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Community Hornets and sorority and fraternity life held a seatbelt campaign Nov. 14 and 15 in the Memorial Union to spread awareness about ‘buckling up’ while driving.

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Alpha Sigma Alpha won the step show for the fourth year in a row. The show was hosted by the Black Student Union Saturday in Albert Taylor Hall and showcased multiple sororities in a series of choreographed performances.

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Phi Delta Theta Fraternity rides on a pole during the Homecoming parade on Saturday on Commercial St. This was the fraternity's 33 year collecting donations for SOS, a nonprofit organization that helps families affected by abuse.

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Emporia State students and community members celebrated banned book week by holding events, setting up displays and having authors discuss the issue of censorship from Sept. 23-28.

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Mattathias Davis, senior theater major, competes in a sack race Saturday on the practice field. Other activities included an egg spoon race, wheelbarrow race, and food.

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Six of the eleven students who traveled abroad to Uganda over the summer spoke about their experiences, the connections they made and the impact of the trip during a panel Tuesday in the Preston Family room. 

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Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity is putting on “SexTober,” a series of educational events throughout the month of October. It will include tabling with educational resources and a poetry slam, called “SexTober Slam.” 

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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.

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Children hit a pinata during the Hispanic heritage month kickoff event Sept. 14, outside of Plumb Hall. The month is to celebrate "the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America," according t…

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Xavier Cason, freshman elementary education major, works alongside friends for the men of excellence protege program on Monday in the Memorial Union. The team building activity challenged the teams to build a path of newspapers across the room and travel across without stepping off the newsp…

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At the second diversity/inclusion committee meeting of the year, they finalized plans to do 10 minute diversity trainings and hand out informative packets during Associated Student Government meetings.

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From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight Emporians can attend the Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff event and see dancers, eat food and take part in activities like face painting.

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Torin Horvik, senior art and theatre major, gets refreshment at the welcome back party on Friday by Wooster Lake. The office of international education sponsored the event.

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Local business owner Thomas Silkman of Flint Hills Music, 715 Commercial St., has a new accolade to hang on his wall. Silkman broke the current World Record for most guitars strung and tuned in one hour last Friday with 226 strings, which is the equivalent to 37 full guitars. 

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The English, modern languages and journalism department hosted the final Visiting Writers for this semester last Friday, featuring Louise Krug, an assistant professor of non-fiction writing at Washburn University, who has written two memoirs about her life after she had major brain surgery. 

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Daisy Coleman and Charlie Coleman, from a Netflix documentary about sexual assault, were the featured speakers at Take Back the Night, where they shared about their experiences and about the creation of SafeBAE, which helps raise awareness for sexual assault and harassment. The event was hel…

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Emporia State University was approved to create and implement a master’s degree in elementary education program March 14. The program is designed for persons who have already completed a bachelor’s degree program, have been working in the field but have then decided to become an educator. 

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Lina Deschamps, sophomore international business major, and Pauline Belbeoch, freshman marketing major, make crepes, a French pastry, at the International Food Festival on Saturday in Webb Hall. The international food festival is one of the biggest events on campus that international student…

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Kelsey Ryan, investigative reporter for the “Kansas City Star” and former editor of The Bulletin, was part of a team of journalists that led “The Star” to become a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service. 

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Anyone interested in performing an original work, or a piece in the public domain, will have a chance to read during the Open Mic Night at 7 p.m. tonight in the lower level of the library, outside the university’s special collections and archives.

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The winners of the 2018 Shepherd Scholarship were announced last week, by ESU’s Honors College. There are 12 winners total for this year.

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Maria Moylan, psychology major, looks though all notes in the memorial wall to remember the victims of suicide. The Light the Way for Hope Walk was 

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In celebration of the return of the ducks, the Office of the President along with the ESU Ducks social media accounts, hosted a welcome back party last Thursday on the deck of the Memorial Union. Duck themed music, such as the Duck song and the Ducktales theme, played to help set the mood an…

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Nang Rives spoke about how she lived much of her early life under an authoritarian socialist dictatorship in Burma, where her “heart still belongs,” before traveling to live in the United States where she eventually obtained eight degrees, including two PhD’s. She returned to Emporia State, …

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Hornets for Hope is partnering with the local suicide prevention non-profit organization, Beacon for Hope, to put together a Light the Way for Hope walk. The purpose of the walk is to help connect the Emporia State and Emporia community so participants can talk with other members about their…

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Beacon for Hope held their Art Inspired by Hope event on Saturday where they showcased the artwork submitted, held a silent auction for the top three entries and had murals for people to color.  The event was originally scheduled for Friday but was pushed to Saturday due to the Hornet Connec…

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Emporia State University is home to the longest-running continuously functioning masters degree granting art therapy program in the world, according to Jessica Stallings, interim chair of counselor education and art therapy professor. The program was established in 1973, four years after the…

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Three ESU professors have created a course to help inform students about alternative facts and fake news. Erika Martin, biology laboratory coordinator and instructor, Jorge Ballestar, professor of physical science and Quiyang Zhang, assistant professor of physical science, will teach the course.

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Marie Grace Brown, assistant professor in history at the University of Kansas and sponsored by Ethnic and Gender Studies Program and the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, spoke yesterday in the Memorial Union about Sudanese women and their dress and body in historical text. There are …

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Chip Garrett, experienced attorney and President Allison Garrett's husband, presents "When Scientists and Lawyers Collide" on Monday in the Science Hall. Garrett gave tips to students for when they are an expert witness as a scientist for a court case, including dress, what to expect and avo…

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