Street Talk: Who was your favorite president?



Kennedy, mainly because he is a distant relative.

Michael Emley, senior in finance and accounting


Barrack Obama, mainly because he has done a lot of great things for being in office for a short term. He makes me proud to be an American.

Imani Newman, freshman in psychology


Obama, because I feel like the morale he brings to the presidency is kind of different than maybe other presidents. I feel like he keeps everything kind of fun, like he’s kind of a fun president. He’s not so rigid.

Kira Shropshire, junior in psychology


Abraham Lincoln, and the reason why is because he abolished slavery and that’s really important to me.

Lacey Ostmeyer, freshman in management information systems


I’d say Ronald Reagan because I’ve only heard good things about him.

Ryan Woodson, junior in marketing

Shelton grew up in the desert southwest. A native of Lancaster, California, he mostly grew up in south Phoenix, Arizona; Austin, Texas; and Colorado Springs, Colorado before moving to Kansas and graduating from Junction City High School. He started working as a news writer for the Collegian in 2009 before taking a three-year break from college. He returned to K-State in 2013 and has since worked for the news desk, feature desk, as a copy editor and now as a sports writer. He enjoys tap dancing, writing anything possible, reading court opinions and watching Arizona Coyotes hockey.