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VIDEO: What are you listening to NKU?

VIDEO: What are you listening to NKU?

September 25, 2015


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Students are always walking around with earphones in or headphones on. It can easily be assumed that they’re not actually listening to anything but doing that so other people won’t talk to them. Surprisingly, these students were really listening to music. Check out their responses and see if any...

VIDEO: Info Expo showcases Informatics organizations

VIDEO: Info Expo showcases Informatics organizations

September 24, 2015


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Griffin Hall hosted Info-Expo, an event aimed at getting students involved with organizations based in the College of Informatics, on Sept. 22 and 23.Several organizations, such as Norse Code Radio and MINjas, had booths in the common area.The goal of the event was to inform students about what the ...

VIDEO: NKU opens observatory

VIDEO: NKU opens observatory

Andrea Carter, Copy Editor

September 23, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, News, Video

The opening of the observatory on top of Founder’s Hall at NKU will be short lived when the building’s renovations begin, which is in conjunction with the construction of the Health Innovation Center.Dr. Nathan De Lee, astronomy professor, explained that the observatory will remain closed until ...

VIDEO: Students dig to uncover pieces of America’s dark past

VIDEO: Students dig to uncover pieces of America’s dark past

Michaela Beechem, Contributor

September 19, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, News, Video

Today the Parker Academy is a beautiful field of green, but this field contains many shadows of the past that still cling to the earth. There is a big pit in the center of the field where the old school building used to be.  A handful of students dig where the boy’s dormitory once stood. The only ...

VIDEO: Carry the Weight protest raises awareness

VIDEO: Carry the Weight protest raises awareness

Sarah Clark, Contributor

September 12, 2015


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

Outside the Student Union, the sun was shining and the weather was perfect, but Thursday at lunchtime, as students went from class to class, what was seen and heard was anything but calm.   “Yes means f*** me! No means f*** you!” and “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Rape has got to go!” along with s...

VIDEO: Being involved at NKU: African American Programs and Services

VIDEO: Being involved at NKU: African American Programs and Services

Sierra Gibson, Contributor

September 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Uncategorized, Video

When it comes to engaging with students, African American Programs and Services seems to have a system that works. From Facebook, to Twitter, to flyers hanging around campus, there is no way to miss their upcoming events. One of their most recent events was the perfect demonstration of this. Director of AAPS, Tracy S...

VIDEO: RUSHing into the new year

VIDEO: RUSHing into the new year

Taylor Upchurch, Social Media Editor

August 31, 2015


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

The once abandoned Griffin Lawn quickly filled with emotion and life as all six of NKU’s sororities gathered on the grass with their bid names, letters, face paint, and a little pep in their step. Each member chanted their chapter’s spirit cries, on one of the biggest days of the year, otherwise kn...

VIDEO: NKU pushes back spring commencement

VIDEO: NKU pushes back spring commencement

Andrea Carter, Copy Editor

August 26, 2015


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Sue Ott Rowlands, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, notified graduating students Tuesday that the May 2016 Commencement ceremony date has been pushed back one week. The ceremony will now be held on Friday, May 13 for Chase Law students, while the undergraduate and graduate c...

NKU student and cancer survivor

NKU student and cancer survivor

Moe Daniels, Reporter

May 4, 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...

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