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Coronavirus, race discussed at faculty panel

The bike share rack outside Starbucks.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

June 26, 2020

In a panel led by Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Darryl Peal, NKU faculty and administration talked about coronavirus, racism and future steps for improvement. Coronavirus related issues The panel opened with a discussion on how coronavirus has shaped how the Northern Kentucky econom...

Loch Norse Magazine hosts digital open mic night

Loch Norse in front of the Haile/US Bank College of Business.

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

April 18, 2020

Open mic nights usually conjure up images of quaint coffee shops, crowded with literature students and professors snapping their fingers after each brave soul dramatically reads a piece of their own poetry or prose.  NKU’s Loch Norse Magazine has successfully recreated a similar experience with th...

Virtual ‘Take Back The Night’ focuses on sexual assault survivors during COVID-19

Virtual 'Take Back The Night' focuses on sexual assault survivors during COVID-19

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

April 16, 2020

A group of women dressed in black sheets armed with brooms marched across the University of Southern Florida’s campus in 1973. Just a few years prior in Belgium and England, women staged protests against how women couldn’t safely walk the streets alone. After a microbiologist was murdered near her home one ...

How NKU is celebrating Pride Week digitally

Students walk through NKU's campus to celebrate Pride Week.

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

April 13, 2020

Even though campus is closed, NKU’s Office of LGBTQ+ Programs and Services is still finding ways to celebrate Pride Week digitally with a series of online events.  The director of LGBTQ+ Programs and Services and two student organization leaders shared their thoughts on an exclusively digital p...

SOTA Stream keeps the music flowing despite campus closure

SOTA Stream keeps the music flowing despite campus closure

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

March 28, 2020

In the midst of social distancing, SOTA faculty and staff began brainstorming ways to encourage others to stay creative. In addition to virtual open mics and virtual coffee hours, SOTA Stream, an ongoing collection of videos showcasing the deep talent throughout SOTA was launched according to Rick Endr...

ISU hosts digital “Netflix and Chill” watch party

Illustration of the coronavirus.

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

March 20, 2020

After being told to socially isolate, many people’s first thought is booting up Netflix. But NKU’s International Student Union doesn’t want to lose community connection for those who may be suffering from the lack of social connection in quarantine. Thankfully, the browser Google Chrome has a Net...

Students and faculty discuss importance of Black History Month

Students and faculty discuss importance of Black History Month

Haley Millay, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

NKU R.O.C.K.S. and the Diversity Committee in the History and Geography Department held an event on Thursday to discuss the importance of Black History Month on NKU’s campus, which is predominantly white.

Aspiring Jedis train in the Health Innovation Center

Aspiring Jedis train in the Health Innovation Center

Bee Klapper, Reporter

February 26, 2020

Around 30 people attended Jedi Training Tuesday night in the Campus Recreation Center, which combined a Pilates workout with glowing lightsabers from the 'Star Wars' series.

‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ sets sail in the Corbett Theatre

The sailors of HMS Pinafore gather around their captain in a number.

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

February 19, 2020

Dancing, comedy and forbidden love can be found on the H.M.S. Pinafore, which drops anchor in the Corbett Theatre on Feb. 21.  “H.M.S. Pinafore” is an operetta written by Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert in 1878, and one of the biggest influences on the musical theatre of today, according...

SOTA’s ‘Buried Child’ reflects on death of American life

SOTA’s ‘Buried Child’ reflects on death of American life

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

February 19, 2020

“Buried Child,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning three-act play that reflects on the death of the American dream, is the oddest play of the season, according to junior BFA acting major Trevor Browning. “It’s totally unlike anything they’re doing this semester,” Browning said. “It’s bookended b...

Students show their skills at Homecoming Talent Show

Students show their skills at Homecoming Talent Show

Shannan Murray, Contributor

February 6, 2020

The SU ballroom was packed Wednesday night for the annual homecoming talent show. Students from all organizations came to support their favorite performer as they competed for the chance to take home the grand prize of $100 on their All Card.

Former Miss USA speaks at BHM celebration

Deshauna Barber listens to an audience question.

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

February 5, 2020

Deshauna Barber, the 2016 Miss USA, took the stage in the Student Union Ballroom on Tuesday night as part of NKU’s ongoing Black History Month celebration.

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