Monthly Archives: August 2012

Annual Purple Power Play on Poyntz celebrates return of football season

The annual Purple Power Play on Poyntz event took place this year to kick off the official start of the K-State football season Thursday and today. Beginning in 1988,...

FreshWOMEN Orientation provides information, resources

Female students filled K-State Student Union room 227 as the Eta Gamma chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority held their annual FreshWOMEN Orientation event. New and transfer...

Wildcats look to build off Varney’s Invitational

With the five-set win over Oregon State on Saturday evening, the Wildcats took home the Varney's Invitational title to move to 3-0 for the...

Party 4 A Purpose allows students to give back in Aggieville

By Kaitlyn Dewell Multiple businesses in the Aggieville district will be giving the Manhattan population an opportunity to "give back" by hosting a philanthropic party tonight. “Party...

The Blotter – Aug. 31

Wednesday, Aug. 29Jason Nicholas Lewis, of the 1300 block of Pierre Street, was booked for failure to appear. Bond was set at $193.50.Carlos Juan...

Teen’s experience with divorce sparks mental health issues

This is part two of a three-part series about divorce and how it can affect a person’s life from childhood to adulthood. Jakki Thompson...

Book explores woman behind HeLa cells and unethical science that created them

Henrietta Lacks grew up in a slave-era cabin with eight siblings, married her cousin and had five children. She died in 1951, at 31,...

“Campaign” movie delivers unmemorable performance

With the presidential election just months away, it’s just about the perfect time to release a political satire. "The Campaign" is an outrageously over-the-top comedy, and...

Employer requests for Facebook passwords invasive, unfair

We've all heard it for years: watch what you put on Facebook, because it could affect your future. I used to ignore this advice;...

Gender testing in sports unfair, irrelevant

While many of us may have been focusing on the United States' athletes at this year’s Olympic games, another athlete was gaining notice for a different...

Logan’s Run

By Erin Logan

Despite property damage, Varsity Donuts expanding

Visitors to Aggieville may have noticed a change in the appearance of Varsity Donuts this week. A large piece of wood now covers the...

Team sports increase weight loss, study shows

Study shows playing a team sport decreases a teen's chance of being overweight Playing a sport that involves a team decreases a teen’s chance of being...

The Blotter – Aug. 29

Tuesday, Aug. 28Charles Burton Pronold, of the 700 block of Tuttle Street, was booked for driving with a canceled, suspended or revoked license and...

For the Win

By Parker Wilhelm

Kaitlynn Pelger: Wildcats’ maturity, chemistry is key for team’s success and potential

After last weekend’s tough win over Oregon State in the championship and the Varney’s Invitational, the Wildcat volleyball team will hit the road to...

Celiac disease becomes more common

Before biting into a piece of supreme pizza, chocolate cake or a double cheeseburger, consider what it would feel like to not be able to...

Around the world

New Orleans endures worst of Hurricane Isaac; national gas prices riseThe mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu, said the worst of Hurricane Isaac is over, according to a...

Corrections and clarifications

There was an error in the Aug. 29 issue. The front page article featuring the College of Agriculture watermelon feed was written by Meg Drake,...

K-State professor accepts prestigious position

National Science Foundation welcomes manufacturing researcher to fill program director role A K-State professor packed his bags recently for a long move and a position...
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