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As we near Fall Break, I can feel the sense of relief from both students and faculty across campus. We’ve all been going nonstop since August, and quite frankly, I’m burnt out.

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For me, suicide is a touchy subject. I’ve been able to support many friends through rough patches, and thankfully, to this day, they are still living. I believe that everyone has a right to live, and while it may not seem that way if times are tough, that just means you haven’t found the rea…

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As I enter my last year at Emporia State, there are a lot of things I’ll be leaving unfinished—Stories I haven’t told, people I haven’t met, opportunities I’ve missed, photos I haven’t taken and so much more. It is my hope though, that to at least some, I’ve made a positive impact.

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This past summer, my family recently found out that my grandpa has cancer. For this reason, I have moved online this semester.

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Just four semesters ago, we were on campus as normal without a clue of how drastically life was about to change. Then in March of 2020, students walked out of their classrooms for Spring Break and never truly returned. Now, 17 months into that extended Spring Break our medical resources have…

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I have always been considered bad at school, or badly behaved in general, contributing to multiple calls home and multiple trips to the office. School, what used to be my least favorite place, where I struggled to meet deadlines, pay attention, or go a full school day without getting scolded…

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The criminal case held April 20, 2020, the State of Minnesota v. Derek Michael Chauvin, tried and convicted Chauvin, former Minneapolais police officer, for the May 25, 2020 murder of George Floyd.

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Another four years has come and gone. In mere days, the graduating class of 2021 will leave the hallways and Zoom classes of Emporia State for wider pastures beyond the horizon.

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Within recent months there seems to be a disconcerting trend in the Midwest of state legislatures like Kansas trying to legislate and regulate transgender bodies.

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Ever since the Novel Coronavirus hit the United States last March, hate crimes and violent attacks on Asian Americans have increased. Why is that?

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Following the attempted sexual assault in Schallenkamp Hall in mid-February, the university sent out an alert warning students to be careful and to send any tips they might have to campus police. 

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Sitting through mass on Sunday, the priest asks for prayers for the end to abortion seeing as the United States has a new leader who aligns with the democratic party. A moment of silence was given for the babies who have unjustly lost their lives as a result of abortion. 

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It may not seem like a lot, but those few moments on stage can mean the world to some.

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Around the middle of the Fall semester, Emporia State made the decision like other universities across the country to cancel spring break amid the ongoing novel coronavirus. However, in return, the spring semester was pushed back a few days in re turn for two “mental health days.”

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On Thursday March 4, I got off work around 5 p.m. and walked to my apartment to be greeted by a small, female kitten. She had to have been at least a year or two old, she was so cute and tiny. Confused, I looked around or a possible owner outside.

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While everyone recognizes the name Elvis Presley and can probably think of a few popular songs, like “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You,” Chuck Berry came first.

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As the world approaches the first anniversary of the shutdown, warnings of February being the worst month of the pandemic seem to be falling on deaf ears. For better or for worse, the constant news cycle of pandemic casualties seem to have desensitized so many of us. The continual challenge …

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Vaccines are finally rolling out and at-risk populations are receiving them. Understandably, this process has been a little chaotic. However, there are unnecessary additional risks for those getting the vaccine.

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are now the 46th President-elect and Vice President of the United States. The election was a close one, but I think the election was historic for recent history.

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I recently had to quarantine due to being in close contact with someone who ended up testing positive for COVID-19 the other weekend. While the decision was made quickly, I was not ready to realize which of my friends is truly my friend. 

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Amy Coney Barrett was sworn into being the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court for the United States Monday evening. Of course, merely before a week from election day. All I can ask is - why Barrett?

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When the pandemic began last semester, it seemed that all my coursework came to an abrupt stop. I did not have much homework to do the end of last semester and exams seemed easier. Now, I feel the complete opposite this semester. 

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For information on how to register to vote, scroll to the bottom, or go to www.kssos.org 

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George Floyd. Trayvon Martin. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Tamir Rice. Oscar Grant. Eric Garner. Philando Castile. The list goes on. Fortunately, Jacob Blake wasn’t another addition to that list. However, after being shot seven times he is now currently paralyzed from the waist down. 

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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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