The University Daily Kansan
The University Daily Kansan is a staple of the University of Kansas. I began writing for the publication during the summer of 2019, before my freshman year began, and wrote consistently throughout the fall semester — my first semester at KU. In the spring of 2020, I worked as the newspaper's Student Senate Beat reporter. Below are three of my most significant articles throughout my first semester at the Kansan.
Photo by | Emma Pravecek/UDK
NOTE: I was inspired to tell the story of Luther Fuller, an award-winning piano player who has been blind since infancy, after seeing him play at a concert. I spent two days chatting with him and observing him playing the piano to write the article. It ran as the lead story for the Kansan's "Day in the Life" special edition, and received extra play on the website and social media.
KU sophomore excels in piano — but he can't see the notes or keys
Walk-in system for counseling services sees success in decreasing wait times
NOTE: As a journalist, it's important to keep tabs on the progress of administrative changes. In early spring of 2019, KU's psychological clinic (CAPS) implemented a walk-in appointment model. This story served as an update on CAPS' progress on fulfilling its promise of decreasing wait times.
Photo by | Johnny Meehan/UDK