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The TRUTH About Fast Fashion & What You Can Do About It

Fast fashion is the idea of cheap, trendy clothing. The market for stylish yet low-quality clothing originates from celebrity culture, where garments are worn a few times until they go out of style and are thrown away or donated. It stems from a toxic system of overproduction in the fashion industry which is only growing. These effects from fast fashion cause destruction environmentally, poor pay and treatment to factory workers internationally and contribute to the throwaway culture. According

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Member Directory Advertising | Kansas Electric Cooperative, Inc

The Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc., (KEC) Member Directory is the perfect way for our members to find YOU when they need your services. Our member directory is distributed to the decision makers of KEC's 31 member cooperatives. Everyone connected with purchasing equipment, supplies, materials and services for electric cooperatives in Kansas uses this directory. As the only complete and current directory for these organizations, it is an excellent way to present your products or services to

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JMC UPDATE

As you receive this digital copy of Update magazine, I hope you are healthy and safe. The past few months have been exhausting for our students, as they have been forced to give up their on-campus learning and normal spring activities and, instead, spend the spring semester at home with their families or in their apartments in Manhattan, all in the name of social isolation and doing their part to contain COVID-19. And the impact on our faculty has been immense, as they had to quickly convert fa

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Lunch and Go: Local Areas to Picnic

With fall rolling into view, finding the perfect spot to picnic in between the busy weekdays is the perfect way to take a break from homework. Bluemont Scenic Overlook, Konza Prairie Kansas Valley lookout point, Frank Anneburg Park, Manhattan Country Club Hill and Deep Creek Waterfall at Pillsbury Crossing are just a few of the main places where you can take a breath of fresh air and enjoy nature in MHK. Pack up the car with blankets, a few sandwiches and go explore! Also known as Manhattan Hil

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Traveler's Itch: Your Escape to Rural Towns

Getting stir crazy in Manhattan? Take a weekend or day trip to one of these rural cities in Kansas! You’ll find historical timestamps, unique stores, tasty restaurants and charming outdoor parks. The pandemic has caused many establishments to alter their hours of operation and procedural methods, so check online or call before starting your trip. Look into student discounts offered, like at the OZ Museum in Wamego. Wamego is roughly a 20-minute drive away from Manhattan. This small town welcome

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The Secret Life of Pets: College Edition

Not everyone’s first thought when packing their bags and heading off to college is adopting a furry friend. But for these students having someone to cuddle up with at night is more than rewarding. Taking care of a pet while trying to navigate college and adult life isn’t for everyone. But, these students have found a way to balance academics and give their fur babies all the love and attention they need. Being a pet parent takes a lot of work and commitment, but it’s so hard to resist how cute t

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Hale Library construction continues as scheduled, Dean of Libraries said

Hale Library construction progresses at a steady pace despite campus closure. Lori Goetsch, dean of libraries, said construction hasn’t slowed down since the closure of campus. “We’ve seen some work get done that wouldn’t have happened until summer. Because we are closed, it could proceed,” Goetsch said. “Most notable is the café on the first floor which will be a partnership with Housing and Dining Services.” Construction crews installed lighting, casing, ceiling and flooring on the first flo

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Powercat Financial continues to assist students through pandemic

Powercat Financial continues to be a resource for Kansas State students during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering online services. Powercat Financial has been a resource for financial guidance and support in multiple areas including college financial planning and identity theft. Following the stay at home orders and social distancing guidelines, Powercat Financial is still open to supporting anyone needing financial advice. They also send out information through social media and the Powercat Fi

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COVID-19 could impact Manhattan, K-State financially, economy professor said

After weeks of COVID-19 related closures and layoffs, much of the United States has been left to wonder how the economy will survive. Manhattan is no different. “Like in the national economy, the effects aren’t going to be felt evenly among the different people in the community,” Steve Cassou, professor of economics, said. “There’s going to be some people that are going to be economically hurt very badly and other people that will not feel so much pain.” Cassou said most people working at the

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Emergency Response Fund to help students, faculty with financial assistance

The KSU Foundation and the university launched the #KStateStrong Emergency Response Fund to help students, faculty and staff with the areas of greatest need in response to COVID-19 pandemic. John Morris, senior vice president of development for the KSU Foundation, says the fund allows people to support by giving donations that would allow for the institution to use the money however the K-State community needs it. “Because of the rapid way of things are changing in this pandemic and the uncert

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Campus construction projects to stay on schedule despite shutdown

Among the 30 construction projects occurring across Kansas State’s campus, construction continues despite the shutdown of the campus. Diana Hutchison, director of the Department of Campus Planning and Project Management, said contractors have shown continued progress on all construction projects. “Because of the pandemic, they’re having to follow KDHE and CDC guidelines for social distancing,” Hutchison said. Contractors are still looking at how a reduced workforce is going to impact schedule

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CARE activities go digital for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 1 marked the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Kansas State Center for Advocacy, Response, and Education has taken to the internet to raise public awareness for sexual violence and its impacts. Due to COVID-19, CARE has had to cancel their in-person activities for SAAM. Instead they opted to send out prerecorded videos each Friday for K-State faculty, staff and students to view from wherever stay-at-home orders sent them. Since the shift, CARE has relied on the impact o

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As the end of winter nears, Facilities works to liven up campus for spring

While spring hasn’t quite sprung in Manhattan, campus is preparing for the change of the seasons. The Division of Facilities continues with the upkeep and cleanup of campus plant beds. The first beds on campus to get some attention are the ones near the Berney Family Welcome Center, the K-State Student Union and the Kansas State University gates. Landscape Services superintendent Brett Robinson says the first step will be to topdress the beds with dark mulch in lieu of the older cedar mulch cu

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Lighting fixture causes small fire at K-State Rec Center, no injuries reported

The Manhattan Fire Department responded to a fire at the Kansas State Peters Recreation Complex at 12:24 p.m. A light fixture fell and ignited a fire on gym mats. The Rec’s sprinkler system activated, but did not extinguish the fire. Ryan Almes, Manhattan Deputy Fire Chief, confirmed MFD was able to extinguish the fire. “There’s a lot of smoke in the building right now that we’re working on getting ventilated, but the fire is extinguished.” Almes said. Almes said there are no injuries and eve

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