Meagan Thomas (Night reporter and Web producer)
Meagan Thomas is the Lawrence Journal-World's night reporter and Web producer. She covers breaking news, local events and the occasional human interest feature. Prior to joining the Journal-World staff permanently, Meagan was a news intern for the Lawrence Journal-World and the Baldwin City Signal. She is a recent graduate of Baker University. At Baker she was a staff member of the award-winning publication, The Baker Orange. During her 3 and a half years on staff she worked as a news and sports reporter, a news and opinions editor and editor-in-chief. Meagan is a Colorado native with a love for fitness, cheerleading, food, the outdoors and the Colorado Rockies. Follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/MeaganMThomas.
- Haskell’s ‘Granny’ never says no to her students
- September 29, 2013
- Leandra Galindo doesn’t have children, let alone grandchildren, but every day there’s a group of students calling her granny and she’s more than happy to help them in any way she can.
- Lawrence clinic to begin laser tattoo removal
- September 16, 2013
- You contemplated it for a while and eventually decided to go for it. You took the the plunge and got a tattoo. If you’ve come to regret that serpent across your back, soon a Lawrence business will be able to make it vanish. Aestheticare MedSpa, 3510 Clinton Place, has purchased a Medlite C-6 laser through Cynosure. The laser is specifically designed for tattoo removal and Aestheticare will begin treating patients next month. By Meagan Thomas
- Church battles local hunger with food fight
- September 8, 2013
- At about 7 p.m. Sunday, hundreds of kids ages 12-19 lined up at a yellow-taped area in the field just south of Christ Community Church, waiting to start a food fight that they were actually encouraged to participate in. Third Battle Royal - a Food Fight Against Hunger, was an event to raise awareness of hunger in the Lawrence community.
- Local, regional artists to display work at annual arts and crafts festival
- September 5, 2013
- The shelves that line the front of Kara McKamey’s ceramics studio are filled with bowls, mugs, pots, vases and other pieces made by herself and renters at Muddy Waters Studio, but this weekend many of those shelves will be cleared as she and other local artists participate in the 34th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Festival on Sunday in South Park.
- HPV vaccine offered in Lawrence pediatric offices
- September 3, 2013
- Gardasil, a type of Human Papillomavirus vaccination, was originally meant for women and is growing in popularity as preteens and males are now encouraged to get the cancer-preventing shot. In Lawrence, more pre-teens and teens are beginning to get the vaccination. By Meagan Thomas
- Fine weather and a holiday, a perfect time to enjoy the end of summer in Lawrence
- September 2, 2013
- For many people, today was the kind of day you just had to take advantage of. As the clock started to run out on summer, a national holiday coincided with nearly perfect, 84-degrees-and-sunny weather, a treat for those who were free to enjoy it. While a few actually labored on Labor Day, many more took it as one of the last opportunities for summer leisure at the lake, the park or the pool. By Ian Cummings and Meagan Thomas
- ‘The Worst Hard Time’ is also the choice for Read Across Lawrence
- August 29, 2013
- The Lawrence Public Library will help members of the community to get on the same page by handing out free copies of “The Worst Hard Time,” by Timothy Egan, on Massachusetts Street during Final Friday. The free books are a part of the kick-off event for the 11th annual Read Across Lawrence, a program to encourage Lawrence residents to read the same book and then attend library-sponsored events to discuss and learn more about topics and themes in the literature.
- Director’s full-time job: making KU more accessible
- August 25, 2013
- After just more than a year as the director of Accessibility and ADA Education, Jamie Simpson says Kansas University has been taking strides to become an increasingly accessible institution for students, faculty, staff and visitors with disabilities.