the tournament where teams of three competed to win a $300 grand prize. Shawnee Wallace, a freshman from El Dorado, is the Vice President of Jayhawk Health Initiative, and said that the turnout […]

Porch drinking season has arrived (weather permitting)

Porch drinking season has arrived (weather permitting)

Take a drive down Tennessee or Kentucky streets on a warm Saturday afternoon, and you will find dozens of students socializing on a porch or lawn. Porch drinking is a popular pastime for students in Lawrence, especially during the spring and summer months when the weather is warm enough to spend a few hours outside. […]

Jayhawk Jhalak highlights South Asian culture

Jayhawk Jhalak highlights South Asian culture

Robert Czyz, a senior from Chicago, didn’t look quite right for the part of emcee for Jayhawk Jhalak, the South Asian Student Association’s annual talent show. Czyz’s emcee counterpart, Viraj Amin, a recent graduate from Shawnee, even joked that Czyz was the first white emcee the talent show has had. Even though Czyz doesn’t have […]

Looking for local deals is a solid way to save money when eating

Looking for local deals is a solid way to save money when eating

Ordering a pizza or going out to dinner once a week can add up, especially for students on a budget. But for those who don’t have time in their schedule to go grocery shopping and cook their own meals, pizza and take-out might be their only options. Kayla Bush, a senior from Newton, says when […]

Justice Café aims to raise social justice awareness through poetry

Justice Café aims to raise social justice awareness through poetry

KU Students for Justice in the Middle East (KU SJME) held their first “Justice Café,” an evening filled with social commentary by students and performers, Monday evening in the Woodruff Auditorium of the Kansas Union. “Justice Café is an event night of spoken word and slam poetry,” Salman Husain, a sophomore from Wichita and the […]

This tornado season’s conditions less favorable to produce tornadoes

Last April, an EF3 tornado ripped through the Wichita area and caused $283 million in damages. Although conditions this season are not as favorable to produce tornadoes, it does not necessarily mean that we will see a shortage. “We are currently under ENSO-neutral conditions, and projections indicate that the neutral conditions will persist through the […]

Allergies flare with spring weather

Allergies flare with spring weather

This spring will be especially unpleasant for seasonal allergy sufferers. The late snowfall means that the trees, flowers and other flora that typically bloom early in the spring will instead bloom with the rest of the flora later in the season. With everything blooming at once, this means that the typical spring allergy season will […]

Geography students to deploy mapping equipment

Geography students to deploy mapping equipment

Any day now, a group of students will send a balloon 100,000 feet into the air. The students enrolled in Geography 726, a graduate-level class revolving around remote sensing, have spent the semester designing and building a balloon they named the PHOG-NS. The PHOG-NS will ascend into the air, pop at 100,000 feet, and then […]

Electronic cigarettes are the new solution to smoking

Electronic cigarettes are the new solution to smoking

The electronic cigarette, also known by its nickname the “e-cig,” is changing the way people smoke. Except, there’s no smoke involved. Eric Adell, a senior from Olathe, picked up his electronic cigarette three months ago in his efforts to quit smoking. “I started using an e-cig as a way to quit smoking. I’ve tried other […]