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Lopers Speak: April Fools!

Antelope Staff April 7, 2024

Spring 2024 Lopers Speak Issue 6 Visit The Antelope YouTube page for more content.

Louies Diner has remained vacant since December 2023. Photo illustration by Rachel Ostdiek / Antelope Staff

Louie’s Diner set to reopen in the fall semester

Rachel Ostdiek April 1, 2024

ostdiekr@lopers.unk.edu Louie’s Diner is set to reopen after its nearly four-month closure following the relocation of Greek life housing. Their doors will reopen in the fall to serve students and...

Photo illustration by Josie McCormick

Campus squirrels jump at opportunity to become new mascot

Ann Daily April 1, 2024

dailya@lopers.unk.edu Things aren’t looking too good for the antelopes. The UNK Communication and Marketing team decided to get a new mascot for UNK: the squirrels.   The announcement received...

Campus veterinarians treated Louies injuries following an attack by neuterists. Photo illustration by Kelsey Nunnenkamp / Antelope Staff

Louie suffers attack from spaying, neutering activists

Katherine Albers April 1, 2024

albersk@lopers.unk.edu In an unsuspecting turn of events, the quiet and peaceful UNK campus was disrupted as a group of passionate spaying and neutering activists stormed campus this week.  Activists...

Louie the Loper has been deemed extremely dangerous by professionals who say even making contact with the statue can cause damage. Photo illustration by Josie McCormick

Lead tests find signs of hazardous materials in antelope statue

Lucas Ratliff April 1, 2024

ratliffl@lopers.unk.edu It’s been an interesting week for the Loper statue in front of the Randall/Mantor residence hall on campus. The statue has affected students in many ways: pride in the mascot,...

Students scramble for golden egg in campus-wide Easter egg hunt

Students scramble for golden egg in campus-wide Easter egg hunt

Trinity Law April 1, 2024

lawtm@lopers.unk.edu Spring doesn’t only bring flowers and good weather. It invites new growth in plants, people and EGGS!  Louie is putting on UNK’s first-ever campus-wide Easter egg hunt....

Photo illustration by Antelope Staff.

Louie the Loper receives dazzling makeover

Sixto Delgado Sandoval April 1, 2024

delgadosandovals@lopers.unk.edu In a surprise move that left the UNK community buzzing with excitement, the beloved mascot Louie the Loper emerged with a fresh appearance at the Intramural March Madness...

Mandatory attendance will increase Loper crowds by 110%. Photo by Kosuke Yoshii / Antelope Staff

Mandatory attendance is a step in the right direction

Alex Hammake April 1, 2024

hammekea@lopers.unk.edu Of all the times that Loper Athletics should have a full student section, it's disappointing that they weren’t. Times like last year when the Women’s basketball team went...

Under the new policy, students will be required to attend every home sporting event. Photo by Traeton Harimon / Antelope Staff

UNK introduces mandatory athletics attendance

Traeton Harimon April 1, 2024

harimont@lopers.unk.edu Beginning with the 2024-2025 sports season, UNK will require students to attend all home Loper athletic events. The idea for the new policy came from seeing how Loper athletes...

This new scoreboard at Ron & Carol Cope Stadium was approved and will begin construction this spring and will be completed in the fall of 2028. Photo illustration by Jon Willis / Antelope Staff

New scoreboard brings old tech into modern era

Jon Willis April 1, 2024

willisj@lopers.unk.edu The University of Nebraska at Kearney revealed its design for the new scoreboard that will be built at Ron & Carol Cope Stadium. The new scoreboard features flippable scores...

Graphic by Antelope Staff

Spring concert to raise funds for Loper rodeo

Sam Herbek April 1, 2024

herbeks@lopers.unk.edu With country fever sweeping across campus, UNK has announced the addition of a rodeo program to the athletic department. Accompanying the new sport will be a state-of-the-art...

Out of control Louie created potholes in Lot 11. Graphic by Kersie Delaney / Antelope Staff

Antelopes go rampant in Lot 11, damage automobiles

Gisell Torres April 1, 2024

torresg@lopers.unk.edu In an unexpected turn of events, Louie the Loper created mayhem in Lot 11 as he ran rampant through the school parking lot. The incident, which occurred during operating hours,...

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