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‘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 ...

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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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...

Interim pres. signs letter urging Congress for immigration fix

Interim pres. signs letter urging Congress for immigration fix

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

NKU’s Interim Pres. Gerard St. Amand signed a letter with almost 800 other universities urging Congress to work on long-term immigration reform on Thursday.

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Immigration town hall gives community forum on national issue

Immigration town hall gives community forum on national issue

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, National News, News

SGA hosted a town hall meeting where students could voice concerns about DACA to a panel of experts and students in the SU ballroom on Thursday night.

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UPDATE: First-degree rape reported to campus police

UPDATE: First-degree rape reported to campus police

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, Featured Story, News

A sexual assault classified as first-degree rape was reported to campus police on Wednesday. According to an email sent by the Northern Kentucky University Police Department to the student body, the incident reportedly took place in Woodcrest Apartments between the evening of Oct. 14 and the early mor...

SGA to host immigration town hall, vote on DACA resolution

SGA to host immigration town hall, vote on DACA resolution

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus Events, Featured Story, National News, News

SGA will address concerns about the future of DACA recipients at an immigration town hall on Oct. 19 in the SU. SGA's DACA solidarity resolution goes to a vote on Oct. 23.

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Ohio Renaissance Festival hosts weekends of combat, craft and fantasy

Ohio Renaissance Festival hosts weekends of combat, craft and fantasy

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

October 16, 2017


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

Less than an hour from NKU sits the Ohio Renaissance Festival, where characters spill off the pages of history to entertain with live combat, authentic craft and an immersive world.

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‘Now or never’: One woman’s fight to halt MS

‘Now or never’: One woman’s fight to halt MS

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Featured Story, News, Uncategorized

Jen Stansbury Koenig ran her hand over her freshly shaved head, hair shedding onto the off-white tablecloth below. She said she wanted to do it before she began chemo, worried large clumps of hair falling out may scare her child. Her 7-year-old daughter, Adelaide, came into the dining room, still coming...

Snapchatting and driving: a potentially fatal distraction

Snapchatting and driving: a potentially fatal distraction

Megan Bechtold, Contributor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

When caught in slow-moving traffic, student Matthew Nalley is unable to resist pulling out his phone for a quick Snapchat video or photo. Often, in a state of road rage, he will yell at traffic to speed up, all the while filming his drive to share with his friends or post to his Story for public viewi...

Cincinnati Woman of the Year overcomes homelessness to help others

Cincinnati Woman of the Year overcomes homelessness to help others

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

Susan Landis was standing in line for the deli counter in Kroger when her husband, Samuel came rushing to her, phone in hand, and informed her she needed to take a call. “I got on the phone and the guy asks ‘is this Sandra Landis?’” Susan said. “I said ‘No this is Susan Landis.’ He sai...

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