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Sorority Phi Mu hosts on-campus music festival Bonnamu

Sorority Phi Mu hosts on-campus music festival Bonnamu

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

September 21, 2019

The sun blazed down on the Loch Norse amphitheater Friday afternoon as students lazed on the lawn to watch the first performance of Bonnamu, a campus music festival held by sorority Phi Mu.

“Homecoming” sees NKU alum return to her roots

“Homecoming” sees NKU alum return to her roots

Emily Broyles, Contributor

September 20, 2019

In the School of the Arts’ newest gallery, “Homecoming”, Hollis Hammonds imbues her past in her art, telling the story of her upbringing in Independence, KY. Hammonds, a 1998 NKU graduate and current Chair of Visual Studies at St. Edward’s University, wanted to highlight the shared American experience to hold onto objects and how the things we keep resonates meaning in others. 

VIDEO: The Importance of Counseling on Campus

VIDEO: The Importance of Counseling on Campus

Alyssa Nickles, Tyler Vandervort, Jack Reynolds

September 19, 2019

NKU provides a wide range of resources on campus, one of those being counseling that is available for the university's students.

VIDEO: Best Buddies at Fall Fest

Aaron Magee, Jake Funk, Nick Tobler

September 19, 2019

Reporters Jake Funk, Nick Tobler, and Aaron Magee cover the 2019 Fall Fest, an annual event used to promote student engagement at NKU. One group in need of engagement is the Best Buddies program, which was recently left with only one consistent member.

NKU counselor shares the importance of therapy

NKU counselor shares the importance of therapy

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2019

Editor’s Note: The terms counseling and therapy are used interchangeably throughout the story.  Amy Clark realized the importance of therapy as a teenager. Her mother, a clinical social worker, was an advocate for going to therapy and being open about mental health.   Clark said she faced ob...

NKU helps prevent suicide in LGBTQ+ community

NKU helps prevent suicide in LGBTQ+ community

Bee Klapper, Reporter

September 18, 2019

With suicide being the second largest leading cause of death for those age 15 to 24, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and LGBTQ+ students being about five times more likely to attempt suicide compared to their non-LGBTQ+ peers, suicide prevention awareness month and its importance to the LGBTQ+ community is more crucial than ever.

NKU chapter of Phi Mu celebrates fourth year

NKU chapter of Phi Mu celebrates fourth year

Elena Ferguson, Writer

September 17, 2019

Phi Mu will be celebrating its fourth year at NKU on Nov. 12, 2019.

Audio production majors now equipped to record in new studio

Audio production majors now equipped to record in new studio

Megan Bechtold, Contributor

September 16, 2019

While many students were taking vacations on the beach or enjoying time away from the stress of the past semester’s final exams, NKU’s music department spent their summer converting a space in the Fine Arts building into a functioning studio for the audio production program. Audio production is...

Graffiti stairwell: proposed plans to paint over

Graffiti stairwell: proposed plans to paint over

Kyle Wade, Contributor

September 16, 2019

It’s back to the drawing board for the faculty of School of the Arts as they continue to pursue solutions to promote self-expression, not vandalism. The Fine Arts Building’s graffiti stairwell is an underground attraction on NKU’s campus, and faculty of SOTA are discussing various ways to mak...

‘Step back in history’: Southgate School promotes education, understanding

‘Step back in history’: Southgate School promotes education, understanding

Rachel Smith, Reporter

September 13, 2019

When James Harris was eight years old, he would stand on a Newport street and gawk at the local school closest to his home. Harris said it was so unlike the school he had to walk several blocks to attend because this one had an enormous playground—one with shiny swings, seesaws and slides.  It cap...

Fall fashion on a budget

Fall fashion on a budget

Kane Mitten and Corinne Byrne

September 13, 2019

Your dorm room may be a mess, but your look doesn’t have to be. There is plenty of high-quality clothing out there that will keep you looking fresh without turning your bank account rotten—you just have to look in the right places.

Fall Fest showcases organizations and impact of student engagement

Fall Fest showcases organizations and impact of student engagement

Alyssa Weber, Contributor

September 13, 2019

College can be a confusing time in anyone’s life, between the newfound independence, hectic schedules and homework assignments that never seem to end. However, getting involved on campus can make a world of difference. On Wednesday afternoon, students gathered along Student Union Plaza to speak about their organizations and the impact involvement has had on their college experience.

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