BAPerkins (Bailey Perkins)


Comment history

Community input meetings to be held regarding traffic issues at three elementary schools

Has the city, and USD 497, ever noticed the fact that there are -NO- school zone signs, or indications of a school, near Deerfield Elementary? Lawrence Ave. has a lot of traffic going 30+ mph.

April 28, 2016 at 9:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence movie theater to undergo million dollar-plus renovation; update on plans for large music venue in North Lawrence

New seats and an update on the interior sounds great...but what it really needs is better sound proofing for each theater. Hearing the neighboring (action) film is a huge distraction.

April 25, 2016 at 12:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU’s Burge Union nears its last day

Will the new building still accommodate the needs of student athletes over other students? I always viewed the Burge Union to be more geared toward student athletes......

March 6, 2016 at 1:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

West Lawrence restaurant plans major expansion; details on a Ninth and New Hampshire mishap; Kansas school system gets high ranking

The school ranking system is a complete joke and was conducted last year. NJ has a horrible education system, as does KS.

Insight from people who have knowledge on this subject matter:

July 29, 2015 at 2:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Plenty of Lawrence students want to bike, walk to school, study says

Lawrence has used the Walking School Bus Program []. Did this not work?

I know a lot about the program and would like to share if USD 497 is interested. Please have someone contact me and I will gladly share the information.

January 13, 2015 at 5:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Famous Dave's closes Lawrence restaurant; all hail to the sweet potato

Just out of curiosity, why has Lawrence chosen to celebrate "Sweet Potato Month" in October? Based on information provided by the USDA, the "National" month of recognition is in February.


October 8, 2014 at 2:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU places Kappa Sigma fraternity on interim suspension based on 'disturbing and serious' sexual assault allegations

I mentioned fraternities at first but later included shutting down the entire Greek Community. Doing so, would shut down fraternities AND sororities.

October 3, 2014 at 1:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU places Kappa Sigma fraternity on interim suspension based on 'disturbing and serious' sexual assault allegations

Differences between a fraternity and a dorm:

- Students living a fraternity are part of a brotherhood and are to cooperate under this idea (and contractual agreement) as a whole.
- Students living in a dorm have no such social/contractual agreement and cannot be held accountable for another students actions, unless they too took part.
I have included a list of news articles showing the dangers of alcohol on campus; all but one example is from KU. The second article included shows how hazing, and death, had led to the removal of the Greek community from several colleges (2002); and the first was recently published at the concern of whether or not colleges should ban the Greek system all together.

Should colleges can fraternities and sororities?

Private (and public) colleges ban fraternities and sororities

Police probe whether UWM fraternity members put drugs in party drinks (Tau Kappa Epsilon)

Hazing incident closes fraternity (Sigma Nu)

KU student sues Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, alleging underage drinking led to head injury

KU puts Phi Gamma Delta fraternity on two-year probation following hazing investigation

Alcohol may have been factor in death of KU student who fell from roof

Man charged for rape at the Delta Chi fraternity in Lawrence

Do not forget this one, too:
What role does college partying play in sexual assault?

October 2, 2014 at 1:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU places Kappa Sigma fraternity on interim suspension based on 'disturbing and serious' sexual assault allegations

Why not apply this to all KU fraternities, make campus and the surrounding Greek housing a truly dry campus, and/ or shut down the Greek Community?

There has to be a biased approach as to why Kappa Sig was the only fraternity punished. With all the wild parties held at the Greek housing establishments - not to mention neighboring bars - along Tennessee Street and Emery Road, one fraternity should not be singled out.

October 1, 2014 at 12:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Food challenge participants prepare for week on food stamp-quality budget

I do not understand how this is a problem. Each week, I only spend $50, to feed two adults. How do we manage to do this?

1. Choose recipes.
2. Determine price for purchasing ingredients for recipes. On average this amounts to $7-$10 dollars on a meal that can last up to 2 days.
3. Make a menu of sorts and stick to recipes in your price range.
4. Make enough food to last more than one meal. LEFT OVERS ARE FINE
5. Buy in bulk. If you buy large bags of beans, rice, flour, etc. You won't need to restock for quite some time.

Living on Food Stamps isn't an option for people who need it, thanks to Brownback, but there's ways around it if you plan ahead. Not to mention it's healthier (and often cheaper) to make you own meals instead of relying on processed foods (which typically cost more).

November 19, 2013 at 2:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )