Stephan Bisaha, WBUR

Stephan Bisaha


Wichita, KS, United States

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Past articles by Stephan:

College Students Reflect On The 'Loneliest Semester'

Four students from public universities discuss how distance defined college campus life. → Read More

K-State Gives Students One Day Off To Relieve Stress After COVID-19 Canceled Spring Break

WICHITA, Kansas — Spring break is canceled. Public universities in Kansas made the call early in the fall as a way to slow the spread of COVID-19. They → Read More

Kansas Teachers Say Hybrid Learning Is No Better Than All-Virtual Classes

Hybrid learning has become the go-to compromise for Kansas’ largest school districts to get students back in classrooms. Districts in Lawrence, Topeka, → Read More

Students In Kansas’ Largest School Districts Return To Classrooms During The Pandemic

Since March, K-12 students at the state’s largest districts have been sent home, brought back and then told to leave their classrooms again. Now, many of → Read More

Kansas College Students Say Campus Life During A Pandemic Is 'Like The Ocean Dried Up'

College life at public universities in Kansas had one defining trait last semester: Isolation. Yes, students returned to campus after the pandemic sent → Read More

Wichita Restaurants Hope Heaters And Igloos Will Keep Outdoor Diners Coming During Pandemic

Norton’s Brewing Company in Old Town has a solution for outdoor dining this winter: igloos. Forget images of packed snow: These igloos are made from PVC → Read More

Here's Who Will Help Pick Wichita State's Next President

The Kansas Board of Regents formed a closed committee on Wednesday to recommend whom the Regents should select as Wichita State University's next president → Read More

The Coronavirus Could End History, Math And Chemistry Majors At Some Universities In Kansas

WICHITA, Kansas — Consider the mounting money problems facing public universities in Kansas. Decades of ballooning tuition have made students and their → Read More

After A Pandemic Delay, Kansas Is Changing How It Teaches Reading With Dyslexic Students In Mind

WICHITA, Kansas — The way kids in Kansas learn to read is in for a major rewrite. Teachers will soon ditch their time-worn old memorize-and-context-clues → Read More

Kansas Snow Days 'Good For The Soul,' But The Pandemic Means Fewer Of Them Even After 2020

WICHITA, Kansas — Between concerns about schools staying open and the challenges of learning remotely, teachers and students are haunted by another → Read More

A Tempered Black Friday Leads Wichita Into An Uncertain Holiday Sales Season

Black Friday normally acts as the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season. But 2020 upended that tradition ... like so many others. → Read More

Wichita Public Schools Extends Thanksgiving Break To Full Week

Wichita's board of education voted Monday to extend Thanksgiving break an two extra days. Students and staff will now take Nov. 23 and 24 off, giving them → Read More

Wichita mayor talks hospital capacity, county’s COVID-19 health order during weekly press briefing

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple’s weekly press briefing was held virtually due to several city members being exposed to COVID-19. During his briefing, the mayor discussed local hospital capacity and how the numbers have climbed in the last few weeks. “Our hospitalizations have doubled from last week and nearly doubled from the […] → Read More

Hutchinson Regional Medical Center updates visitation policy due to COVID-19

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KSNW) – Hutchinson Regional Medical Center has updated its visitation policy due to COVID-19. The hospital said the average COVID-19 census in the hospital has reached between 35 to more than 40 per day. The hospital created a third COVID unit on 3300. The hospital is also reducing the number of elective procedures […] → Read More

How Kansas universities are sending students home for Thanksgiving in a pandemic

WICHITA, Kan. (Kansas News Service) — In just two weeks, thousands of college students in Kansas will board planes and hop into cars daydreaming of sweet potatoes and turkey legs. Most of those students won’t return to campus for the rest of the semester. To cut the risk of spreading the coronavirus, the majority of universities […] → Read More

Gove County sheriff still battling COVID-19 complications

Gove County Sheriff Allan Weber is still battling COVID-19 complications. → Read More

Kansas Republicans Keep Their 3 Congressional Seats; Davids Reelected In Kansas City Suburbs

Democrats and Republicans in Kansas will keep their seats in the U.S. House, as Tuesday’s election favored the incumbents plus the Republican candidate in → Read More

Past Recessions Led More Kansans To Community Colleges, But Not This Time

Kansas community colleges should be having a good year. No crowded, germy dorms. Most of their students don’t need to travel. Plus, community colleges are → Read More

Wichita Public Schools Holds Course To Reopen Middle, High Schools Despite COVID-19 Increases

The Wichita school board decided to move forward with its plan to transition middle and high school students to in-person learning. The board held a → Read More

Kansas Aims For 400,000 More Coronavirus Tests Before Year's End As Rural Cases Surge

WICHITA, Kansas — Amid a surge of coronavirus cases across rural Kansas, Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly provided details on her new statewide testing plan → Read More