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Promoting a love for literacy: Story Time in the Library

Promoting a love for literacy: Story Time in the Library

Bee Klapper, Contributor
February 13
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Sitting in the library surrounded by children from NKU’s Early Childhood Center, Teresa Walker paused to a question. “Do you guys like snow?” Walker asked. The children voiced their enthusiasm and Walker, a library staff member, started the storytime session. The theme of the week was snow, and...

NKU Hosts 3rd Robotics State Championship

NKU Hosts 3rd Robotics State Championship

Lewis Fugeman, Contributor
February 7
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

NKU hosted the third annual First Lego League state tournament, where over 450 kids aged 9 to 14 from across Kentucky gathered to show how Lego robots could solve real-world problems, according to a NKU marketing and communications press release.   The event was held on Feb. 4 in Regents Hall and stu...

Teach me how to hobby

Teach me how to hobby

Hannah Hagedorn, Assistant News Editor
February 6
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Study Abroad Fair: Find out where you can go

Study Abroad Fair: Find out where you can go

Emily Sherry, Copy Editor
February 6
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

In the past there was a fall Study Abroad Fair, now the Office of Education Abroad has added a spring fair, as well as a new program, Study Away. Each year, students are given the opportunity to go abroad through NKU.  The Office of Education Abroad held their third annual spring Study Abroad Fair on F...

WATCH: ‘NKUnity’ creates space to share perspective, promote inclusivity

WATCH: ‘NKUnity’ creates space to share perspective, promote inclusivity

Brittney Gunter, Contributor
February 2
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Video

Andrá Ward asked everyone in the student union ballroom to stand up, make a large circle and participate in an event called the “Diversity Walk.” During the walk, Ward asked students to step forward if they identified as any of the statements he made before pausing to notice the others that took a...

Arcade to theater: Auditions held for “Pac-Man the Movie”

Arcade to theater: Auditions held for “Pac-Man the Movie”

Chris Robertson, Contributor
February 2
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

The bright lights gleam down on each actor as they audition for the roles of either Pac-Man, Inky, Blinky, Pinky or Clyde in the student film, “Pac-Man the Movie.” An actor auditions in Griffin Hall's Large Performance Studio; others await their shot outside the room, the atmosphere lax. Ethan Cor...

LGBTQ Inclusiveness: Students respond to 4.5 star rating

LGBTQ Inclusiveness: Students respond to 4.5 star rating

Hannah Hagedorn, Assistant News Editor
February 2
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Uncategorized

Teddy Roberts, a freshman sociology major, walked onto Northern Kentucky University’s campus for the first time. He entered the student union and trekked up the stairs to the third floor. There he found a variety of desks, chairs and people littered around the open floor plan. Tucked in a corn...

Destinee Jones crowned Miss Black and Gold

Destinee Jones crowned Miss Black and Gold

Brittney Gunter, Contributor
January 31
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

As she prepared to pass the crown to the new Miss Black and Gold, Dejah Rawlings reflected on how the experience has changed her life. It was more than just wearing a crown. For Rawlings, it was about the confidence she gained and the relationships she made. That's why Rawlings was thrilled to crow...

NKU’s unofficial dance team

NKU’s unofficial dance team

Cole Grecco, News Editor
January 30
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

The Northern Stars Dance Team meets up at studio three in the Campus Rec Center Monday night for practice. The dancers look at their reflections in the mirror that covers the wall as they go over new dance steps. Xala Sledge, founder of the eight-member team, walks in a few minutes late and watches the practice ...

How taekwondo changed a student’s life

How taekwondo changed a student’s life

Emily Osterholz, Arts & Life editor
January 25
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

She grips the red handle tightly, extending the white tip further in front of her. The fading sun eliminates the remaining light and as evening sets in, Clara Fightmaster makes her way from the science building. She felt watched. Are they staring at me? Do they think I’m weird? Are they laughing at m...

In the Congo, a reflection of ourselves: NKU Professor to research Bonobos in May

In the Congo, a reflection of ourselves: NKU Professor to research Bonobos in May

Mackenzie Manley, Managing Editor
January 25
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

A female chimpanzee, Fitzgerald, extended her arm into the air, exposing her side. The gesture was for her twin boys, beckoning them to cling to her before she was about travel. The majority of chimpanzees don’t conceive twins. When they do, they often don’t survive. The smaller of Fitzgerald'...

NKU acknowledged for commitment to inclusion, support of LGBTQ community

NKU acknowledged for commitment to inclusion, support of LGBTQ community

Emily Sherry, Copy Editor
January 24
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

Awarded with 4.5 star rating on the Campus Pride Index, a national tool that asses campus LGBTQ programs and services, NKU moves to the top rated campus in the Greater Cincinnati region and second-highest in Kentucky for the support and outreach to the LGBTQ community and commitment to inclusion. After a three-s...

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