The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.

An internship to help the community

Courtney Ferguson, Reporter
September 10, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

The Norse Violence Prevention Center opened in April 2014 after receiving a three year grant from from the Department of Justice and the Office on Violence Against Women and accepts interns. This year, Katie Sebastian, a senior social work major, is serving as their intern. The center aims to pr... Read more »

Capturing the sound: Along the Shore

Capturing the sound: Along the Shore

Lizzie Kibler, Arts and Life Editor
September 9, 2015
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Walking into St. John’s Congregational church with instruments and amps in tow, Along the Shore begins their typical Sunday afternoon in band practice.After setting up their equipment, singer Claire Martin sways with microphone in hand while guitarist and NKU alum Kyle Rhodes strums his guitar along wit... Read more »

Filling the shoes of an old friend

Gavin Colton, Reporter
September 8, 2015
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

When Michael Hatton sat in the late Joe Conger’s office in the Fine Arts building as a student, he had no idea that 16 years later he would be sitting on the other side of NKU’s new School of the Arts. At the time, Conger served as the chair of the theatre and dance department, a role Hatton... Read more »

McCombs fills SOTA Visual Arts Chair

Mackenzie Manley, Contributor
September 8, 2015
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

  The landscape of NKU’s art programs has shifted since the new School of the Arts was introduced, many of those changes coming with the administration.  The new school includes the formerly independent departments of visual arts, music and theater and dance. One of the positio... Read more »

From badminton to national championship fishing

Chris Nerone, Contributor
September 3, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

The NKU bass fishing team began four years ago. Brandon Houston, a senior business marketing major helped start the team.“I wanted to go to a school that had bass fishing, but I ended up staying close to home, so we decided to start one here,” Houston said about his reasons for starting the Bass ... Read more »

VIDEO: Being involved at NKU: African American Programs and Services

VIDEO: Being involved at NKU: African American Programs and Services

Sierra Gibson, Contributor
September 2, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life, GetInvolved, Uncategorized, Video

When it comes to engaging with students, African American Programs and Services seems to have a system that works. From Facebook, to Twitter, to flyers hanging around campus, there is no way to miss their upcoming events. One of their most recent events was the perfect demonstration of this. Director of AAPS, Tracy S... Read more »

NKU String Project provides a musical future for youth

NKU String Project provides a musical future for youth

Michael Stegner, Contributing Writer
September 2, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, GetInvolved

NKU String Project provides a place for teaching, sharing, learning, and discovering through musical experience and education.Members of the community are brought in and student teachers from the NKU Music Department practice and teach them. These students can be as young as eight years old. Being giv... Read more »

From boredom to wrestling

From boredom to wrestling

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor
September 1, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Northern Kentucky University’s newest club sport was created thanks to the boredom of one student.Fifteen months later, the nomadic Norse Wrestling Club will finally have a home in NKU’s new Campus Recreation Center, thanks in large part to junior Dakota Riley.Riley and his wrestling club teammat... Read more »

School of the Arts is looking over the fence for collaboration

School of the Arts is looking over the fence for collaboration

Lizzie Kibler, Arts and Life Editor
September 1, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

From departments to programs, now 900 majors strong and more collaboration opportunities,  the School of the Arts (SOTA) is starting their new legacy at NKU.SOTA is what the original fine arts departments have become and has been planned since January. Instead of having the departments, they are now p... Read more »

S.W.E.R.V.E encourages students to speak up

S.W.E.R.V.E encourages students to speak up

Maggie Fulmer, Contributing Writer
September 1, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Many people have a lot to say, but no place to say it. One organization at NKU is looking for a way to change that.For most of her NKU R.O.C.K.S. experience, Syreeta Briggs didn’t say much. It wasn’t until the program’s talent show that she finally decided to use her voice.Briggs performed a spok... Read more »

Rad Tech Club: Becoming X-Ray Experts

Rad Tech Club: Becoming X-Ray Experts

Emily Osterholz, Contributing Writer
September 1, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

At first glance, Rad Tech Club seems like technology enthusiasts coming together, but these students are actually interested in looking deeper into the human body. The Rad Tech Club at NKU specializes in X-ray vision. Students learn how to perform diagnostic imaging examinations such as X-rays and MRIs ... Read more »

VIDEO: RUSHing into the new year

VIDEO: RUSHing into the new year

Taylor Upchurch, Social Media Editor
August 31, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story, Uncategorized, Video

The once abandoned Griffin Lawn quickly filled with emotion and life as all six of NKU’s sororities gathered on the grass with their bid names, letters, face paint, and a little pep in their step. Each member chanted their chapter’s spirit cries, on one of the biggest days of the year, otherwise kn... Read more »