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School was canceled for both February 16 and 17, by no choice of Emporia State. Due to the dangerous windchill and overuse of heat and other utilities by ESU students and other Emporians, Emporia experienced a series of unpredicted, rolling blackouts. 

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In March of 2020 the nation was shaken with an unexpected pandemic resulting in several tragedies. One that hit Emporia especially hard was the closing of several businesses, large and small, to shut down. With people unable to leave their homes Emporia Main Street found a way to not only en…

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Jay Andrew Vehige (left), Emporia local, speaks in front of the Emporia Municipal Court Thursday afternoon about the Emporia Police Department's investigation into the targeted harassment of the Ziegler family. "These officers acted outside of the policies of their department and in doing so…

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Editor’s Note: Report for  America, an initiative of TheGroundTruth Project, is a national nonprofit that places reporters in local newsrooms throughout  the country and requires their  corps members to complete a service project, where they work as  journalism students. This series was done…

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Editor’s Note: Report for  America, an initiative of TheGroundTruth Project, is a national nonprofit that places reporters in local newsrooms throughout  the country and requires their  corps members to complete a service project, where they work as  journalism students. This series was done…

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An attempted sexual assault of a student at a campus residence hall was reported early this morning by Emporia State authorities. An emergency alert was issued via text and email at 7:03 a.m. that said the assault was being investigated by ESU police and urging students to “Pay close attenti…

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Rather than being greeted by golden carnations handed out by ambassadors at the front steps of William Allen White Auditorium, walking in a single file line searching for family members in the noisy crowd and restlessly waiting in line to hand Jim Williams a sweaty name card before smiling f…

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As students prepare for another COVID semester, Lindsay Bays and Mary McDaniel Anshutz, Directors of the Student Wellness Center for Counseling and Health Services, explain what COVID fatigue is and offer advice.

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In a statement from the President’s Office, administrative officials outlined their decision to decline the suspending of tenure as outlined by a recently proposed Kansas Board of Regents policy. Provost David Cordle said universities are better equipped to handle issues like tenure themselves.

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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.

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Glen Burdue says the “prayer warriors” who joined him in this week’s rally in Washington, D.C., bonded in a spiritual war to wrestle control from corrupt politicians, lying journalists, Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and Chinese influence.

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Emporia Municipal Court is again allowing the press and the public to attend its proceedings. Last Friday, Judge Ted Hollembeak reversed an earlier ruling that had closed the courtroom to observers because of concerns about the pandemic. 

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A set of closed hearings were held Thursday in Emporia Municipal Court for dozens of defendants, several of which were Emporia State students, who were cited at a house party for underage drinking in late September. 

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As Lyon County continues to see a rise in COVID-19 cases, Alpha Sigma Alpha, an Emporia State sorority at 226 West 12 avenue, recently underwent two weeks of quarantine as six members tested positive for the virus following Halloween weekend.

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The Bulletin was barred from attending a municipal court hearing this morning regarding a Sept. 26 house party held at 1431 Center St. which resulted in tickets of 35 minors for underage drinking, 20 of whom are Emporia State students or athletes. The Bulletin was denied access to the in-per…

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When Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late last month, the shock waves were felt throughout the country and by students here on campus. Now, Justice Barrett and the rest of the Supreme Court are hearing arguments on the Affordable Care Act. The ACA allows students to stay…

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With election results spanning well into last week, former vice-president Joe Biden and California senator Kamala Harris became the 46th president and vice-president elect with 279 electoral votes.

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Thirty-two students have tested positive for COVID-19 through the Student Wellness Center this week, according to the Emporia State COVID-19 Dashboard. Adding in results from the group testing, there are currently 42 active cases on campus, according to Lyon County Public Health.

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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.

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An Emporia State Campus Community Open Forum was held virtually on Thursday to inform students and the ESU community how students and faculty are performing during the COVID-19, especially as flu season approaches. 

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A march in honor of Angelica and Melvin Hale will be held tomorrow at 5 p.m. starting in Kellogg Circle. The march, hosted by Emporia Community Action, hopes to address systemic oppression in the community, according to Jay Vehige, co-founder of Emporia Community Action.

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Emporia State will begin a new initiative to combat the ongoing novel coronavirus—voluntary student surveillance testing, according to an email out to students, faculty and staff on Sept. 9.

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To reduce the spread of the coronavirus dining services has limited the amount of guests in the Hornets Nest and encouraged students to pick up their food rather than eat in. 

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Robert Morton, a retired municipal court judge and Emporia State alumnus, has died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. He was 86.

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The Emporia State Bulletin has been recognized with two first-place awards in the annual journalism competition sponsored by the Kansas Press Association. The campus newspaper won a total of four awards in the “Awards of Excellence” contest, including firsts in editorial writing and general …

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There will be mass COVID-19 testing of students, faculty and staff prior to the start of the semester, according to an email sent August 3 from the university. The testing process is not required and will be done from home, according to an email from President Allison Garrett on August 4.

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During the second round of university testing three student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19. Out of 86 student-athletes and staff tested in the athletics program, these are the first positive results, all of whom were asymptomatic.