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Heard on the Hill: Don't look for Chick-fil-A to leave Wescoe; KU responds to records request; CLAS hires new undergraduate services director

I found it hypocritical that the petition itself gave numerous quotes from University officials about diversity... not sure exactly what diversity means to them, but to me it certainly includes others with a different background/culture/values/opinions. Therefore, Chick-Fil-A has as much of a right to be on campus as anyone else. If students don't agree with their values as a company, then they can choose not to eat there and not support the company. But how is it fair or working towards diversity for them to take that right away from others because it is not what they believe?

Not to mention, what a bunch of nonsense about it creating a hostile environment at KU. The students working behind the counter there do not care or show prejudice against gay students. They serve everyone. If anyone makes it hostile it will be the gay marriage supporters trying to do a sit in or picket to get them kicked off campus. Or being angry at those who either don't care or agree with Chick-Fil-A and eat there anyways. People who agree with Chick aren't going to picket those eating somewhere else.

July 26, 2012 at 9:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

DUI fatalities drop sharply in wake of recent law

I would think the reduction in drinking and driving comes from those offenders getting caught and having to use the interlock system right out the gate. I do not believe they are saying it 'scares' people out of drinking and driving. I don't care if it saves 2 lives, sounds like a law that is WORTH IT.

July 20, 2012 at 3:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Thin line can separate coaching and bullying in schools

Yes I have. Did you miss the part where I agreed that coaches yell and not to play sports if you can't handle that? Or where I said I couldn't say suspending the coach was warranted? My point was not telling someone to mind their own business when they thought they saw something out of hand. It was the school's responsibility to check if it was out of hand or normal coaching.

December 14, 2011 at 10:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Thin line can separate coaching and bullying in schools

The problem with bystanders minding their own business is then you get scandals like Sandusky where too many people had the mindset that it wasn't their business. Verbal abuse (which the bystander believed he/she witnessed) can often lead to physical or other so reporting it is always the right thing to do! It is on the school to investigate the reports to find out what the situation really was - talk to the players, other coaches and take action from there. I can't say suspending the coach was warranted. I agree, coaches yell. Don't play the sport if you can't handle that. But do not ever tell someone to mind their own business when it comes to the safety of our kids! Maybe this case was nothing, but there are all too many times that it's not nothing.

December 14, 2011 at 9:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Perry-Lecompton students stack up for world record, education

My kids are doing this and love it. They tell me about it and have asked for cups for Christmas, which I think is pretty awesome... something exciting to them that is not video games or electronics!

November 18, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Perry-Lecompton students stack up for world record, education

My kids are doing this and love it. They tell me about it and have asked for cups for Christmas, which I think is pretty awesome... something exciting to them that is not video games or electronics!

November 18, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you think local public schools should extend the school year to make up for recent snow days?

I'd just like to add that the decision to add days vs add time to the end of each day should not be based on what is convenient for teachers/administrators/or the public. It should be based on the best interest and most effective way to teach the children. Would 5 min at the end of each day really be effective? Or could you add two days to the end, and have more time to complete a lesson, and do the picnic/clean up stuff on those two extra days? Or do you add an hour or two to the end of each Wednesday and go a little beyond the min hours. It doesn't take a genius to figure this out, it just takes someone with the right priority in mind.

February 4, 2011 at 1:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you think local public schools should extend the school year to make up for recent snow days?

Yes. Lawrence is already off early every Wed. They have to be in school so many hrs (which is mandated in order to ensure our children are being taught the curriculum they need)... so maybe if Lawrence didn't toe the line so closely on the minimum # of hrs they have to complete, they wouldn't need to make up any days...

February 4, 2011 at 1:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Another snow day would force Lawrence school district to make up for lost time

I agree completely. It don't see the point in it. I have heard it is for plan time/grading papers etc. But I have not seen any better planning, faster grading and can't even get a return call or email on Wed afternoons. So really?

January 31, 2011 at 3:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

First wave of H1N1 vaccines expected in state next week

Is it just me or is anyone else a little skeptical of a brand new vaccine that nobody really knows any long term effects of? If the swine flu is really no worse than the regular flu, then what is the big scare all about? People with other health issues die from the regular flu too and if you notice, those who have died from swine flu have underlying health issues.
I do not plan to get this vaccine, nor give it to my children.

September 30, 2009 at 8:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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