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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...

Latino Programs and Services celebrates 15 years with Quinceañera

Latino Programs and Services celebrates 15 years with Quinceañera

Amanda Emerson, Contributor
September 16
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

Students gathered in the Student Union Ballroom for the National Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off Reception. “It’s our Quinceañera!” said  Brenda Moran and Denise Fernandez both juniors at NKU. This year marks 15 years that the Latino Programs and Services has been established at the unive...

Get the ball rolling: Zorbing tournament

Get the ball rolling: Zorbing tournament

Sierra Gibson, Contributor
September 15
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

With a combination of sumo wrestling and soccer, Zorb Ball brings a whole new meaning to get the ball rolling. Players are surrounded by a giant bubble and encouraged to bounce into each other as they fight for possession of the ball. The Activities Programming Board is hosting this Zorb Ball event on Saturd...

GALLERY: VP of Student Affairs joins students in dance party

GALLERY: VP of Student Affairs joins students in dance party

Abby Anstead, Editor-in-Chief
September 14
Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story, Uncategorized

A group of students and even some faculty members took a break from the books Wednesday afternoon to dance on the Student Union Plaza. Dan Nadler, the newly-appointed Vice President for Student Affairs, even joined in on the fun. 

GALLERY: Sororities welcome new sisters home

GALLERY: Sororities welcome new sisters home

Madison Borland, Contributor
September 14
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

The women sat in rows silently and clutched the envelopes in their clammy palms. Shoes tapped lightly on the ground and some clutched the ends of their hair in a nervous fashion. The envelopes they held so tightly held the note that would invite them to join their new sisterhoods. Hundreds of women g...

Harry Potter course charms NKU students abroad

Harry Potter course charms NKU students abroad

Michael Stegner, Contributor
September 13
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

John Alberti believes a study abroad course for his Harry Potter class offers a unique experience that the semester-long course at NKU cannot. NKU students enrolled in Alberti’s Harry Potter course now have the opportunity to attend Hogwarts and study the magical world of J.K. Rowling’s imagination i...

One life saved, another changed in Tanzania

One life saved, another changed in Tanzania

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

A piercing shriek echoed along the quiet spaces of the Sinza Community Hospital. In one of the 10 beds, a woman was delivering a baby boy. NKU student Heather Averbeck ran to her room and peeked through the curtain. “I saw a prolapsed umbilical cord,” Averbeck said. “All I saw was the cord comi...

Steely Library commits to academic success of students

Steely Library commits to academic success of students

Emily Sherry, Contributor
September 12
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

A relatively unknown program on campus helps students find and identify credible information while teaching valuable research skills. Steely Library’s Information Literacy Program helps students conduct academic research while enabling them to develop the skills to use that information correctly and ...

How a former flight attendant rose above the 9/11 attacks

How a former flight attendant rose above the 9/11 attacks

Abby Anstead, Editor-in-Chief
September 11
Filed under A&L Features, Featured Story, News

Fifteen years ago, Shanda Harris’ family didn’t know if she was dead or alive. The then 27-year-old flight attendant was 20,000 feet in the air, working a Comair flight from Cincinnati to Charlotte, when an airplane smashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. With her back to the 30 p...

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