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 […]
Ryan Wright discusses Kanye West’s Drunk in Love cover and new releases from Rick Ross, Pharrell, Schoolboy Q and more.
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?
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters has created a new friendly competition to put the University of Kansas, Kansas State University and Wichita State University head to head in order to increase funds and the number of mentors in the program. The campaign, “Go Big or Go Home,” will feature the men’s basketball coaches from the […]
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Philip Seymour Hoffman honored cinema in a profound way. His immersive roles and on-screen audacity defined his career, but his humanity defined his life. He possessed a quality rarely seen on film, and was brave enough to give it to the world. He transported us. He forced us into perspectives we were unable to see […]
Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino filed a lawsuit for contributory copyright infringement against Gawker Media at the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Jan. 27. The lawsuit seeks at least $1 million in damages from Gawker for posting a link to a leaked copy of his latest script, “The Hateful Eight.” According to USA Today, the […]
Miley Cyrus’ lewd stage presence has gained global notoriety over the past few months, so the prospect of seeing her “unplugged” on MTV Wednesday night undoubtedly struck fear into the hearts of mothers of teenagers across the country. In the week leading up to the special, show’s advertising focused on Cyrus’ claims of doing “whatever […]