The fourth annual Community Impact Challenge announced this year’s winners on Oct. 27.
Like many other college students, Holly Barney lives a pretty routine life going to classes, soccer practices, and navigating her freshman year. However, in between her busy schedule you can also find her advocating for climate change and encouraging others to do the same by considering a ve…
The Emporia community hosted the Freedom Fest Event on Nov. 6 at All Veterans Memorial Park. This event allowed the community to come together to celebrate veterans and honor those who serve in the military with events like Freedom Run, Cycling Rides, Spur ride and more.
On Nov. 11, Americans everywhere will take pride in celebrating Veterans Day as we honor our soldiers. Many of these Veterans have been given the opportunity to attend colleges and further their education through the help of administrations such as the Veterans Affairs Commission. Emporia St…
One thing that Emporia is known for is being the founding city of Veterans Day. Every year, there are always dozens of activities to participate in. From art exhibits to a memorial service, there is plenty to do in the small town of Emporia to celebrate Veterans Day.
Quivira puts a twist on their pen pal project this year. This new version includes having members of the club drawing writing prompts out of a box and then sending that person what they wrote of the writing prompt they drew out of a different box.
Members of the Unwind Fiber Arts Club at Emporia State have been making “knitted knockers” to donate to the Central Care Cancer Center throughout the month of October.
After a week of Homecoming festivities at Emporia State University, a school-wide nomination and voting process came to an end, narrowing down the 10 candidates to the final two.
This Saturday, Commercial Street will be filled with festive music and entertainment as the community celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
Diversity Student Programs and the Ethnic and Gender Studies departments at Emporia State are collaborating on a social justice film series viewing this year in the William Allen White Library Learning Commons.
Stepping into the world of an artist and experiencing their works first-hand is oftentimes an endeavor that seems out of reach. However, for campus and community members at Emporia State, seeing art on display is only a gallery away.
One of the newest Registered Student Organizations to form on campus has brought with it not only a reminder of the importance of fighting against hunger, but edible solutions as well. With the creation of a community garden, Hornets against Hunger seek to do more than just talk about the co…
As the Spring semester comes to an end, the Associated Student Government elections cemented next year’s president, Lucy Steyer, and vice-president, Lauren Moon. While they ran unopposed, the official voting ended on March 18.
Sitting in class, trying to stay awake during the seemingly endless monologue students are suddenly jolted by the loud pop of a gunshot. The professor shouts to close the door as an alarm sounds and the sound of police sirens blare from a distance. After hours of waiting under desks with han…
Emporia State recently approved two new programs around dyslexia, a certificate and a concentration as part of the Instructional Specialist master’s degree.
During the final week of Black History Month, the Ethnic and Gender studies program hosted presentations from speakers covering issues from black literature to how geography and race interact.Both stressed the importance of celebrating black life throughout the year.
Amid the ongoing pandemic, many black history celebrations have had to transition to an online format, changing many annual traditions.
As Lyon County prepares to pass 4,000 total COVID-19 cases amid a selective vaccination process, variants of the virus introduce new concerns.
As the entire world continues to feel the jolt of the coronavirus, 2021 kicks off for students and faculty at Emporia State as not only a new year and a new semester but compared to last January, a new world.
With help from the Cadeceus society, the American Red Cross will be hosting the second in a series of local blood drives tommorrow from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Emporia State University Union Ballroom. Donors can check in ahead by filling out the RapidPass.
Linda Adams-Wendling of nursing faculty, receives her first round of the COVID vaccination. So far those in the Student Wellness Center, Police and Safety and the nursing department have had the option to receive the vaccine. | Photo courtesy of Linda Adams-Wendling
U.S. Representative Sharice Davids shares her story of becoming a politician to the Emporia State Young Democrats organization over Zoom on Oct. 6, 2020. Davids decided to become a politician after she spoke with a lawyer at a coffee shop.
Emporia State President Allison Garrett met on a livestream video call with other faculty members to answer questions about COVID-19 and the campus. Kelly Heine, Chief Marketing Officer for Marketing and Media Relations, guided the forum to answer any concerning questions. Approximately 37 v…
At just 16 years old, Giovannie Hernandez was arrested in a fatal street fight in March of 2005. He was incarcerated for 11 years and six months at New York’s Eastern correctional facility. Fortunately, he was able to attend Bard College through the Bard Prison Initiative.
Despite the many changes that have come with this fall semester, a new club has started meeting. The club, called Blended, focuses on multi-racial and multi-cultural students here on campus.
Of all the Coronavirus-19 solutions and recommendations, Rich Sleezer believes the most effective is simply putting others first. The mask wearing, hand sanitizing, social distancing and quarantining are all just part of looking out for one another.
Jim Persinger, psychology professor, was selected by the Emporia State Marketing and Media Relations to interview for the Today Show regarding teen surveillance apps and their psychological effects.
If you’re anything like me and are still adjusting to this whole, “adulting” thing then you may not know what the hell to do with that document called a W-2 you received from your boss.
After not eating a real meal in two days, I was lured inside Coach’s neighborhood grill and bar by the smell of grilled chicken and patty melts. Sitting at 2702 W 15th Ave, right by Village Elementary, Coach’s is about as close to a neighborhood restaurant as Emporia has to offer.
This week, I read The Memory of Lemon by Judith Fertig. This is a fiction novel, but it reaches out to creative writers. With there being a creative writing group here at Emporia State, I figured this one was for them.
Students ranging from all different backgrounds and ethnicities gathered for an open discussion in honor of International Education Week. “Don’t Be Shy, Ask Me Why!” took place on Nov. 14 in Schallenkamp Hall for all students, local and international, to answer questions about stereotypes a…
Emporia at the Table Initiative invited Mary-Pat Hector to speak on fighting food insecurity Nov. 7 in the Skyline room. Hector is the youngest person to run for office in Atlanta. She has been fighting food insecurity for about three years, and worked for National Action Network for seven years.
If you have been in Emporia for some time, Casa Ramos, 707 Commercial St., would certainly be a familiar name. Taco Express is owned and operated by Alvaro Ramos and his father Ricardo Ramos, at the original Casa Ramos location, 201 Commercial St. It offers all the best parts of Alvaro and R…
One winter, as facilities was clearing the sidewalks for students in a snowstorm, Mark Runge, then facilities director, noticed a path in the snow between the residence halls and the library. To help students better get through that area, Runge added that path to the priority list of sidewal…
Latinx alumni participated in a panel as a part of Hispanic Heritage Month on Sept. 25. Diversity Student Programs and the Alumni center held the panel in the Memorial Union.
Alex Sheen, founder of “Because I said I would,” a non-profit organization focused on emphasizing the impact keeping promises can have on humanity, came to speak at Emporia State Sept. 26.
Those interested in adopting Lia should fill out an application to adopt at the Emporia Kansas Animal Shelter, 1216 Hatcher St. Lia, like all animals at the shelter, was picked up as a stray.
On September 18th, the Hybrid Vigor Cycling Club had their first meeting of the semester. The club is a group for anyone interested in experienced biking. The club leader is Alexander Barnes, graduate biology student.
Cathryn Crosby, program coordinator for the Department of Instructional Design/ Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages programs, has proposed a TESOL and applied linguistics undergraduate program. Emporia State currently offers the TESOL program as an endorsement for teachers as wel…
The Vigil for Hope candlelit event was cancelled due to the rain 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 at White Memorial Park. Though the event was cancelled, the vigil has still had a lasting impact on people every year.