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New campus rec center could bring parking woes to a head

Mac Payton, News Editor

November 13, 2013


Filed under Kentucky News, News

Updated plans for the new Campus Recreation Center were released at the Student Government Association meeting Monday, Nov. 11. Matt Hackett, director of campus recreation, spoke to the organization, saying that the university is attempting to transform what he called “the world’s largest concrete...

Wu-Tang Clan rapper offers real-life advice

Stephen Wilder, Managing/Sports editor

February 7, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Kentucky News, National News

New York-based rapper Cappadonna visited Highland Heights to speak about leadership in hip-hop and his experience as a member of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan Tuesday evening in the Student Union. The lecture consisted of a history lesson on hip-hop, as well as guidelines for leadership, maturity and...

School spirit is strong among members at Norse basketball games

School spirit is strong among members at Norse basketball games

Derek White, Contributing writer

February 7, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, Sports

When watching any college basketball team, the band is often something heard echoing in the background but not seen. The same is often the case with the NKU Pep Band, a group comprised of on average just 40 students.  But don’t be fooled by their size; this small group gives off big energy in the...

Steely Library works to flip classrooms across campus

Mac Payton, Staff writer

February 7, 2013


Filed under Kentucky News, News

Two of Steely’s librarians are working to implement a new format into classes across campus. This new format, called the “flipped classroom,” is going to be “more active, with less lecturing,” according to librarian Andrea Brooks who is spearheading this project with librarian Mary Chesnut. In...

SGA plans to improve university brand

Kevin Schultz, News editor

February 7, 2013


Filed under Kentucky News, News

A plan to help further progress NKU’s sense of individuality and school spirit is in the works by the university’s Student Government Association. The plan, a resolution presented for the first time by SGA Senator Clayton Castle at the group’s Feb. 4 meeting, would recommend several physical...

Phi Alpha Delta partakes in Polar Plunge

Phi Alpha Delta partakes in Polar Plunge

Caitlin Centner, Arts & Life editor

February 7, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life, Kentucky News

Through the snow and the cold, eight members of the Phi Alpha Delta Hoffman Chapter from the Chase College of Law and their team participated in the 2013 Polar Plunge to raise money for the Special Olympics on Feb. 2. PAD has been participating in the Polar Plunge annually, at least since Casey Robinson,...

Local attractions create influx of job opportunities

Danielle Roberts, Staff writer

February 7, 2013


Filed under Kentucky News, National News, News

Between the numerous grand openings of establishments in downtown Cincinnati and the approaching summer season that is sure to bring big business to some of the area’s popular attractions, job seekers are now seeing ample opportunities for local employment. The Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati is...

Valentine’s activities abundant in area

Danielle Roberts, Staff writer

February 7, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Kentucky News

If your Valentine’s Day dinner usually ends in the blaring sound of the smoke detectors going off on account of your badly burned pot roast, then maybe a romantic evening at home isn’t the best option for you and your date. No worries – there will be plenty for the two of you to do around Cincinnati...

Green initiatives on campus on the rise

Green initiatives on campus on the rise

Derek White, Staff writer

February 7, 2013


Filed under Kentucky News, National News, News

The impact of the eco-friendly programs on campus may appear minor to an outsider. If you were to get a look at what goes on behind the scenes, however; you would begin to see the bigger picture of what NKU’s green programs are doing to make the campus cleaner and more efficient. The overall work...

Networking for the future is UCAP’s goal

Nancy Curtis, Staff writer

February 7, 2013


Filed under Kentucky News, News

College is a time to get out there, meet new people, form relationships and experience new things. You always hear “get involved,” but what does that truly mean and how do you do it? This idea is also known as networking and at NKU, helping students network is the main goal of the University Connect...

Baseball team at top of A-Sun players

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

February 7, 2013


Filed under Kentucky News, Sports

Five NKU baseball players have been named top players to watch in the Atlantic Sun Conference by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. All of them are returning players from last year who helped the team go to the NCAA Division II tournament for the fifth year in a row. The team’s first game is on Feb....

Internet piracy ‘not as big of a problem’

Internet piracy ‘not as big of a problem’

Mac Payton, Staff Writer

February 7, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

There are certain entertainment staples that college students find difficult to survive without: television shows, movies and music. Rather than pay for this media though, some students choose to download these things illegally, so that they can be entertained for free. John Schlipp, Steely Library’s...

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