Debruce Center Open

Debruce Center Open

The DeBruce Center had its soft opening Monday at the University of Kansas after almost a year of construction. The 32,000-square-foot structure houses the Courtside Café, The Original Rules Gift Shop and will eventually display the original rules of basketball. James Naismith’s original rules of basketball will be displayed in the bridge that connects Allen Fieldhouse to the DeBruce Center in weeks to come. The interior walls of the connecting bridge will display quotes from former Kansas basketball coaches and…

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Proposed Grant for Construction of Lot 90 Costs $30 million

Proposed Grant for Construction of Lot 90 Costs $30 million

The Lawrence City Commission unanimously voted to allow the Lawrence Transit System to submit a grant application for funding to the U.S. Department of Transportation on Tuesday. The application was approved in the hopes that the grant will fund the new $30 million transit hub that is proposed to be constructed in lot 90. The new transit hub would be home to a four level parking garage and would serve as the core station for all…

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Ted Cruz Selects Running Mate: Carly Fiorina

Ted Cruz Selects Running Mate: Carly Fiorina

Republican candidate Ted Cruz announced that Carly Fiorina will be his Vice Presidential candidate. Fiorina was a former CEO before joining the race for President. She withdrew from the race in early February. Cruz’s decision comes after Trump won all five primaries on Tuesday. The Republican candidates will face off in the Indiana Presidential Primary on Tuesday, May 3. Some video content property of CNN.

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KU Info Celebrates Deep-Rooted History on Campus

KU Info Celebrates Deep-Rooted History on Campus

KU Info honored its 10th year of location in the Kansas Union lobby this past Monday. While it also has a location on Jayhawk Boulevard, known as the Boulevard booth, the desk in the Union receives the most traffic and walk-up questions. “We celebrated this because it was a pretty major transition for the program,” Director of KU Info Curtis Marsh said. “Before that, it didn’t really have a consistent front face.” Beginning 46 years…

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Tornado Watch in Effect for Douglas County

Tornado Watch in Effect for Douglas County

A tornado watch is in effect until 9 p.m. for over 50 Kansas counties, including Douglas. Primary threats include damaging winds up to 75 miles per hour and large hail up to two inches in diameter. Several thunderstorms are also moving across the Great Lakes including northern Indiana and Ohio, and are expected to continue moving eastward. According to the Kansas City Star, there are nearly 30 public tornado shelters at various locations along the…

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$1.5 Million Dollar Renovation Coming for Lawrence Movie Theater

$1.5 Million Dollar Renovation Coming for Lawrence Movie Theater

Lawrence’s largest and most popular movie theater, the Southwind Stadium on  Iowa Street, will undergo a large scale makeover. A $1.5 million building permit has been issued by the city to improve the Regal Cinema owned complex. Changes to the interior of the theater, such as seats that will fully recline and installments of updated “finishes,” are what was sited in the details of the building permit report. The renovations are much needed for the…

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Fifth Annual Olympic Shot Put Event to Draw Huge Crowd to Downtown Lawrence

Fifth Annual Olympic Shot Put Event to Draw Huge Crowd to Downtown Lawrence

The fifth annual Olympic Shot Put competition is taking place in downtown Lawrence on Friday, April 22 on 8th St. between Massachusetts and New Hampshire streets. Of the nine competitors in the event, six are from the top 10-ranked throwers in the world. Hosted by eXplore Lawrence, the fifth annual Olympic Shot Put competition is also in conjunction with the 89th Kansas Relays which is also going on this week. The contest is free and open…

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What Went Viral: April 22

What Went Viral: April 22

Crying Jordan Face   Just when we thought it was over, the crying Jordan face is back… but this time there’s a twist. The crying Jordan face is on a pair of Jordan’s! Andrew Weiss and Sherman Winfield created the custom pair of Air Jordan VIII’s as part of an art project. The crying Jordan face is all over the shoes; the tongue, the insole, and the bottom.                  2. The Running Man…

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Air Guitar Championships Hosted in Lawrence Tonight

Air Guitar Championships Hosted in Lawrence Tonight

The Air Guitar Championships will be hosted in Lawrence for the first time ever Friday, April 22 at the Bottleneck. According to Eric ‘Mean’ Melin, the 2013 Air Guitar World Champion, it takes a lack of shame, showmanship and a little courage to be a champion. Melin, a drummer for a local band and movie critic, got into competitive air guitar in 2009. US Air Guitar came to Kansas City for the first time that year…

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Lawrence Housing Market Experiencing Boom

Lawrence Housing Market Experiencing Boom

The housing market in Lawrence, Kansas is booming, making it a better time than ever to sell a home in the area. However, it might be tough for buyers to find a home at a reasonable price. As of February, the supply of homes is down nearly 20 percent from last year. This has caused the average listing price to raise to $302,000; nearly $40,000 more than last year’s average. President of the Lawrence Board…

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Two Football Players Receive Hardship Waiver

Two Football Players Receive Hardship Waiver

Two of KU’s quarterbacks, Montell Cozart and Deondre Ford, have received Hardship Waivers from the Big 12. Both of the quarterbacks will begin their 2016 campaign as redshirt juniors, leaving them with two more years of eligibility. Cozart started three of the first four games in the 2015 season before a season-ending injury against Iowa State. Ford, however, saw time in only two games last season. The Jayhawks start their 2016 season on September 3 vs. Rhode…

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