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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...

Full-time student with a missionary heart

Full-time student with a missionary heart

Kimberly Rouse, Contributor
January 23
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

Brooke Turner’s eyes drifted from her professor, to her phone, and back to her professor with swift movements, carefully taking glances at the information on her screen as the class discussed leadership around the world. Her heart began to beat faster as she realized what was happening. The traum...

GALLERY: MLK Candlelight Vigil ignites passion in NKU community

GALLERY: MLK Candlelight Vigil ignites passion in NKU community

Nicole Browning, Assistant Arts & Life editor
January 12
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Students gathered in a circle and held flameless candles while singing “This Little Light of Mine.” They spoke in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday night in the SU lobby. The Candlelight Vigil was held by the African American Programs & Services (AAP&S) and Alpha Phi Alpha;...

What to do on campus this week

What to do on campus this week

Emily Osterholz, Arts & Life editor
January 9
Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story

Wednesday Jan. 11 The National Society of Collegiate Scholars The National Society of Collegiate Scholars will be discussing this year's induction ceremony, selection of chapter officers, and a food drive to raise supplies for Fuel NKU Food Pantry from 6:30-8 p.m. on the fourth floor lobby of Landrum. T...

GALLERY: A look into the senior art projects

GALLERY: A look into the senior art projects

Michael Stegner, Reporter
December 6
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

As students rush to finish assignments and cram for final exams, nine seniors from the School of the Arts have already completed their work, currently on display for all to see. Made up of painters, sculptors, photographers, and an array of artistic visionaries, the nine seniors’ final portfolios cover...

Student-run film festival to show top independent films

Student-run film festival to show top independent films

Emmett Kresslein, Contributor
December 5
Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story

Roll out the pink carpet. NKU students will host the the inaugural Official Impromptu Northern Kentucky Film Festival (or OINK for short) 5 p.m. Tuesday in Griffin Hall’s Digitorium. The film festival will mainly showcase the Tri-State area’s best work in independent film, ranging from narrative, ...

“Full House” child star urges addicts not to stand alone

“Full House” child star urges addicts not to stand alone

Sierra Gibson, Reporter
November 30
Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story

Jodie Sweetin shares her battle with addiction on college campuses for a reason. Sweetin, the child star who played Stephanie Tanner from hit show “Full House,” said she struggled the most with addiction when she was in college. Now Sweetin shares her story on college campuses around the countr...

Student crowdfunds over $1K for band’s album

Student crowdfunds over $1K for band’s album

Cole Grecco, Asst. Arts & Life Editor
November 29
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Josh Smith carried a white, padded stool from behind the drum set to sit with his bandmates. “How do you sit on this thing,” said Smith, NKU senior and guitarist for the band HereComeHere. “It’s about to break.” Tyler Abbatiello, the drummer, laughed as he told him it wasn’t that bad. Three...

Jodie Sweetin from “Full House” to come to NKU

Jodie Sweetin from “Full House” to come to NKU

Sierra Gibson, Reporter
November 28
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

A former child actor will be coming to Northern Kentucky University to share her personal stories of overcoming drug abuse. The Activities Programming Board is hosting Jodie Sweetin, better known as Stephanie from “Full House” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Greaves Hall. Victoria Hafele, executive director...

Student choreographer uses high heels to promote gender equality

Student choreographer uses high heels to promote gender equality

Olivia House, Reporter
November 23
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

With a woman on the most recent presidential ballot and CoverGirl magazine having its first male model, Jameson Gastón Ward feels as though the world is headed in the right direction in terms of breaking gender roles. The junior BFA dance major is choreographing a piece for NKU’s Emerging Choreograp...

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