By Rebekka Schlichting

Rebekka Schlichting

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I am a junior in the School of Journalism, majoring in Journalism and minoring in English. I am also the president of First Nation Student Association, a Native American club on campus. Before moving to Lawrence, I lived on the Sac and Fox Reservation in Kansas. I am a motivated Native American woman and my passion is to educate.

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Love coach visits Kansas Union with sex advice

Daniel Packard, love coach, started “Live Group Sex Therapy” six years ago. Packard has traveled to around 200 colleges in the U.S. with his show that is an interactive and comedic lecture. The University will be hosting the show in the Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union at 7 p.m. The text-in poll questions have […]

The Muslim Student Association hopes to dispel misconceptions about Islam

The Muslim Student Association hopes to dispel misconceptions about Islam

Danielle Reed, a junior from Carlise, Penn., converted from Christianity to Islam three and a half years ago. Before conversion, Reed served in the U.S. Army during the Sept. 11th attacks.  She met a Muslim man, now her fiancé, who helped change her views on Islam. Changing views about the religion is the main goal […]

What to know before voting tomorrow

Before you vote tomorrow, know where and when to do it, and what to bring with you. Voters must only vote at their registered precinct, or poll. Lawrence has 59 polls in different areas throughout the city. A person’s place of residence determines which poll they vote at. Voters can find their registered poll by […]

Muslim Student Association hosts Islam Awareness Week

The Muslim Student Association wants to teach others about Muslims and the Islamic faith through its Islam Awareness Week on campus, and will host events throughout the week. “The purpose is to educate people on Islam and Muslims,” said Iesha Kincaid, president of the Muslim Student Association. “There are a lot of stereotypes and misconceptions […]

Fire in McCollum causes early morning evacuation

A heat motor seized and caught fire in McCollum residence hall at 3 a.m. today, said Captain Schuyler Bailey, KU Office of Public Safety spokesperson. Residents evacuated the building after smoke from the fire set the alarms off and were told to wait in the lobbies of Ellsworth and Hashinger Halls. They returned to their […]

Student Opinions on Presidential Election

Student Opinions on Presidential Election

Students at the University of Kansas share their opinions on the upcoming presidential election and issues they find important.

Advanced voting taking place in Douglas County

To avoid the lines on Election Day, voters registered in Douglas County can take advantage of advance voting on campus this week. One of Douglas County’s advance voting sites is located in the Drive Room of the Burge Union, said deputy court clerk Ben Lampe. It is open today, Wednesday and Thursday this week from […]

Buses to change for Homecoming

Buses are rerouting to accommodate homecoming events today. According to an email from KU on Wheels, Routes 10 and 11 will not travel on Jayhawk Boulevard or 15th Street between 6 and 7 p.m.  After 7 p.m., the southbound routes will avoid 11th Street and the Kansas Union and will take Mississippi Street instead and […]

Daisy Hill residents prepare for Halloween community event

Children will be flooding Daisy Hill Sunday from 5-7 p.m. for the residence halls’ annual Halloween event. Every hall on the Hill will participate in the event. Ellsworth Hall is hosting a fun fair with games and cookie decorating for kids. McCollum Hall will set up a photo booth in front of Ellsworth. Hashinger Hall […]

Social media harder to resist than sexual urges

Social media harder to resist than sexual urges

To Amelia Magerl, a senior from Lawrence, social media is more important than sex. “Personally, sex has never been something I’m interested in, whereas social media is such a big part of life these days,” Magerl said. “It would be really hard to live without it to be honest.” It may be hard to believe, […]

Student organization promotes European culture

A culture group for students of European descent may help student connect to their cultural identity. The Office of Multicultural Affairs is in the process of adopting a new culture group – European. Blane Harding, a director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, is facilitating the group’s development. The group started a month ago and […]

Skateboarding through campus now a smoother ride after construction

Skateboarding through campus now a smoother ride after construction

Alex Pang, a senior from St. Louis, uses skateboarding to cope with senioritis. Pang started skating at about eight years old, which was the first time he ever saw a skateboard. For his first few years at the University, Pang put his board down to focus on school. This semester, he decided to pick it […]

Reviewing contraceptive options available on campus

Reviewing contraceptive options available on campus

Male birth control pills might be on their way, but until then, students can explore a variety of contraceptives at Watkins Memorial Health Center. Researchers at KU Medical Center are trying to develop a male version of oral birth control. According to 6 News Lawrence, the pill will not be released any time soon. For […]

SUA to help students register to vote

SUA to help students register to vote

The biggest issue facing student voters might not be who to vote for but how to vote. For students wanting to vote but not knowing how, Student Union Activities Social Issues Committee is providing a more convenient way to register on campus. The committee’s mission is to remove the barriers for students to vote. To […]

As Kansas obesity numbers rise, one KU junior shares her battle with weight loss

As Kansas obesity numbers rise, one KU junior shares her battle with weight loss

Two years ago, Aley Brown avoided walking up hills and steps because it was horrifying. Today, she’s 90 pounds thinner and proudly strides up stairs, loving the dose of cardio exercise. At the age of 18, Brown was 5-foot-6 and 215 pounds. Bad news from the doctor changed her life that year. She was diagnosed […]