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GALLERY: VP of Student Affairs joins students in dance party

GALLERY: VP of Student Affairs joins students in dance party

Abby Anstead, Editor-in-Chief
September 14, 2016
Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story, Uncategorized

A group of students and even some faculty members took a break from the books Wednesday afternoon to dance on the Student Union Plaza. Dan Nadler, the newly-appointed Vice President for Student Affairs, even joined in on the fun. 

GALLERY: Sororities welcome new sisters home

GALLERY: Sororities welcome new sisters home

Madison Borland, Contributor
September 14, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

The women sat in rows silently and clutched the envelopes in their clammy palms. Shoes tapped lightly on the ground and some clutched the ends of their hair in a nervous fashion. The envelopes they held so tightly held the note that would invite them to join their new sisterhoods. Hundreds of women g... Read more »

Harry Potter course charms NKU students abroad

Harry Potter course charms NKU students abroad

Michael Stegner, Contributor
September 13, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

John Alberti believes a study abroad course for his Harry Potter class offers a unique experience that the semester-long course at NKU cannot. NKU students enrolled in Alberti’s Harry Potter course now have the opportunity to attend Hogwarts and study the magical world of J.K. Rowling’s imagination i... Read more »

One life saved, another changed in Tanzania

One life saved, another changed in Tanzania

Emily Osterholz, Arts & Life Editor
September 12, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

A piercing shriek echoed along the quiet spaces of the Sinza Community Hospital. In one of the 10 beds, a woman was delivering a baby boy. NKU student Heather Averbeck ran to her room and peeked through the curtain. “I saw a prolapsed umbilical cord,” Averbeck said. “All I saw was the cord comi... Read more »

Steely Library commits to academic success of students

Steely Library commits to academic success of students

Emily Sherry, Contributor
September 12, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

A relatively unknown program on campus helps students find and identify credible information while teaching valuable research skills. Steely Library’s Information Literacy Program helps students conduct academic research while enabling them to develop the skills to use that information correctly and ... Read more »

How a former flight attendant rose above the 9/11 attacks

How a former flight attendant rose above the 9/11 attacks

Abby Anstead, Editor-in-Chief
September 11, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Featured Story, News

Fifteen years ago, Shanda Harris’ family didn’t know if she was dead or alive. The then 27-year-old flight attendant was 20,000 feet in the air, working a Comair flight from Cincinnati to Charlotte, when an airplane smashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. With her back to the 30 p... Read more »

Celebrating progress: Final beam laid for Health Innovation Center

Celebrating progress: Final beam laid for Health Innovation Center

Hannah Hagedorn, Contributor
September 8, 2016
Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story

A long, steel, bright yellow beam sat before the NKU campus community. Signatures from students, faculty and staff were scribbled over the yellow paint before the beam was lifted atop the structure that will be the Health Innovation Center. The campus community came out on Thursday to celebrate the NKU Health Inno... Read more »

Student journalist conference at NKU Friday

Student journalist conference at NKU Friday

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor
September 8, 2016
Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story, News

Student journalists from across the state of Kentucky will gather at Northern Kentucky University on Friday for the Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association. NKU students are encouraged to attend the event, which runs from 9:15 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Friday in Griffin Hall. Registration will be at 9:1... Read more »

WATCH: Student-led demonstration addresses racially-charged flyer

WATCH: Student-led demonstration addresses racially-charged flyer

Abby Anstead, Cole Grecco, Editor-in-Chief, Asst. Arts & Life Editor
September 6, 2016
Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story, News, Uncategorized

At least fifty students stood together in a circle. Hand-in-hand, they held their arms up towards the sky and chanted:   “We will not be guided by fear or defeat.” “We will avoid the pitfalls.” “And we will beat the odds that are against us.” A student-led demonstration took place at 6 p.m. Tu... Read more »

GALLERY: More than a bomb dog

GALLERY: More than a bomb dog

Mackenzie Manley, News Editor
September 5, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Uncategorized

The four-year old German Shepherd, dusted with tan and black fur, sat at attention. His pointed ears were perked as his gaze steadied towards his handler, who reached for a neon yellow tennis ball in his pocket. The canine, calm in demeanor, was practicing what he was trained to do: sniffing out explosi... Read more »

MASO Conference celebrates African culture

MASO Conference celebrates African culture

Cole Grecco, Asst. Arts & Life Editor
September 5, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- Memory Ntakirutimana said she has felt lost before being an African American in a nation with very different beauty standards. The junior radiologic sciences major and vice president of NKU’s African Student Union wanted to bring these issues to the surface.   “We get... Read more »

Take a trip back in time: SOTA sets stage for fall

Take a trip back in time: SOTA sets stage for fall

Cole Grecco, Assistant Arts & Life Editor
August 30, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Reviews

Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts will visit Great Depression-era Oklahoma for “The Grapes of Wrath,” a 1920s recording studio in Chicago’s South Side for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and New York City in the 1920s for “Thoroughly Modern Millie” as they gear up for anoth... Read more »

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