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.

New bill would allow year-round sale of fireworks in Kansas

By: - February 6, 2022

TOPEKA — As it stands, retail fireworks sellers in Kansas are only allowed to sell their wares from June 27 to July 6, a shorter time period than some neighboring states. Seasonal retailers in Missouri can sell fireworks from June 20 to July 10 and from Dec. 20 to Jan. 2. Missouri also allows the […]

K-State Salina welcomes 17 new planes to its professional pilot program

By: - December 24, 2021

SALINA — A.J. Moretina decided he wanted to learn to fly planes after watching a TV show about plane crashes. “My dad always used to watch ‘Aircraft Investigations,’ and I always watched with him,” he said. It was ironic, he said, but he remembered thinking it was cool that objects as big as planes could […]

‘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, […]