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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...

Minds of Tomorrow: Alpha Phi Alpha hosts Leadership Development Institute

Minds of Tomorrow: Alpha Phi Alpha hosts Leadership Development Institute

Jude Noel, Reporter

August 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Over a hundred high school students from across seven states in the Midwest gathered on NKU’s campus for a weekend meant to shape young black men into the next generation of leaders. The event, hosted by NKU and Cincinnati’s chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha (Rho Gamma and Delta Gamma Lambda, respec...

WATCH: Students take stress break at petting zoo

WATCH: Students take stress break at petting zoo

Alana Setty, Contributor

April 20, 2017


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

As the lawn outside the Student Union filled with zoo animals on Tuesday, crowds gathered for a chance to pet the various wildlife brought in by the Activities Programming Board. The animals ranged from farm animals like chickens, goats and rabbits to a kangaroo, camel and a llama. Alecia Siegel, d...

Take Back the Night: Survivors share their stories

Take Back the Night: Survivors share their stories

Brittney Gunter, Reporter

April 14, 2017


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

Students shuffled around a white leather couch and tried to find a seat in the University Center Ballroom. Names that represent survivors are written on the shiny material in purple ink.   The couch, and all that it represents, is a part of The K.A.S.S.I.E. Project. The K.A.S.S.I.E. Project helps sur...

Sustainability: Where to go and where we’ve been

Sustainability: Where to go and where we’ve been

Emily Moran and Mackenzie Manley, Reporter, Managing Editor

April 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

As an intern at NKU’s Sustainability Office, one of Ronald Brown’s projects involves sorting through waste.  Here, he begins to collect data on what, as a campus community, we’re throwing away. Tess Phinney, the sustainability manager for campus, said that the office will roll out a new Recy...

Mother’s battle with cancer inspires 2 NKU sisters

Mother’s battle with cancer inspires 2 NKU sisters

Cole Grecco, News Editor

March 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Mariah Manson and her sister Maya have seen the effects of cancer right at home. The sisters came up with the idea for Cancer: Let’s Fight Together after watching their mother, Stacey, struggle with and eventually beat colon cancer. “Our mother was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer about t...

Negro League teams honored at annual All-Star game

Negro League teams honored at annual All-Star game

Kacie Jackson, Contributor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story, Intramurals, Sports

The Recreation Center basketball court was turned into a makeshift baseball field to celebrate the history of the Negro Baseball League. Negro League teams were represented as NKU Intramural hosted its seventh annual Wiffle Ball game Feb. 17.   Campus Recreation and African Programs and Services came ...

GALLERY: MLK Candlelight Vigil ignites passion in NKU community

GALLERY: MLK Candlelight Vigil ignites passion in NKU community

Nicole Browning, Assistant Arts & Life editor

January 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Students gathered in a circle and held flameless candles while singing “This Little Light of Mine.” They spoke in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday night in the SU lobby. The Candlelight Vigil was held by the African American Programs & Services (AAP&S) and Alpha Phi Alpha;...

What to do on campus this week

What to do on campus this week

Emily Osterholz, Arts & Life editor

January 9, 2017


Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story

Wednesday Jan. 11 The National Society of Collegiate Scholars The National Society of Collegiate Scholars will be discussing this year's induction ceremony, selection of chapter officers, and a food drive to raise supplies for Fuel NKU Food Pantry from 6:30-8 p.m. on the fourth floor lobby of Landrum. T...

Student-run film festival to show top independent films

Student-run film festival to show top independent films

Emmett Kresslein, Contributor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story

Roll out the pink carpet. NKU students will host the the inaugural Official Impromptu Northern Kentucky Film Festival (or OINK for short) 5 p.m. Tuesday in Griffin Hall’s Digitorium. The film festival will mainly showcase the Tri-State area’s best work in independent film, ranging from narrative, ...

“Full House” child star urges addicts not to stand alone

“Full House” child star urges addicts not to stand alone

Sierra Gibson, Reporter

November 30, 2016


Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story

Jodie Sweetin shares her battle with addiction on college campuses for a reason. Sweetin, the child star who played Stephanie Tanner from hit show “Full House,” said she struggled the most with addiction when she was in college. Now Sweetin shares her story on college campuses around the countr...

Gallery: ‘Black to the Future’ showcases black culture and fashion

Gallery: ‘Black to the Future’ showcases black culture and fashion

Mackenzie Manley, News Editor

November 2, 2016


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

They were dressed neatly in all black, weaving past one another, their voices tangled in a mix of determination and drive. Black to the Future: Black Fashion and Culture Then and Now was the first large event put on by Black Women’s Organization. Meant to showcase black fashion and culture, Dejah Rowlings, ...

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