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Cheap Chillin': A Lawrence guide for the broke-ass student

CHALK Cheap Chillin'

Cheap Chillin’ is a bi-weekly column spotlighting cheap thrills for University students around Lawrence.

We all know the feeling. The weekend is on the way, and your wallet is staring back at you with an empty glare. Cheap Chillin’ is your saving grace when you’re bored and broke.

Just Cook Series 

Eating the same food over and over can become depressing, That’s why you should spend your Thursday night at Just Food for the Just Cook series.

Just Food is a Lawrence-based food pantry supporting Douglas County, and it provides  a variety of frozen meats, fresh vegetables and other foods for the community.The Just Cook Series is a weekly cooking class that helps people learn new dishes to make for their family, and learn how to better read a recipe to make better dishes.

Previous participants have said they enjoyed the ability to make entire meals in one pot, or plan ahead for quick meals with a crockpot dish. This would be perfect for when you need to stop by your apartment between classes for a quick bite.

Every participant is sent home with the ingredients needed to make the dish at home. Contact

The Throwback Party — 90s Foam Party Edition

Music from the 1990s was the soundtrack to many of our fondest middle school memories, so what could top reliving those awkward dances? Making it a foam party.

“We're attempting to bring back a taste of 1990s and 2000s Hip Hop, R&B, and Top 40 hits for one night,” says Austin Gaule of Third String Productions, the company hosting the party. 

Never been to a foam party? Don’t worry, most people haven’t, so this will be a fun, new experience for the group chat — for just $10 per person with a student ID.

“Foam parties are rare for this area, especially ones that are open to all ages,” Gaule says. “For Kansas, we thought bringing a foam element would be of interest since our parties are always packed when we come to this city.”

DJ Ivan Alvarez will choose the sounds for the night of vintage clothing, cheap drinks, and most importantly, foam!

“Our DJ will guide our guests through 4 full hours of yesterday's favorite hits, bringing back nostalgic feelings from listening to the radio when you were younger, all while having a foam party.”

Jayhawk Baseball & Softball

While KU may be known for its historic basketball program and recovering football program, Kansas Athletics has other teams worth checking out this season.

Both the Kansas Softball and Baseball teams are playing at home this weekend, hosting Baylor for a three game series.

KU Baseball will play at 6:00 p.m. Friday, 2:00 p.m. Saturday, and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. KU Softball plays at 5:00 p.m. Friday, 2:00 p.m. Saturday, and 12:00 p.m. on Sunday.

KU Baseball holds a record of 13-10 at the time of publishing. After returning from Springfield, Missouri, where they're taking on Missouri State, Kansas will look to bolster their record during this home conference series. 

Sitting at an 11-20 record, KU Softball looks to continue a three-game winning streak after sweeping University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. All regular season home games are free admission with a KU ID, so the only expense for these games is your time.

Person 1: This song slaps.

Person 2: Your mom slaps.

Person 1: Thank you, my mom is a kind and wonderful lady.

 Person 1: I’m so sick of alcohol.

Person 2: I don’t know, I’m getting stronger every day. I love it.

Person 1: Do you do the vegan wrap here?

Person 2: We can do the chicken wrap with no cheese?

Person 1: I’ll take the Beyond Burger please. 

Person 1: Oh my God! I feel like I know you somehow…

Person 2: Yeah, we went to high school together. 

Person 1: Oh! *walks off*

Guy 1: Is the black market even real? Has anyone ever been on it?

Guy 2: I tried once but I couldn’t figure out how to get on.

Guy 1: I stayed up until 2 am watching Disney plus

Guy 2: I told my girlfriend I fell asleep but I was actually watching the Mandalorian.

Girl 1: How long have you guys been dating?

Girl 2: Since the summer, well actually for like two years but it’s a long story.

Girl 1: Who are you looking for?

Girl 2: This guy, wait I found him. Fanny pack boy. He flipped off my professor after a test and ran out of the classroom.

Girl 1: How did you choose KU? 

Girl 2: Honestly, I flipped a coin. 

Boy 1: Did I tell you? I think I had a threesome this weekend.

Boy 2: Woah, hold up. You think?

Boy 1: I was born a Phi Delt.

Boy 2: Please don’t ever say that again.

Girl 1: How do you get your boobs to look like that?

Girl 2: I don’t ever wear a bra? I don’t know. 

Girl 1: I just really want a guy to bend me over you know?

Girl 2: How do you know? You’re a virgin!

Guy: Sometimes I wish I could just be a dog and sleep all day. 

Girl: You wake up at like three every day. 

Guy: I know.

Girl: So…

Guy: So does that make me a dog or something?

Girl 1: I wish I was a little bit taller.

Girl 2: I wish I was balder.

Girl 1: I wish I had a...wait, wait, wait balder?

Guy 1: Let’s slap dicks

Guy 2: You ever pee and it feels like throwing up?

Woman 1: *holding baby* He would have been safer at the Hawk

Woman 2: Oh absolutely.

Girl 1: I would never date that guy.

Girl 2: Well, it depends how much money he has.

Girl 1: I’m going to the doctor to see if I have bronchitis before I hook up with him again.

Girl 2: Yeah that’s smart so you don’t give it to anyone else. 

Girl 1: No I mean I want to make sure I infect him.

Guy 1: I'm cutting some of my unnecessary costs, starting with Juuling.

Guy 2: Ight man, good luck.

Guy 1: Actually I might just start chewing

Guy 1: How was work?

Guy 2: My manager was chastising me for not dressing up in a Halloween costume, she doesn’t understand I’m strictly here to get paid.

Guy 1: I am so tired of this week, man

Guy 2: Dude it’s Monday

Guy 1: I know

Person#1: I want to be on the first ship to mars

Person#2: Not me, I doubt they have Wi-Fi

Perons#1: Yeah but at least they’re evolving up there. We’re all just devolving.

Girl 1: Um, I don’t eat pig.

Girl 2: You eat bacon all the time, bitch.

Guy 1: You better get going. 

Guy 2: Yeah, see ya. I’m off to get some Adderall.

Girl 1: Are you home right now?

Girl 2: Yeah, why?

Girl 1: I bought a cat

Girl 1: I just don't understand what fishing is for.

Girl 2: I don't know. Food, maybe?

Guy: I’m just gonna have to like carry an entire box of spiders up the hill tomorrow.

Girl: What?

Guy: Yeah, just like a hundred spiders in a box.

Guy 1: Sometimes ya just gotta give yourself a haircut.

Guy 2: Dude, you shaved half your head. That’s not a haircut, that’s a mess.

Girl 1: Can you eat fruit raw?

Girl 2: How else are you supposed to eat it?

Girl: That class is killing us. ​But they say rest is for the dead.

Guy: Well, at least we'll be rested.

Girl: She's not in class this semester

Guy: Maybe she's dead

Girl: Or studying abroad