When Tay’Jah Franklin, 13, walks the stage at pageants, she never feels like she’s walking alone. She knows her family is beside her. She’ll soon compete as Miss Lawrence in the National American Miss Pageant.
Jamie Ulmer, the new executive director of Theatre Lawrence, has a tough act to follow. Here he discusses his experience coming from small-town Beatrice, Nebraska, the new season, and his plans for the community theater.
For half a century, longtime Lawrence resident Bill James has been asking questions about baseball. He’s still looking for answers.
Five Lawrence women linked together by friendship and a common goal of staying healthy in their 70s share their experiences through the evolution of women’s athletics.
Civil rights attorney Ron Kuby came to Lawrence for the first time in a decade this weekend — he had an arrest reunion to get to.
He spoke about free speech violations on KU’s campus and why he’s now questioning his previous position as a First Amendment absolutist.
Kris Taylor is giving farm animals a new lease on life. Taylor is the director and founder of Shy 38, a sanctuary in Lawrence that’s helping people see industrialized farm animals in a new light.
The pressure to wear a smile and a veil of optimism — no matter how it feels inside — pervades culture. Nora McInerny has spent the last decade bucking that system.
Oona Nelson, 18, has played nearly every sport in the book. This coming fall, she’ll head off on an athletic scholarship to pursue her favorite sport of all: cycling.
Wendo Kimori believes in walking the talk when it comes to equity work, so she’s doing just that. The Free State High School senior is reviving Lawrence’s NAACP Youth Council.
Chef Camille Eichorn promotes an open-door policy in her culinary arts classroom at the Lawrence College and Career Center. That’s mostly in the figurative sense, though — the room is home to bearded dragons Da Vinci and Mucha, and they mustn’t leave without a proper escort.
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