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Pro-life display destroyed again: an issue of free speech

Pro-life display destroyed again: an issue of free speech

Nicole Browning, News Editor

October 28, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

The array of crosses spread across NKU’s plaza lawn by NKU’s pro-life organization, Northern Right to Life, were uprooted, knocked down and destroyed again early Wednesday morning. A repeating act of vandalism, the incident occurred almost exactly a year previously on Oct. 26, 2016. RELATED: Pro-...

Libs hits career milestone as Norse fall to Golden Grizzlies

Libs hits career milestone as Norse fall to Golden Grizzlies

Kevin Carey, Reporter

October 28, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The NKU volleyball team battled Horizon League foe the Oakland Golden Grizzlies Friday night at Regents Hall. The Norse suffered their second-straight loss 3-1 and falling to 9-11 on the year and 5-6 in conference play. NKU also took the time to recognize junior Haley Libs as she reached 1,000 career ki...

GALLERY: Black Women’s Organization fashion show highlights local talent

GALLERY: Black Women’s Organization fashion show highlights local talent

Kacie Jackson, Contributor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story, Uncategorized

“Millennial Experience” was the second annual fall fashion show hosted by the Black Women’s Organization, highlighting fashion and designs made by local vendors. Kylie Gray, president of BWO, said that the organization had been planning the show since last January. As attendees began to shuffle int...

‘Hold that weight’: Students rally against sexual assault

‘Hold that weight’: Students rally against sexual assault

Mackenzie Manley, Kevin Carey, Jude Noel, Editor-in-Chief, Reporter, Social Media Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

“NKU PROTECT YOUR STUDENTS, NOT YOUR REPUTATION,” read a sign, words painted in bold black and red lettering backdropped by a white bed sheet. They stood in front of the Student Union, some carrying their own signs of affirmations: “Me too,” and “I believe you,” and “Violence affects ...

International talent jumpstarts Norse rebuilding process

International talent jumpstarts Norse rebuilding process

Kevin Carey, Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Currently sitting at 6-4-4, the NKU Men’s Soccer team is on pace for a record year. With a new coach at the helm and nearly half the team made up of international students, the Norse have accumulated five more wins than last season and are only two wins shy of the 2015 season. With half the team ...

Kentucky Hall closed for six-month renovation

Kentucky Hall closed for six-month renovation

Chelsea Livers Gowdy, Contributor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

As winter break approaches, some students will find themselves in an unfortunate predicament: Kentucky Hall will be closed for renovations for an estimated six months, according to Arnie Slaughter.   Slaughter, assistant vice president for student engagement and dean of students, said the renovations...

SGA passes DACA solidarity resolution

SGA passes DACA solidarity resolution

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

SGA passed a resolution for solidarity with DACA recipients at their meeting on Oct. 23. Resolution 2017-2018.001 aims to establish NKU “as a safe community which fosters a positive learning environment and protects the rights and privacy of students on campus.”

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Peek inside the cyber-security lab: coming Spring 2018

Peek inside the cyber-security lab: coming Spring 2018

Wayne Gates, Reporter

October 23, 2017


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

NKU students who plan to enter the battle for cybersecurity when they graduate will have a new place in Griffin Hall to practice their skills against the electronic enemy next Spring.  Budding security professionals will go “keyboard to keyboard” with hackers in the new JRG Cyber Threat Intellige...

Arcade Legacy’s time-warping experience comes to Newport

Arcade Legacy’s time-warping experience comes to Newport

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

October 22, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Uncategorized

Nestled deep in the ghostly innards of the nearly-abandoned Forest Fair Village Mall, Arcade Legacy’s flagship location is a surreal oasis: a dimly-lit cavern of 16-bit nostalgia that glows with mystery. Peek inside from the desolate food court that surrounds the store and you’ll find more than dec...

GALLERY: Vikings spoil Norse senior night

GALLERY: Vikings spoil Norse senior night

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 21, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The Northern Kentucky women's soccer team fell to Cleveland State 1-0 on senior night at the NKU Soccer Stadium Saturday night.  The loss is the first loss the Norse have suffered in league play this season and are now 6-1-1 in league play while Cleveland State improves to 5-3 in Horizon League pl...

Video | NPHC Stroll off

Video | NPHC Stroll off

October 21, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Video

Northern Kentucky University's National Panhellenic Concil hosts a benefit Stroll-off to raise money for hurricane victims. Strolling is unique to NPHC culture and has become a widely recognized tradition. 

Presidential Update: Board meets to discuss selection process

Presidential Update: Board meets to discuss selection process

Nicole Browning, News Editor

October 21, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

The NKU Board of Regents, after receiving a list of recommended candidates from the NKU Presidential Search and Selection Committee this week, held a special meeting on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 4:30 p.m. to discuss the next steps for the presidential search. The process for selection has been largely confidentia...

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