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Student Art Spotlight

Student Art Spotlight

September 20, 2020

Destiny Ca'Mel, junior “Bound” (2018) - Acrylic paint, Paint pens, Prismacolor pencils - 18x24 "In this piece, I show the familial traumas and harms that people deal with, but never want to talk about. Also, how a household can turn out to be a prison for some people, and how some do not fear wh...

With NKU athletics postponed, what do intramural leagues look like?

The Intramural Fields in the Booth Residential Village.

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor

September 20, 2020

On Aug. 13, the Horizon League and its Board of Directors came to the decision to postpone competition in fall sports due to COVID-19, affecting various NKU athletic programs. However, despite the absence of official NKU sports such as soccer, golf, volleyball and cross country, students can still e...

EDITORIAL: Reflecting on National Suicide Prevention Month

EDITORIAL: Reflecting on National Suicide Prevention Month

Corinne Byrne, Arts & Life Editor

September 13, 2020

Content Warning: This article discusses mental health and suicide. If you or someone you know are experiencing suicidal thoughts, call or text the national suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255, available 24/7.  The counselor looked at me from across his desk, hands folded, and asked me what ...

Being a dean during a pandemic

In MEP 200, there are stickers indicating what seats are available to be sat in.

Noelle Horn, News Editor

September 7, 2020

Although school started mid-August, the deans on campus have been planning how the semester would look amidst a pandemic for months. As the semester progresses, these deans need to stay attentive to what’s best for their colleges. Judith Daar, Hassan Hassabelnaby and Diana McGill, deans of the ...

Student Poetry Corner

Student Poetry Corner

Sarah Williams-Bryant and Samantha Harrell

September 7, 2020

"Miss America Protest" by Sarah Williams-Bryant, junior creative writing studies major There is no doubt in my mind,  That I am a raging feminist.  If I had been alive in 1968,  I would have burned my bra,  In 1920 I’d be friends with Alice Paul. In 2011, if I was not 13 at the time,  I would ha...

Game day during a pandemic: How local restaurants are adjusting

Mac's Pizza Pub in Cold Spring reopened Friday to eager guests.

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor

September 7, 2020

Thursday, Sept. 10 will mark the beginning of a new season in the National Football League, and local restaurants and entertainment venues are preparing for the expected increase in business. Harvey Germain, owner of Mac’s Pizza Pub in Cold Spring, said that Mac’s is preparing to handle the incre...

Former NKU forward Dantez Walton to play overseas

Dantez Walton (32) drives between two Green Bay players during the Semi-Final game of the Horizon League Tournament against Green Bay. The Norse defeated Green Bay 80-69 and move on the face UIC in the final round of the Horizon League Tournament.

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor

September 4, 2020

Former NKU men’s basketball forward Dantez Walton has signed to play professional basketball for Kataja Basket Club in Joensuu, Finland. View this post on Instagram DANTEZ WALTON KOLMAS AMERIKKALAISVAHVISTUS / SEMI SAARI LIIGARINKIIN! 🔊🔊...

How the Rec Center is adjusting to COVID-19 challenges

When working out, students must wear a facial covering.

Matthew Dietz and Kaycee Sloan

August 30, 2020

Since returning to campus for the 2020 Fall semester, NKU students and staff members have been met with a lot of unfamiliarity within campus buildings and school operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many students have seen all of their classes shift to online delivery through Zoom and other v...

NKU officials discuss potential mandatory commuter meal plan

In the case that Spring semester looks similar to this semester and the meal plan gets delayed again, Hales said that NKU would have to renegotiate its contract with Chartwells and see what the impact of the delay would be.

Noelle Horn, News Editor

August 29, 2020

Earlier this month, NKU’s Chief Financial Officer Mike Hales sent out an email announcing that the mandatory commuter meal plan would be delayed until the Spring 2021 semester.  The plan was delayed due to it not aligning with NKU’s moving forward plan and attempts to “de-densify campus.” T...

What face mask would your zodiac sign wear?

What face mask would your zodiac sign wear?

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

August 29, 2020

As a part of Healthy@NKU, students, faculty, and staff are mandated to wear a mask when they are on campus. Students are using this opportunity to express their interests, hobbies and other traits about themself, but what masks do the stars say fit your personality? Aries: The strong and confident Aries will ...

Norse up, mask up: Costume design majors sell their own custom masks

Emmy Kaeppner started making masks for her family. When her aunt donated fabric she started making them for others.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

August 29, 2020

When the country shut down back in March, Shelby Doyle kept sewing. With some old fabric from downstairs, she began making some masks for her family. After those masks were made, there was still some leftover fabric, so she posted on Facebook and asked if any of her friends needed any custom masks ma...

Horizon League postpones fall competition due to COVID-19

Horizon League postpones fall competition due to COVID-19

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor

August 13, 2020

On Thursday, the Horizon League and its Board of Directors officially postponed competition for fall sports in the 2020 season. The decision to postpone fall sports for the duration of the season comes almost one month after the Horizon League chose to delay competition until at least October 1, citing health c...

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