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Judges crown Connor Wiehn the King of Hearts after his original rap. Photo provided by Kylie Schwab / Antelope Staff

Contestants wow audience at King of Hearts fundraiser

GRACE McDONALD November 30, 2022

mcdonaldge@lopers.unk.edu Fourteen contestants graced Kearney High School’s stage at the 10th annual King of Hearts pageant. Nearly $7,000 was raised at the event for the Alpha Phi Foundation,...

Will Keller paints animal skulls with customized designs. Photo provided by Kylie Schwab / Antelope Staff

‘Primal’ art paves way for student’s small business

GRACE MCDONALD October 25, 2022

mcdonaldge@lopers.unk.edu Will Keller brings skulls back to life with carvings, barbed wire, paint and gunpowder. His canvases are grizzly bears, longhorn cattle, bighorn sheep, moose, pronghorns,...

Ten students presented results from their time in the Summer Student Research Program. Projects range from chemistry to creative writing. Photo provided by Nate Lilla / Antelope Staff

Student Research Fair: Students present findings after months of guided research

GRACE MCDONALD October 12, 2022

mcdonaldge@lopers.unk.edu After months of hard work, the Summer Student Research Program held its grand finale. The 10 students involved in the program presented their findings in the Ponderosa...

Don Swem, 82, clears bird nests and feathers out of the UNK Bell Tower before he retires. Photo provided by Kolton Maturey / UNK Staff

Bell Tower worker visits campus one last chime

GRACE MCDONALD October 5, 2022

mcdonaldge@lopers.unk.edu https://youtu.be/Fuqw3f88VeU Don Swem calls himself a “ding-a-ling.”  Once a year, the 82 year old harnesses himself into a cherry picker to inspect and...

Swing dancing helped me regain confidence on the dance floor 

September 28, 2022

GRACE MCDONALD ANTELOPE STAFF In high school, I was a 5’10” single nerd with the grace of a baby giraffe. It wasn’t until college when I began to see myself differently.  My freshman...

The statue stands 10-feet tall and weighs 1,200 pounds. Photo provided by Kylie Schwab / Antelope Staff

26th Street Mall gets makeover with statue, sod

GRACE MCDONALD September 21, 2022

mcdonaldge@lopers.unk.edu What was once parking Lot 32 is now green space with workers laying down sod throughout the week. Perched at the edge of this landscaping is the new antelope statue.  The...

UNK Parking

Commuters gain 23 parking spots, Zone C passes sell out  

GRACE MCDONALD September 14, 2022

mcdonaldge@lopers.unk.edu Parking zones shifted this fall due to landscaping and Fraternity and Sorority Life housing construction. Residential parking passes sold out on move-in day, but commuters...

New members rush toward their sororities on Bid Day. Photo provided by Alex Hammeke / Antelope Staff

Sororities, fraternities gain fewer recruits than last year

GRACE MCDONALD September 8, 2022

mcdonaldge@lopers.unk.edu UNK sororities kicked off recruitment events a week before school started. The results are in, and recruitment participation decreased by nearly one third this fall. ...

Ted Carter in Cockpit of Fighter Jet, photo courtesy of Ted Carter

4 reasons why ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ tops the original

GRACE MCDONALD August 19, 2022

mcdonaldg@lopers.unk.edu After a three-year-long wait, I was excited but also hesitant to indulge in Top Gun: Maverick. To top the first movie is something that only Tom Cruise could pull off.  I...

Athletic director, Marc Bauer, played the role of Coach Bolton in High School Musical, photo provided by Grace McDonald / Antelope Staff

Marc Bauer gets his head in the game with Crane River Theatre

GRACE MCDONALD August 19, 2022

mcdonaldg@lopers.unk.edu Marc Bauer traded Loper blue for Wildcat red in Crane River Theater’s production of High School Musical. The UNK athletic director played Coach Jack Bolton at Yanney...

Nebraska

Small-town students can ‘make it’ by embracing their roots

April 21, 2022

I grew up in my dad’s childhood home. The turn to my family’s farm is marked by a faded barn, tucked away on the outskirts of Rockville, Nebraska (population: 143). Traffic jams are caused by fans...

Religion and Press

Religion in the newsroom: Reporters of faith can uphold the truth, share new perspectives

April 7, 2022

I am a journalist, and I am also Catholic.  This means I am baptized in both ink and the Holy Spirit, the AP Stylebook is my second Bible.  It’s just as important to never miss deadlines...

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