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American Voices Opera

Students, faculty come together to share ‘American Voices’

CASSIE BROWN November 11, 2021 Students stepped into the Great Depression era for Loper Opera’s performance of “American Voices.” The show was performed Saturday evening and at a Sunday matinee.  The...

John Coltrane’s music inspired jazz lovers past his death.

Lost Coltrane performance surfaces for release Oct. 8

CASSIE BROWN October 7, 2021 October brings good news for jazz lovers. A rare recording of a live performance of John Coltrane’s album “A Love Supreme” will be released this Friday. A resurfaced...

Based in Southern California, the rock band Mrs. Henry is releasing a new album as part one of a three-part rock opera.

Rock band Mrs. Henry to release new single, album

CASSIE BROWN September 30, 2021 Mrs. Henry, an up-and-coming rock ‘n’ roll band based in southern California, will release a new album Oct. 20. With a name derived from a Bob Dylan song and a sound to intrigue,...

UNK Marching Band: Pride of the Plains

UNK Band Day – The Pride of the Plains showcases talent and new uniforms

CASSIE BROWN September 23, 2021 The Pride of the Plains Marching Band kicked off UNK’s Band Day Parade. In its 62nd year, the parade featured 27 area high school and middle school marching bands. “The...

The total enrollment for this year was 6,275 students.

Large freshman class increases 2021-22 enrollment

CASSIE BROWN September 23, 2021
The 2021 fall semester has shown UNK its first increase in enrollment in years. Multiple factors have bumped up the student population by 0.8%.

End of Semester Column

CASSIE BROWN April 26, 2021
Writing for “The Antelope” this semester was different for me than it has been the past two semesters in which I had written. I joined the spring semester of my freshman year and have enjoyed writing articles for a little extra spending money. But this time it’s different. This time I have to write because I am a member of the class JMC 350, which also means I don’t get paid for writing this semester. That’s O.K., though, because I still gained experience in my field of interest while checking off one of the boxes on my degree audit.
Dirty Honey is the only unsigned band to hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart.

Emerging band Dirty Honey to release new album

CASSIE BROWN April 21, 2021
American rock band Dirty Honey has been quick to win the hearts of many rock fans, and they are just getting started. Dirty Honey will release their self-titled debut album Friday.

UNK makes plans for 2021 graduation with changes

CASSIE BROWN April 21, 2021
UNK officials decided to hold the 2021 spring graduation in person this semester. There will be some changes from previous years, but they plan to move forward with safety in mind.
Shawn Carson began his podcast in December 2020 and has seen success.

Carson podcast shares ‘pure, uncut, raw’ insight

CASSIE BROWN April 7, 2021
“Hey everyone, welcome back to the Carson Podcast,” Shawn Carson said as he opened his eleventh episode. After only a few episodes, rather than recruiting friends to appear on the show as he had done originally, people started coming to the Kearney podcaster. He has a quickly growing fan base, with listeners in Australia, Chile, Mexico, Canada, Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates, with a domination of the Midwest in the U.S.
The Art & Design Department will not hold classes this week to reduce student burnout.

Art and Design Department replaces break with ‘spring pause’

CASSIE BROWN March 17, 2021 This week, the Art and Design Department will take a pause from new material to give students an opportunity to work on existing projects. This pause is designed to help alleviate...

Some of the members of Alpha Omicron Pi come together in their sorority houses lounge to hang out. These girls are forever bound by their pledges to become members of AOII and sisters to each other.
Photo Courtesy of Jacobi Goodell

Sorority life changes style of recruitment process

CASSIE BROWN March 10, 2021
An age-old recruitment week practice will change for UNK sororities in fall of 2021. Sororities will implement affiliated recruitment.
Greta Van Fleet has already released three new singles.

Greta Van Fleet to release new album

CASSIE BROWN March 4, 2021
Grammy award winning rock band Greta Van Fleet will soon be releasing a long-awaited second album. Best known for their song “Highway Tune” which appeared on their first EP, “Black Smoke Rising.” After the release of another EP, “From the Fires,” Greta Van Fleet went on to release a full album, “Anthem of the Peaceful Army.” Now, the Greta Van Fleet community is awaiting a second full album called “The Battle at Garden’s Gate.”
Madeline Riesberg (left) and Emily Saadi (right) show off their sloths.

LPAC Day of Kindness event helps students relieve stress

CASSIE BROWN February 17, 2021
Students gathered in the Nebraskan Student Union Friday to get their own build-a-bear stuffed animals or succulent planters. The event was put on by the Loper Programming and Activities Council and was held just in time for both Valentine’s Day and Random Acts of Kindness Day.
Classes in the Otto Olsen building have been permanently moved to Discovery Hall.

Otto Olsen demo prep breaks up key commuter parking

CASSIE BROWN February 10, 2021
As UNK gears up to begin demolition of Otto Olsen constructed in 1955, Lot 32 north of the building is closed to make room for contractors. A few more steps must be taken before the full demolition process begins.
Students were given T-shirts to promote the Experiential Learning program.

UNK announces program to provide hands-on learning

CASSIE BROWN November 18, 2020
Last week, students flocked to receive free T-shirts at table set up in the Nebraskan Student Union. UNK faculty were excited to unveil and promote UNK’s new Experiential Learning program.
LPAC’s event allowed for students to stuff animals together in the union.

Business booming at LPAC Build-A-Bear Event

CASSIE BROWN November 5, 2020 Last week, students took a break from the grind in a fun way. The LPAC Build-A-Bear Event offered students a chance to make their own stuffed animals to take home. Hannah...

Many UNK officials were in attendance and participated during the grand opening of Discovery Hall.

Discovery hall open to all students for classes

CASSIE BROWN October 8, 2020 While Discovery Hall has been in use throughout this semester, its opening...

Churches are making changes such as social distance seating and offering services outdoors.

Campus churches adapt amid pandemic

CASSIE BROWN September 24, 2020  Despite changes this semester, UNK students are continuing to worship on and off campus. Churches are adapting and overcoming obstacles to make services available.   Fr....

The Antelope Newspaper Cover

Campus diversity also means diversity of opinion

CASSIE BROWN September 17, 2020 Freedom of speech. We all have it, and we are constantly reminded of that fact.  But what does it really mean to have the freedom of speech? Unfortunately, the answer...

Men’s Hall residents went with a Hawaiian theme for the sidewalk chalk competition.

Loper Distancing Days – Activities provide opportunities to socialize while social distancing

CASSIE BROWN September 3, 2020
Last weekend, students were welcomed back to UNK through outdoor activities on campus and at Yanney Park. Many students enjoyed themselves at these events.
Tilly, played by Lucy Haarman, cries as she holds Lilith, played Ashlee Glaser, who has just been stabbed.

Fine arts closes curtains on normal routine

CASSIE BROWN August 20, 2020  This semester is already presenting many challenges for all students and professors. The UNK Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance is determined to make the best of the situation.  John...

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