Channel 8: 50th anniversary of Nichols Hall fire evokes vivid memories


K-State alum, Ed Klimek, was present at the fire of Nichols Hall and shared what he saw the day of the incident. For many students who gathered around the building to see the unfortunate event, some feared this was the end of Nichols. Despite the unrest, Nichols Hall still stands on campus as it has undergone remodeling. In addition to the building, one other thing remained through the tragedy: The Wabash Cannonball.

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I'm Monica Diaz and I graduated in May 2020 with a degree in broadcast journalism and Spanish. I severed in several roles while working for the Collegian, but most of my work focused on rebuilding the Collegian digital brand with an increased social media presence. I also worked on KKSU-TV and appeared as an anchor on MHK All Day in my last semester on campus. In my spare time, I enjoy a good cup of coffee and spending time with family. I have a passion for journalism because I believe that everyone deserves to have their voice heard.