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Editor’s note: This is part 2 of 3 in the series by Katie Donnelly about her experience with COVID-19.

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When my coworker asked a few weeks ago if they could have a sip of my drink, I paused and thought: I’ve dodged it for this long, what’s a little longer? The stupidity I felt the next day when this coworker told me they had a fever and chills was unmatchable. 

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Having anxiety during the pandemic is terrible. I hate getting on social media and reading about how bad things are in New York City or other countries, like Italy and Spain. I hate reading death reports of healthy young adults who contracted COVID-19 and passed.  

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Shortly after the stay-at-home order was issued in Lyon County, residents still living in the dorms at Emporia State had until 5 p.m. March 25 to move out. One week shorter than the previous move-out date of April 1, students frantically had to rush to move out. 

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We share the community's disappointment and concern over Lyon County Public Health's decision to release so few details about the two individuals who recently tested positive for COVID-19. 

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I have a job. Actually, I have an interview for another job too.  I am a college student, first and foremost. However, I need a job to help pay off the things I need for school. The computer I take notes on, the pencils I take tests with, the expensive meal plan I need to eat.

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In the era of Social Media, we’re no strangers to desensitization. It feels like I regularly see news about another mass shooting or  photos of animal abuse so often the initial, shocked feeling is becoming more and more difficult to come by.

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Well, it’s that time of the year again: Voting season. No, it’s not quite presidential election season yet, but hyperlocally, it’s time to vote for Associated Student Government.

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As I continue my career in journalism, I find myself wanting more and more resources. Besides a wider variety of courses offered in the minor program or a larger, more developed major for journalism. Recently I discovered that Emporia used to have an AV club for the students interested in Ra…

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It’s the first day of class, you’re excited and ready to get things started. You make it to Plumb Hall, open the classroom door and you’re faced with a nightmare come true: You can’t fit into the desks.

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Black History Month—created in 1976 when it was changed from “Negro History Week” to a month long celebration—is of rather large importance for those who identify as black and those who understand embracing other races.

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On Jan. 26, 41-year-old NBA icon Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna along with seven other passengers were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Cal. on their way to training practice.

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When I moved from Santa Barbara to Emporia in fourth grade, the first thing I wanted to do was get out of this town.

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News of the coronavirus outbreak from Wuhan, China has been circulating through the media since January. There have been over 40,000 cases worldwide, the majority of them in China, and only a little over 1,000 deaths have been causes, according to WebMD. This means less than one-tenth of a p…

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            As we all know, Valentine’s Day is this week. Everyone’s favorite “holiday” to scramble about trying to find someone to spend money on as a way to show affection.

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I believe the voters of the United States have gotten lazy. We’ve started to vote for whoever is in our party, move on with our lives, and then complain about who was elected whether we voted for them or not. I believe as citizens of the United States, we (especially us young voters) should …

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After several failed attempts at opening the restaurant, Golden Wok, formerly China Buffet, is now open at 2804 US-50. While the building itself has changed a bit with the addition of a hibachi grill, the menu has not changed aside from the addition of sushi and some raw foods like pork and eggs.

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Just about every person native to America has heard about the Super Bowl at some point in their life. So the fact that the Kansas City Chiefs will be playing the San Francisco 49ers at Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2, and the excitement that comes with it throughout Kansas should be of no surprise. 

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Most people are on two sides of the thrift shopping spectrum: Either you absolutely love it, or you despise it. A quick google search will show you that the two most recognized thrift shops are Goodwill and the Salvation Army. Emporia has its own Goodwill, 904 E 12th Ave., and I must say, it…

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While Emporia is a relatively small town, it continues to grow in all directions adding to the city various businesses that hardly seem to last. With the closing of Long John Silvers, 1928 West 6. Ave., an entirely new Wendy’s has sprouted in its place. 

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It’s officially scholarship season. For many, the approaching deadlines promising hundreds or thousands of dollars leave a knot in the stomach. However, taking the time to fill out all of those forms, write those essays and push through the anxiety is worth it. 

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are being brought to campus by Associated Student Government this semester. Tayler Laudermill, chair of the Diversity and Inclusion committee and junior social sciences education major, made the announcement late last week on Social Media. 

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This is my fourth semester at Emporia State and my second as editor-in-chief. Even though I have previous experience as an editor, last semester was particularly challenging. We’ve been dealing with some major budget cuts over the last few years and it has now fallen on me to brainstorm ways…

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With the end of the fall semester coming up, students have gotten used to the flow of college. Formerly terrified Freshman are nearing the end of their first college semester with lots of experience under their belt.

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We all know it: Sodexo food is not great. In fact, it kinda makes me die inside. No one goes to college expecting to love the provided food, but we at least expect to get the most out of it since we’re paying $1,000 plus some for a meal plan.

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When I was younger, I was extremely interested in writing. I would spend hours writing my own books and stories for other people to enjoy. Go figure I now write for a newspaper. No one who knew me well was shocked.

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Many colleges require their athletes to attend some form of study hall. Students who are not athletes are not required to attend study halls. So the question is: Should it be required for just athletes or all students? 

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In the age of the internet, misinformation is more rampant than ever. As citizens, it’s our job to fact check and find the correct information on our own. All too often, the information we consume is found on Twitter and Facebook.

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This past Saturday, I had a plan to visit the Aare Canyon Gorge. I took a train to the nearest town to the gorge (Meiringen) and asked for a bus to take me there. The sweet, old bus driver told me that the gorge is closed to visitors until spring.

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The stereotype of 18-year-olds off to college ‘just having fun’ could be hurting the average university student who is working and/or raising children, and struggling to secure food and housing while getting an education.

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The other day, I was walking to class as usual. I wasn’t looking to eavesdrop on anyone, but something caught my attention. A girl was discussing with her friend, her current relationship issues. 

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As winter quickly approaches and the sun sets earlier and earlier it is important to find time to add a bit of warmth to your day. Though I don’t drink much coffee, Gravel City Roasters is the best place to do it.

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One weekend in October, my friend Dani (from Colorado Mesa in the U.S.) and I made our 6-year-old dreams of strolling the streets of Paris a reality. 

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I should’ve known how quickly a sunny afternoon can turn into a chilling evening in these old towns of Switzerland. I had just finished my stroll through the streets of Aarau to the overlooking point of Alpenzeiger when it started to rain. It wasn’t anything heavy; just a sprinkle really.  

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I hear it from people every year. I hear it from random strangers in the store. I think it to myself in disbelief: Why are Christmas decorations already in the store? I haven’t even bought anything for fall or Halloween and Christmas is already being shoved down our throats.

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I have recently been on the path to trying to be approved for an emotional support animal. As someone who struggles frequently with severe anxiety and depression, both my doctor and my counselor have decided this would be beneficial for me. However, my doctors note is not good enough for Emp…

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What is the very first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words ‘Mental Illness’? Is it something along the lines of a crazy person in a straight-jacket? Or a simple college student?

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For many students, health insurance is not an optional expenditure. UnitedHealthcare, the insurance provider for student insurance plans through Emporia State, is now more expensive than ever. 

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From authentic Mexican food trucks, to sushi and burgers, Emporia offers a great variety of food despite its size. 

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