Lawrence is more than just Mass Street, Kansan writer Harry Whited says in his exploration of Lawrence's staple restaurants that are "Just off Mass."
After moving to the University of Kansas from Alaska, Kansan writer Harry Whited reflects on his experience and the changes that the move has come with.
After ending a relationship with her first love, CHALK writer Anna Bohlmann learned the hard way to love herself and others.
CHALK writer Miranda Horn reflects on her experience as a member of the KU rowing team, and how one intense injury shifted her thinking.
In a personal essay, CHALK writer Sam Kricsfeld talks about the friendships he's loved and lost throughout the years, and how he's determined not to lose any more.
CHALK writer Lucie Krisman writes about her time growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and how she came to appreciate her hometown during quarantine.
We all deal with grief in different ways. CHALK writer Catherine Brierton shares her experience coping with the loss of her father.
Spending too much time on our phones can keep us from living our lives to the fullest. Page Cramer shares her story of how she realized she needed to make a change and be more present in the moment.
CHALK writer Abby McCoy talks about her unconventional first year experience and how she has learned to treat herself with kindness when "school feels like a task rather than an experience."
In a personal essay, CHALK writer Faith Maddox writes about the impacts of time and memory on her relationship with her father.
CHALK writer Terrell Henderson, a University of Kansas senior from Bowie, Maryland, knew nothing about Kansas when he applied to KU. Now he considers it a second home.
In her personal essay, CHALK writer DeAsia Paige writes about her decision to have an abortion and what she learned from the experience.
In his personal essay, CHALK writer Grant Heiman writes about his experiences with grief, religion, and his ritual of watching the sunset when things get tough.
CHALK writer Samantha Travis didn't tell her boyfriend she loved him the first time she knew. She says it was worth the wait.
CHALK writer Alana Washington writes about her relationship with her hair over the years.
CHALK writer Austin Fitzgerald writes about his life with Spina Bifida and the miracles that he has experienced along the way.
CHALK writer Lindley Lund writes about her experience growing up with embarrassing parents, and how it ended up teaching her a valuable life lesson.
In his personal essay, CHALK writer Ryan Dinsdale says not to miss an opportunity in the present by worrying about the past.
CHALK writer Riley Wilson thanks her parents for all they've taught her.
CHALK contributor Emerson Karsh tried to confront the guy who ghosted her. It didn't go to plan – but she learned from it.
Chalk reporter Emily Beckman reflects on her decision to become a vegetarian and her internal conflict to cut out animal products altogether.
Chalk reporter Nichola McDowell opens up about anorexia and how painting brought her back to a healthy mindset.
Guest Chalk reporter Tianna Witmer puts you in the shoes of a bystander during one of her epileptic dreams.
Chalk reporter Jasmine Pankratz wonders what her 10-year-old self would think of her current place in life.
Riley Wood's father has been there for him since the beginning. Riley just wanted to say thank you.
Chalk reporter Gracen Gueldner recounts her time at an eating recovery center and how it changed her life for the better.
It’s a running joke in my family that Pepper the rat was homicidal.
Rebekah Swank studied in Germany with a host family before college, but her host sister, Jule, wasn't as welcoming as Swank had hoped. Jule left Swank an unpleasant surprise on the day she left — a surprise that changed Swank's view of herself.
When times are hard I look to SHINee. No, I didn't misspell shiny, nor am I talking about something that a child would like because they have short attention spans. I mean the K-pop group, SHINee.
In junior high, my best friend and I are in the throes of falling in love for the first time. We decide the most responsible way to deal with our hormonal impulses is to find a way to get birth control.
Everyone is looking for a quick birth control fix. I’m too irresponsible to take the pill — I skip days at a time, then take three at once to catch up. Can you feel my mood swings from your screen? Naturally, I ask my gynecologist for other options.
Because my grandfather is the eldest, the whole family — about 25 people spanning three generations — assembles at his house in Wichita to celebrate the Lunar New Year and pay our respects.