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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. ...

‘NKU, what are we going to do?’: Students, professors, staff rally against state cuts, pension hikes

‘NKU, what are we going to do?’: Students, professors, staff rally against state cuts, pension hikes

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, National News, News

Roaring louder than the coursing winds outside the Student Union were chants of “fund our future” led by students, faculty and staff protesting state education cuts. Homemade signs with “I AM WORTH IT,” “LET’S NOT GO BACKWARD” and “SAVE HIGHER EDUCATION” written in black ink waved as speakers advocated for relief from cuts.

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.

Student: ‘I didn’t want there to be a girl after me’

Student: ‘I didn’t want there to be a girl after me’

Sam Rosenstiel and Mackenzie Manley

April 11, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, News

As a freshman, she was self-conscious and lonely—qualities she believes were later taken advantage of by Dr. Randy Pennington, NKU’s choral studies director.

State cuts get funding band-aid, pension challenge grows urgent

State cuts get funding band-aid, pension challenge grows urgent

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

The Kentucky legislature passed its final budget and a pension reform bill that leaves NKU in the black with more performance funding. But, it’s the unchanged pension cost administrators worry will send the university into the red.

EDITORIAL: Without job security, how can professors do their job?

EDITORIAL: Without job security, how can professors do their job?

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

April 9, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Viewpoints

Two weeks ago, on Good Friday, many non-tenure track (NTTR) lecturers at NKU received letters that due to budget uncertainties, they may not have positions next school year. That’s 47 lecturers in the arts & sciences, 15 in informatics, 16 in education, and more across campus. They’re the...

Education, care go hand-in-hand for Health Innovation director

Education, care go hand-in-hand for Health Innovation director

Josh Goad, Reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, News, Science & Health

“She was a woman with a vision,” Dr. Valerie Gray Hardcastle said of her grandmother. ”Her vision was that the sons would get a college education and that was there way out of this abject poverty and the daughters would marry someone with a college education.” Hardcastle, NKU’s first executive...

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...

Off-season movement continues with Faulkner release, Rack departure

Off-season movement continues with Faulkner release, Rack departure

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

This off-season should prove to be a period of change for the Norse, with many members of the team leaving the roster. Williams’ transfer left a scholarship spot open, which was  awarded to Tyler Sharpe, a transfer from Louisville. Sharpe announced this on his Twitter account. Thank you 🙏🏼 ht...

‘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.

WATCH: FUEL NKU Hosts a Monthly Food Drive

WATCH: FUEL NKU Hosts a Monthly Food Drive

April 2, 2018


Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story, Video

The last Wednesday of each month, Fuel NKU sponsors a produce stand in the Student Union to offer free, fresh produce to students on a budget.  In addition to the produce stand, you can shop in Fuel NKU's campus food pantry, located on the first floor of the University Center.  Offering a variety...

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