Storm chasers turn weather interests into risky hobby

by Paige Stingley

“When most people hear the word ‘tornado,’ their first reaction is to duck and cover. But for Michael Riedl, it means going outside and watching the action in person.”


Gallup-Healthways study ranks Kansas 20th in well-being

by Mackenzie Leander

“According to a new report, the majority of the top 10 worst states to live are in or around the Midwest. Kansas wasn’t one of them.

‘Piñata’: A Modern Classic from the Past

I tried to explore the political aspects of “Piñata” by Freddie Gibbs & Madlib in a review for the University Daily Kansan.

“The record combines Gibbs’ hardcore gangsta rap with Madlib’s rock and soul-infused beats. Gibbs’ lyrics have always focused on visceral, biographic authenticity and independence from the trappings of the music industry. ‘Piñata’ explores Gibbs and Madlib’s self-awareness as musicians, especially their contradictions.”