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GALLERY: Kentucky Wool Fest brings community together

GALLERY: Kentucky Wool Fest brings community together

Sierra Gibson, Reporter
October 10
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Hoards of people stand in line to get their ticket, a banjo plays soft tunes that fill the crowd  and the smell of funnel cakes and turkey legs overwhelm the air. The Kentucky Wool Festival is here. The Kentucky Wool Festival was Oct. 7-9 this year in Falmouth, Kentucky.  The festival has been g...

Finding the right PACE: Students balance busy schedules

Finding the right PACE: Students balance busy schedules

Sierra Gibson, Reporter
October 6
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

An explosive scream yells at her to wake up. She quickly rolls over, searching for the button to put a stop to the alarm. It was only 5:45 a.m., so she hits the snooze button and doesn’t get out of bed until 6:15 a.m. She needs all the sleep she can get. Anna Hand, a sophomore organizational leadership major...

‘I found myself’: Being transgender at NKU

‘I found myself’: Being transgender at NKU

Emily Osterholz, Arts & Life Editor
October 5
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

She tears open the small wrapped package, eager to see what’s inside. The lime green iPod Nano is accompanied with Taylor Swift’s “Fearless” album. She grins from ear to ear, thinking about the feel good tunes she’ll be listening to later. She had no idea that years later the present that gran...

Former police commander shows cracks in his own armor

Former police commander shows cracks in his own armor

Emily Sherry, Reporter
September 29
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, News

Looking up from his buttoned shirt to wipe his tears, Chris Prochut recalled watching his children, Ashland and Chase, open up Christmas presents and thinking ‘no one is that happy...there is no happiness like that in the world.’ Prochut, a mental health advocate and suicide prevention trainer, ...

Career fair acts as a gateway for students

Career fair acts as a gateway for students

Amanda Emerson, Contributor
September 29
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Students and over 85 employers crowded the Student Union ballroom for two career fairs, Career Connections and Meet the Firms. Students were able to explore internships and co-ops through these fairs, which occurred on Sept. 28, as well as business and accounting related opportunities. Amanda Meeker, a...

Culture and community: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Culture and community: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Amanda Emerson, Contributor
September 28
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Vanessa Tafolla considers herself a proud Latina. The sophomore said she appreciates the opportunity to celebrate her culture at NKU.   “I am proud of my culture and where I come from and to be able to come here and celebrate and for that,” Tafolla said. “I’m very grateful because not all uni...

GALLERY: WNKU showcases commitment to local music at MidPoint

GALLERY: WNKU showcases commitment to local music at MidPoint

Michael Stegner, Contributor
September 27
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Just slightly removed from the MidPoint Music Festival’s main stage, a smaller performance space was set up in the adjacent parking lot. The stage belonged to WNKU, a local radio station with a focus on showcasing music based out of the Greater Cincinnati region. WNKU sponsored one of four stages at...

Midpoint molds OTR into cityscape of sound

Midpoint molds OTR into cityscape of sound

Mackenzie Manley, News Editor
September 27
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

  Genres pooled together between four stages, sound traveling through vape clouds and the smell of spilt craft beer, as artists both international and local performed at Midpoint Music Festival throughout the weekend. The Sept. 23-26 festival amassed a congregation of characters as diverse as the ...

It’s On Us campaign encourages NKU to take action

It’s On Us campaign encourages NKU to take action

Emily Osterholz, Arts & Life Editor
September 26
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events

The Norse Violence Prevention Center and The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life organized a movement across NKU calling students to make a commitment to create a community where sexual assault is unacceptable.   Since the national launch of the campaign in Sept. 2014 by President Barack Obama...

NKU to Offer Summer Study Abroad Trip to Ireland

NKU to Offer Summer Study Abroad Trip to Ireland

Aaron Thatcher, Contributor
September 26
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, News

Fairy trees, sacred springs and famine walls are just a small portion of what NKU creative writing students will have the opportunity to take in on a newly formed study abroad program to Ireland, which will take place in May 2017.  The two week trip will take students to various locations on the isla...

Henry Konstantinow Theater puts student works into action

Henry Konstantinow Theater puts student works into action

Olivia House, Contributor
September 24
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

The theatre is unlike any theatre or auditorium on campus. The Henry Konstantinow Theater provides a home for student-produced pieces, allowing directors, producers, actors and designers to grow more as artists while providing a safe place for exploration.   The Henry began as Studio 307 in 2008 when...

Fall Fest to showcase student life, organizations

Fall Fest to showcase student life, organizations

Sierra Gibson, Contributor
September 24
Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story

With the hundreds of organizations and clubs that can be found on a college campus, it would be nearly impossible to get to learn about all of them. Luckily NKU has Fall Fest, an annual event where students get to interact with the members of the many organizations on campus. Fall Fest will be held ...

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