Caleb Stephens, an organizer of the Lawrence chapter of Black Lives Matter, addresses the Lawrence school board, including board member Vanessa Sanburn, at left, during an Oct. 24, 2016 meeting at the district offices, 110 McDonald Drive. Stephens and other BLM allies spoke out against the district's handling of, among other issues, recent allegations against a South Middle School teacher who had reportedly made racist comments during class.
Lawrence Virtual School students and sisters Isabel Reed and Emmy Reed, left and right, are joined by Sunflower Elementary School fifth-grader Johnathan Riggins at a math station designed to teach measuring skills at LVS' first-ever Fall Learning Fest. Riggins was helping his mother, LVS teacher Marcia Riggins, for the event, which was held at the former Wakarusa Valley School, 1104 E. 1000 Road.
Mark Campbell, an engineer with the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Department, helps Quail Run Elementary School first-grader Phillip Salazar out of a "smoke"-filled trailer Friday at the school. Firefighters visited Quail Run that day as part of a series of educational school visits going on this month.
New York Elementary School fifth-grader Claudia Davis, trailed by classmate Dalton Smart, rides laps around her school's gym Wednesday morning during teacher Alex Reyes' PE class. New York is one of several Lawrence elementary schools to implement the district's BLAST (Bicycle Lesson and Safety Training) program this fall.
Max Seusy, a first grader at Langston Hughes Elementary, sorts through a box of glue sticks in search of a missing glue-stick cap Wednesday afternoon at the Back2School backpack giveaway at the old Borders building, 700 New Hampshire St. Max volunteered with his mother, Carmen Seusy, at the event, which will distribute free school supplies to more than 1,000 low-income Douglas County families through Friday.
Rose lemonade at Aladdin Cafe, 1021 Massachusetts St.
Purple yam ice cream at Zen Zero, 811 Massachusetts St.
The tongue torta at Burrito King, 900 Illinois St.
The "Hares Away!" at Five Bar and Tables, 947 Massachusetts St.
The Cajun Corn Dog at Terrebonne Cafe, 805 Vermont St.
The Sea Kreature at Ramen Bowls, 125 E. 10th St.
The Mexican chocolate beet torte at Merchants Pub and Plate, 746 Massachusetts St.
The Lieutenant Dan at Java Break, 17 E. Seventh St.
Josh Shelton, a principal with architecture firm el dorado inc., presents an updated plan for the East Ninth Project during Wednesday's East Ninth Citizen Advisory Committee meeting. The plan would narrow East Ninth Street and incorporate sharrows, native grasses and ADA-accessible sidewalks.
The Drunken Chicken pizza at Fat Freddy's, 1445 W. 23rd St.
Tiger Cry Beef at Baan Thai, 741 Massachusetts St.
Fried quail at Encore Cafe, 1007 Massachusetts St.
A visitor passes through "Rest Assured, You Are Under Video Surveillance," a temporary art installation by Lawrence artists D. Bryon Darby, Aaron Long, Cotter Mitchell and Aaron Paden, at the Lawrence Public Library on Tuesday. The installation will end its week-long run at the library Saturday.
The Phog, pictured with the Jayhawk and Crimson shots at the Bird Dog Bar at The Oread hotel, 1200 Oread Ave.
Maryland crab cake sliders at R Bar & Patio, 610 Florida St.