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The independent student news publication at Kansas State University

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Travelers headed west on I-70 slow down due to accumulations of hail on the highway after storms caused problems April 26, 2016. (Archive photo by Evert Nelson | The Collegian)

Kansas Turnpike turns to cashless tolling

Adilae Hollister, staff writer July 10, 2024
Effective July 1, the turnpike no longer uses a manual tolling system, instead transitioning to a cashless system with online payments.
K-State players hold up a We Own This State sign following the 31-27 win over the Kansas Jayhawks Nov. 18 at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

BREAKING: Five-star Linkon Cure commits to K-State

Toby Hammes, sports editor July 1, 2024
Wildcats land coveted tight end over Kansas and Oregon.
Pitcher Blake Dean walks off the field against BYU on May 18. Dean, a freshman, helped the Wildcats reach the 2024 Super Regionals and will aim to be key to the Wildcats taking the next step.

K-State baseball falls to Virginia in Super Regional

Trey Thomas, sports writer June 11, 2024
Battle of clutch batting favors Virginia in fight for the College World Series.
Shortstop Kaelen Culpepper celebrates in the dugout against BYU May 18, 2024. The Wildcats later advanced to the second Super Regional in program history, led by a regional MVP performance from Culpepper.

K-State advances to Super Regional after dominant Fayetteville Regional performance

Trey Thomas, sports writer June 3, 2024
3-0 weekend leads Wildcats into prized Super Regional berth.
Reliever JJ Slack celebrates after setting down a BYU batter in the series opener on May 16. The Wildcats set a program-record 21 strikeouts in the victory.

Walk-off and strikeout record highlight series victory over BYU

Toby Hammes, sports editor May 19, 2024
Baseball’s regular season finished with a 2-1 series victory against BYU.
Head Coach Jerome Tang claps for his players after taking the lead. The Wildcats beat the West Virginia Mountaineers 94-90 Feb. 26 in Bramlage Coliseum.

K-State adds JUCO prospect Chimobi Ikegwuruka

Toby Hammes, sports editor May 16, 2024
Wildcats return to JUCO recruits for the first time since Nae’Qwan Tomlin’s signing.
Closing pitcher Tyson Neighbors pitches the final inning allowing no runs, securing the win for the Wildcats. K-State won against KU 4-2 May 5 at Tointon Family Stadium. This win, combined with the win from Friday, led to the series win of the Sunflower Showdown for the Wildcats.

Baseball drops series at West Virginia

Toby Hammes, sports editor May 12, 2024
K-State unable to capitalize on Friday's victory.
Freshman pitcher Blake Dean celebrates after a clutch out in the Sunflower Showdown. K-State won its third straight series against Kansas May 5, 2024 at Tointon Family Stadium.

K-State baseball wins third straight Sunflower Showdown

Toby Hammes, sports editor May 7, 2024
The Wildcats move to 28-19 and 12-12 in Big 12 play after winning the series finale 4-2.
People of Manhattan shop Kasha Schlichts pop-up shop, The Birdhouse Thrift, at the Little Apple Vintage Flea on April 27. (Photo courtesty of Kasha Schlicht)

K-State student entrepreneur runs vintage pop-up shop

Kaitlynn Faber, arts and culture editor May 2, 2024
Kasha Schlicht runs her business, The Birdhouse Thrift, with sustainability, affordability and quality at the forefront.
Anna Coke is pushing to pass legislature through SGA that would give students a mental health day each year. This would be officially named Wildcat Pause Day. (Photo courtesy of Anna Coke)

SGA senator pushes for legislation to give students an annual mental health day

Meredith McCalmon, managing editor May 2, 2024
Faculty Senate to vote on Wildcat Pause Day bill May 14.
Removal of caucus chair calls for judicial review

Removal of caucus chair calls for judicial review

Kyra Case, news editor May 2, 2024
This removal was done off-record.
Catcher Raphael Pelletier throws the ball back against Oklahoma State. K-State won the series 2-1, the last series win the Wildcats have gained before playing Kansas.

Know Your Opponent: Strongest Sunflower Showdown on the diamond in years

Luke Lazarczyk, former sports editor May 2, 2024
K-State battles KU after suffering a no-hitter loss against Nebraska.
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