Some say Kansas City is in Missouri. Others say it is in Kansas. The reality is that it's in both. But Dawson and Max argue that it's in neither. On The Daily Wave the hosts highlight the state of Missouri and argue that Kansas City has its own culture, just like Kansas has its own brand, and unlike what New York mayor Eric Adams thinks of Kansas "not having a brand." Dawson and Max defend why Kansas DOES have a brand.
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 4-5 PM | Virtual Activities Carnival info session
Promote your student organization and learn how to recruit new members at the Virtual Activities Carnival info session.
For more information about where and when the session will take place, visit the link below.
Thursday, Sept. 29, 12-2 PM | Tie, Dye and Pie
Tie, Dye, and Pie. Pretty much the best combo ever, plus it rhymes! Come tie-dye some bucket hats, tote bags, socks, bandanas, and t-shirts with UPC and enjoy some adorable mini pies from Therapie! Free while supplies last.
Friday, Sept. 30, 6:30-8:00 PM | Cozy Night In @ the Union
Join UPC in the courtyard from 6:30-8pm on September 30th, for a FREE event full of fun fall make and take DIY’s, an iced cider/chai bar, snacks and more!
Some items limited to first 100 attendees. Free to K-State students.
With an unknown origin and easy spreadability this baby bear video very well could be a fake video. But with over 5+ million views on @Gabriele_Como twitter page the people consuming it could care less because of how fun it is to watch a baby bear jump around and remind us that maybe sometimes we just need to... Jump around.
Enjoy our little edit of this adorable bear dancing to "Jump Around"
Music: Jump Around by House of Pain:
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Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. For 40 years, the annual event has brought together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.
Maggie Steuer a student obtaining her master's degree in children's literature at Kansas State University and a Sigma Tau Delta fraternity member, discussed the history behind Banned Books Week on Wildcat 91.9, and what events are open to the public during the week around K-State.
The sponsors of Banned Books Week at K-State are the department of English, K-State Libraries, Sigma Tau Delta and the Children's and Adolescent Literature Community student organization.
Read more about the events happening at K-State for Banned Books Week:
Learn more about Banned & Challenged books from a website of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom:
National Voter Registration Day is today! Dawson and Max discuss on the Daily Wave in the snippet above about how the Union Programming Council has partnered with the Student Governing Association to inform you about why your vote matters! Learn about local and state candidates, why your vote matters, and more at their table in Bosco Plaza from 11-1 PM and 6-7:30 PM. They'll have some giveaways and voter swag, so stop by their table and see if you’re registered!
Listen to full audio file below
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Sept. 20-22, 11-4 PM | All-University Career Fair
Visit with employers for career, internship and co-op positions in Bramlage Coliseum.
For more information about which colleges will be hosting employers on which day visit the link below.
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 11-1 PM & | National Voter Registration Day
National Voter Registration Day is September 20th, and UPC has partnered with the Student Governing Association to let you know that your vote matters! Learn about local and state candidates, why your vote matters, and more at our table in Bosco Plaza from 11-1 and 6-7:30 PM. They'll have some giveaways and voter swag, so stop by and see if you’re registered!
Friday, Sept. 23, 8-11 PM | Headphone Disco
For the most hype, yet silent party, come on down to Bosco Student Plaza at the KSU Union! The event will take place on Friday, September 23rd from 8-11pm.
By Dawson Wagner
On Episode 14 of The Sands of Time we dive into the complex world of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with William Hsu. A computer science professor at Kansas State University and machine learning researcher with interests in knowledge discovery databases, information extraction and knowledge-based systems. William obtained his masters in Engineering, Computer Science at The John Hopkins University, before completing his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois in Computer Science. Rightfully, we dove into all things computer science, by breaking down who the first computer programmers were, what were some of the first computer programing languages, how algorithmic bias is baked into things and why AI ethics is so important to the future of our online world.
KSU computer science professor explains why AI is not sentient but could fool humans into thinking it is
William Hsu is a computer science professor at Kansas State University and machine learning researcher with interests in knowledge discovery databases, information extraction and knowledge-based systems. He spoke with Dawson Wagner on The Sands of Time to break down the past, present and future of computer science/artificial intelligence. In this clip he offers an explanation as to why AI is not sentient but as he said "Why and how does it fool us?" William breaks down how "humans have a tendency to anthropomorphize things, and project our interpretation of understanding of emotion and affect onto things such as a deep fake that looks like it's smiling or a voice operated assistant that sounds like it has tonal inflection and a tonal voice and other ways of fooling the human into thinking that there is some understanding or emotion behind it."
Listen to the end of the clip to learn more about the databases that some AI pull from to create AI generated art.
By Adolfo Blanco Jr
The Sexuality and Gender Alliance organization has become known to many as a welcoming and safe place for those that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning or are an ally to the community. It should be known that all students, faculty, and staff of K-State are welcome to attend along with community members; with meetings on Tuesday every week at 6 P.M. located in the Morris Family Multicultural Student Center, Room 204. This organization is the longest running LGBTQ+ organization at K-State and has been formerly known by other names throughout the years. The group hosts a wide array of events from education presentations, community building social activities, and lots of involvement with campus life. In the past few meetings, introducing themselves to the new group of the year, President Julia Coverdale (they/them) and Vice President RJ Salmen (he/they) vowed to continue to advocate for the recruitment, retention, and professional advancement of sexuality and gender identity for minority faculty and staff. Reporter Adolfo Blanco for Wildcat 91.9 News recently spoke with RJ Salmen, Vice President of SAGA.
RJ concluded with hopes that in the coming meetings there will be more allies in the community, either in the closet or unaware of the organization’s presence. SAGA strives to maintain a cultural presence on the campus through developing community building. Julia Coverdale asks if anyone wishes to get involved, contact a member of the executive board on the site for additional information on attending meetings, other events, and to get added to the listserv for more updated and timely information.
Find out more about SAGA here:
Dawson and Max discover where the origin of sliced bread began and Dawson can't seem to remember the "best thing since sliced bread" idiom. So, they both create a new meaning for "sliced bread."
Listen to the video above to find out about how they discovered a new term for "sliced bread"
Authors: Dawson and Max
The Daily Wave is the morning show on Wildcat 91.9 FM from 8-10am everyday.
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Monday, Sept. 12, 6-7 PM | Homecoming All-University Meeting
Student organizations are invited to the K-State Alumni Center to learn more about this year's theme and how to get involved.
Thursday, Sept. 15, 7-10 PM | Jurassic Park After Dark
President Linton has invited all K-State students to a movie night in his backyard! Students have spoken: Jurassic Park wins the vote! Starting at 7, we’ll have some movie snacks and a DJ for everyone to enjoy, and a word from President Linton to follow. Movie officially starts at 8:15.
Free to K-State students with a valid ID
Friday, Sept. 16, 12 PM | Free tickets to The Woman King
Kolby Van Camp, the executive sports producer for Wildcat 91.9, unveiled his new operatic touchdown call at the first K-State football game of the season, which immediately gave a distinctive flair to his play-by-play skills. Van Camp achieved a Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Applied Music, Composition double major at Kansas State in May, 2022.
K-State fans had a roller coaster of a game against Missouri on Saturday, September 10th, before the football game even began rain started pouring down on tailgaters and fans who were waiting to get into the stadium. One K-State student who went by the name "Bucket Head" because of his metal bucket that he was sporting and had made into a gameday hat, said "the game is probably going to be delayed, I don't mind rain. It's lightning that I have a problem with because ya know I have metal on my head so... bit of an issue." But the K-State fan with the metal bucket on his head wasn't the only one worrying about lightning or a game delay. With a line stretching the entire length of the east parking lot, football fans had to find ways to past the time and for some that meant practicing their K-S-U chant.
But for others by simply knowing that they had prepared themselves for the rain with the right equipment is what brought them ease. For some, that ease could not be found because of the threat of a lightning delay. Overall, the majority of fans appeared to not worry about that threat until it became imminent that there was noway past the storm that was moving in. Diane a long time K-State football fan said "I hope we get rain on our crops and no I don't think it will delay the game." Even some students chimed in, who thought that the rain was a good thing. "I love the rain, I don't know if it will be delayed or not. We haven't got any lightning yet so we'll see about that, I think it'll be alright." said Joey a student at K-State. Little did he know with a little over 8 minutes left in the second quarter the refs would meet on the field to call for a lightning delay to the game and ask fans to either return to their cars or move into Bramlage colosseum. Before all hope was lost though, after some fans had left and moved onto Aggieville already. The teams made their way back out onto the field and close to an hour after the delay started the Cats were back at it with a special teams surprise 75-yard touchdown return by Phillip Brooks to get that cats right back into it.
Regardless of rain, snow, thunder or lightning. The Wildcat fans continue to show resilience to support this football team & this Saturday that was on full display at Bill Snyder Family Stadium and Aggieville.