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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 ...

NKU Norse 2013-14 Basketball Season

Stephen Wilder, Managing/copy editor

April 21, 2014


Filed under Video

Students channel passion to save local urban forest

Students channel passion to save local urban forest

Kevin Schultz, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, News, Video

A student’s passion for nature and saving the wilderness recently landed him in the most unlikely of places: the city of Cincinnati’s urban Price Hill neighborhood. Just across the Ohio River, nestled between bustling streets and historic houses, senior sociology major Luke Freeman’s latest endea...

Jalen Billups found out what it was like to watch his dreams vanish

Jalen Billups found out what it was like to watch his dreams vanish

Brook Clifford, Sports Editor

April 2, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Video

A couple days after the NKU men’s basketball team defeated the Navy team 55-46 on Dec. 22, sophomore forward Jalen Billups and the rest of the team were running drills during a practice at The Bank of Kentucky Center. Minutes later, Billups passed out. When he came to, he was convinced his passing out ...

Senior focuses on hitting to round out her game

Troy Bendgen, Staff Writer

April 1, 2014


Filed under Sports, Video

Senior second baseman Dee Dee Davis has used hard work and dedication to establish herself as a hitting threat every time she steps to the plate. Not only does Davis, a math education major, lead the team in home runs with five, but she also has 16 runs batted in, which has her one RBI behind the tea...

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