VIDEO: Kansas City journalist's Photoshop project goes viral

VIDEO: Kansas City journalist’s Photoshop project goes viral

Esther Honig, a 24-year-old journalist living in Kansas City, Mo., had no idea what she was getting herself into when she first shared her “Before & After” project with Buzzfeed. Within a day of Buzzfeed’s article there were 35 websites with their own version of the story, and Honig’s email was flooded. Her Facebook and […]

Recent grads follow different paths toward careers

Interning On Capitol Hill, 2014 graduate Kellie Henderson works as a Foster Youth Intern for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, which places people with foster backgrounds in various Congressional offices to work on policy related to foster care. She attends training workshops and meetings during the day to learn about public policy and at […]

"From Hate to Hope": University grads use Kickstarter to film documentary about Fred Phelps' son

“From Hate to Hope”: University grads use Kickstarter to film documentary about Fred Phelps’ son

The message “from hate to hope” is promoting a University film alumni’s Kickstarter project to create a documentary. Brad Johnson and Jason Badgett’s goal is to raise $55,000 by July 7 in order to cover the costs of producing the full documentary. As of Sunday, they need almost $40,000 to reach their goal. “Not My […]

VIDEO: Students teach Rock Chalk chant to Ugandans during mission trip

In the African village of Nakivumbi, more than 8,000 miles from Lawrence, a crowd of Ugandans sang the Rock Chalk chant. Jordann Bell, a senior from Ellsworth, led the chant during a mission trip earlier in June with a team of students from the Christian campus ministry, Called to Greatness. “In that moment, even though […]

Furry friends welcome customers at various Mass. Street, Lawrence businesses

Furry friends welcome customers at various Mass. Street, Lawrence businesses

Some of the familiar greeters at a few downtown businesses roam around on four legs and have a bit of extra fur on their faces. They are the cats and dogs of Massachusetts Street and though they can’t speak for themselves, their owners know their stories well. Whether they’re curled up on top of a […]

University Jazz Ensemble invited to perform in European tour

Nineteen students in the KU Jazz Ensemble will live the life of traveling musicians and perform eight shows for an international audience at prestigious festivals in France, Germany and Switzerland next week. During their 11-day tour beginning on July 4, the students will have the opportunity to hear some of the world’s greatest jazz musicians […]

Habitat for Humanity provides Lawrence family with home, comfort

Kamari Logan, a long-time Lawrence resident, had always dreamed of owning her own house someday. And with the help of the Lawrence Habitat for Humanity and its sponsor, Women Build, her dream became a reality. The Lawrence Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 84th home at 204 N. Comfort Lane to the Logan family Saturday. Lindsey […]

Wiggins, Embiid make program history as first two top-three NBA draft picks in same year

Wiggins, Embiid make program history as first two top-three NBA draft picks in same year

Bill Self witnessed history for the Kansas men’s basketball program Thursday at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Former freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid were selected first overall and third overall in the draft, respectively. Wiggins went to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Embiid to the Philadelphia 76ers. Wiggins became the first Jayhawk selected as […]

NBA Draft: Wiggins picked number one by Cavaliers, Embiid goes third to 76ers

NBA Draft: Wiggins picked number one by Cavaliers, Embiid goes third to 76ers

Brooklyn, NY – Ever since Andrew Wiggins was named the number one college recruit last year, he has had one goal in mind. A goal that only one player can achieve each year. A goal his fellow Canadian, Anthony Bennett, achieved last season with the same organization. Wiggins wanted to be the first overall pick […]

Hunger affects more than just the homeless, organizations like Just Food help

Hunger affects more than just the homeless, organizations like Just Food help

When you look at Susan Green, in many ways she appears to be just like you. Her pride and joy is her little dog Annabelle and she’s excited to be a grandma for the first time in just a few months. What you can’t see is Green’s past. Six years ago, she was homeless. Today, […]

Free State Festival expected to draw a creative crowd

Art, film, music and ideas will come together for the Free State Festival this Wednesday through Sunday. It’s a chance for locals and visitors to showcase their work for the Lawrence community. “I’m excited about the caliber of artists that are participating,” said Ben Ahlvers, festival director. “It’s not been done before here in Lawrence, so that […]

U.S. travelers find World Cup trip more exciting, less hazardous

U.S. travelers find World Cup trip more exciting, less hazardous

By air, taxi and subway, Jayhawk alumni are making their way through Brazil with a few eyebrow raising details, but with more ease than expected. Depending on who you talk to, the ease of travel throughout the host nation’s cities can land on either side of the proverbial traffic spectrum. Andrew Wiebe, a 2009 University […]

Midwest Music Foundation provides healthcare for local musicians

If you know a full-time musician whose name is not Kanye West, it’s more likely than not that individual is making a huge — often monetary —sacrifice in order to pursue personal happiness and keep the community satisfied. “Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and […]

Board of Regents approves 3.5 percent University tuition compact increase, 4.9 standard tuition increase

Board of Regents approves 3.5 percent University tuition compact increase, 4.9 standard tuition increase

UPDATE June 18 3:14 p.m. The Kansas Board of Regents approved tuition increases across all state Universities, including Kansas, at its 1:30 p.m. meeting Wednesday.   The University is proposing incoming freshmen pay $5,223.79 for tuition and required student fees — 3.4 percent more than last year’s class. The University’s revised proposal on May 28 called […]

Video: Current, former Kansas basketball players to represent USA in 2015 World University Games

Video: Current, former Kansas basketball players to represent USA in 2015 World University Games

Craig Jonas, head deputy of the USA delegation for the World University Games, announced Tuesday at a press conference that current and former members from the University basketball team will represent the USA as its national team in the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, Korea. “When you walk the halls here you realize what […]

Storify and Video: Boulevardia break-down

Boulevardia, the food, music and beer festival in Kansas City, Mo., has come and gone as of 6 p.m. Sunday. The event was characterized by loud sonic reverberations, ample amounts of flowing beer, festivalgoers young and old, hot and humid weather and food trucks galore. “We’ve been really blessed tonight, it’s been unbelievable weather, the […]