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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.

Poetic Justice energizes the night at Open Mic

Poetic Justice energizes the night at Open Mic

Ellie O'Hara, Contributor

August 28, 2019

Students, friends, supporters and others came together Tuesday in the Student Union for Poetic Justice’s open mic night.

‘Paint Wars’ makes a splash on Science Center Lawn

‘Paint Wars’ makes a splash on Science Center Lawn

Jaiah Ignacio, Contributor

August 26, 2019

As students made their way to the lawn, they were handed white t-shirts and a word of advice: go in and get messy.

NKU weighs in on Sony, Marvel controversy

NKU weighs in on Sony, Marvel controversy

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

August 24, 2019

*This story contains major spoilers about Marvel Studios’ "Avengers: Endgame" and "Spider-Man: Far From Home"* A crowd in the Otto M. Budig Theater chatted about the first week of class and munched on movie concessions. As the lights dimmed, the noise in the theater was reduced to the sound of Ton...

Ice cream event draws in students and faculty alike

Ice cream event draws in students and faculty alike

Haley Millay, Contributor

August 23, 2019

Students flocked to the Student Union Plaza during the afternoon lunch rush on Friday, where a create-your-own ice cream bar was available with an assortment of flavors and toppings.  The Office of Student Engagement, along with the help of Northern Kentucky Leadership Institute, hosted the ice cre...

‘The Big Event’ brings students together

‘The Big Event’ brings students together

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

August 22, 2019

Lots of unfamiliar people, a variety of odd yet exciting events and everyone in attendance confused and unsure of what they should be doing—NKU’s first annual The Big Event was the perfect metaphor for college.

St. Baldrick’s event allows students to shave heads and save lives

St. Baldrick’s event allows students to shave heads and save lives

Haley Millay, Contributor

April 26, 2019

Students shaved their heads as part of the annual spring philanthropy event for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation put on by Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity in the Student Union on Friday. St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a nonprofit organization that, according to its website, works “closely with leading...

GALLERY: Students celebrate at annual Gayla

GALLERY: Students celebrate at annual Gayla

Corinne Byrne, Reporter

April 22, 2019

NKU’s Rainbow Underground hosted its annual Gayla Friday night in the University Center ballroom, welcoming students from the campus and surrounding high schools to have a second chance at prom. Adrian Whittamore, president of Rainbow Underground, said he didn’t get to go to prom in high ...

Students share their stories at Pride Week Open Mic

Students share their stories at Pride Week Open Mic

Kane Mitten, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

April 17, 2019

Students, friends and significant others gathered to hear NKU students share their stories at the 6th annual Open Mic Night in the Student Union multipurpose room, as part of the annual Pride Week.

GALLERY: Students show out for campus Pride March

GALLERY: Students show out for campus Pride March

Billy Keeney, Copy Editor

April 17, 2019

NKU’s sixth Annual Pride March officially kicked off Pride Week this Monday.

Ted Bundy biopic shot at NKU releases on Netflix May 3

Ted Bundy biopic shot at NKU releases on Netflix May 3

Billy Keeney, Copy Editor

April 4, 2019

The new film, starring Zac Efron, has several scenes shot on NKU's campus.

“Initiative” brings Kentucky playwright’s career full circle

“Initiative” brings Kentucky playwright’s career full circle

Kane Mitten, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

April 3, 2019

Initiative, opening Thursday at Y.E.S. Fest, centers around a man's cancer diagnosis and his love for tabletop gaming.

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