The Kayseean was initially named “The KCN” for King College News and began as a regular student publication in October of 1933. It was preceded by a student magazine published biannually throughout the 1910s and 20s. The Kayseean has been, as our tagline states, the voice of King Students for over 80 years and is rapidly approaching its 90th birthday in the fall semester of 2023.
The spring semester is coming to a close and students are more than eager for summer break. If you find time in between studying for finals and preparing for summer jobs or internships, try and take a few moments to look back and review all that has happened in the semester that has passed us by.
April 17th marked the return of the NASCAR Cup series to the Bristol Motor Speedway, the iconic short track is considered one of the greatest on the NASCAR circuit. In the days and weeks leading up to the cup race other series and cars took the track, but all heads were turned last weekend towards NASCAR’s top level, the Cup Series.
Vulnerability is a scary word and an even scarier task. What would you get if you mixed the fear of being vulnerable with the beauty of creation? In my opinion, you get a powerful piece of work that oozes introspection and healing. This level of introspective work is the goal of art therapy and its benefits for mental health are plentiful.
Many first-year students struggle to adjust to the responsibilities and expectations of college life, and one of the best resources to turn to for advice in this stressful experience is upperclassmen. Following is a compilation of advice from graduating seniors on various areas of consideration during your time as an undergraduate student.
Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, which began in February and continues, is at its heart an effort to recreate the glory of the Soviet Union, which formally collapsed in 1991 after decades of over-spending on its military and the sheer failure of Marxist ideology. Within a decade, Russia would default on its debt—it was so cash-strapped that it was unable to pay state employees, fail to keep NATO from kicking Serbians (a Russian ally) out of Kosovo, watch former allies join NATO, lose a war in Chechnya, and become a bastion of corruption. Putin, a former KGB (Soviet intelligence) officer, resented the shame heaped upon Russia, and in a 1999 speech to the Duma he spoke of “strengthening the vertical chain” of power domestically, and go on to say “Russia has been a great power for centuries, and remains so. It has always has and still has legitimate zones of interest…we should not drop our guard in this respect, neither should we allow our opinion to be ignored.”
After a thorough investigation led by reporters at The Kayseean, a political conflict amongst the critters of the Oval was uncovered. We have found that many of the major players within the critter community are beginning to retaliate against each other due to a single common factor.
Our region is a wonderful place to sightsee and indulge in nature when spring rolls around. The jutting mountains, rolling hills, and lively woodlands can provide some unique experiences. Luckily, you don’t have to travel far to take in these natural wonders as they are right in our backyard. The following are a few local parks and trails you can visit to get the most out of spring.
Black History Month has been a staple in American education since its first federally recognized observance in 1976. It has since gone on to be observed and celebrated in Canada, the UK, and Ireland, though in the two latter countries it is observed in October as opposed to February. President Gerald Ford, in his recognition of Black History Month, stated that it provided an “Opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”
A study conducted of high school student engagement by the Fordham Institute in 2016 found that the subject of history was widely chosen as the least interesting or least liked subject of the students polled, second only to math in some cases. Ask any average high school or college student their opinion of the field, and you will likely be met with the same descriptive word from different people: boring.