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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 ...

One last ‘kanpai’ for NKU’s Gifu exchange students

One last ‘kanpai’ for NKU’s Gifu exchange students

Leonard Ivey, Reporter
September 22
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

After two weeks of exploring Kentucky and Cincinnati — and yet another week to come — the Gifu students were ready for a little bit of downtime. It was time for a small going-away party at Bellevue Beach Park in front of the Ohio River, and they had earned it. After all, in only so little time they...

A phantom in the sky: The hidden reality of drone operating

A phantom in the sky: The hidden reality of drone operating

Cole Grecco, Asst. Arts & Life Editor
September 22
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

When Noah Vaniglia took his DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone up over NKU last fall he was immediately approached by students and asked a flurry of questions about what he was doing and what exactly was he flying. Dan Nadler, VP of student affairs, said there is not a campus policy on drone usage. “Th...

Phi Mu and Phi Gamma Delta come to campus

Phi Mu and Phi Gamma Delta come to campus

Nicole Browning, Assistant News Editor
September 18
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, News

“There’s a saying like, if there’s something really bad, ‘I don’t wish it on anyone.’ Well, I wish being Greek upon everyone. I wish everyone could have the experience of going Greek, just because of how many great things stem from it,” Rick Seal, Interfraternity Council (IFC) president and member...

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