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WATCH: The MINJAs and their New Image

WATCH: The MINJAs and their New Image

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Video

This week we took an inside look at the recently recuperated MINjas organization. The overview looks at what they’ve done in the past, how they’re doing currently and what they plan for in the future.

WATCH: Loch Norse Open Mic Night

WATCH: Loch Norse Open Mic Night

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, Featured Story, Video

NKU students and faculty alike, gathered at the Highlander Event Center on Friday April 20th for an open mic night held by NKU’s Loch Norse Magazine. Participants were able to enjoy listening to the literary works of others, as well as share some of their own creative works.

WATCH: 2018 NKU Step Show

WATCH: 2018 NKU Step Show

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Video

As the semester comes to an end, it becomes time for the annual step show. The stepping builds camaraderie, teamwork, pride, achievement and a bond that links NKU fraternities and sororities. Step shows are well known for a mix of choreography, singing, music and performance.

Rachael Denhollander takes back the night

Rachael Denhollander takes back the night

Kane Mitten, Reporter

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

“The most powerful thing you can do with your voice is speak the truth to a society that often does not want to hear it,” Rachael Denhollander said to over 75 students in the University Center ballroom last Tuesday. She spoke as part of the sixth annual Take Back the night, an event within NKU...

Editor’s Chat: Rick Meyers

Editor’s Chat: Rick Meyers

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

April 18, 2018


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

When Rick Meyers first stepped on campus in the fall of 1972, it wasn’t just the St. Thomas graduate’s first day of college: it was also NKU’s first day at its new home in Highland Heights, having migrated from its original home on a Covington Hillside.  At that time, four years after the school (th...

Family Divided: Diane Guerrero speaks on memoir, immigration

Family Divided: Diane Guerrero speaks on memoir, immigration

Pavel Klementyev, Reporter

April 17, 2018


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

Diane Guerrero—known for her roles as inmate Maritza Ramos on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black and Lina on Jane the Virgin—spoke at Northern Kentucky University about her recent memoir, In the Country We Love: My Family Divided, which shares her personal story in hopes of raising awareness on immi...

WATCH: NKU Rally for Higher Education

WATCH: NKU Rally for Higher Education

April 13, 2018


Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story, News, Video

Students gathered alongside faculty and staff to rally for their education. With the proposed pension increases and budget cuts, harsh changes are looming on the horizon. NKU is lobbying for the state to push back against Governor Bevin to keep education affordable and save the jobs of many NKU faculty. ...

Beyond butterflies: prof says public speaking gives students a leg up

Beyond butterflies: prof says public speaking gives students a leg up

Natalie Hamren, Asst. News Editor

April 12, 2018


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

“In anything that you’re trying to move up in, the better public speaker you are, the better your edge on everyone else because not everyone can speak in public, feel comfortable with it and want to do it,” says NKU public speaking professor Karen Slawter.

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Pride Week Open Mic helps student artists make their voices heard

Pride Week Open Mic helps student artists make their voices heard

Kane Mitten, Reporter

April 8, 2018


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

Nearly every seat available in the Student Union multi-purpose room was filled Tuesday night as students, parents, and friends came to support the lineup of artists and poets at the 5th annual NKU Open Mic Night—part of the campus’ yearly Pride Week. Birdy, a trans student at NKU, gave a moving...

Student-organized walk raises money for suicide awareness

Student-organized walk raises money for suicide awareness

Kyra McClendon, Reporter

April 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

According to Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE), suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America for all ages. Over 38,000 Americans die from suicide each year, which equates to one every 12 minutes. Twenty to 25 percent of Americans ages 18 and older are affected by depression. University police ...

International Student Union dinner rolls out the red carpet

International Student Union dinner rolls out the red carpet

Pavel Klementyev, Reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events

On April 7th, International Student Union (ISU) and ISSS will host their annual International Dinner and Talent Show to represent and engage a rich diversity of NKU students from over 50 countries with domestic students, faculty, and staff. This year’s theme is the ‘A Night at the Golden Globes’....

‘Let Our Loss Be Heard’: Dance 18 piece examines race and American history.

‘Let Our Loss Be Heard’: Dance 18 piece examines race and American history.

McKenzie Eskridge, Reporter

April 2, 2018


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

The notion that art can express ideas, concepts and emotions seemingly impossible to grasp conversationally is nothing new, but the truth of the cliché struck souls in one of Dance 18’s feature pieces, Let Our Loss be Heard.

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