Lily O'Shea Becker

Lily O'Shea Becker

Lily O’Shea Becker is a senior studying journalism at the University of Kansas. She is an intern with the Kansas Reflector for the 2022 summer. Lily has experience as a multimedia journalist, photojournalist, producer and copy editor for a variety of news outlets in Lawrence and at the University of Kansas.

Kansas voters defeat anti-abortion amendment in unexpected landslide

By: and - August 2, 2022

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas — Voters in a landslide Tuesday defeated a proposed amendment to the Kansas constitution that would have stripped residents of abortion rights, defying polling and political observes who expected a close result. The ballot measure was failing by a 63-37 margin at 9:45 p.m. as voters responded to an intense and costly campaign marked […]

Brother and sister recount ‘very traumatizing’ Amtrak derailment in Missouri

By: - June 30, 2022

A mother aboard a train derailment in Mendon, Missouri, on Monday climbed on top of the wreckage and went from train car to train car, yelling into each window while searching for her three children, according to her son, Dax McDonald. The Amtrak train was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago when it struck a […]