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Lucy Peterson

Lucy Peterson

Lucy Peterson is a junior at the University of Kansas studying journalism, political science, and French. She has worked in several roles at the University Daily Kansan, KU’s student publication. She is from Denver, Colorado.

KU Health dermatologists debunk anti-aging myths, urge consumers to save on skin care products

By: - November 26, 2021

LAWRENCE — Experts at the University of Kansas Health System debunked common beauty product myths ahead of Black Friday, urging people to not waste money on trendy products such as collagen powders and jade face rollers. Dermatologists Anand Rajpara and Chris Tomassian said some of the biggest mistakes people make in skincare are paying too […]

Longest-serving CASA in Douglas County retires, leaves legacy of care, dedication

By: - November 14, 2021

LAWRENCE — While working with children as a court appointed special advocate in Douglas County, Georgia Orchard always loved to teach those she worked with how to read. She found sitting down with children with books such as Richard Scarry’s “Best Picture Dictionary Ever” would help them develop as they got older and felt rewarded […]

‘We demand better’: KU students, faculty call on administrators to mandate COVID-19 vaccines

By: - September 12, 2021

LAWRENCE — University of Kansas students, faculty and staff members called on administrators to mandate vaccines on campus during a rally Sunday, expressing concerns about the ongoing surge of the delta variant of COVID-19. Nearly 40 people gathered at the university’s Wescoe Beach to push back on the administration’s reluctance to mandate a COVID-19 vaccine […]

Kansas lawmakers consider license plates for military service, cancer research, educators, sorority

By: - February 10, 2021

New, distinctive Kansas license plates could raise awareness, and in some cases money, for military service veterans, cancer research, educators and a historically Black sorority. The Kansas House Transportation Committee heard testimony Tuesday for four bills that would allow for the production of the distinctive Kansas license plates. One House bill would provide license plates […]

After financial collapse of women’s shelter, Emporia groups work to meet needs

By: - January 23, 2021

A longstanding Emporia women’s shelter has closed its doors because of financial insolvency following internal theft and the loss of grant funding, forcing community leaders to replace the unique resources the shelter provided. Plumb Place, which opened in 1921 and offered emergency and traditional housing to women, closed its doors Dec. 31, a year and […]