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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 »

How Pokemon Go shapes the future of augmented reality

How Pokemon Go shapes the future of augmented reality

Dylan Tierney, Contributor
August 29, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

The culmination of several factors helped make Pokemon Go the virtual phenomenon it has become. As a brand, Pokemon is steeped in millennial nostalgia while simultaneously  appealing to a younger demographic. Couple that with the “free” price tag on a platform that almost everyone has with them... Read more »

5 things to do this week

5 things to do this week

Emily Osterholz, Arts and Life Editor
August 29, 2016
Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story, Uncategorized

Monday, August 29Twinkle twinkle little starNeed some relaxation after a hectic morning? The Science Center’s Haile Digital Planetarium will be showing starry night features and galaxies far away at 12 p.m. The presentation will feature a show about stars cast out of their galaxies as well as the Hert... Read more »

‘We are here’ LGBTQ program to support community

‘We are here’ LGBTQ program to support community

Emily Osterholz, Arts and Life Editor
August 28, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

In the aftermath of the worst mass shooting incident in U.S. history, NKU LGBTQ Programs and Services welcomes everyone with comforting arms and supports those still feeling the shock from the Orlando tragedy.“I think people are remembering but trying to forget, as well,” said Amber Caines junior anth... Read more »

Where in the world was NKU this summer?

Where in the world was NKU this summer?

Emily Sherry, Contributor
August 21, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Featured Story, News, Uncategorized

Irakoze Dieudone already had trouble calling himself an American.Originally from the Dominican Republic, the 20-year-old grew up in a Tanzanian Refugee camp, where he was taught to speak French.The now junior at NKU, recalls his study abroad experience as a time when he truly questioned his identity.“... Read more »

GALLERY: Move-in day kicks off Welcome Week

GALLERY: Move-in day kicks off Welcome Week

Alec Reynolds, Video Editor
August 18, 2016
Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story

Traffic was backed up as far as the eye could see Thursday afternoon as students, parents and volunteers transported totes and furniture into the university's housing facilities. Move-in day marks the start of Welcome Week, which was also celebrated Thursday afternoon with a picnic in the Student U... Read more »

10 things to do during Welcome Week

10 things to do during Welcome Week

Emily Osterholz, Cole Grecco, A&L Editor, Asst. A&L Editor
August 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story, Uncategorized

We know you're not ready for class to start. We're not either -- so we compiled 10 things to do during Victorfest that will help you make the most of Welcome Week.  Thursday, August 18Welcome Picnic You’ll need to fill up before an evening full of games and fun activities! Students and their families can... Read more »

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