News Briefs: March 30


National Crayon Day is on Friday, and to celebrate, Crayola said it will retire one of “its beloved colors from its iconic Crayon portfolio.” To find out what color from the standard 24-crayon box will be retired, Crayola is hosting a Facebook-live event tomorrow at 7:45 a.m. Central Standard Time.

Frank Martin, South Carolina’s head men’s basketball coach, used inspiration from Kansas State’s head football coach Bill Snyder to rebuild South Carolina’s basketball team, according to the Wichita Eagle.

“I asked him to reminisce on how he got through the first couple of years at K-State where they didn’t win a lot of games and coach walked me through it, really helped me understand a lot of his visions, how he did it.”

Kansas legislators are working on stricter amusement-park regulations after a 10-year-old boy was killed on Schlitterbahn Waterpark’s Verruckt waterslide in Kansas City, Kansas, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal. The waterslide was the world’s tallest.

On March 29 the House Federal and State Affairs Committee approved a bill that would require owners of permanent amusement park rides to have them inspected by a professional engineer each year. The bill will now be sent to the House for debate, possibly allowing both the House and the Senate to approve it next week.

Hi, I'm Kaitlyn Alanis, former news editor for the Collegian and a May 2017 graduate in agricultural communications and journalism. I have never tried a hamburger and I hate the taste of coffee, but I love writing stories and sharing what I learn with our readers. By writing for the Collegian, I can now not only sing along when the K-State Band plays "The Band is Hot," but I also know that most agriculture students did not grow up on a farm, how to use an AED to save someone's life and why there is a bust of MLK Jr. outside of Ahearn Field House. Thanks for reading!