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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.

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David Cordle, Provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, talks with Bulletin writer Lucas Lord about upcoming changes to Emporia State amid the coronavirus pandemic in a Zoom meeting July 16. 

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A conversation surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement and the recent death of George Flyod will be hosted by Aswad Allen, Emporia State’s chief diversity officer, over Zoom. The call starts at 11:30 p.m. this Friday and will be open to all/students and faculty. 

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With concerns over COVID-19 persisting into summer break, Emporia State has lit up the fountain at Kellogg Circle in conjunction with the Plumb Hall star in a gesture of support for students and essential workers.

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As Emporia State prepares to reopen later this summer masks will be provided to faculty and staff, President Allison Garrett said during Monday’s virtual town hall. With 180 attendees, this was the first town hall administration plans to hold to keep the ESU community apprised of the coronav…

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Flying down Sixth Ave., a 16-foot-long Penske rental truck towing a white car, hit multiple cars early Saturday evening. At least four police cruisers responded which began a chase that eventually ended at the John North Ford Dealership at 12th Ave. and Graham St., where the Penske hit an ad…

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As the global coronavirus pandemic forces school and business closures across the world, Lyon County and Emporia have continued to work together as a community to provide for its healthcare services.