Midwest Music Foundation provides healthcare for local musicians

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 […]

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Lawrence City Commission names downtown cultural district

When Abby Petrulis visits Massachusetts Street, she’s on the lookout for something unique and exciting, like a quirky shop, vintage store or one-of-a-kind restaurant. “It’s always alive. There’s always something going on,” she said. “There’s simply no place like it.” Petrulis, a freshman from Olathe, is one of many who feel this way. It’s a […]

Battle of the smartphones

Battle of the smartphones

iPhone or Android: that is the choice students now face when upgrading smart phones. With the recent release of the iPhone 5, many students are quick to get their hands on the latest handheld device from Apple. Josh Maddux, a senior from Overland Park, just upgraded to the iPhone 5 from the iPhone 4 he […]

Program offers businesses new management with graduates

The  School of Business launched a new program to keep Kansas businesses running after  its owners retire. The Redefining Retirement program matches companies in need of new management with Kansas universities’ graduates looking to run their own business. It started when RedTire director Wally Meyer met with economic development advisers in Goodland. As they explained […]

Business school launches Kansas-wide initiative

RedTire program will help retiring business owners hand over the reigns to recent graduates.

People flood Mass Street after Kansas won the Final Four game against Ohio State Saturday night. Kansas will play Kentucky Monday night for the National Championship.

Fans swarm Massachusetts Street after Final Four victory

Thousands rushed to downtown Lawrence to celebrate a trip to the National Championship.

‘Final Fridays’ promotes local artists, boosts downtown businesses

Twenty-six downtown art galleries and businesses participate in this monthly event that showcases local and national artists.

Fans flood businesses with sales Sunday

Bars and stores extended business hours Sunday for basketball fans.

David Cohen (left) and Nike Kleiger (right) the founders behind Livin Elite clothing brand.

Two students start their own t-shirt company

These two seniors planned for a year before launching their new clothing company called Livin Elite.

Businesses downtown have seen their business increase as the economy continues to improve.

Massachusetts Street businesses benefit from the economy and new places that have opened

A number of businesses are seeing an increase in profits and continue to thrive

Students shouting in excitement on Mass. St. after Kansas basketball beat Missouri in overtime Saturday afternoon. After the game Mass. St. flooded with celebrating people.

Crowds pack Massachusetts Street businesses after Saturday’s game

Lines outside of bars and packed restaurants showed the increase in downtown business.

Papa Keno's Pizzeria will reopen under new management this spring. The pizzeria has had bad publicity in recent years, but the new ownership hopes to turn the restaurant around.

Turning Papa Keno’s reputation around

New owner Brandon Graham hopes of erasing the pizzeria’s past of bad publicity of the previous owner failing to pay employees.

Channing Taylor, senior from Wichita, works on a new piece of jewelry Wednesday afternoon. Taylor has been selling her jewelry on Etsy.

Etsy provides market for vintage items

Students buy and sell original crafts on this retail website.

Downtown Mexican restaurants strive to be unique

With all the successful Mexican food on Massachusetts St., Tapas opens in hopes to stand out

Deputy secretary of agriculture visits the Merc

Kathleen Merrigan was in Lawrence Thursday to discuss local farming.

Local pizzeria Papa Keno's cleared up the legal trouble it was in earlier this year. The restaurant is still open for business.

Ovens still hot at Papa Keno’s

After filing for bankruptcy, the local pizzeria has settled its debts.