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An update of the current COVID-19 information in Lyon County. Anyone in need of mental health services due to the impacts of COVID-19, can contact CrossWinds Counseling & Wellness at 620-343-2211 or 800-279-3645 for the hotline. Newman Regional Health is continuing to ask for homemade ma…

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An update of the current COVID-19 information in Lyon County. Anyone in need of mental health services due to the impacts of COVID-19, can contact CrossWinds Counseling & Wellness at 620-343-2211 or 800-279-3645 for the hotline. Newman Regional Health is continuing to ask for homemade ma…

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An update of the current COVID-19 information in Lyon County. Anyone in need of mental health services due to the impacts of COVID-19, can contact CrossWinds Counseling & Wellness at 620-343-2211 or 800-279-3645 for the hotline. Newman Regional Health is continuing to ask for homemade ma…

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Hours before Kansas recorded its first coronavirus death and the governor declared a state of emergency, Emporia State announced a plan on Thursday to help fight the spread of the disease by extending spring break and moving classes online.

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The Prophet Aquatic Research and Outreach Center is being built north of Emporia State, next to King Lake and campus woods. PAROC will have more than just a few classrooms and laboratory spaces for students. 

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The newly revised Emporia State chapter of the Kansas National Educators Association (KNEA) hosted its first event of the semester in Visser hall with sweet treats and a presentation to potential members. 

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With voting for members of associated student government slated to take place March 3-5, online and throughout campus, and the first readings of the line item budget proposals, the third ASG meeting of the semester brought in onlookers and RSO representatives. 

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Jim Harris will make his directorial debut at Emporia State with “Death by Design,” which Harris describes as a “who-done-it,” comedy. The play will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 26-29 in the Karl C. Bruder theater. 

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William Wilburn stood sweating Wednesday afternoon over hundreds of gallons of water boiling in a huge vat in the kitchen of the Sodexo cafeteria in the Memorial Union. His perspiration wasn’t from nerves, but from boiling water for the 60 seconds required by the Kansas Department of Health …

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Only one pair of students is currently running for Associated Student Government president and vice-president. Candidate Brayden Soper, sophomore political science major, is running with Amaya Oshel, junior sociology major. 

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A new policy allowing students to make up coursework for any classes they were absent as long as they can provide a doctor's note, is in progress by the Associated Student Government.

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Associated Student Government passed three bills and three resolutions at the last senate meeting on Feb. 6. They all passed 23 in favor, 0 against and 0 abstained.

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President Donald Trump was acquitted on both articles of impeachment by the Senate after failing to reach a supermajority on Feb. 5. Trump was accused by the House of Representatives of abuse of power and obstruction of congress.

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Faculty Senate discussed solutions to the budget shortfall, merit pay increases and the “Love Your Campus Mini-Grants,” at the first meeting of the semester on Feb. 4.

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Kappa Delta Pi, the education honors society, will host their first Educating for Empowerment conference on Feb. 1 in Visser Hall. They’ve scheduled break-out sessions and two keynote speakers: Stephanie Byers and Dorthy Stucky Halley. 

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During the National Racial Day of Healing celebration on Jan. 21 in Webb Hall, students across campus came together to perform. (Bottom right) Madeline Alford, Black Student Union president and senior political science major, expresses the significance of community and healing. “In order to …

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“Vampire virgins,” meet every Tuesday night, typically after dark, in the fourth floor of Plumb Hall. Their practices are safe but can be nauseating. 

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Every other December, a handful of students visit the home of the San Salvador Rock Iguana with David McKenzie, biology professor, to experience field ecology. During the last trip, one of the iguanas was killed. 

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At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, Professor Michael Smith, department chair of social sciences, and 14 students will leave ESU to attend the Iowa caucus at Simpson College in Iowa. The caucus takes place at 7 p.m. Monday evening, and the group will stay the night and arrive back …

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In her lilac bedroom with light shining through the large window, Nicole practices adjusting lighting for the first time. She was her own first model, spending hours developing different characters by styling her cherry colored hair and painting on makeup. She had found her passion: photography. 

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Most eligible Emporia State employees received a 2.5 percent raise last semester, according to figures released by the university. The raises were largely based on merit, but requirements also included the completion of online diversity training. 

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From shaving cream to hand-made marching signs, events were held Jan. 20th on campus in memory of Martin Luther King Jr. who was assassinated nearly 50 years ago.  

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A Lyon County jury has awarded four families who sued Emporia State and two former university employees $350,000 in damages for physical abuse that occurred in 2017 at the Center for Early Childhood Education. The verdict was announced Tuesday, after a week of statements and testimony in dis…

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Sodexo funded the new Starbucks opened in the Memorial Union. The grand opening was held on Nov. 12 with a ribbon cutting and free samples. The Starbucks allows the use of dining dollars and includes a full Starbucks menu unlike the limited menu Buzzcotti had.

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The President’s office hosted Emporia State’s first Trauma Informed Educators Conference Nov. 9 in the Memorial Union. For $40, educators and students alike listened to several keynote speakers and participated in various smaller discussions and group activities.