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Women and Politics in KU Student Senate

Morgan Said and Miranda Wagner didn’t want people to vote for them just because they were both women. The fact that they were two women running together in a historic election was just an added bonus: “icing on the cake,” as they both said in separate interviews. Said and Wagner won the 2014 Student Senate … Continue reading

Transitions in education for students with disabilities

By Tara Bryant and Cody Kuiper In the years leading up to their graduation, most high school students will go down a basic checklist of things they want to see in their prospective universities. This list may include things like class size, campus aesthetics or maybe the night-life the town has to offer. But for … Continue reading

2012 in photos: my first year at The Kansan

With the end of 2012 comes the end of my first year pursuing my photojournalism dreams by working for The University Daily Kansan. I photographed athletes, performers and even a president all in my first year, and I’m so grateful for all the opportunities I’ve had. I can’t wait to see what 2013 brings, and … Continue reading

KU students step up to meet demand for educated health care workforce

Liz Marsh could complete a two-year nursing program to get the job she wants, but instead she’s working toward a four-year degree for the same position. Marsh, a sophomore from Chanute, could have the job after this year had she chosen the first route, however, the national trend shows that it’s almost inevitable she would … Continue reading

KU students face legal consequences and health risks for Adderall abuse

Awake. Focused. A group of students at the University of Kansas uses these two words to describe how they feel after taking Adderall. If KU follows national statistic trends, then more than 1,500 KU students know this feeling. According to a study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 6.4 percent of full-time … Continue reading

Native Americans are more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes than white Americans

Statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics in 2010 indicated that diabetes is more than twice as prevalent in Native Americans as it is in white Americans. Native Americans also have the highest rates of diabetes of any minority in the United States. In recent … Continue reading

Weekly Health News Updates

A new study at a university that’s buffett-style cafeteria no longer uses trays shows that students waste less food without trays. This may also mean that students who don’t use trays in cafeterias are eating less. The University of Kansas’s cafeterias did a similar study in 2008, which resulted in the elimination of trays except … Continue reading

Haskell Indian Nations University fights diabetes in Native American population

Fred Gipp pounded his feet on the bricks until his feet hurt. His performance outside the Kansas Union on Thursday attracted the attention of students and passersby. Gipp danced to promote a powwow he will perform in next year. He said he dances to stay in shape. And it’s important that Gipp stays in shape. … Continue reading

I’m a legitimate journalist now

Today, on my birthday, I had my first article published in the University Daily Kansan! I work for the UDK as a photographer, and have my photographs published every week, but there’s something about having my writing published that makes me feel like a legitimate journalist. I think it solidifies my writing ability, which I’ve … Continue reading

Health on the Hill

This semester, I will be reporting on college health. A section of my blog, Health on the Hill, will be dedicated to bringing national and local health issues to a more specific audience: college students at the University of Kansas. I will also share stories from other reporters that I find pertinent to my beat. … Continue reading

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