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NKU alum breaks world record by helping reduce waste

Sean Gardner used 10,000 gift cards to break a world record
Braden White, Arts & Life Editor June 14, 2021

Sean Gardner, a 2019 NKU graduate, is set to break the world record for the largest number made of plastic cards.  It all started back in Gardner’s high school guitar class, when many students would...

An infographic depicting the timeline for NKU Esports over the last few years.

NKU Esports program celebrates promising start to varsity program

The program had a very successful first year at NKU
Noah Schuler, Reporter May 11, 2021

Over the past year, NKU has seen the rise of its Esports program in ways few might have seen coming. At this time last year, NKU’s Esport Club had just received a $75,000 grant from NKU’s Innovation...

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A conversation with junior theatre major Alyssa Taylor

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor May 3, 2021

What is your year/major? Junior, marketing and theatre double major.  What were your thoughts last spring when the university first closed?  I think my first thoughts when it first started happening...

A girl in a red dress sitting on the stage floor with dancers behind her in the shadows.

A conversation with junior musical theatre BFA Arianna Catalano

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor May 3, 2021

Last year over spring break, junior musical theatre BFA major Arianna Catalano was visiting New York with her mom to take some dance classes and watch a few Broadway performances. Little did she know,...

A woman in a yellow shirt and black face mask

A conversation with senior BFA major Jackson Hurt

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor May 2, 2021

Senior theatre BFA major Jackson Hurt didn’t always want to be a performer, but he said there was a moment on stage during his first show that made him realize he was at home. When he entered college,...

Jasmine looking at the camera with a straight face, wearing a blue shirt and hair is pinned up.

A conversation with alumna Jasmine Watson

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor May 2, 2021

Since alumna Jasmine Watson graduated last spring with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography, she said she has felt like her life has been put on pause.  “When the pandemic hit, I was in the middle...

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A conversation with freshman dance BFA Lindsey Dean

May 2, 2021

What is your year/major? Freshman, dance BFA. Did you work on any projects last summer or continue dancing at all?  Last summer due to the pandemic, I was actually still teaching at The Dance...

Linnzie sitting wearing a yellow cardigan.

A conversation with junior musical theatre BFA Linnzie Hays

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor May 2, 2021

What is your year/major? Junior BFA Musical Theatre. Think back to last March. Were you in the middle of any projects or about being working on anything? We were just finishing up Dance ‘20...

The entrance to Health, Counseling and Student Wellness in University Center. A frosted glass door.

Counseling center: meeting students where they are

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor May 2, 2021

One of the biggest concerns for Amy Clark, director of Student Counseling Services, during the past year has been being able to meet students’ needs—wherever they are. Because of COVID-19 and the need...

Anthony Chavez speaks to the crowd.

NKU hosts Climate Change Questions and Issues event as a part of Earth week

Braden White, Reporter April 25, 2021

Friday afternoon, professor of law at Chase College of Law Anthony Chavez spoke at the Climate Change Questions and Issues virtual and in-person hybrid event as a part of NKU’s annual Earth Week.  Earth...

Taylor Musgrove's self portrait for the @nkusocial Instagram account.

SOTA artist discusses recent projects

Kiley Steiner , Contributor April 18, 2021

Noelle Stevenson. Mel Springer. These names may not be familiar to some, but for Senior Visual Communication Design (VCD) Major Taylor Musgrove they serve as inspiration for her own artwork.  Musgrove...

ART 317 student Kaila Hicks brings greenery inside to practice studio photography.

NKUsocial Instagram serves as unique place for student artists to share work

Kiley Steiner , Contributor April 18, 2021

Assistant Professor of Photography Rachael Banks has created a unique space for the students at Northern Kentucky University who take her ART 317 class: Web and Social Media for Artists to share their...

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