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Grading the Jayhawks

Now that a few days have gone by and the 2010 season is behind us, it’s time to look back at the season that was for Kansas football. This season wasn’t memorable enough to merit weeks upon weeks of these sort of retrospective pieces, but the job ... Continue reading

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Flying Over The Cuckoo’s Nest — A Safe Place

Hi! I'm Andy, and I'd like to tell you a little bit about RAHN. RAHN is a place where, if you have a mental illness, you can go to get social support from people working on recovery from the same problems you have. They have small peer-to-peer ... Continue reading

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What Miami’s firing of Randy Shannon could mean for Kansas

So the Miami Hurricanes go 7-5 during 2010 but fire head coach Randy Shannon and are now rumored to be considering former NFL coach Jon Gruden as Shannon’s replacement. Big deal, right? It could be. Hear me out. Though the specifics of such moves might not have ... Continue reading

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Week 11 video

The following is Week 11 of The Gridiron, produced by the Kansas University athletic department. The Gridiron - Week 11 from Kansas Jayhawks on Vimeo. Continue reading

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Should circumcision be criminal? A no brainer

San Francisco will be the first city to put it to the vote next November. The 'it' being whether circumcision should be against the law. Dr. Oz says circumcision helps prevent STDs and STVs, but for years now the practice has been in decline. Where there used ... Continue reading

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About that Tame Impala show

If you were one of the many who braved the cold and packed the Jackpot on Monday night (a school night!), you were part of something pretty special. When I arrived to help a friend record the show, there was an electricity in the air. Folks were ... Continue reading

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A New Year’s Resolution that Won’t Stink

We are a little more than a month away from the annual mass exercise in dishonesty we’ve come to call our New Year’s Resolutions (NYR). Normally decent people will, without even cracking a smile, brazenly lie before God and man by “committing” to their 2011 NYR. They ... Continue reading

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A tart, made by a tart

Here is my confession: I do not love Thanksgiving food. It all seems heavy, mushy, salty, kind of wet. Aside from the mashed potatoes, I can do without it. To be honest, I'm not even into turkey. Which is all kind-of a good thing, because this year, ... Continue reading

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The New Cold War

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704584804575644490285411052.html Although I am not yet fully sure how I feel about the whole WikiLeaks mess, I agree that the US military and government keep way too many secrets. There are secrets kept by this government that the US people *should* know; among them the fact that ... Continue reading

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All You Magazine $4.79 for 1 yr Subscription

This is a GREAT price for **All You**. This is the magazine for coupons. When I got my first subscription I was pleasantly surprised to find that it had great content, too! From recipes to health information, family holiday and birthday ideas... I take something away besides ... Continue reading

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50% off American Girl Accessories Monday Only

If you have a little one who loves American Girl dolls...you might want to check out their [Cyber Monday sale][1] before the day is out. They have lots of items accessories for the dolls and some of their books/cds on sale for 50% off! [1]: http://store.americangirl.com/agshop/html/thumbnail/id/1116/uid/819 Continue reading

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1 Yr. Weight Watchers Subscription $3.99

Get a 1 yr subscription (6 issues) of [Weight Watchers Magazine][1] for $3.99. I'm guessing this is the lowest you will see the price get...an incredible deal. [Order Weight Watchers Magazine][2] ($11.99) and use the coupon code **5617** at checkout to receive your $8 discount bringing your ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 11/29/10

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his press conference today. If you want to get live updates from each week's press conference, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@kusports). Full audio has been posted. • **Self thinks ... Continue reading

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What’s wrong with Kansas University? Apparently, much that is wrong with France.

I was recently enjoying an extended multiple-author "Room for Debate" feature at the New York Times on the topic of why so many scholars from France are moving to the US, manifesting a brain drain of sorts. The discussion can be found at: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2010/11/28/why-french-scholars-love-us-colleges. A paragraph in ... Continue reading

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It’s a four letter word

Someone sent me that little four letter word game that's been making the rounds via email over the past year and into about every state, country, and home imaginable. I thought you'd like to be included. I'm not sure if it makes a difference which four letter ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Spicy Mumbai Potatoes

So far, we’ve tried vegetarian food inspired by Italian, Mexican and Chinese food. Why not try something inspired by a country with countless vegetarians — India? Indian food is often vegetarian or close to it, and it provides a nice warming kick for cold days like this ... Continue reading

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Road acne

A few years ago, I was taking a leisurely ride through the country when I encountered, in the middle of nowhere, a road crew. I rolled to a stop next to the flagman, and we chatted as I waited for the lone oncoming vehicle to clear so ... Continue reading

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Looking ahead: Will (just about) everyone root for Oklahoma over Nebraska?

So that's why they call it Bedlam. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State collided in a thrilling, back-and-forth touchdown fest on Saturday night that resulted in a 47-41 Oklahoma triumph in Stillwater, Okla. For more reflection, check out the latest episode of Conference ChatterTV above. It felt like I ... Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Online CNA Training

Now that you have decided to opt for CNA careers, taking training is a must before you can find a suitable job. Gone are the days when the nursing aides could work in the hospitals without any degree or diploma in the field. It is mandatory today ... Continue reading

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Recap: After not knowing what to expect, Arizona game goes as expected

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. I know, what happens in Vegas is supposed to stay in Vegas, but I have to share ... Continue reading