The K-State esports team has moved into the basement of the K-State Student Union, with a new gaming lounge and dozens of desktops for all students to try out. Wildcat 91.9 reporter Brody Zwiebel chatted with Ben Counts about how the team is doing and what ways students can get involved.
Monday, Oct. 31, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM | Halloween Pumpkin Painting
Looking for a scarily good time this Halloween? Enjoy spooky cocktails and delicious food at Union Station by JP's while you decorate a pumpkin! USJP's invites you to decorate or take a pumpkin home to decorate later while you dine on Halloween day. Minimum purchase of $10 is required.
Find more information at the link below.
Wednesday, Nov. 2 | Jazz Big Bands
Want to enjoy a night of Jazz? Located in Forum Hall in the K-State Student Union the Music, Theatre department will be performing a night of big band Jazz for all to enjoy!
Find more information at the link below.
Friday, Nov. 4, 5:30 - 9:00 PM | Hoppin and Hangin' Channel your energy, cut loose with your best flips and tricks, and prepare for the weekend. Featuring hundreds of square feet of indoor trampolines, obstacle course, arcade games and more. Come out and enjoy an evening at the new LEAP Trampoline Park. Join UPC to bounce and bowl at LEAP family entertainment. Transportation is not provided.
For more details and to register, please visit: cglink.me/2pS/r377943
Registration is required to attend! Please bring a valid KSU Student ID!
Kolby and Cole break down one of the greatest beatdowns in K-State football history, as the Cats demolish ninth-ranked Oklahoma State, 48-0 on homecoming in the Little Apple. Iron Will played with his hair on fire, and it was a masterpiece to watch.
Listen to the full discussion below
Samuel Mwangi and Colene Lind discussed on the Daily Wave how research demonstrates that talking about a topic encourages others to take it seriously. Two Kansas State University units are putting this principle into action.
K-State’s Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media and Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy will co-host a community forum on mental health Wednesday, November 2, at 7:30 pm in the West Ballroom of the Student Union. All are welcome.
The forum, titled “Breaking the Taboo: Destigmatizing Mental Health in Civic
Conversations,” will cover ways that individuals and communities can encourage open and
productive conversations about mental health.
Three panelists will reflect and answer questions on the topic, including
Tychelle Jones, LSCSW, clinical social worker, counselor and owner of 365 Days 365 Chances Counseling Services
Dr. Kate McMillen, Lafene Counseling and Psychological Services
Sakshi Bhati, K-State graduate student.
Aliah Mestrovich Seay, executive director of UFM Community Learning Center, will
Those interested in more information about the forum, Huck Boyd or ICDD sign up at: https://forms.gle/z6PmEn8mvuV7aHzq7
Executive Sports Producer Kolby Van Camp unveils his new series, 1st and 52, where he will record with a different former Kansas State athlete every week for the next year. In week one, Kolby chats with former Wildcat Travis Wilson - a fullback and Big 12 champion for K-State football. The duo break down that special Big 12 championship year for the Cats, and discuss Kansas State football in general.
The Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication newest podcast on Journalism History
The Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC) is a non-profit that promotes diversity and freedom of speech in the press. Their new podcast recounts historical events from the lens of press with academics and specialist in the field of journalism.
The Lanie and Hailey show is kicking off the Halloween season by sharing dating horror stories from people around Manhattan. Their show
is from 4-6 pm every weekday.
If you have any jaw dropping dating stories you would like to share to be aired on
Wildcat 91.9 you can submit anonymously or with your name attached through a google form, that is attached below.
They will be sifting through the stories this week and are saving the most horrific stories
for last. Be ready to be spooked.
For more information please contact Wildcat 91.9 promotions director, Breanna Palmer
Monday, Oct. 24, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Paint the 'Ville
Student groups paint windows all day on a variety of businesses across Aggieville, in preparation for homecoming festivities in Aggieville later in the week.
Find more information at the link below.
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 8:00 - 10:00 PM | Wildcat Request Live
A lip sync and dance competition showcase by student organizations. Free for all students to watch in Bramlage Coliseum
Find more information at the link below.
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6:00 - 8:00 PM | Children's Carnival in K-State Student Union
Celebrate this years homecoming theme, “Wildcat Dreams”. With this family-friendly event will feature fun for all ages, filled with exciting surprises for the biggest stars of the K-State community - you!
Enjoy making your own stuff-a-plush, delectable snacks, prizes and more at the variety of student booths throughout the Union. Costumes are encouraged!
There are no fees for this event. Parking is available in the KSU parking garage by the Union.
Friday, October 28, 3:00 - 5:00 PM | Trick-or-Treat in Aggieville
Bring your family and friends down to Aggieville's annual Trick-or-Treat in the 'Ville! Participating businesses will be handing out candy to all who come.
So get dressed up in your favorite costume and have some fun!
Friday, October 28, 5:00 PM | Homecoming Parade
K-State alumni, friends and the Manhattan community gather for the highlight of Homecoming week! The Homecoming grand marshal is President Richard Linton this year.
K-State fans and student groups show off their parade entries and Homecoming-themed floats throughout downtown Manhattan and Aggieville.
Friday, October 28, 6:30 Pm | Homecoming Pep Rally
Immediately following the parade, join K-Staters for the spirit-filled pep rally at the Larry Norvell Band Shell in City Park! The KSU Pep Band, cheerleaders, Classy Cats and Willie the Wildcat will be on hand to rev the crowd for Saturday's football game.
Homecoming events and overall Homecoming winners will be announced.
Wildcat 91.9 Executive sports director Kolby Van Camp chats with
Senior Director of Sportscasting & Voice of the Wildcats Wyatt Thompson, before tonights match up between the two remaining undefeated conference teams in the Big 12.
Listen to the full show below
Max and Dawson crashed the Lanie and Hailey show to find out how good they are at trivia. The evening show ended up turning into a culmination of Dawson not remembering Hailey and Lanie's names, Max schooling Dawson in being quizzed on pop culture and Dawson discovering that Lanie might be his long lost sibling.
Listen to the Daily Wave 8-10am every week day morning and the Lanie and Hailey show 4-6pm every week day evening for more of this random, spontaneous fun.
By Adolfo Blanco Jr
On September 15, 2022, the ASU Stars played their first match for the soccer intramural games for the year. Following six competitive matches. The ASU Stars made history for the African Student Union by winning its first intramural soccer competition victory, with leadership provided by both captain Tolulope Agbaje, a second-year graduate student, and Coach George Anaman, Coach of ASU Stars since 2019. Their record being; five wins, one loss, the team being in existence at KSU for a while, it was under the leadership of Coach George that ASU Stars had a mixture of different people from all backgrounds that eventually came together to win their first intramural championship on October 12, 2022.
Starting in 2019, the team was mainly geared towards African American students, however, Coach George took it upon himself to both train and lead the ASU stars by broadening the scoop by allowing in non-African students regardless of athletic ability or skill level. There were many challenges faced with the team in the beginning, including discipline and intolerance. Coach George said, “It is not easy bringing players from diverse backgrounds together to work as a team.” However, wanting to go beyond his predecessors, Coach George decided to build the team from the ground up. Producing a system of rules and regulations to bind the team together, Coach George successfully connected his team to form a committed and formable brand of loyal players. A striking difference from previous squads.
“I saw a massive improvement in the loyalty level of the players, and they are committed and have enthusiasm to win the competition.”
Before the championship game, the ASU Stars were both excited and anxious, coming off of a win in the semi-finals. Captain Tolulope said, “It was a good game, we trained so hard for this, and it was a close but fair game.” Leading up to the finale, students from the African Student Union gathered around the field, as the two teams played a competitive match that came down to the wire. As the ASU stars scored a goal to make it 1-0 everyone let out cheers as it appeared they could actually win the championship. Finally, as the timer ran out all the students and athletes from the ASU stars sprinted out onto the field to celebrate the first intramural championship in history.
Coach George said that his objective for this team was “to win its first intramural soccer championship before graduating with his PHD next year.” And, in a shocking twist following winning the match, Coach George announced his retirement from coaching “I wanted to set the bar high for whoever takes over, and by winning, we have achieved that bar." Shortly after this Coach George gave his title over to Team Captain Tolulope. George concluded his final statements as head coach by saying “I was being observant and critical of who will take over my position as next captain. I narrowed it down and the current captain and now coach was the best person for the position. He was able to understand the dynamics of the team.”
The ASU Stars may have won the intramural championship but they prided themselves most for bringing a diverse team together despite the differences in race, social, and economic backgrounds. They were able to come together as a unit, as a team. Coach George thanked the University for the platform to highlight his players talents in the intramural playoffs. However, he urges the University to promote the competition. “To advocate some funding for the competition. To entice and encourage participation.”
Coach George congratulated his players, wishing the absolute best for their futures, saying that the next coach and outgoing team captain will do a fantastic job on continuing to lead the ASU Stars to glory for years to come.
Wildcat 91.9 receives update from Nadya Vasina as waves of explosive suicide drones strike Kyiv, Ukraine
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Waves of explosives-laden suicide drones struck Ukraine’s capital Monday, setting buildings ablaze and tearing a hole in one of them. People scurried for shelter or tried to shoot down the kamikazes.
The concentrated use of the drones was the second barrage in as many weeks — after months in which air attacks had become become a rarity in central Kyiv. The assault sowed terror and frayed nerves as blasts rocked the city. Energy facilities were struck and one drone largely collapsed a residential building, killing four people, authorities said.
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The Sands of Time explores the world of Unmanned Aircraft Systems with drone builder Quinn Nickerson
On Episode 16 of The Sands of Time we explore the vast field of Unmanned Aircraft Systems otherwise known as "drones". By chatting with Quinn Nickerson a safety technician and drone builder we get a glimpse at how the field has grown over the last 10-15 years and where it may be headed with automation, mechanics, and corporate businesses taking over a lot of the industry. UAS is a field that continues to change and adapt as regulations, advancements in technology and programming all continue to grow more intertwined with the flying pieces of technology. By breaking down the past, present and future of where drones are headed we can better understand how to prepare for this drone revolution.
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2:30-4:00 PM | Petal it Forward
Pay it forward, but with flowers! Studies show that flowers reduce stress, reduce anxiety, and make people happy, so stop by Bosco Student Plaza to pick up two flowers: one for you and one to give away.
For more information about where and when to get the flowers, visit the link below.
Friday, Oct. 21, 10:30 PM - 1:30 AM | Rocky Horror Picture Show
Join UPC for the 45th annual screening of Rocky Horror Picture show!
Featuring Mary Renee as emcee! Costumes are acceptable, and there will be a photo booth!
$5 Admission includes: pre-show, movie, & prop bag
Tickets can be purchased the night of the event.
Cash and card accepted
Rated R * Adult Content
Sunday, Oct. 23, 9:00 AM | K-State Homecoming 5K run-walk
Join fellow Wildcats and friends for the 2022 K-State Homecoming Philanthropy 5K. The K-State Alumni Association will host both an in-person and virtual 5K. As K-Staters continue a great tradition of giving back to the community, proceeds for this year's virtual 5K run/walk will benefit Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Inc.
For more information about the event, visit the link below.
Sign up below:
As Ukraine continues to defend itself from multiple Russian missile strikes there is a growing number of individuals taking to the streets to document the civilian infrastructure damage, Nadya Vasina is one of them. Nadya is a Ukrainian gymnast, entertainer and correspondent for our news team at Wildcat 91.9, and will be giving updates from Kyiv, Ukraine in the coming days, weeks and months.
We appreciate her sending us the footage and narrating the scenes that are taking place around the city that she calls home, and if you want to see more of her content from Ukraine follow her at the links below.
Links to Nadya:
Video & photos: Nadya Vasina
AP Ukraine siren sound: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMu-Po4rxzw