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Study Abroad Fair: Find out where you can go

Study Abroad Fair: Find out where you can go

Emily Sherry, Copy Editor
February 6, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...

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