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Julie Freijat

Julie Freijat

Julie Freijat is a senior in journalism and mass communications at Kansas State University, where she focuses on science journalism. She is a former writer and managing editor for the Collegian and has worked in the communications office at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

‘Go to the source’: Kansas State Huck Boyd lecture focuses on indigenous voices in the media 

By: - November 2, 2021

MANHATTAN —   Manhattan community members and Kansas State University affiliates gathered in the K-State Student Union Tuesday to hear about indigenous experiences from indigenous people.  “Nothing about us without us,” said Debra Bolton (Ohkay Owingeh/Diné/Ute), director of intercultural learning and academic success at Kansas State University during the lecture on Tuesday. She was talking […]

Kansas State University professor fights climate change with soil, carbon sequestration

By: - October 19, 2021

MANHATTAN — Two carts nestle in a corner of Throckmorton 2209. As she lets the door close, Tiffany Poydras, a master’s student in agronomy at Kansas State University, stops speaking abruptly. “I almost said the D-word,” she said. Dirt. The carts were filled with small, round, foil containers holding what many people would call dirt. […]

Kansas hospitals see off-season surge of RSV cases, sickening children and straining system

By: - October 6, 2021

TOPEKA — In late August, Kansas City resident Victoria Biggs’ 4-month-old daughter, Kinsley, came down with what she thought were allergies. When the runny nose and congestion hung around longer than expected, Biggs took her to the doctor. Kinsley was almost immediately diagnosed with respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV.  Kinsely’s case was mild, Biggs said, […]