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

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. 

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.

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.

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

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…

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. 

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.

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…

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. 

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.

“twenty one pilots,” a two man band known for their strange usage of capitalization, themes that reach college kids and their genre bent music, newest album starts off with a bang. Heading their title song, “Jumpsuit” that is quite enjoyable.

Morgan Jay, a California based comedian and singer, performs for students last Wednesday in the ballroom. Jay, who was hosted by the union activities council, told jokes about dating and his everyday life.

At his command, David Hall sent 21 contestants immediately slumping in their chairs, some heads touching the shoulder of the person next to them in front of darkened, blue lights and soothing synth.

Emporia hosted The Great American Market Saturday, with many different vendors who found their way to Emporia and brought with them a menagerie to put on display. 

Many of Thomas Averill’s works are about Kansas history, especially focusing on the underground railroad, slavery and issues between the union and the confederacy. 

Ariana Grande’s new album “Sweetener” is a bizarre yet artistic piece of work. While for some artists this is a way for them to expand their repertoire, Grande does it in a way that seems to cheapen her mu-sic and voice.

As Emporia State football gears up for their first game later today, so do the fans. From the tailgate, to chants, to completely decking out in all Hornet spirit wear, students are excited for the upcoming season.