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Podcast: SUA funding reaction

Podcast: SUA funding reaction

Kaitlin DeJong, Vice President of Communications for Student Union Activities, gives her reaction to the funding decision at tonight’s Student Senate meeting.

Kansas vs. OK-State

Kansas vs. OK-State

Stillwater, OK — The University of Kansas lost to Oklahoma State 65-72 Saturday night. Kansas freshman guard Andrew Wiggins led the Jayhawks with 15 points and freshmen Joel Embiid and Wayne Selden both put up 13 points.

Podcast: This week in music — Episode 5

Podcast: This week in music — Episode 5

Video: KU professor’s research shows dogs calm inmates, reduce stress

Studies have shown that interacting with animals can reduce stress and anxiety, and can increase levels oxytocin and serotonin, which are “feel-good hormones” in our brains. A University of Kansas professor has recently expanded that research with her studies on the effects of dogs in prisons. Suzanne Rice, a professor in Education Leadership and Policy […]

Video: Jayhawks clinch 10th straight Big 12 title with 83-75 victory over Sooners

Video: Jayhawks clinch 10th straight Big 12 title with 83-75 victory over Sooners

Video by Farzin Vousoughian After the heroics, after the final buzzer and after the handshakes, Naadir Tharpe stood alone at center court, conducting a chorus of 16,300 fans who wouldn’t leave the building until he did. “10 Straight! 10 Straight! 10 Straight!” Each verse decreased the tension that had built up over the previous 40 […]

Video: University of Kansas professor explains basics of Affordable Care act, how it makes health insurance cheaper

Video: University of Kansas professor explains basics of Affordable Care act, how it makes health insurance cheaper

All United States citizens are required to enroll in a health insurance policy this year under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act — also known as “Obamacare” — reforms the U.S. health care system. Watch Jarron Saint Onge, a University of Kansas sociology professor and a health care expert, explain […]

Podcast: This week in music — Episode 4

Podcast: This week in music — Episode 4

Ryan Wright discusses Kanye West’s Drunk in Love cover and new releases from Rick Ross, Pharrell, Schoolboy Q and more.

Podcast: This week in music — Episode 3

Podcast: This week in music — Episode 3

In “This week in music,” music writer Ryan Wright discusses the 10th anniversary of Kanye West’s album, “College Dropout.” Do you have any memories associated with the album?

Podcast: Student Senate talks social media policy

Podcast: Student Senate talks social media policy

Student Senate voted 57-7-3 to oppose the new social media policy in a resolution during the weekly meeting Wednesday evening. The resolution urged the Kansas Board of Regents to suspend the policy and replace it with something new that respects public-employee speech protected by the First Amendment. “The policy is really, really vague,” said Garrett […]

Storify: Student Senate proposes textbook tax exemption to Kansas Legislature

Storify: Student Senate proposes textbook tax exemption to Kansas Legislature

Legislation that would eliminate sales tax on textbooks for Kansas university students received support from the Kansas Tax Committee Tuesday during Higher Education Day. Student Senate and other Kansas university leaders spent the day meeting with legislators in the Topeka Statehouse to advocate for the tax elimination and present the importance of higher education funding. […]

Video: Havens: Deportation will not solve Justin Bieber's problems

Video: Havens: Deportation will not solve Justin Bieber’s problems

There seems to be somewhat of a blueprint for the life of a child celebrity, a secret map guiding their existence: Young, talented, idolized, insanity, burnout. While this is certainly not the case for all child stars, the formula sounds all too familiar—most likely because we have seen it play out countless times with stars […]

Video: Jackson: High self-esteem helps to boost positive body image

Video: Jackson: High self-esteem helps to boost positive body image

When I get naked, the shower gets turned on. Unfortunately, it’s the only one getting turned on by my nakedness. Initially, when I was writing this article, my plan was to start with that clever line and then move into why we all need to get to the gym and work our big butts off. […]

Video: Interview with Perry Ellis's high school coach

Video: Interview with Perry Ellis’s high school coach

Video: Mental health needs more attention, funds

Video: Mental health needs more attention, funds

As history has shown, tragedy often brings about change. But with the string of recent shootings in the United States, one root cause is too often ignored: America’s failing approach to mental illness. Mental health facilities have had their funding subjected to relentless budget cuts, forcing them to cut back services or close. Compounding the […]

Podcast: This week in music — Episode 2

Podcast: This week in music — Episode 2