Nick Gerik (Digital editor)

Nick is the digital editor at the Journal-World, where he helps oversee,, and He started at the Journal-World in 2011 as a sports copy editor.

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Despite frigid temperatures, residents enjoyed the new temporary ice rink Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Watson Park, the first official day it was safe enough to use.

The makeshift ice rink at Buford M. Watson Park is put to the test shortly after noon Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. A group of skaters braved single-digit temperatures and dangerous wind chills to check out the surface of the rink, which the Lawrence parks department created by flooding a low-lying area.

A dusk-like quality settles over the cloudy sky above the Kansas River near the North Lawrence bridge as the solar eclipse reaches its peak shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.

Concertgoers fill the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street to watch the Get Up Kids as part of the inaugural Live on Mass event, June 24, 2017.

A Midco sign is in place outside Riverfront Plaza, Tuesday evening, June 27, 2017, after workers removed WOW signs, at bottom, from the company's properties.

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