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As an independent, student-run newspaper, we exist to give The King’s College community the news and information they need and want to know.
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"The campus closure and move to online classes due to the novel Coronavirus was a difficult adjustment for most students...
05/08/2020
The Class of Zoom: King’s Seniors and the Hardships of Graduating Amid a Pandemic — Empire State Tribune

"The campus closure and move to online classes due to the novel Coronavirus was a difficult adjustment for most students — but it has been an especially trying time for King’s seniors."

Check out "The Class of Zoom" by Donald Dignan! #Classof2020

https://www.empirestatetribune.com/est/5/8/2020/the-class-of-zoom-kings-seniors-and-the-hardships-of-graduating-amid-a-pandemic

The campus closure and move to online classes due to the novel coronavirus was a difficult adjustment for most students — but it has been an especially trying time for King’s seniors.

Today in #COVID19 coverage is an article by Paige Hagy on "The Other Pandemic"––Xenophobia; including an interview with ...
05/08/2020
The Other Pandemic: How Xenophobia is Putting Asians at Risk — Empire State Tribune

Today in #COVID19 coverage is an article by Paige Hagy on "The Other Pandemic"––Xenophobia; including an interview with King's international student, Sopheaneat Pol.

Check it out!

https://www.empirestatetribune.com/est/5/8/2020/the-other-pandemic-how-xenophobia-is-putting-asians-at-risk

Racial tensions are part of America’s history and experience as a melting pot. This time, they are exacerbated by the Coronavirus that is sweeping through the U.S. and the world. The Coronavirus emerged originally from Wuhan, China, according to early news and government reports. As a result, Asia...

Among the many who have been forced to postpone or alter their wedding plans due to #COVID19, this King's couple found a...
05/05/2020
Four Quarantine Weeks and a Wedding — Empire State Tribune

Among the many who have been forced to postpone or alter their wedding plans due to #COVID19, this King's couple found a way to make it work!

Check out this article by Sofia Valdes on the details behind the Keeler's NYC quarantine-style wedding!

https://www.empirestatetribune.com/est/5/4/2020/four-quarantine-weeks-and-a-wedding

NEW YORK, NY—King’s alum, Victoria Bevill, and senior, Jonathon Keeler, married amid the novel coronavirus pandemic just four weeks after a quarantine had been set in place in the state of New York.

Meet London pub-owner, Pietra La Rosa in the article below! The Prince of Greenwich Pub⭐️Also, thanks to Wrongside Produ...
05/04/2020
Meet Pietro La Rosa: The Prince of Greenwich — Empire State Tribune

Meet London pub-owner, Pietra La Rosa in the article below! The Prince of Greenwich Pub

⭐️Also, thanks to Wrongside Productions for sharing their video with us ⭐️

https://www.empirestatetribune.com/est/5/1/2020/meet-pietro-la-rosa-the-prince-of-greenwich

LONDON–Through the locked doors of The Prince of Greenwich and past a sign that warned customers of the pandemic shuttering the pub, Pietro La Rosa poured wine and handed out garlic knots. Only staff and a few regulars were invited to this party with a purpose: drain the last of the beer together ...

After months of deliberation, President Gibson announced today that The King’s College will retain all ten House namesak...
04/27/2020
The King’s College Releases Decision to Retain All Ten House Namesakes — Empire State Tribune

After months of deliberation, President Gibson announced today that The King’s College will retain all ten House namesakes that were under review.

https://www.empirestatetribune.com/est/4/27/2020/the-kings-college-decides-to-retain-all-ten-house-namesakes

After months of deliberation, President Gibson announced today that The King’s College will retain all ten House namesakes that were under review.

Meet Dr. Griffith and how he is seeking encouragement in the middle of chaos: https://www.empirestatetribune.com/est/4/1...
04/17/2020
Meeting Dr. Griffith and Seeking Encouragement Amid Chaos — Empire State Tribune

Meet Dr. Griffith and how he is seeking encouragement in the middle of chaos:

https://www.empirestatetribune.com/est/4/16/2020/meeting-dr-griffith-and-seeking-encouragement-amid-chaos

Dr. Joseph Griffith was hired by King’s in August and has spent his first year teaching courses under the Politics, Philosophy and Economics program. In his first year at King’s, he has gained popularity among the students.

King's alum and NYDN reporter Wes Parnell had been reporting on the ground since COVID-19 moved to and began spreading i...
04/16/2020
Journalist and King’s Alum Experiences Coronavirus — Empire State Tribune

King's alum and NYDN reporter Wes Parnell had been reporting on the ground since COVID-19 moved to and began spreading in New York City. Late March he began to show symptoms.

Read more about his experience with the coronavirus below.
https://www.empirestatetribune.com/est/4/16/2020/journalist-and-kings-alum-experiences-coronavirus

Wes Parnell, an alumnus of The King’s College and reporter for New York Daily News, contracted the novel coronavirus on March 21.

As King's students packed up and headed home for the semester due to COVID-19, some stayed behind. According to the coll...
04/15/2020
COVID-19: On-Campus During a Pandemic — Empire State Tribune

As King's students packed up and headed home for the semester due to COVID-19, some stayed behind. According to the college, roughly 40 did. Editor-in-Chief Shannon Mason spoke to some of these students and discussed what life has been like since. Check out her coverage here.

As students packed up and headed home for the semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some students stayed behind. The King’s College reported that around 40 students are still on campus, while New York’s death rate is the highest in the United States.

From a punk band to a theology professor at The King's College, ,meet Dr. Dru Johnson! Written by Kavi Collins:https://w...
04/14/2020
From Punk Band Drummer to Theology Professor at King’s — Empire State Tribune

From a punk band to a theology professor at The King's College, ,meet Dr. Dru Johnson!
Written by Kavi Collins:
https://www.empirestatetribune.com/est/4/13/2020/from-punk-band-drummer-to-theology-professor-at-kings

Dr. Andrew Johnson teaches Biblical and Theological Studies at The King’s College, but his past is not what one would expect from a religion professor. “The only reason I’m not in prison is because I got set on a road in which I became a Christian,” he said.

Nate Palmer and Ashton Hubers are the new leaders of the Finance Club at King's, but unlike tradition, they are both fre...
04/02/2020
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Nate Palmer and Ashton Hubers are the new leaders of the Finance Club at King's, but unlike tradition, they are both freshmen.

By having freshmen lead the club, Dr. Kabiawu anticipates that Palmer and Hubers will lead the club for the next two to three years where they will be training the next set of underclassmen to carry on their new tradition of continuity.

Read Sofia Valdes story below!

https://www.empirestatetribune.com/est/4/2/2020/fresh-faces-lead-the-finance-club

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‪Check out Paige Hagy’s profile piece on Lillian Brown! “What people first notice about Brown is her bright, genuine smi...
03/30/2020
The Colorful Life of Lillian Brown — Empire State Tribune

‪Check out Paige Hagy’s profile piece on Lillian Brown!

“What people first notice about Brown is her bright, genuine smile and her quirky fashion style. Her outfits consist of colors, patterns and fabrics most people wouldn’t think to combine. She wears her style with boldness and makes it look effortless on a college student budget.”

https://www.empirestatetribune.com/est/3/30/2020/the-colorful-life-of-lillian-brown‬

What people first notice about Brown is her bright, genuine smile and her quirky fashion style. Her outfits consist of colors, patterns, and fabrics most people wouldn’t think to combine. She wears her style with boldness and makes it look effortless on a college student budget.

03/30/2020
ESTv - A reading with Dr. Dru Johnson

Here is Episode 1 of an ESTv series featuring
professors reading a selection from their favorite books! This first episode is a reading by Dru Johnson :

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ARkzsX_SL7I

With professors and students scattered across the country, EST reached out to professors asking to share one of their favorite literary passages. Here is an ...

Meet Ruby Duane. Profile by freshman reporter, Mattie Townson ! Check it out below. https://www.empirestatetribune.com/e...
03/27/2020
An Irish Goodbye: Meet Ruby Duane — Empire State Tribune

Meet Ruby Duane.

Profile by freshman reporter, Mattie Townson ! Check it out below.

https://www.empirestatetribune.com/est/3/27/2020/an-irish-goodbye-meet-ruby-duane

Ruby Duane, 16-year-old high school junior, walked into Madison Central High School in Madison, Miss. after two years of immigration preparation. Many of her credits didn’t transfer directly from her secondary Catholic school in Ireland, St. Mary’s. She walked into her English class, nervous to ...

"The female gaming community is growing; almost half of the gamers in 2019 are women, according to Statistica. And yet, ...
03/26/2020
Jinx3dLuck Has Joined the Party — Empire State Tribune

"The female gaming community is growing; almost half of the gamers in 2019 are women, according to Statistica. And yet, some individuals are still in shock when they hear my voice over the live game chat.

Others, however, might not be as in-tune with the game chat and instead hear my voice in passing, not giving it much thought. And that’s when I receive the direct messages.

r u a boy or a girl

are u a gamer girl

girl or boy?"

Story by EST photo editor, Gabriela Kressley

https://www.empirestatetribune.com/est/3/25/2020/jinx3dluck-has-joined-the-party

The game (my vice) that I am playing is called Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. It’s a first-person shooter. The goal is to either protect the objective or hold the objective; protect the hostage or steal the hostage; protect the bombs or diffuse them.

Interregnum XVI changes are in motion as King's adjusts to online teachings. Editor in chief, Shannon Mason talked with ...
03/23/2020
Interregnum XVI: Interregnum Committee Addresses Concerns — Empire State Tribune

Interregnum XVI changes are in motion as King's adjusts to online teachings. Editor in chief, Shannon Mason talked with the Interregnum Chair to discuss this year's competition.

https://www.empirestatetribune.com/est/3/23/2020/interregnum-xvi-interregnum-committee-addresses-concerns

On Saturday, the Interregnum committee decided to make the school-wide competition an online event, as King’s transitions to online classes.

King’s has officially announced that the college will continue remote teaching and operations through the end of the spr...
03/17/2020
Remote Teaching for King’s: Who Is Affected? — Empire State Tribune

King’s has officially announced that the college will continue remote teaching and operations through the end of the spring semester.

How has this affected students and employees of the college? Check out Morgan Chittum’s coverage of the story here.

King’s has officially announced that the college will continue remote teaching and operations through the end of the spring semester.

With over 170 confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the State of New York, as of this morning, the President’...
03/11/2020
King’s to close campus and go online for over two weeks due to COVID-19 outbreak.  — Empire State Tribune

With over 170 confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the State of New York, as of this morning, the President’s Office has announced an official school shutdown in what they are calling a “preemptive Coronavirus plan.”

Check out City Editor Meg Capone's latest story.

With over 170 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the State of New York, as of this morning, the President’s Office has finally announced an official school shutdown in what they are calling a “preemptive Coronavirus plan.

February was Black History Month. Morgan Chittum explores how students at King’s observed and celebrated. “Black History...
03/05/2020
How Did Students, Staff and Faculty Observe Black History Month at King’s? — Empire State Tribune

February was Black History Month. Morgan Chittum explores how students at King’s observed and celebrated.

“Black History Month provides a rich opportunity for us as a community to reflect on a crucial dimension of our nation’s history that often gets short-shift,” Leedy said. “In addition to the campus activities above, I encourage the King’s community to take advantage of opportunities in the City and beyond to learn about Black history, which is really part of our collective history.”

https://www.empirestatetribune.com/est/3/3/2020/how-did-students-observe-black-history-month-at-kings

Black History Month serves as a reminder and celebration of the achievements of black people throughout history. In 2018, 21 percent of the freshman class at King’s identified as a minority student, three percent being black. In 2019, the incoming freshman class consisted of 27 percent minority st...

Colin Philips was elected as Student Body President last week. Mattie Townson expands on his next steps. ”After the firs...
03/05/2020
After Unprecedented Tie, Phillips Nabs SBP Election By 11 Votes — Empire State Tribune

Colin Philips was elected as Student Body President last week. Mattie Townson expands on his next steps.

”After the first tie in SBP election history, Dean Leady announced that Colin Phillips won the race by 11 votes on Feb. 28.“

https://www.empirestatetribune.com/est/3/4/2020/sbp-final-announcement

After the first tie in King’s SBP election history, Dean Leady announced that Colin Phillips won the race by 11 votes.

On Monday night, the council held an emergency meeting to discuss the SBP election and Student Development’s involvement...
03/05/2020
The Council Calls Meeting to Discuss Final Deliberation of the SBP Election — Empire State Tribune

On Monday night, the council held an emergency meeting to discuss the SBP election and Student Development’s involvement. Read Morgan Chittum's coverage of the meeting for more details.

“The King’s Council held a last-minute meeting to discuss the final deliberation of the recent Student Body President election on Monday night. According to incumbent SBP Koby Jackson, the council had two major topics to discuss: to determine how to respond to the recent actions taken by Student Development to reopen the 2020 SBP run-off voting and how the Council would respond.”

https://www.empirestatetribune.com/est/3/4/2020/the-council-calls-meeting-to-discuss-final-deliberation-of-the-sbp-election

The King’s Council held a last-minute meeting to discuss the final deliberation of the recent Student Body President election on Monday night.

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As someone who was born only a little bit before 9/11, I do not remember it. But Mattie Townson wrote a great article about 9/11 that helps me and my peers understand the significance that we cannot even begin to fathom.
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