Workshop sharpens media skills for special-needs students

  By Pete Schulte For the second consecutive year, the college is partnering with a local organization to help students with developmental disabilities view life through a different lens. The course, TechConnect, is a two-week summer course facilitated by Olathe-based company Skills to Succeed, and is geared toward providing transition-age individuals with Autism Spectrum

Cav Craze offers break from rigors of finals

Cav Craze will be tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the commons. There will be free food from multiple vendors. Over 100 booths will be set up for student organizations, clubs and other colleges. Additionally, there will be a bungee run, hamster ball race and mini-golf. The Golden Girls and International Dance Club

College Hosts Star Wars Day

By Cade Webb, reporting correspondent, Video package by Andrew Tady and Mike Abell Friday was an exciting day for Star Wars fans here at the college. In honor of “May the Fourth be with you,” the Division of Student Life hosted Star Wars Day. Hosted in the Student Lounge, students of the college gathered

Study abroad widens student’s perspective


By Pete Schulte Special to The Ledger The college’s Study Abroad program provides opportunities to study in any one of more than 30 countries across the globe. One JCCC student, Alan Fowler, spent two years in China in the program. Fowler began as a student at the college in fall of 2011. In spring of

Jon Stewart not to return to Board of Trustees

By Mike Abell The monthly Board of Trustee meetings will take place next fall as scheduled, same time, same place. However, not all current board members will return. Only one current board member will not be present. Trustee Jon Stewart decided not to run for reelection earlier this year after serving 11 years on

News Briefs

Graduation week Two graduation ceremonies will occur on Friday, May 22 in the gymnasium. Students with an associate of applied science degree will graduate at 4 p.m., while students with an associate of arts, science or general studies will graduate at 7:30 p.m. Trustee Jon Stewart and student senate president Jeffery Redmond will speak at

Police Briefs

Stolen headphones A victim who left his headphones on a reception desk returned to find them gone on Monday, March 30. The victim said he may know a suspect and gave the details to the police. The campus detective is looking into the incident.   Monetary theft A theft was reported on Thursday, March 26.

JCCC Student Senate


By Forest Lassman Photos by Anya Ivantseva PRESIDENT John Rives Forest Lassman: What made you run for student senate? John Rives: I was already in the student senate [and] I have been for the last semester. I really enjoyed doing it. As student president I’m going to enjoy expand¬ing the role and being more

Unified in unicycling


Student joins family in unicycling tradition By J.T. Buchheit Many people enjoy riding bi¬cycles in their spare time. But student Miles Johnson chooses to have twice the fun with half the vehicle. Instead of walk¬ing or biking, Miles avidly rides his uni¬cycle around campus whenever possible. “My mom originally rode unicycles with my uncle

To the stars with David Davis

Professor talks about state’s influence in science-fiction By Forest Lassman The state of Kansas has played an important role in many famous science-fiction projects, from the television show “Jericho” to the short sto¬ries and film “A Boy and His Dog.” A mixture of love of science fiction and love of the state inspired English

Seeking the unseen


Paranormal club explores more than just ghosts By Tucker Swiastyn The house is empty, the noise of life has left and the sun’s presence is lost. Darkness and a disturbing peace fill the walls. This is a perfect scene for a paranormal investigation to take place. However, the Paranormal Club here at the college

Star Struck by Star Wars


  Photos by Julia Larberg  

My story coming to a close

By Mike Abell It’s crazy to think I’m sitting down to write my last column as editor-in-chief of this publication. I didn’t exactly know what I was getting myself into a year ago when I took the job. I thought I knew what it all entailed, but I didn’t. Truth is the job was

Cavs gear up for regional title defense

By James Howey The baseball team is set to defend their regional title and make a consecutive trip to the Junior College World Series. First up in the sub-regional round for the Cavaliers is Pratt Community Col­lege. The Cavs are the four seed and will be a big favorite in most of their games.

Softball looks to break through in playoffs

By James Howey This is the weekend the Cavalier softball squad has been working toward all season. Last year the Cavs were the number-one overall seed in the tournament and lost their games, putting an end to a dream season. “Last year I think there was a little shell-shock,” head coach Aubree Brattin said.

NFL draft breakdown

By James Howey As the summer approaches and warm weather returns, the biggest part of the NFL off­season comes as well. Chicago will host the NFL draft this year in the event’s first time away from New York. As usual, the first pick seems like a lock with Florida State’s Jameis Winston likely headed

Man arrested for recording a woman in campus bathroom

A man who was suspected of recording a woman in the restroom on the second floor of the OCB yesterday was quickly apprehended by campus police. The man wasn’t a student or emloyee. Christy McWard, director of marketing and event management, sent this out via email at 3:45 p.m. today. “Yesterday afternoon, JCCC police officers

Saving the planet one day at a time

Students get the opportunity to hear their professors speak on art pieces at the Museum By Forest Lassman To celebrate Earth Day, the college will be holding environmentally friendly events all week long. Events kick off Friday, April 17 with a crop mop, where students can come and help harvest various crops. The food

A look into the senate

Student senate goes more in-depth about what they do By J.T. Buchheit The student senate is one of the most important organizations in the college. They play a vital role, but there are many people who don’t know what the senate actu­ally does. “The student senate is here to be the voice of the

Police Briefs

Theft from vehicle An officer was dispatched to the police de­partment lobby on Tuesday, March 10 after a report of a theft from a vehicle. The victim said her vehicle was broken into while it was in the parking lot. She reported that her purse re­mained in the vehicle, but her debit card, credit card