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Student discusses restoration of felon voting rights

Student discusses restoration of felon voting rights

Matt Sexton, Political Editor
April 20, 2016
Filed under Celebration, Celebration 2016, Featured Story, News

With the Kentucky primary election less than a month away, there is a group of citizens that do not have the right to vote.The state of Kentucky is one of four states that permanently remove the right to vote from people with felony convictions. Kevin Lykins, a senior political science major, researche...

The 13th annual Celebration kicks off this week

The 13th annual Celebration kicks off this week

Lizzie Kibler, Assistant Arts & Life Editor
April 15, 2015
Filed under Celebration, Featured Story

Posters advertising talks about women presidents, race and gender in the media and environmental journalism line the walls of the first floor Student Union ballroom and surrounding area. They’re advertising this year’s 13th annual Celebration of Student Research and Creativity festival. This year, app...

Are there graves in Mammoth Cave National Park?

Are there graves in Mammoth Cave National Park?

Moe Daniels, Reporter
April 15, 2015
Filed under Celebration

Josh Morley, Clint Kappesser and Andrew Bergman, senior geology majors, unveiled the findings of their research in this year’s 2015 NKU Celebration. The trio used two geophysical methods, electrical resistivity (ER) and ground penetrating radar (GPR) to see if there were hidden graves in Mammoth C...

Students showcase study on taurine-expose learning deficits in mice

Students showcase study on taurine-expose learning deficits in mice

Abby Anstead, Reporter
April 15, 2015
Filed under Celebration

Three biological science students presented their findings on the various effects of taurine, a chemical found in energy drinks, on adolescent mice at Northern Kentucky University’s 13th annual Celebration of student research and creativity. According to Jamie Weimer, a biological science major, th...

First ladies with more than just a pretty face

First ladies with more than just a pretty face

Taylor Upchurch, Reporter
April 15, 2015
Filed under Celebration

Many Northern Kentucky University’s students chose to celebrate their accomplishments at the Celebration in the Student Union Ballroom on campus this past Wednesday. Of the many different participants, the College of Informatics filled a large portion of the room with their projects. Sarah Kellam, a sophom...

Musical Theater Tour Troupe displays their talents

Musical Theater Tour Troupe displays their talents

Kassidy Stricklett, Reporter
April 15, 2015
Filed under Celebration

Within minutes, the quiet tent set up on the plaza filled with elementary students, visiting the campus and college students dropping by to get a glimpse of the Musical Theater Tour Troupe. As a part of the NKU Celebration week, the Musical Theater Tour Troupe showcased their talents and hard work by p...

Student works come to life at playwright showcase

Student works come to life at playwright showcase

Tori Lentz, Reporter
April 15, 2015
Filed under Celebration

Alexx Rouse watched as two of her peers took the outdoor stage on the plaza to perform an excerpt from a play she’d written over the course of the semester. “It’s a snippet from “Caverns,” which is a play I’ve been working on for the past four months,” the junior BFA playwright said. “...

Second languages beneficial among high school students

Second languages beneficial among high school students

Justin Wolsteholme, Reporter
April 15, 2015
Filed under Celebration

Spanish major, Lauren Ghouse, believes that high-schools offering students computer coding as an alternative for learning a second language, will put them at a disadvantage for future jobs. “People who are efficient in either one to four languages will have access to better job opportunities and great...

Benefits of using popular music in the high school classroom

Benefits of using popular music in the high school classroom

Peter Enzweiller, Reporter
April 15, 2015
Filed under Celebration

Eden Smock, a sophomore music education major studied the prevalence and benefits of using popular music as a teaching tool in her NKU Celebration display titled ‘Benefits of Using Popular Music in the High School Classroom.’ Smock surveyed music teachers in the area, asking them if they used popu...

Parenting displays catches the eye at Celebration Week

Alex Weber, Contributor
April 15, 2015
Filed under Celebration

Michelle Cloyd, a graduate student at NKU, was highly motivated to do a display on maternal parenting and child development for NKU celebration week. “It sounds cliché but our children are the future,” Cloyd said.   “20 percent of kids live in single parent households and out of that 20 perce...

Interactivity maybe the future of music videos

Interactivity maybe the future of music videos

Karen Plunkett, Reporter
April 15, 2015
Filed under Celebration

Alex Murphy-White uses his personal love of music to create an interactive music video for his independent study project. “I basically wanted to do something different and my band Season Ten is coming out with an EP soon so I wanted to make a music video and make it interactive somehow,” Murphy-Wh...

Student breaks barrier between science and religion

Student breaks barrier between science and religion

Gavin Colton, Reporter
April 15, 2015
Filed under Celebration

Science and religion have been a binary opposition since the scientific inquiry took over as our central method for discovering new information. Junior anthropology major, Katie Ragland found the link between the two this semester through an independent study. “Divination is a means by which to gath...

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