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NKU student and cancer survivor

NKU student and cancer survivor

Moe Daniels, Reporter

May 3, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Video

Alyssa Plageman was in the middle of her sophomore year at NKU when she received some life changing news: she was diagnosed with cancer.“I remember it was right before we were taking our final exams, before the summer," Plageman said. "A lot of my teachers were helpful and they said that I could j...

Celebration

Celebration

April 20, 2015


Filed under Video

The show behind the curtain VIDEO

The show behind the curtain VIDEO

Taylor Upchurch, Reporter

April 17, 2015


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

Musical productions here on NKU’s campus are known for their worthy applause, but the applause should also be directed towards the show that takes place behind the curtain every night, six nights a week. Stage managers have many responsibilities, all of which require them to keep every detail running s...

NKU student finds inspiration in fire fighting VIDEO

NKU student finds inspiration in fire fighting VIDEO

Kassidy Stricklett, Reporter

April 16, 2015


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

Tales of loss, triumph and selflessness fill many pages, as Junior English major Joe Schutzman, takes his creative writing to the next level with his experiences as a firefighter and EMS professional at Crescent Springs and Gallatin County, fire and EMS. This inspiration however, did not come without m...

Chase graduate inspires bright futures for young athletes in NKY

Chase graduate inspires bright futures for young athletes in NKY

Gavin Colton, Reporter

April 16, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, News, Video

NKU Chase College of Law graduate Bob Arnold recognized that there was a need for a practice and training facility targeted at student-athletes and prospective student-athletes in the Northern Kentucky area. Next Level Academy is a multipurpose facility targeting training and playing. It employs NKU stude...

Student programmer’s passion ‘ricochets’ onto his work VIDEO

Student programmer’s passion ‘ricochets’ onto his work VIDEO

Lizzie Kibler, Assistant Arts and Life Editor

April 15, 2015


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

Taking the idea of an old 1980s video arcade game, junior computer information technology major AJ Ryan is making just that. Ryan is a student at NKU who uses his feet to perform daily tasks. One of these is developing video games such as the one he is currently working on called Robo Ricochet. “I’m trying to put as many o...

Same game, different footing

Clayton Castle, Reporter

November 7, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Video

The men’s basketball team found an unconventional, yet inspiring way to prepare for the upcoming season. Besides the drills, whistles, and sprints, the team practices every Tuesday night in wheelchairs to support the Cincinnati Royals, a wheelchair basketball team in Cincinnati, headed by the Cinci...

VIDEO: Hundreds of children flock to Callahan for Norse-O-Ween

VIDEO: Hundreds of children flock to Callahan for Norse-O-Ween

Dylan Tierney, Contributor

October 31, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Video

The Eighth Annual Norse-O-Ween was held in Callahan Hall on Oct.30. Running from 6 to 8 p.m. kids participated in Halloween festivities that included much more than trick-or-treating. “Lots of candy and decorations to go around,” said Woodcrest Hall director Christina Chambers said. “There’s easily over $1,1...

Geese at NKU: Beautiful birds or invasive infiltrators?

Geese at NKU: Beautiful birds or invasive infiltrators?

Emily Hodges, Staff writer

May 1, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, News, Video

Geese can be seen strolling through campus enjoying the weather much like students do. Whether the geese are a problem or not to NKU, staff has different opinions. Geese, ducks, raccoons, possums, skunks and various other rodents can be found at the university because of its placement in the wooded ar...

The world may be a stage, but someone needs to dress it

The world may be a stage, but someone needs to dress it

Erin Mullins, Staff Writer

April 30, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Video

The steady beat of a sewing machine fills the air. Rat-tat-tat-tat-tat. Across the room, someone hand-glues jewels onto a belt while someone else makes a sequined headband. Sitting off to the side is a fruit hat complete with a pineapple, banana and grapes. You never know what you’re going to find...

Freshman unicycles over ‘bumps in the road’

Katie Smolkovich, Contributing Writer

April 24, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Video

He is seen in passing; sometimes riding to the dorms, other times going to class. But regardless of where he is going, one thing is for sure, it is always on one wheel. This one-wheeled mystery man in question is none other than freshman Computer Information Technology major Wayne Leeke, and unicycling is ...

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