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The glass blowing studio at Emporia State is a blistering chamber of creativity where every surface in sight will not just burn, but scald skin. There are lit torches every which way, stacks of wet newspaper that are used as the only barrier between a glass artist’s hands and molten glass, a…

Stained glass panels rise above pews filled with silent faces gazing toward the towering, white cross shining on the front wall of the Methodist church as 190 voices fill the room, singing to the world to “let music live.”  

Last Saturday evening, Hammond Park was filled with yard signs, music, students hiding glowing Easter eggs and people with baskets ready for the hunt. Emporia State’s A Capella Choir hosted Glow Hunt to fundraise for a trip to Washington D.C. 

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A new fossil gifted to the Emporia State Johnston Geology Museum challenges the notion of a predator by showcasing what happens when the predator be-comes the prey. The new Xiphactinus fossil was donated by Kenneth Harlan, a longtime supporter of the museum.

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Believe it or not, the daytime job of local paranormal investigator Brandy Nance is as Emporia State’s web content and marketing communication manager.

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This year, Emporia State’s Homecoming theatre production is “Urinetown.” Audiences can see the live performance at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 21-23 and at 2:00 p.m. on Oct. 24 in the Karl C. Bruder Theatre in King Hall.

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After months of COVID-19 precautions, Emporia State’s music department is excited to start performing in concerts again for the first time in 11 months.

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Emporia State students gather in the ESU Student Recreation Center to participate in a variety of different glow activities. ESU's last Friday night event was held on Oct. 1. 'Glow ESU' consisted of everything glow, from Bazooka Ball to a glow run around campus. 

Claire Calvert (left) junior social science education major, volunteered to give trivia questions for the Mardi Gras Gala on Feb. 22 at the Lyon County Historical Center.Photo courtesy of Darla Mallein

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With the recent purchase of a $9,999, eight-foot-tall contrabass flute, the music department has been busy and will continue to get busier with the multitude of music performances scheduled in February.  

I have had a really hard week so far. Between classes, more than one job, a job interview, volunteer tutoring and just making time for homework, I’m booked. 

While Emporia has a great variety of Mexican restaurants, El Lorito at 2114 US-50 offers some of the best steaming flavors in town in an intimate space. 

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One of the owners of La Dona Food Truck, Tomas Ocampos, tells about his father who died at the age of 25. The food truck participated in the Day of the Dead Celebration on Oct. 26 by selling traditional Mexican food to vendors in downtown Emporia.

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The Office of International Education will host the International Food Festival at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 30 in Webb Hall in the Memorial Union. Representatives from 12 countries will participate.

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Emporia State Chinese Students and Scholars Association presented The Asian Festival Saturday. The event was co-organized by the Office of International Education.

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Among all of the new releases on Netflix, “You,” is about a bookstore manager named Joe Goldberg and his obsession with a graduate student named Guinevere Beck. “You” stands out for its unprecedented look into the fears that women experience and the very real and sometimes deadly consequence…

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Messer, a modern rock group, performed at the Bourbon Cowboy, 605 Commercial St., Saturday night and, even with the late start, it was definitely worth it. 

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Messer, a five member rock band from Dallas, Texas, performed one of the first shows of the second leg of their “Hard and Loud” tour Nov. 3 at Bourbon Cowboy, 605 Commercial St. This was their first Emporia show.

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Elle King’s new album is a step in a new direction as opposed to her previous albums. This one still has her edge and her big, unique voice, which is showcased in her song “Shame.”

The Healthy Relationship & Interpersonal Violence Education program held a meeting Oct. 22 in the Phi Kappa Phi room to speak about the violence LGBTQ+ people face and some of the available resources that the Kansas City Anti-Violence Program offers. James Morgan, women studies graduate …

Handling the scrapbook with extra care, Rebekah Curry, public services supervisor of the Emporia State Special Collections and Archives, barely let her fingertips touch the dark tan page of William Allen White scrapbook. The newspaper articles, which had faded to a light orange, were from an…

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A series of short productions, featuring plays written, directed, and performed by Emporia State students will be performed at 2 p.m. this Saturday in the Fredrickson Theater, Roosevelt Hall. The show is free and open to the public. 

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Over Fall Break, the Emporia State debate team held their annual tournament at ESU. In total, 73 students from 12 schools and seven states competed, according to Chris Loghry, instructor and director of debate. ESU bowed out in the octofinals.

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