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Yung Gravy Concert 2023. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Spring concert makes comeback after three years with Yung Gravy

Alex Hammeke April 28, 2023

After not having a spring concert since 2019 because of COVID-19 protocols, UNK jumped on the Gravy Train Thursday night for a packed crowd at the Health and Sports Center. The Minnesota-based rapper...

Health Science programs offers interaction-based learning 

Health Science programs offers interaction-based learning 

LUCAS RATLIFF April 27, 2023 UNK offers two related yet different programs for health students to take: The Kearney Health Opportunities Program and the Health Science Explorers program. KHOP...

TJ Davis looks at coaches for a play call. Photo by Nate Lilla / Antelope Staff

Loper defense prevails late over offense in spring game

NATHAN LOWTHER April 27, 2023

The Ryan Held era has begun for Loper football. In the spring game on Saturday, the Loper defense took advantage of a unique scoring system, beating the offense 33-30. “It was good...

Ben Arens holds the indoor school record at 3,000 meters. Photo by Kolton Maturey / Antelope Staff

Medical student finds structure running with track team

TRAETON HARIMON April 27, 2023

For Ben Arens, maintaining a 4.0 GPA is an impressive task. Add in being on the track and cross-country teams majoring in biology while working toward medical school.  Now it’s not just...

Nate Lilla mixes a solution to test for magnetic resonance. Courtesy of Nate Lilla

Research, experience pointed me toward the right degree

NATE LILLA April 27, 2023

Reflecting on my freshman year here at UNK as a health science student, I would say that I enjoyed every step of the way.  When I was originally looking at colleges to obtain my undergraduate...

Singing collapsed my lung during COVID-19 recovery

Singing collapsed my lung during COVID-19 recovery

CHRIS TERRY April 27, 2023

During December of 2020, shortly after having COVID-19, I experienced spontaneous pneumothorax. It's a big, fancy word for a lung deflating like a sad party balloon. According to my doctors, my lung...

Nicole Kent presents student research about medical costs. Mariah Watson / Antelope Staff

Loper alumna makes a difference in rural health care

MARIAH WATSON April 27, 2023

Nicole Kent grew up in a town of less than a thousand people and is now pursuing a career in rural medicine. The Benkelman native is an accomplished UNK alumni and current UNMC College of Medicine...

Healthcare students visit Columbus Community Hospital. Courtesy of Peggy Abels

Support healthcare students now to end worker shortage

April 27, 2023

Healthcare workers are the ones powering through 10-12 hour shifts — sometimes longer. They’re the ones who carry the burdens of patients on their aching backs and feet. They study countless hours...

Noah Shackelford tutors Brittany Schlaeger for biology class. Photo by Jada High / Antelope Staff

Freshman turn to student tutor for help with biology, chemistry

JADA HIGH April 27, 2023

Chemistry can be a challenging subject for many students, but having a knowledgeable and supportive tutor can make all the difference. Many students have found these qualities in Noah Shackleford, who...

Sarah VanHorn checks her helicopter Belle daily. Kolton Maturey / Antelope Staff

Nurse embraces adrenaline, missions in chopper

MALLORY BRUNING April 27, 2023

Sarah VanHorn, a flight nurse at CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital, guides me across the windy roof of the hospital. We stroll toward the navy-blue helicopter resting on the tarmac, its blades glistening...

UNMC College of Nursing - Kearney Division. Photo by Kolton Maturey / Antelope Staff

UNMC implementing twice-yearly admissions in 2024

JILL SMITH April 27, 2023

Beginning in January 2024, the UNMC College of Nursing - Kearney Division will start offering twice-yearly admissions.  This opportunity for nursing students to be admitted two times...

The 160-meter Cushing Coliseum track was last resurfaced 21 years ago. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Cushing Coliseum undergoing renovations, resurfacing

NATHAN LOWTHER April 12, 2023

Cushing Fieldhouse is undergoing renovations to improve the safety and reputation of the facility. The project consists of resurfacing the track with a softer material, new curtains, new basketball hoops...

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