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Campus squirrels jump at opportunity to become new mascot

Ann Daily April 1, 2024 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 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 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 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 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...

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 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,...

Security measures increase exponentially after attempted robbery of the Louie the Loper statue. Graphic by Rachel Osdiek / Antelope Staff

Attempted robbery prompts increased security measures

Jenna Heinz April 1, 2024 Louie the Loper faced a close call after unidentified robbers attempted to steal his statue Sunday night.  The UNK Police Department received a call at 9:47 p.m. from a pair...

UNK mascot breaks free from pedestal and explores Kearney. Photo illustration by Rachel Ostdiek

Where’s Louie now?

Antelope Staff April 1, 2024

After animal spaying and neutering activists tried to neuter him, Louie broke free from his spot on campus! As officials hunt to find Louie, The Antelope has received photos from people who have spotted...

Cartoon by Mallory Bruning / Antelope Staff

Antelope Comics

October 25, 2022

Cartoon by Mallory Bruning / Antelope Staff


New mascot replaces Louie the Loper

DRISHYA BARAL April 1, 2022 Louie the Loper has been UNK’s beloved mascot for years. After almost a century of having the same mascot, UNK has finally decided that it is time for a change. A new mascot...

The Louie the Loper tryouts involved showing Loper Pride alongside the UNK Cheer Team song.

Second tryouts introduces Louie the Loper team

GRACE McDONALD April 14, 2021
Five students sported the UNK mascot costume at the Louie the Loper tryouts last week to compete for the $1,000 scholarship. For the upcoming semester, UNK Athletics formed a Louie team, consisting of two identities and two managers.
Adam Bustinza in Louie the Loper costume.

Second tryouts to be held for ‘personality’ of UNK

GRACE MCDONALD September 10, 2020 At the Louie the Loper tryouts last week, UNK sophomore, Adam Bustinza became the new man behind the mask. However, the search has not ended for another person to be Louie’s...

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