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Largest budget reduction in the last 20 years

Amarha Bridger and Jenna Heinz October 27, 2023

bridgera@lopers.unk.edu heinzj@lopers.unk.edu UNK administration is addressing a $4.3 million shortfall, $3 million of which will be reduced from the Academic Affairs division. The 2023-24 fiscal...

Jon Watts speaks to the Student Senate over budget cuts. Photo by Rachel Ostdiek / Antelope Staff

Budget cuts take over ‘business as usual’ in Student Senate

Rachel Ostdiek October 27, 2023

ostdiekr@lopers.unk.edu UNK Student Senate swore in freshman senators, approved a new campus organization and discussed the ongoing campus budget cuts at their weekly meeting on Oct. 10. Jon Watts,...

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Keeping students safe from theft

Jenna Heinz October 27, 2023

heinzj@lopers.unk.edu A new UNK Police Department program is helping prevent crime before it happens.  UNKPD officers implemented the “GOTCHA!” program this fall to raise awareness about crimes...

Carolyn Zamora, bottom center, poses with Yung Gravy and other UNK students last spring. Photo by Maisy Wade / Antelope Staff

LPAC president gives back to students, campus

Rachel Ostdiek October 27, 2023

ostdiekr@lopers.unk.edu Carolyn Zamora, co-president of LPAC, is determined to expand the club this year in more than one way. By both increasing its membership and introducing fresh events to the UNK...

Lopers dance in lip sync battle during homecoming festivities. Photo by Traeton Harimon / Antelope Staff

Homecoming energizes campus with games, pep rally

Antelope Staff September 29, 2023

Revealing royalty candidates at Monday’s pep rally. Painting downtown business’ windows. Dashing to beat out opponents in the Adventure Race. Putting one’s wits to the test at Loper Feud. Dancing...

UNK is projected to face a $5.4 million budget decrease. Photo illustration by Christopher Terry

Budget cuts will hit campus across the board

Amarha Bridger September 8, 2023

Changes are coming to UNK following a budget reduction of an estimated $58 million to the University of Nebraska system. State legislature denied funding the total requested budget, leaving UNK with a...

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...

Drummer seated during rock concert

LPAC replaces spring concert tradition with lively festival

AIKA HASETSU April 21, 2022

hasetsua@lopers.unk.edu LPAC Spring Festival 2022 will be held 5-11 p.m. Thursday, April 28 on the campus greens near the fountain. The festival is sponsored by LPAC and will include music, food...

Past students devised plans for on-campus sand volleyball.

Campus needs proactive students, responsive UNK officials

February 24, 2022

Election season is upon us. We are excited to see candidates who are passionate about advocating for the UNK study body.  As campaign week revs up, we encourage the next student government team to...

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Moving off of campus was the biggest contributor to improving my mental, physical health

October 28, 2021

Near the end of the fall 2020 school semester, I was faced with a very difficult decision for my future: pay a couple thousand dollars to cancel my on campus housing contract mid-semester, or decide to...

UNK students can enjoy the new blue and yelllow chairs that have been added to campus.

Campus beautification provided for students by students

JAKEB LARSON April 21, 2021
Bright new blue and yellow chairs appeared outside of the Nebraskan Student Union last month as part of an ongoing campus beautification effort. These chairs give students new places outside to enjoy the nice weather and chat with friends.

Will electric scooters be making a comeback?

ALEXIS HENRY April 7, 2021
In 2019, UNK approved a contract that would allow dockless electric scooters on campus. These scooters were available for student use with a rental fee of 15 cents for every minute used.
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