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New Nebraska law requires photo ID when voting

New Nebraska law requires photo ID when voting

Jenna Heinz April 19, 2024 Photo identification will be required in a Nebraska election for the first time in the statewide primaries on May 14. The new requirement comes from Legislative Bill 514, passed...

Omaha Places encouraging exploration in Nebraska

‘Omaha Places’ encouraging exploration in Nebraska

Lily Roby April 6, 2024 When you think of Nebraska, you may not think of much. Some may think of corn, Runza and football. But there is more to offer in this state, and the social media account “Omaha...

UNK archives include poetry from Black authors. Photo by Chase Johnson / Antelope Staff

Library archives document Nebraska’s Black history

Chase Johnson March 8, 2024 Historic photographs, books and documents on Nebraska’s black history were showcased in the Calvin T. Ryan Library for Black History Month.  Laurinda Weisse, university...

Ted Carter. Courtesy Photo

Ted Carter leaves Nebraska for Ohio State University

Jenna Heinz September 8, 2023

Walter “Ted” Carter, the University of Nebraska system president, announced his decision to step away and join The Ohio State University in the same position. He will continue to serve for Nebraska...

Graduates leaving Nebraska due to lack of opportunities

Graduates leaving Nebraska due to lack of opportunities

October 25, 2022

KYLIE SCHWAB ANTELOPE STAFF As graduation approaches, the question of what I’m going to do after college looms over me. I’ve always dreamed of moving out of the state to pursue some big-time...


Small-town students can ‘make it’ by embracing their roots

April 21, 2022

I grew up in my dad’s childhood home. The turn to my family’s farm is marked by a faded barn, tucked away on the outskirts of Rockville, Nebraska (population: 143). Traffic jams are caused by fans...

America Harvest by Marie Mutsuki Mockett

UNK virtually hosts Nebraska Book Award winner

SANDRA GALL October 14, 2021
Marie Mutsuki Mockett is a writer who is not afraid of taking her work on the road, and for her latest book, “American Harvest: God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland,” she did just that. Thanks to the magic of Zoom, Mockett was able to travel to Kearney and speak with Brad Modlin’s creative writing students and others in the UNK community about “American Harvest,” her creative process, and how she approached some of the delicate conversations that emerged as she traveled with a crew of “custom wheat harvesters” from Texas to Idaho in the summer of 2017.

Media regulation threatens student freedoms

April 21, 2021
Media outlets across Nebraska descended upon Governor Pete Ricketts’s new press credentialing program last week. This was after he announced outlets would be required to prescreen to attend gubernatorial events.
Photo by Getty Images Students share perspectives on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Kearney Walmart, Hy-Vee distribute COVID-19 vaccines

LAUREN MAY March 17, 2021
COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in Nebraska. Hy-Vee and Walmart’s pharmacies have begun offering vaccinations for eligible persons.
Photo by Wikimedia The Malcolm X House Site is located in Omaha.

Black History Month Spotlight – Malcolm X: Nebraska’s civil rights leader

LAUREN MAY February 10, 2021
The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s is rooted in the American South, however one of its most influential leaders – Malcolm X – began his life in North Omaha.
Zach DeLoach invited several foreign exchange students on a trip to the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo.

Japanese students road-trip with a new “nakama,” or friend

GRACE MCDONALD October 29, 2020 UNK freshman, Zach DeLoach, was shooting hoops outside of Mantor, when a group of international students asked him to play. They were surprised to hear DeLoach utter the...

UNK Louie Loper

New Nebraskan scholarship brings new promise and students

September 17, 2020

By ALEXANDER The New Nebraskan Scholarship will lower out-of-state tuition for incoming 2021 students. The goal is to help boost UNK’s enrollment and introduce more students...

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