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President hosts Christmas themed event

President hosts Christmas themed event

Sarah Spoon, Editor-In-Chief
December 2, 2016
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The office of the president paid for and hosted the first ever, “Mingle and Jingle,” a Christmas themed event that included an ugly Christmas sweater contest, the lighting of Wooster Bridge, and offered free hot cocoa and gingerbread men cookies, but also brought up questions of holiday diversity on ... Read more »

Faculty Affairs discuss religious observance policy

Faculty Affairs discuss religious observance policy

Dustin Bittel, Assignment Editor
December 2, 2016
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After having the bill on religious observance sent back to the Faculty Affairs Committee at the last Faculty Senate meeting, the committee took the time Tuesday to discuss the policy and legality of what they can and cannot have in it. “The First Amendment to the constitution says that ‘congress shall pass no ... Read more »

After OSU attack, students feel safe with concealed carry law

After OSU attack, students feel safe with concealed carry law

Hannah Jeffers-Huser, Audience First Editor
December 2, 2016
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After the recent attack at Ohio State University, students at Emporia State feel safer on campus with the concealed carry law. “I personally think that it has the potential to benefit and or prevent any attacks on Emporia State and the student body,” said Wesley Snyder, junior marketing major. “That... Read more »

Does ESU need Safe Spaces on campus?

Does ESU need Safe Spaces on campus?

December 2, 2016
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Election results cause need for safe spaces on campus

Election results cause need for safe spaces on campus

Sarah Spoon, Editor-In-Chief
December 2, 2016
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While there are no official safe spaces named on campus, there may be a need for them, especially after the election. “Definitely the recent election results (caused a need for safe spaces),” said Deanna Williams, director of diversity programs in the office of diversity, equity and inclusion. “The da... Read more »

Students unhappy, okay with ESU decorating for Christmas

Students unhappy, okay with ESU decorating for Christmas

Sarah Spoon, Editor-In-Chief
December 2, 2016
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As students, faculty and staff returned from Thanksgiving Break, they may have noticed decorations on campus, and some students were dissatisfied with the decorations because they were Christmas in nature. “It’s pretty much just Christmas (decorations),” said Linsey Albee, sophomore Spanish major.... Read more »

Neodesha residents recovering from Airosol plant explosion

Neodesha residents recovering from Airosol plant explosion

Alex Prince, Staff Writer
December 2, 2016
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The Kansas town of Neodesha witnessed a calamitous explosion at its Airosol factory 6:30 the morning of Tuesday Nov 22nd. Residents were without water for several days after the explosion as chemical runoff leaked into the water supply of nearby towns. “The chemicals went into the river and affecte... Read more »

ASG recognizes Spanish Club as newest RSO

ASG recognizes Spanish Club as newest RSO

November 21, 2016
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The Associated Student Government voted to recognize the Spanish Club as a Registered Student Organization with a vote of 18-0-0 during their meeting last Thursday. “Our goal in the future is to proceed to help encourage people to study Spanish,” said Christian Smith, vice president of Spanish C... Read more »

Students Explore Adaptive Ethics at Koch Leadership Conference

Nick Wathke, Staff Writer
November 21, 2016
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On Saturday the Koch Leadership Center held a student leadership conference in the Kanza room of the Memorial Union at Emporia State. A total of 20 ESU students attended the conference, along with six student volunteer members of the Koch Leadership Task Force. The theme of the conference was “Adaptive ... Read more »

Faculty Senate and KBOR discuss budget

Dustin Bittel, Assignment Editor
November 21, 2016
Filed under News, Uncategorized

The Faculty Senate met with the Kansas Board of Regents last Thursday in the Preston Family Room. The meeting was to allow faculty to voice concerns and questions directly to KBOR and to allow discussion on the topics. One of the major concerns discussed at the meeting was over the budget cuts. ... Read more »

Students make chalk outlines for suicide awareness

Students make chalk outlines for suicide awareness

Hannah Jeffers-Huser, Audience First Editor
November 18, 2016
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Student Veteran’s Association covered the sidewalks between the areas of Plumb Hall and Union Square with 242 chalk outlines during last week. “We felt that saving a life is more important than someone feeling uncomfortable,” said Steven Brown, vice president of the SVA, navy veteran and junio... Read more »

Battle of the soups

Battle of the soups

November 18, 2016
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