KJI karaoke night unveiled

If you were too shy, or just weren’t feeling the whole karaoke vibe, here is a gallery of the events of the night. And if you were unfortunate enough to leave before “Don’t Stop Believing” came on, I even have photos of the counselors and the camp supervisor rocking out.

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Karaoke night for KJI campers

Many Kansas Journalism Institute(KJI) camp members chose to sing their hearts out on Tuesday night in the lobby of Oliver Hall.  From genre to genre, the laughs, smiles, and embarrassment of singing in front of a large group was definitely prevalent.

While some campers were brave enough to sing(or scream) lyrics to their favorite songs, most campers decided to enjoy the entertainment rather than be a part of it.

Lauren Fox from Barstow High School was extremely nervous to sing in front of the KJI campers.  Fox hoped to get all of the Barstow newspaper staff members to sing along with her to ease the jitterness.

Lauren Fox from Barstow High School was extremely nervous to sing in front of the KJI campers. Fox hoped to get all of the Barstow newspaper staff members to sing along with her to ease the anxiety.

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Kelsey Crosby from Olathe North High School decided to sit back and watch the action instead of singing. She said that she was not comfortable doing karaoke because she is a self-claimed “bad singer”.

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Molly Cruse from Blue Valley North was also not planning on singing karaoke on Tuesday night. She did say, however, that if she did sing, she would sing anything by Taylor Swift.

Click here for tweets,  pictures, and videos of karaoke night!

Experiencing KU: Freshman Orientation with Erin O’Neill

Opening eyes to her life in the fall, incoming University of Kansas freshman Erin O’Neill attended New Student Orientation at the Kansas Union today. After speaking to future administrators, obtaining her class schedules and meeting with peers, O’Neill said the day overall was an exciting look into her new academic journey. Take your own look into O’Neill’s day by clicking on the picture below.

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New Student Orientation has been going on since June 10 and will continue until July 19. For more information about activities during this event, visit the NSO’s webpage.

Foreign foe or familiar roommate?

There are many fun and different aspects that come with attending a camp such as the Kansas Journalism Institute.  Having a roommate is part of this excitement.  While some campers come with a life-long friend,  others are required to room with a complete stranger.

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Click here to listen to Baxter High School camper, Whitney Smith’s thoughts on rooming with a stranger during the KJI workshop.

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Campers Describe KJI In Three Words

Paige Parker

“Exciting, passion, and unpredictable,” Paige Parker said.

Jen Mahr

“Frustrating, entertaining, and creative,” Jen Mahr said.

Aly Johnson

“Relaxed, fun, and stressful,” Aly Johnson said.

Dylan Crow

“Important, sporadic, and interesting,” Dylan Crow said.

Sami Jett

“Honest, vulgar, and blunt,” Sami Jett said.

 

Sami Jett shares her most proud moments of her high school journalism career at Shawnee Mission West.

Dining at KJI

We have a variety of options when it comes to food at KJI.

When asked which dining experience they prefer, the Oliver Dining Hall or the Underground/Union, 4 out of 5 campers said they prefer the Oliver Dining Hall.

 

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The picture above is of Quiana, a camper who really enjoys the food offered at KJI.

In this q and a, Quiana discusses the dining experience at KJI.