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How does SOTA operate during a pandemic?

Four dancers rehearse in a parking garage.
September 23, 2020

NKU’s School of the Arts (SOTA) has decided to utilize digital media as an alternative method to typical live performances, open art galleries and music/vocal lessons in order to ensure a safe, socially...

‘I want to live past COVID’: students, alum explain what it’s like to have the disease

Senior Theatre and Philosophy major Isabel Sleczkowski sits in her apartment where she's been quarantining since July.
Three COVID-19 stories—ranging from ER visits to no symptoms at all
September 22, 2020

Read about two NKU students' and one alum's experience with COVID-19. Isabel Sleczkowski, senior philosophy and theatre BFA major, experienced severe symptoms that sent her to the emergency room twice. Emmy...

Emmy Kaeppner

Kaeppner sits inside her apartment and looks at through the window.
Senior BFA Costume Design and Technology
September 22, 2020

Around four days after Kaeppner’s fiancee, Isabel Sleczkowski, started experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms, Kaeppner started experiencing them, too. Her mom had coronavirus over the summer, so Kaeppner...

Isabel Sleczkowski

Sleczkowski sits in her apartment. She stares out through the window.
Senior Philosophy and Theatre BFA Major
September 22, 2020

Isabel Sleczkowski felt the blood pressure cuff squeeze her arm. She knew another 30 minutes had passed. Between the cuff, an IV, a pulse oximeter and her relentless fatigue, she could hardly hold up the...

Bailey Fox

Bailey Fox sits inside her apartment through the bedroom window.
Electronic Media and Broadcasting ‘20 alum
September 22, 2020

Bailey Fox was the only person in her inner circle of friends who tested positive for COVID-19 over the summer. Her friend group, which consisted of around four people, hung out over the summer. Fox wasn’t...

Student Art Spotlight

Student Art Spotlight
September 20, 2020

Destiny Ca'Mel, junior “Bound” (2018) - Acrylic paint, Paint pens, Prismacolor pencils - 18x24 "In this piece, I show the familial traumas and harms that people deal with, but never want to talk...

What’s coming to streaming in September

Get ready to binge-watch the latest shows
September 5, 2020

Netflix Away (9/4) Say “I” if you’ve considered leaving Earth this year. This crew of astronaut’s treacherous three-year mission to Mars might have you reconsidering your trip on Elon Musk’s...

How the Rec Center is adjusting to COVID-19 challenges

When working out, students must wear a facial covering.
August 30, 2020

Since returning to campus for the 2020 Fall semester, NKU students and staff members have been met with a lot of unfamiliarity within campus buildings and school operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many...

Norse up, mask up: Costume design majors sell their own custom masks

Emmy Kaeppner started making masks for her family. When her aunt donated fabric she started making them for others.
August 29, 2020

When the country shut down back in March, Shelby Doyle kept sewing. With some old fabric from downstairs, she began making some masks for her family. After those masks were made, there was still some...

Coronavirus, race discussed at faculty panel

The bike share rack outside Starbucks.
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...

Mac’s in Cold Spring reopens: social distancing, sanitation

Mac's Pizza Pub in Cold Spring reopened Friday, May 22 to eager guests.
Mac's Pizza Pub reopened Friday to eager guests
May 23, 2020

Harvey Germain, owner of Mac’s Pizza Pub in Cold Spring, said the first day of reopening for dine-in, May 22, was a beautiful day as guests visited to hang out and have a good time sitting outside of...

How COVID-19 affected NKU

NKU has fully transitioned to an online university amid coronavirus concerns.
May 8, 2020

COVID-19 has completely stopped the world. Schools now operate online. Grocery stores are no longer open 24/7. Masks are strongly encouraged to be worn in public—even just for exercise. Coronavirus...

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