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Civil Rights Educator Still going strong

Civil Rights Educator Still going strong

Darren Jones, Contributing writer

February 29, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

In the shelves of Steely Library at Northern Kentucky University is a recording of Patricia Humphries-Fann’s performance of “The Ghost of Harriet Tubman.” A lifelong Northern Kentuckian, Fann has made it her life’s work to help educate people about African-American history. Fann is a youth advocate,...

Man freed from death row gives account of his 17 years in ‘hell’

Jesse Call

April 6, 2011


Filed under Crime, News

For 17 years, three months and one day, Juan Melendez fought the demons telling him to take his own life. Condemned to be put to death in Florida for a crime he says he did not commit, he was tormented with the idea that he could only be freed by dangling from a rope. “I would pray to God to sen...

Crime not caught on cameras

Jesse Call

February 23, 2011


Filed under Crime, News

A review of security cameras at Northern Kentucky University has yielded nothing to assist police investigators in learning more about a student-reported attack. There is no video footage of the area where a student said she was grabbed from behind in a major parking lot near Steely Library on Feb. 15. K...

Editorial: AASA should push play

Jesse Call

February 16, 2011


Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

If you keep a movie paused long enough then the image on the screen ends up being there forever. When you finally come back and push play, you might find that the image has permanently burned in and all the new scenes are always cast behind that scar. Northern Kentucky University’s Office of Afr...

SGA targets several new projects

Matt Brewer

February 9, 2011


Filed under News

Life around campus could soon be changing for students. The Student Government Association addressed a full agenda at their last meeting that, if passed, would change several things on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. SGA discussed providing midterm grades to all students instead of just...

University considers speech restrictions

Jesse Call

February 3, 2011


Filed under News

Controversy has occasionally visited the Northern Kentucky University campus when uninvited speakers planted themselves somewhere on the university plaza and spouted off their ideas. Students have shouted back or made complaints. The university’s admissions office has even considered altering campus...

Professor’s art sparks controversy

Cassie Stone

February 3, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, News

Burning crosses. A hangman’s noose. Hate. Fear. Images of white robes with pointed hoods evoke a myriad of images and emotions. An art display featuring an image of a Ku Klux Klan member is raising concern for some W. Frank Steely Library visitors. Created with two rubber stamps and black ink,...

Staff Editorial: Proposed Speech Policy Goes Too Far

Staff Editorial

February 3, 2011


Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

They’re annoying. They yell at you. They pass out the same green bible to you each and every time. They tell you that you are sinful and will burn in hell forever. Sometimes they do not even make sense and it seems like more of a sideshow than a person with a valid viewpoint. Those people who wander...

Black History Month features full sleight of free events

Chuck Heffner

February 2, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

The Northern Kentucky University Office of African-American Student Affairs has organized a full sleight of free events to entertain and educate the campus about African-Americans for Black History Month in February. According to the schedule put out by coordinator Deborah Strahorn, lead organizer...

Students of Concern: Who’s Really Sitting Next to You?

Jesse Call

January 26, 2011


Filed under News

For five years, he was just another student who blended in on campus. From his appearance, there was really nothing to indicate he could present a danger. However, Jared Loughner slowly caught the eye of students, faculty and administrators as being a student of concern. A YouTube video created by ...

SGA doesn’t want to hear it

Jesse Call

January 26, 2011


Filed under News

Some student leaders are done with being told they are going to hell. Emotions were stirred up when members of the Student Government Association were asked to address a proposed university policy aimed at ending the free reign of unsolicited speakers on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. The pol...

“To Kill a Mockingbird” to debut at NKU

Claire Higgins

December 1, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

It’s a story most people have read in the classroom or watched in black and white on television — a timeless classic that sails through generation after generation, challenging the battle between good and evil, inequality and innocence. It’s “To Kill A Mockingbird,” and it’s the upcoming...

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