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Take a trip to the basement of former nursing home on campus

Take a trip to the basement of former nursing home on campus

Sierra Gibson, Reporter

October 22, 2016


Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story

NKU’s Callahan Hall, formerly Lakeside Place Nursing Home, is a residence hall with a history. Each year around Halloween, the residence hall is transformed to fit the the legend of the old nursing home.  The legend claims an evil nurse named Millie was murdered in the building by her patients. T...

The haunting of Callahan Hall

Erica Bluford, Contributor

November 1, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

Cobwebs were strung across the doorways of Callahan Hall. Creepy clowns lurked in the hallways and nurses clad in lab suits soaked in blood wandered around the basement. The normally quiet Callahan turned into a dormitory of haunt and horror on the night of Oct. 29, when the Association of Campus Resi...

The multicultural roots of Halloween

Seth Thomas, Contributor

October 28, 2015


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

The traditions of the modern holiday known as Halloween are drawn from many religions and cultures. While nearly every culture celebrates the holiday differently, the one thing they all agree on is that Halloween is a night when the physical and supernatural worlds are closest.ALL HALLOWS' EVEPart o...

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...

Norse Poll 10/24/13

October 24, 2013


Filed under Viewpoints

Everyday Phobias

Jessica Kopena, Staff writer

October 24, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life

Halloween is the time where fears come to life; from a creepy clown lurking through the darkness of a haunted house to a teenager dressed up in a Freddy Krueger mask trying to scare people. However, this is not the only part of the year when fears are realized.   Fears   According to Webster’s New World D...

Fear shouldn’t hold you back

Richard Cracchiolo, Staff writer

October 24, 2013


Filed under Viewpoints

Last week, I had a mid-term. This was in a class that many of my classmates think to be a challenging one. Throughout the day, I saw many of them freaking out, struggling to cram as much information as they could into their heads. The demeanor of fear and uncertainty that I saw on their faces made m...

What to do this weekend.

October 24, 2013


Filed under News

USS Nightmare Haunted House Steamboat Every weekend through Halloween, opening at 7 p.m. on the river by Newport on the Levee The haunted USS Nightmare steamboat returns on the river for its 22 year. Join the terrifying 40-minute “Death Drudge” with 40 different horror scenes complete with zombi...

Norse-O-Ween provides safe trick-or-treating

Brooke Ginn, Staff Writer

October 10, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life

Northern Kentucky University’s sixth annual Norse-O-Ween event sponsored by University Housing will take place in Callahan Hall Oct. 25 from 6-8 p.m. The event is open to the public, and children from local elementary schools are invited to trick-or-treat in a safe area, according to Sara Daugherty,...

Largest crowd in program history for Norse basketball

Nick Jones

November 1, 2010


Filed under Sports

The Northern Kentucky University men's basketball team played in front of the largest crowed in team history in the brand new KFC Yum! Center, the new home of the Louisville Cardinals on Sunday afternoon. The attendance of 18,869 barely eclipsed the previous mark of 18,824, set in 2004 when the Norse...

Transsexual Transylvania arrives at NKU

Brandon Barb

October 31, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, Opinions, Viewpoints

If you can only see one play at NKU this year, make it “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Director Michael Hatton has put together a terrific cast and has done an amazing job bringing the cult classic back to the stage. And for someone who doesn’t attend plays often, I was floored by everyone...

Halloween starts early for NKU athletes

Sean Bennett

October 27, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Sports

Halloween came a little early at Northern Kentucky University as the NKU Athletic Department held the Second Annual Halloween Hoopla on Oct. 25 at The Bank of Kentucky Center. Kids and parents came to the event, as student athletes from each sport handed out candy to the trick-or-treaters. Different boo...

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