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A look inside the HIC construction zone

A look inside the HIC construction zone

Michael Stegner, Reporter

December 6, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

Once a metal skeleton, walls are now going up as the construction of the Health Innovation Center has reached its halfway mark, according to Project Manager Mark Jones. Jones said construction, which began in January, is ahead of schedule, under budget and set to complete in January or February of 2018. ...

NKU officials review policies after OSU attack  

NKU officials review policies after OSU attack  

Emily Sherry, Reporter

December 5, 2016


Filed under Crime, Featured Story, News, Uncategorized

Interim Police Chief John Gaffin sits back in his chair, static fading in and out of the room from the police scanner across the hall. Just days before, an Ohio State University police officer shot and killed an OSU student who police say drove his car through a group of people before exiting t...

NKU student camps for 3 days, protests Dakota Access Pipeline

NKU student camps for 3 days, protests Dakota Access Pipeline

Hannah Hagedorn, Reporter

December 2, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

Protesters shared canned beans around small fires. Though mostly strangers, they performed prayer ceremonies as if they were family.   NKU grad student Rachel Ellison recalls the distinct smell of burning tobacco as she set up camp among the colorful sea of tents. “At one point, a girl I didn’...

NKU sorority collects donations for TN wildfire victims

NKU sorority collects donations for TN wildfire victims

Amanda Emerson, Reporter

December 1, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

Though miles away from wildfires that ripped through Tennessee, one NKU organization is taking up collections to help those affected by the disaster that devastated Gatlinburg earlier this week. Over 14,000 residents and tourists were evacuated from areas in eastern Tennessee Monday night, according...

NKU Tackles Carbon Footprint one commuter at a time

NKU Tackles Carbon Footprint one commuter at a time

Hannah Hagedorn, Reporter

November 21, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

Eighty-six percent of students drive to campus alone in their own vehicle, according to a university administered commuter survey from February 2016. But Leuhh Butsch is not one of them. Butsch, an elementary education major, rides to school with two other students, four days a week. She is among the 6 ...

‘The Unaddressed have something to say’: Spoken word demonstration takes place in SU

‘The Unaddressed have something to say’: Spoken word demonstration takes place in SU

Mackenzie Manley, News Editor

November 18, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

  Jayren Andrews stood up on the table in the Student Union cafe, the room swollen with conversations. Hands cupped around his mouth, his voice resounded through the SU. “Excuse me!” The volume of conversations dwindled, faces gravitating towards Andrews, a freshman communications major. ...

Trumped: Donald J. Trump declared president-elect in stunning upset

Trumped: Donald J. Trump declared president-elect in stunning upset

Abby Anstead, Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

NEW YORK  -- Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States, upsetting Democrat Hillary Clinton after winning Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes, pushing him over the 270 vote threshold, The Associated Press reported. Though he has never held a position in government, the Republican nominee ...

PHOTOS: Casting votes and catching Pokemon

PHOTOS: Casting votes and catching Pokemon

Emily Osterholz, Arts & Life Editor

November 8, 2016


Filed under election2016, Featured Story, News

Kellyn Hoffert didn’t want to drive 50 minutes all the way from NKU to Fairfield, her hometown, by herself. That’s how it started. Pokémon Go To The Polls was organized by Hoffert and Marisa Yerace to help students get to different polling locations while also adding a little more excitement; fin...

Clinton, Trump supporters unite to watch returns.

Clinton, Trump supporters unite to watch returns.

Amanda Emerson, Reporter

November 8, 2016


Filed under News

NKU millennials waited patiently for results at the election watch party Tuesday held by Activities Programming Board in the Student Union. “I don’t talk about who I vote for, I think it’s a personal opinion, but I don’t skew either way,” Emily Powell said. Powell, director of entertainm...

Professor’s passion for politics gives life to presidential debates

Professor’s passion for politics gives life to presidential debates

Tori Lentz, Contributor

November 8, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, election2016, News

Dr. Steven Weiss knew he probably wouldn’t be able to get a word in edgewise in his next class. The longtime communication studies professor was planning to broach the topic of the most recent presidential debate to his students. If the class never moved beyond that subject— a very likely possibili...

A voice and a choice: Student opts for third party

A voice and a choice: Student opts for third party

Mackenzie Manley, News Editor

November 8, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News, Viewpoints

It was her first time voting in a presidential election. Along with her brother, they pulled into an adjacent parking lot at AJ Linderman Elementary School, their polling place. Mary Andrikus, a junior economics and Spanish major, marked her ballot for Jill Stein, a green party candidate.   ”I...

Opinion: What the results of the election will mean for the Supreme Court

Opinion: What the results of the election will mean for the Supreme Court

Aaron Thatcher, Contributor

November 8, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News, Viewpoints

The next president of the United States will appoint at least one U.S. Supreme Court Justice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. According to Article III, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution, a Supreme Court Justice's appointment is essentially life-long with “good behavior”, potentially mea...

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