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 […]

Students fast, reflect on faith during month-long Ramadan

Ramadan, the ninth month in the Muslim calendar, began on June 29 this year. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims from all over the world fast from dawn to dusk. Muslims fast to demonstrate obedience to their God, Allah, by willfully abstaining from eating, drinking and having sex. Ramadan is a means for spiritual and […]

House candidates from Lawrence discuss Kansas policy, issues Wednesday

House candidates from Lawrence discuss Kansas policy, issues Wednesday

Candidates for the Kansas House of Representatives discussed their views on the issues facing Kansans last Wednesday night in a local candidate forum at Lawrence City Hall. Dennis “Boog” Highberger and Abbie Hodgson are the Democrats running for state representative in Kansas House District 46, which represents part of the University. State Representative Paul Davis […]

Photo Gallery: Lawrence residents celebrate Fourth of July at Watson Park, Oread Hotel

Party-switching prohibited in Kansas until after August 5 primary election

As of Tuesday, Kansas voters are now prohibited from changing their party affiliation before the August 5 primaries. Those already affiliated with a party must register by July 15 to vote in the primaries. Under the new law, HB 2210, voters may not switch parties between the candidate-filing deadline of June 1 and the primary […]

Kansas Highway Patrol begins 10-day texting enforcement initiative

Kansas Highway Patrol begins 10-day texting enforcement initiative

Kansas Highway Patrol’s 10-day texting enforcement initiative began yesterday, but officials say it’s often tricky to determine whether drivers are sending a text or looking at navigation directions. The patrol is putting special emphasis on locating drivers violating Kansas’ texting while driving law and will issue citations to those observed to be in violation. Kansas law […]

Multimedia Gallery: USA vs. BEL watch party at Power & Light

Multimedia Gallery: USA vs. BEL watch party at Power & Light

12th Street reconstruction approved by City Commission, may overlap first week of classes

Cody Boston/KANSAN The Lawrence City Commission passed the authorization of an emergency reconstruction of 12th Street between Louisiana Street and Ohio Street 5-0 Tuesday. The reconstruction may overlap with the beginning of the fall semester. On June 24, an eight-inch cast iron water pipe ruptured near the intersection of 12th and Ohio Streets, causing the […]

Police searching for 52-year-old man wanted for rape

Police searching for 52-year-old man wanted for rape

The Lawrence Police Department is searching for Carlton Grass, a 52-year-old man who is wanted for allegedly raping a woman near downtown on June 15. He has a $50,000 warrant out for his arrest. “Grass is believed to be homeless and has been known to stay in shelters or homeless camps in the past,”Trent McKinley, […]

Missing Lawrence woman found Monday

Missing Lawrence woman found Monday

UPDATED 1:10 p.m. Tuesday Rebekka Campbell, a 23-year-old Lawrence resident who was reported missing Saturday, was found Monday night at approximately 11 p.m. near New Hampshire Street, according to Dawn Campbell, Rebekka’s mother. She is currently at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Dawn said someone who had seen the “Help Find Rebekka Campbell” Facebook page saw her and called […]

Tour of Lawrence concludes Sunday with final races

Tour of Lawrence concludes Sunday with final races

The sixth annual Tour of Lawrence bike races finished up Sunday afternoon after an entertaining and successful weekend. Friday night consisted of some short street sprint races. Only the men’s and women’s professional divisions participated in short warm-up sprints before the endurance circuit race on Saturday. Saturday races still continued as scheduled despite heavy rain […]

STORIFY: National WWI Museum, University department commemorate 100th anniversary of Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s assassination with #KU_WWI

STORIFY: National WWI Museum, University department commemorate 100th anniversary of Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s assassination with #KU_WWI

The music of Beethoven and Johann Strauss filled the National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial on Saturday as the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra String Quartet played a ballad to commemorate an event that shook the world exactly a century ago. The National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial commemorated the anniversary of the 1914 assassination of Austro-Hungarian […]

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 […]