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Video | NPHC Stroll off

Video | NPHC Stroll off

October 21, 2017


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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. 

Video | On the Street: Fall break plans

Video | On the Street: Fall break plans

October 15, 2017


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

What are your plans for Fall break?  The Northerner walked around campus and asked some students their plans.  Watch the video to find out!  

The first Griffin Fest

The first Griffin Fest

October 6, 2017


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The First Inaugural GriffinFest took place Thursday, October 5th. Based on a “Reverse Career Fair” format, students explained their projects to prospective employers who came to them, instead of the other way around. The Fest also included a talk by Keynote Speaker and NKU Alumni Marty Boyer, in whi...

VIDEO | Decades skate party

VIDEO | Decades skate party

October 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Video

With the fall semester in full swing, the NKU Activities Programming Board (APB) and Association of Campus Residents (ACR) have collaborated to bring a “Decades” Skate Party to life. With no attendance fee, students were welcomed to rent out skates and enjoy the loud music and atmosphere of much of...

VIDEO: Local rappers show off at cypher

VIDEO: Local rappers show off at cypher

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

September 29, 2017


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

A chorus of “oohs” erupt from the crowd followed by laughter. Audience members hop to their feet, moved by Mich Tanksley--an NKU student who raps under the name Tooney Lean--who just decimated his opponent in a rap battle, as the enthused crowd suggested. The moment was a highlight of  Thursday Night Lights...

Hiking club merges outdoor spaces and community

Hiking club merges outdoor spaces and community

Shaun Chazuka, Contributor

September 24, 2017


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

As the fall semester began, a new organization emerged on campus: the NKU Hiking club. At its core is club president Allison Wendling, who began organizing it before summer had ended. “I was surprised NKU didn't already have any hiking club and I just figured that I know a lot of my friends like to go hi...

Highland Heights Farmer’s Market, a stone’s throw from NKU

Highland Heights Farmer’s Market, a stone’s throw from NKU

Alex King, Contributor

September 18, 2017


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Marvin Barbian of Barbian Farms is one of many that comes out each week to sell his products at Highland Heights Market--part of the Campbell County Farmer's Association--which range from tomatoes, green beans, apples and squash. Barbian Farms is located toward Camp Springs in Melbourne, Kentucky. ...

WATCH: Teammates on and off the field; Alas brothers get opportunity of a lifetime

WATCH: Teammates on and off the field; Alas brothers get opportunity of a lifetime

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

May 5, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features, Video

When TJ Alas began his collegiate career at Eastern Kentucky University, he never believed he would be able to play with his younger brother Brendan. “It’s been something we’ve always talked about,” TJ said. “Me being four years older than him we just missed each other in high school and in ...

Fun or Foul: NKU Weighs in on Rate My Professors

Fun or Foul: NKU Weighs in on Rate My Professors

Emily Sherry and Hannah Hagerdon, Copy Editor and Assistant News Editor

May 2, 2017


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    Before going to MyNKU to sign up for his classes, Thomas Gerding makes a stop at another popular website first. Gerding uses ratemyprofessors.com every semester during the registration season for Northern Kentucky University. The senior environmental science major said he and his fr...

WATCH: Students take stress break at petting zoo

WATCH: Students take stress break at petting zoo

Alana Setty, Contributor

April 20, 2017


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As the lawn outside the Student Union filled with zoo animals on Tuesday, crowds gathered for a chance to pet the various wildlife brought in by the Activities Programming Board. The animals ranged from farm animals like chickens, goats and rabbits to a kangaroo, camel and a llama. Alecia Siegel, d...

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