Sam Knowlton

Features intern Sam Knowlton can be reached at 832-6317.

Recent stories

Girly girls’ toughen up in basic training
February 11, 2007
It was grueling. It was insane. It was hell. It was the best experience ever. Three 2006 Lansing High School graduates who joined the Air National Guard last summer found basic training was a challenge that brought on intense transformations.
Sweet plans
Gingerbread House Auction so popular it’s outgrowing the hotel site
November 26, 2006
When it comes time to stuff invitation envelopes, Becky Price knows that the year’s Big Brothers/Big Sisters Gingerbread House Auction is drawing near.
Musical magic
Vespers, chorale plan performances to enchant longtime audiences
November 26, 2006
When Amy Luckenbill remembers Kansas University vespers, she reminisces about the thrill of conducting and the joy of singing. But her favorite memories are set backstage, where the energy truly peaked.
20 years later, Shelter fundraiser spruced up
Festival of Trees raises spirits
November 26, 2006
When her husband volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club, Janine Colter never guessed how much joy it would bring to her life.
Dog trainer gets 21 months for helping murderer escape
July 13, 2006
Despite attempting to remain upbeat before her sentencing, Toby Young’s face showed tension and sadness as she looked at her family across the courtroom.
Sweet projects
Gingerbread House Auction enters 11th holiday season
November 27, 2005
Every year, in a ritual she was fond of, Amy Wilson would buy another house to blow up.
Festival of supporters undertake Shelter Inc. benefit
November 27, 2005
As The Shelter Inc. draws nearer to the mark of its 19th annual Festival of Trees, Judy Culley hopes the holiday season will grant a surprising wish to the company: obsolescence. In an ideal society, she proposes, there would be no need for the child-welfare agency.
IONS studies ‘frontiers of consciousness’
September 18, 2005
It might be surprising that an organization seriously dedicated to the scientific study of phenomena such as spirit, transcendence and enlightenment thrives internationally, with nearly 30,000 members in over 50 countries.
Cultural sustenance
August 12, 2005
Many of Kansas University’s nearly 30,000 students learn about cultural opportunities from rainbow-colored sidewalk chalk on Wescoe Beach, where bars and venues tout a cornucopia of potable diversity, ranging from German Jagermeister to Japanese sake.
Late-night eats
Where to get your grub on in the wee hours when your stomach’s grumbling
August 12, 2005
Whether you’re looking for a place to soak up knowledge or the lingering effects of alcohol, Lawrence is replete with restaurants, bars and bakeries - beyond McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Taco Bell - that aim to satisfy your late-night cravings. Here’s a guide to some spots that stay open late for the ravenous night owls among you:

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