Published October 17, 2018

Cooperative living spaces provide affordable, inclusive housing

Katie Counts
Published September 18, 2018

Bewitching Wiccans of Lawrence 

Kansan arts correspondent Katie Counts explores the Lawrence Wiccan community by talking to local witches and attending a ritual 

University Daily Kansan
Published August 23, 2018

Survival of the System

As Greek Life comes under fire nationally, what does the future of KU’s sororities and fraternities look like? 

By Nicole Asbury
Published August 20, 2018

Tell My Family I Love Them

Erik Harken lost his older brother in a car accident four years ago. Now, he’s turning the experience into a short film.  His project “Tell My Family I Love Them” is a lesson in the positive ways grief can change a life. 

University Daily Kansan
Published June 19, 2018

Remembrance and resistance at the KU Memorial Union

Almost 100 years after the end of World War I, two of the busiest stops on KU’s campus remain memorials to those who died. Now, 80 years after its completion, a look at KU Memorial Union.

University Daily Kansan
Published June 4, 2018

Connecting Lawrence through religion

Kansan Arts columnist Katie Counts explores six different belief systems in the Lawrence community, including Roman Catholicism, atheism, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism.

University Daily Kansan
Published May 19, 2018

Analysis: Jayhawks at the 2018 NBA Combine

Michael Swain | @mswain97
Published May 3, 2018

Aging out, diving in

Five years after she left foster care at 18, Anyae McCloud is stronger than ever with the support of a program for students who spent time in foster care.

Students like Anyae McCloud who spent time in foster care are finding the support they need in a new KU program.
University Daily Kansan
Published May 1, 2018

A New Generation’s System

A series examining the KU’s policies and procedures surrounding sexual assault four years after a national scandal prompted reform

University Daily Kansan
Published April 25, 2018

The long journey home for a World War II veteran memorialized in the Campanile

Irvin Rink, a 1941 KU graduate, was assumed dead in 1943. His body was finally identified and returned home this month.

Irvin Rink, a 1941 KU graduate, was assumed dead in 1943. His body was finally identified and returned home this month.
University Daily Kansan
Published April 9, 2018

Can it be done?

This year’s Student Senate coalition platforms range from feasible to already implemented to a conversation with administrators waiting to happen. 

Ahead of the 2018 election, the Kansan breaks down the key ideas of the three groups running and evaluates their feasibility.
Savanna Smith | @savsmith20
Published April 9, 2018

Four Years Later

In 2014, national criticism led to a sexual assault task force at KU. Almost four years later, 21 of the 27 recommendations made by the task force have been enacted by KU, which has either refused to or scarcely implemented others.

After a 2014 sexual assault scandal, KU claimed to reform its system for reporting, investigating and preventing sexual assault. Now that an entire generation of Jayhawks has come and gone, the Kansan reviews where KU is now.
Darby VanHoutan | @darbyvanhoutan
Published April 8, 2018

The average age to get married is increasing, but not for everyone

Despite the statistics indicating that most people wait until later in life to get married, some people still choose to get married young.

Despite the statistics indicating that most people wait until later in life to get married, some people still choose to get married young.
University Daily Kansan
Published February 26, 2018

Kansas vs. West Virginia: The comeback of the century

An Oral History

In this oral history, witnesses recall the momentous Allen Fieldhouse game in February 2017, when the Jayhawks overcame a massive deficit to win 84-80.
University Daily Kansan
Published December 6, 2017

A Trip Around the Wheel

One of the main things given to survivors of sexual violence at the University is a slip of paper with a wheel-shaped graphic showing the entities in the community that address sexual assault. The Kansan spent the semester with all 12.

One of the main things given to survivors of sexual violence at the University is a slip of paper with a wheel-shaped graphic showing the entities in in the community that address sexual assault. The Kansan spent the semester with all 12.
Darby VanHoutan | @DarbyVanHoutan | Published Dec. 6, 2017
Published December 6, 2017

Rediscovering a childhood passion in an unlikely place: a beehive

It wasn’t until she’d raised two children and finished a career in nursing that beekeeper Cheryl Burkhead ever began to explore her love for insects and the outdoors.

Beekeeper Cheryl Burkhead was fascinated by insects and the outdoors as a child, but it’s only now, much later in her life, that she’s getting to explore that interest through beekeeping.
University Daily Kansan
Published November 15, 2017

Lawrence had a plan to make a seven-block arts district downtown. Did it fail?

The East Ninth Street Project was set to revitalize Lawrence with art. After years of anticipation, the plan has turned into a street repair project.

University Daily Kansan
Published November 13, 2017

Baseball Writers Association of America award predictions

The end-of-year awards are scheduled to be announced Monday evening

With the 2017 MLB season having come to an end with the Houston Astros parading through the streets of Houston with the World Series trophy, there is only one thing left to decide before the close of the season – The Baseball Writers Association of America awards.
Shaun Goodwin
Published October 12, 2017

Connecting across the world

Lawrence’s sister cities exchange programs connects people across the globe and results in a continental love story

The sister cities exchange program between Lawrence and its sister cities has brought together dozens of people — two in an transcontinental love story
Katie Bernard | @KatieJBernard
Published October 8, 2017

Green Light to Hollywood: A KU alum’s chase for the glimmering hope of making it big

Kansas man and visual effects producer Barry St. John went from recreating a Beastie Boys music video for a class at KU to managing effects for films at Disney and Warner Bros.

University Daily Kansan
Published September 20, 2017

‘Come As You Are’: The 90 minutes Kurt Cobain spent in Lawrence 

Behind the time two voices of a generation — a frontman for the hottest band in the nation, Nirvana, and an eccentric Beat poet — met face to face.

University Daily Kansan
Published August 24, 2017

Hail to Old KU

From crunchy chicken cheddar wraps to walking down the hill, former Jayhawks reflect on their time at the University.

Hailey Dixon
Published July 1, 2017

Campus Carry at KU

A series of in-depth stories looking at the coming implementation of concealed carry on campus and the way it will affect students, faculty and staff.

The Kansan’s series of in-depth stories, each detailing a different aspect of concealed carry at the University of Kansas.
University Daily Kansan
Published June 30, 2017

Kansan Predicts: 2017 MLB All-Star Game Starters

Kansan sports editor Wes Dotson and sports writer Shaun Goodwin make their picks for American League and National League All-Star Game starters.
University Daily Kansan
Published June 21, 2017

Swain: My NBA Mock Draft

Your guide to the 2017 NBA Draft

The 2017 NBA Draft starts on Thursday. Kansas sports writer Michael Swain expects two Kansas players to go in the 60 picks of the draft.
University Daily Kansan
Published June 13, 2017

Pizza Shuttle’s owner answers the restaurant’s biggest question

Why don’t you accept cards?

The answer is somewhat simple, but it’s rooted in Pizza Shuttle’s identity, which is to provide quality pizza to the University of Kansas students at a low cost.
University Daily Kansan
Published May 23, 2017

Football’s biggest headache

Athletic trainers and improvements in protocol are creating a culture shift in football on every level, all in an effort to change football’s status as the most dangerous sport in America.

University Daily Kansan
Published April 4, 2017

Day in the Life

From chefs and musicians to parents, professors and bartenders, spend a day (or night) in the life of some of Lawrence’s most interesting people.

University Daily Kansan
Published March 28, 2017

Jayhawks and spring break: how Lawrence and vacations collide

A look on how University students party on vacation and in Lawrence

Hailey Dixon
Published March 15, 2017

How a motion-tracking musical software is breaking down barriers for people with disabilities

Julie Unruh was 19 when a car accident left her with permanent brain damage. Now at 38, Unruh is part of a group of individuals from the University and Lawrence community that creates music using a one-of-a-kind motion-tracking software known as AUMI.
University Daily Kansan
Published February 24, 2017

Five years later: The final Border War

Feb. 24, 2017
Amie Just | The University Daily Kansan