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In a recent Opinion piece which appeared in the Topeka Capital-Journal, Senator Anthony Hensley reported that two individuals, Kansas Senate President, Susan Wagle, and her right hand man, Senator Jim Henning, have effectively decided the fate of proposed Medicaid expansion in Kansas.  

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To Margaret, There will be many challenges that you undertake during your tenure as Editor-in-Chief of The Bulletin at Emporia State University. You have already experienced many challenges working for the paper as an editor, but being the Editor-in-Chief will be a different sort of taxing.T…

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A U.S. tourist and her tour guide were kidnapped at gunpoint in Uganda earlier this month. They were taken in the southwestern region of Queen Elizabeth National Park. 

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When I took my first journalism class in high school, I had no idea I’d end up where I am today. As a high school freshman, I wasn’t very social, but I still wanted to get involved. My plan was to join either newspaper or yearbook. Ultimately, I went with newspaper because I felt that work w…

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Once I started college, I could not wait to get a place of my own. It took over a year to find a place and save enough to move, but I finally did it. 

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Each year, a certain amount of the tuition we pay goes toward additional fees. These fees cover admissions to athletic events among other things. However, these fees do not include admissions to arts events.

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As a future educator, I know that my students will need to know why they are learning the content I present in order to be motivated to complete tasks they are assigned. As an Elementary Education major at Emporia State, I do not understand why we are required to pass handwriting proficiency…

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An Australian white nationalist shot and killed 50 innocents and injured 50 more at two mosques last Friday, March 15 in Christchurch, New Zealand. He livestreamed 17 minutes of the event on Facebook.

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As someone studying social sciences education, history is clearly something I value and find important. However, in my experience, especially in high school, I felt that my English teachers taught me more history than my actual history teachers.

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In a Bulletin editorial dated February 8th, Bailey Miller offered her opinion that, in her words, “General Education Courses are a Waste of Time.”  I disagree, but I get it. As a professor, advisor, and parent, I often see the lack of connection between courses like College Algebra, English …

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“The Kissing Booth” arrived on Netflix with a splash and hasn’t left the spotlight, especially with the announcement that a sequel is arriving soon.

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“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

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Serial killers aren’t something that a lot of people talk about in everyday life. However, many people, like me, find them super fascinating. 

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Serial killers aren’t something that a lot of people talk about in everyday life. However, many people, like me, find them super fascinating. 

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A day lost on most, Feb. 19, marks the 77th anniversary of the Japanese American Internment, also known as Remembrance Day.

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“Take the risk of thinking for yourself, much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way” - Christopher Hitchens

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I started out living in North towers and was just so excited that I didn’t notice anything about how the towers are getting old.

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“To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.” - Thomas Paine

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Near the end of the summer last year, I had finally decided to get my left ear pierced. I struggle with OCD, so I’ve never been super keen on wearing jewelry, or even watches, so getting my ear pierced was going to be a new experience. I got a double helix piercing and loved it.

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The Emporia State Wind Ensemble released a CD of them playing live, from 2007- 2017, last semester. It features 12 tracks, various soloists, and conductors.

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Since Radius was established in 2014, I’ve heard good things about it, but I never had the chance to go myself. Despite being a brewery, Radius has a wide array of food to choose from. 

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As flu season comes around, so do all of the media posts and advertisements saying “Have you gotten your flu shot?” But many people ignore the question, even though it doesn’t take more than a few minutes to get a flu shot, especially for college students.

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The broke, hungry college student is an image that’s increasingly common on social media, television, movies and even in memes. And, as someone in college, I can say that it’s accurate. Most students have to stress about their wallets in addition to the semester’s worth of work they need to …

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Kevin Rabas, chair of the English, modern languages and journalism department at Emporia State, read an original poem entitled “Kansas Awakening” at Laura Kelly’s inauguration, which one simple, overarching message that everyone needed to hear: you belong.

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One in three students said they have experienced or witnessed discrimination, according to a poll conducted by The Bulletin.

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We are all on a journey of self-improvement. Everyone has different things they excel in, or are weak in. Just because we wouldn’t make the same mistake as someone else doesn’t mean others are less than us because they would.

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I haven’t been at Emporia State very long, but I have learned a lot. I have learned the school doesn’t really care about its students very much; especially those in the arts departments or at The Bulletin. I have decided to leave ESU. This will be the last “Vibing With Violet” piece.

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French President Emmanuel Macron addressed world leaders in Paris to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. In the 20-minute speech made under the Arc de Triomphe, Macron made a clear and competing distinction between nationalism and patriotism.

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