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Hiking club merges outdoor spaces and community

Hiking club merges outdoor spaces and community

Shaun Chaz, Contributor

September 24, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

As the fall semester began, a new organization emerged on campus: the NKU Hiking club. At its core is club president Allison Wendling, who began organizing it before summer had ended. “I was surprised NKU didn't already have any hiking club and I just figured that I know a lot of my friends like to go hi...

Business Week: Connect with the professionals

Business Week: Connect with the professionals

Pavel Klementyev, Contributor

September 24, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Northern Kentucky University and Haile/US Bank College of Business faculty and staff will host the ninth annual business week for all NKU students on Sept. 26-27. This two-day business week event will take place on NKU’s campus and provide an opportunity for students to get acquainted with current pr...

Hispanic heritage month kick-off melds community, hope

Hispanic heritage month kick-off melds community, hope

Brittney Gunter, Design editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

The smell of food infused the University Center’s lobby as Latin music poured from the ballroom. The event kicked off National Hispanic Heritage Month with a reception on Sept. 14 as Latino Programs and Services invited the northern Kentucky community to join them in celebrating their culture. The ...

SOTA Wellness Session:Self-Care and You

SOTA Wellness Session:Self-Care and You

Kiara Reece, Contributor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

The School of the Arts will host a wellness session for SOTA majors and minors on Thursday, September 21. The lead speaker will be Staff Clinician, Diana Petta Wallace and the session will focus on self-care skills in the college atmosphere such as mental health, depression, and anxiety. The session will al...

A Week of Adventures in the Queen City

A Week of Adventures in the Queen City

Alex King, Contributor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Get off campus for a day or a weekend with events spanning across Greater Cincinnati. You deserve to escape the white-walled prison of your dormitory. Monday, September 18 The Office: Live Trivia Night For fans of The Office your time has come: you have the chance to put your knowledge to the test. Trivia night wil...

GALLERY: Sororities welcome new sisters during bid day weekend

GALLERY: Sororities welcome new sisters during bid day weekend

Chelsea Livers Gowdy, Contributor

September 18, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

The second weekend of September was recruitment time for sororities at NKU; about 350 women explored Greek life in order to find the chapters that best suited them.  For many, including junior Rachel Moreland, a major goal in joining a sorority was to make friends. “I want to get out my comfor...

Cold Springs Farmer’s Market, a stone’s throw from NKU

Cold Springs Farmer’s Market, a stone’s throw from NKU

Alex King, Contributor

September 18, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Marvin Barbian of Barbian Farms is one of many that comes out each week to sell his products, which range from tomatoes to green beans, apples and squash. Barbian Farms is located toward Camp Springs in Melbourne, Kentucky. “I grew fruits and vegetables. I’ve done it all my life and I make a living at it...

GALLERY: Fraternity bid day takes Science Center lawn

GALLERY: Fraternity bid day takes Science Center lawn

Mesa Serikali, Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

The sound of music, mostly hip-hop, rang through the Science Center lawn as current fraternity members began placing large greek letters--symbols of their fraternity chapters--across the field. Members with painted faces and greek capes trotted along as anticipation and excitement for meeting their n...

9/11 and Islam: One student’s perspective

9/11 and Islam: One student’s perspective

Kiara Reece, Contributor

September 17, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

September 11, 2001—10 members associated with extremist group Al-Qaeda attacked the World Trade Towers in New York City, NY marking 9/11 as a day that went down in American history. Each year, its anniversary is revered in silence, honoring the lives lost. September 11, 2017—Allison Vesgas, a freshman political science major, logged into her Instagram. As she scrolled down her timelin...

REVIEW: Ubahn Fest brings 2 Chainz, Big Sean under ground

REVIEW: Ubahn Fest brings 2 Chainz, Big Sean under ground

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews, Uncategorized

Despite its relatively small size, Ubahn Fest boasted an impressive lineup. 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane have been at the forefront of the Atlanta trap scene that has blown apart the mainstream over the past year. Steve Aoki is easily one of the most recognizable figures in electronic dance music. Big Sea...

Going with the flow: NKU professor keeps college radio tradition alive on WAIF-FM

Going with the flow: NKU professor keeps college radio tradition alive on WAIF-FM

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Even Ken Katkin couldn’t tell you exactly what’s kept him working in freeform radio for the past 34 years. It’s unpaid work and sometimes underappreciated, especially in an age where playlists are available at the touch of a button on sites like Spotify and Pandora. For the NKU law professor, t...

Hispanic Heritage Months kicks off Thursday

Hispanic Heritage Months kicks off Thursday

Abby Crabill, Contributor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Northern Kentucky University’s Latino Programs and Services will kick-off their annual celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, Sept. 14. This year there are many Latino-inspired events for all students and guests to take part in. The main focus of this year’s events will be rela...

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