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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

January 28, 2015

Opposing basketball teams are better off playing Kansas before – rather than after – the semester break. When Coach Bill Self has three uninterrupted weeks of practice, the improvement in the Jayhawks is always noteworthy. This season is no exception. KU played superb basketball in the 75-62 win over Texas at Austin; the Jayhawks’ fundamental […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

January 21, 2015

Kansas has one significant advantage in the Big 12 title chase: Bill Self has coached the Jayhawks to ten consecutive undisputed-or-shared Big 12 championships. In the parity of today’s college basketball, that is an improbable and incredible feat and it has earned the respect and focus of the national sports media. The young men playing […]

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The Stages of Appliance Grief by Dorothy Rosby

The Stages of Appliance Grief by Dorothy Rosby

January 21, 2015

My dishwasher sounds like it’s trying to take flight, but it can’t quite get off the ground. Too bad flying isn’t the only thing it’s no good at. It’s also started leaving food behind. That means I have to do the dishes after it does the dishes. If my dishwasher needs me to do the […]

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Resolve to Stop Using Clichés by Dorothy Rosby

Resolve to Stop Using Clichés by Dorothy Rosby

January 14, 2015

The cliché, “not for all the tea in China” has never made sense to me. There are more than a billion people in China. They probably have a lot of tea, even taking into account Chinese coffee drinkers. To refuse to do something, even for all the tea in China is to be determined not […]

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The Lesson of Paris

The Lesson of Paris

January 14, 2015

A comment by Erik Shupe News of the attacks in Paris was everywhere this past week, as France fell victim to fanatical Islam and its intolerance of freedom. As I read the accounts of unarmed and improperly armed police officers coming to the aid of the civilian victims, I couldn’t help but wonder if this […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

January 14, 2015

Jamari Traylor didn’t play organized basketball until his junior year in high school. After a redshirt year, he’s a junior in his fourth year as an active member of KU’s team. Traylor isn’t your normal young man from a high school in Chicago; without going into painful detail, he went through some rough times as […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

January 7, 2015

The holidays are over and the race for the Big 12 basketball championship is underway. In no particular order, four teams are equipped to challenge for the title: Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Iowa State. Oklahoma State, Baylor, and West Virginia have better-than-average teams that will be hard to beat at home. Texas Tech, TCU, and […]

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Ready to Rumble

Ready to Rumble

January 7, 2015

A comment by Erik Shupe As 2015 begins, we may be witnessing one of the more important political fights in recent history, as both the Republicans and the Democrats seek to destroy the Tea Party. I can’t think of a more authentic and telling piece of evidence indicating the Tea Party’s progress. Their message of […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

January 1, 2015

Predicting football bowl games is a risky business. They are almost like the first game of the season; coaches don’t know what they’re going to get from their teams. Regardless, Kansas State fans can rest assured that the Wildcats will be well-prepared for their bowl game. Whether or not they play as coached is another […]

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Point & Counter Point on Cuba

Point & Counter Point on Cuba

January 1, 2015

Cuba Si, Congress No By Bob Franken What a shame that President Barack Obama finds it so much easier to negotiate with the Castros than with the Congress. Of course, he did have help with the Cuban breakthrough, what with Pope Francis leading the way. But it’s doubtful the pope would want to get in […]

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