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Take a trip to the basement of former nursing home on campus

Take a trip to the basement of former nursing home on campus

Sierra Gibson, Reporter
October 22
Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story

NKU’s Callahan Hall, formerly Lakeside Place Nursing Home, is a residence hall with a history. Each year around Halloween, the residence hall is transformed to fit the the legend of the old nursing home.  The legend claims an evil nurse named Millie was murdered in the building by her patients. T...

WCPO to hold interactive election event on campus

WCPO to hold interactive election event on campus

Abby Anstead, Editor-in-Chief
October 19
Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story, News

Come wearing a red, blue or white T-shirt representing your party and take part in an interactive election event aimed at measuring perspectives on key issues in the upcoming election. In partnership with NKU and the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement, WCPO- 9 On Your Side is hosting an event ...

How NKU celebrates LGBTQ History Month

How NKU celebrates LGBTQ History Month

Aaron Thatcher, Contributor
October 17
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

The beginning of October marks the start of LGBTQ History Month, a month nationally dedicated to education surrounding historical figures who were members of the LGBTQ community. NKU’s celebrations for the month are extensive, including a Drag Show to benefit the LGBTQ student outreach group Common Ground ...

Music review: Bon Iver – 22, A Million

Music review: Bon Iver – 22, A Million

Jude Noel, Contributor
October 12
Filed under Featured Story, Opinions, Reviews, Uncategorized

Five years removed from the monumental prog-folk of his self-titled sophomore record, Justin Vernon's third Bon Iver project is a starkly minimal testament to the limitations of technology and the human mind. Though retaining much of the atmospheric texture employed by its predecessors, 22, A Million tr...

Former NFL player Michael Sam speaks at NKU LGBTQ History Month event

Former NFL player Michael Sam speaks at NKU LGBTQ History Month event

Emily Osterholz, Arts & Life Editor
October 12
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Sports

It’s been over three years since Michael Sam stood in front of his football teammates and came out to them. Sam was entering his senior year at the University of Missouri, when the spontaneous moment occurred. Every year, during camp, the coach would have his players stand in front of the team, The Tigers, an...

Finding strength in speaking out

Finding strength in speaking out

Abby Anstead, Editor-in-Chief
October 11
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

She felt it like it was sitting on her chest. Suffocated by her thoughts in a room full of strangers, Jessica Ulrich stared at the microphone in front of the room. Somehow its slender stand seemed to tower over her. I need to get up and do this. Driven by the desire to share her story, the 21-year-old stood up from her seat. This is who I am. She felt her stomach turn...

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...

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