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COVID-19: Impact on campus, increase in healthcare interest

Jenna Heinz May 17, 2023

Three years have passed since the spread of COVID-19 created a national emergency and shut down many parts of the world. In March 2020, UNK officials had to ask themselves if they could still serve the...


It’s time to chase COVID-19 policies away into the sunset

August 19, 2022

Before the Antelope staff members left campus last spring, we published an editorial titled “2021-22: the year COVID-19 ‘disappeared.’”  We were right. According to a statement released...

Woman wearing mask

2021-22: the year COVID-19 ‘disappeared’

April 28, 2022

At this time of year, students are scurrying between classes and construction projects, studying in the library, socializing in the Nebraskan Student Union and exhausting the grass with spikeball games. Two...

After winter break, students were welcomed back to campus by several inches of snow. The weather caused the university to cancel the first two days of classes.

UNK officials should rethink the J-term, lengthen spring break

March 8, 2022

This January, 456 students enrolled in 26 sections during the 3-week intersession, according to the UNK Registrar.  The students were enrolled in a total of 1,172 credit hours, according to the UNK...

The original mask mandate deadline of Feb. 5 has been extended to Feb. 11.

UNK extends mask mandate, updates COVID-19 policies

YUBIA RAMIREZ February 10, 2022 A mask mandate has been instituted since the beginning of the semester. With the Omicron variant wave predicted to pass over Nebraska, UNK is currently extending the mask mandate...

Focusing on the good news in a world of bad news

November 4, 2021

COVID-19 was once a problem in a land far, far away. Before each class, my global media literacy professor asked for us to find and discuss a news article. I skimmed past the articles about a new virus...

UNK provides random testing as well as testing for students with symptoms of COVID-19.

UNK custodial team adapts to COVID-19 procedure changes

JAKE PUTNAM October 28, 2021
he UNK custodial team keeps our campus clean as they enter Phase 3 of COVID-19 protocall. Staff continues to take proactive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our campus clean.

Don’t make us dig for buried mask mandate updates

October 14, 2021
Last week, UNK Communications emailed the weekly COVID-19 update as usual. Aside from the general information copied and pasted onto these emails, some information was buried that pertains to UNK students, faculty and visitors.
Larry Schulte depicts the worlds before and after the pandemic with his woven pieces.

Walker Art Gallery presents COVID-19 inspired artwork

KYLIE SCHWAB October 7, 2021

JIYOON KIM / ANTELOPE STAFF Larry Schulte depicts the worlds before and after the pandemic with his woven pieces. JIYOON KIM / ANTELOPE STAFF Schulte’s work is in the Walker Art Gallery through Oct....

Students are encouraged to visit the Financial Aid office if they have any questions regarding the HEERF III grant.

Financial aid grant money dispersed to students

October 7, 2021

As a result of the American Rescue Plan, nearly $5.7 million is being dispersed to all UNK students. Students could accept the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III grant money on “MyBlue” or...

Maddie (left) and Anna Squiers (right) team up to block an attack attempt.

Athletes find academic plans in unexpected extra year

September 30, 2021

Athletes were granted an extra year of eligibility due to COVID-19 cancelling the 2020 fall sports season. Many UNK athletes took advantage of this opportunity to come back but had to alter their plans...

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted a Latin Heritage Month event, at which all students were welcome to come and enjoy the festivities.

Celebrating Latinx Culture – UNK hosts annual Latinx Heritage Month celebration

KYLIE SCHWAB September 30, 2021
UNK hosted its yearly Latinx Heritage Month Celebration, which was open to the entire community. The night was filled with music, food, candy and even a few piñatas.
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