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How to help Ukrainian refugees

Jen Anima Lantern Staff NumanaNumana is a non-profit hunger relief organization based in El Dorado. They have provided three different ways in which Kansans can help Ukraine in these difficult times: donating to their Ukrainian Refugee Crisis Response Fund, having a private meal packing event and hosting a meal packing event. Click the link below… Continue reading How to help Ukrainian refugees

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Library offers a monthly challenge, caffeinated beverages 

Jen Anima Lantern Staff Do not miss your chance to enter this semester’s library challenge offered at both El Dorado and Andover campuses. The monthly challenge is simple: Grab a book from the display shelf, read it and fill out a review for that book to be entered to win an Amazon gift card at… Continue reading Library offers a monthly challenge, caffeinated beverages 

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Faculty contract blooms just in time for spring  

Kira Dye Lantern Staff As the weather warms up, flowers begin blooming – for professional Butler employees especially. The 2021-2022 Master Agreement was approved unanimously at the Tuesday, March 8 Board of Trustees meeting.  After a recent union contract froze up in a winter impasse, professional employees reached a conclusion, including a back-paid salary increase… Continue reading Faculty contract blooms just in time for spring  

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Student organization invites speakers: Events highlight Black history

Evan Dalian Managing Editor As Black History Month comes to an end, students and staff reflect on what Black History Month means to them and the events that took place this month to celebrate. President of Black Student Association (BSA) Morgan-Alysse Black explained what Black History Month means to her.  “It is a month of… Continue reading Student organization invites speakers: Events highlight Black history

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Kansas modifies requirements to alleviate teaching shortage 

Jen Anima Lantern Staff On Wednesday, Jan. 12, the Board of Education passed an emergency declaration to change the requirements for becoming a substitute teacher in the state of Kansas. The declaration will last until Wednesday, June 1 in hopes it will help the shortage of staff because of Covid-19 in Kansas schools. According to KWCH as of Saturday, Jan. 26, there have been 17,344… Continue reading Kansas modifies requirements to alleviate teaching shortage 

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Scholarship opportunity available to Kansas residents

Kira Dye Lantern Staff Whether students are looking for a scholarship or their current financial aid just is not cutting it, the Kansas Promise Act might be the right fit.   On April 23, 2021, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed House Bill 2064, a bill that enables the Kansas Promise Scholarship Act.   What is the Kansas… Continue reading Scholarship opportunity available to Kansas residents

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Faculty form Committee: Jolly, Braungardt and Sherrer will start as trustees in January 2022

Ally Davis Editor-in-Chief On Tuesday, Nov. 2, Butler County voters made changes to the college’s Board of Trustees. Kim Braungardt unseated Doug Law, of District 2 Position 5, by 72 votes, according to Butler County, Kansas, election results. Linda Jolly beat John Laffen, of District 1 Position 4, by 461 votes, and David Sherrer beat Stephen Mills, of District 3 Position 6, by… Continue reading Faculty form Committee: Jolly, Braungardt and Sherrer will start as trustees in January 2022

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BSA, College Health partners for vaccine clinic

Morgan-Alysse Black Lantern Staff The Black Student Association (BSA) organization is partnering with the College Health Department to offer information and resources to students concerning the Covid-19 vaccination. The mission is to target the El Dorado and Butler community as a whole, but particularly the students and staff. This fall and beyond, BSA and College… Continue reading BSA, College Health partners for vaccine clinic

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Students reflect on Covid vaccine

Cynthia Nava Lantern Staff Among Kansans, 2.7 million have been vaccinated, 959,000 are fully vaccinated, or 32.9% of the state’s population, according to Our World in Data. Leading scientists believe it may be difficult to reach herd immunity though if more people do not get vaccinated. According to a New York Times article, “Continued immunizations,… Continue reading Students reflect on Covid vaccine