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VIDEO: Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month

Zoey Desmond, Cameron Hollstegge, and Abby Murphy October 11, 2022

LGBTQA+ services are hosting a series of events to celebrate LGBT History Month this October! These events aim to inform people about the important history of the LGBTQ community and celebrate their identity...

Junior health informatics major and information systems minor Hanson Nguyen.

Active leader on campus gets nominated homecoming royalty

Madison Plank, Managing Editor February 26, 2022

When junior health informatics major and information systems minor Hanson Nguyen was named sophomore/junior homecoming royalty earlier this month, he could hardly believe it.  This year had actually...

VIDEO: Name change option for students

Jaslynn Banks December 3, 2021

LGBTQA+ Student Initiatives provides students the ability to change their name on campus. Students can identify by another name within NKU’s system without making a legal change. LGBTQA+ Director, Bonnie...

Amy McGrath stands in front of a small crowd and speaks.

Q&A: Amy McGrath discusses student debt, COVID-19, more

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief September 20, 2020

Saturday morning, Kentucky Democrat Senate candidate Amy McGrath spoke with NKU students and community members about the importance of voting, her stance on issues and ways to encourage your friends to...

File photo. Students walk through NKUs campus to celebrate Pride Week.

Chase Law professor’s brief helps guide Supreme Court decision

Rachel Smith, News Editor June 23, 2020

Before Jack Harrison was a professor at Chase College of Law, he worked as an attorney at a large law firm and handled product liability and employment litigation. Self-described as a “fairly visible...

Students walk through NKUs campus to celebrate Pride Week.

How NKU is celebrating Pride Week digitally

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor April 13, 2020

Even though campus is closed, NKU’s Office of LGBTQ+ Programs and Services is still finding ways to celebrate Pride Week digitally with a series of online events.  The director of LGBTQ+ Programs...

Ray Archer (left) and Austin Adams (right) formed Friends of Dorothy for queer men and masculine-aligned people attracted to men.

Friends of Dorothy welcomes queer men, nonbinary students

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief February 26, 2020

Ray Archer, undeclared sophomore, was terrified when he first came to NKU as a freshman. He had just socially come out as a transgender man and wanted to be himself, but he didn’t feel like there was...

The 17 cities in Kentucky that have enacted Fairness Ordinances.

Under new governor, LGBTQ campus community looks ahead

Kyle Wade, Copy Editor January 31, 2020
Even though NKU is a safe haven against discrimination, it is still legal for any reason outside of campus boundaries. This means people can lose their jobs, housing or be denied service because of their religion, race or sexual orientation—essentially, fired for what makes them who they are. 
Former White House liaison Raffi Freedman-Gurspan and student body president Jarett Lopez spoke to students in the Otto M. Budig Theater on Wednesday night.

First transgender White House staffer speaks in Otto Budig Theater

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor October 24, 2019
Raffi Freedman-Gurspan became a part of United States history when President Barack Obama hired her as Outreach and Recruitment Director, making her the first openly transgender White House staffer in history.
New Message

New Message

Andrew Evans, Guest Contributor October 9, 2019

He likes my eyes now that they do not hide   I blossomed he says like a flower in springtime   And all the wasted years fall away like leaves blushing red upon the...

Pride

Pride

Micah Petway, Guest Contributor October 9, 2019

How can I have pride when being who I am is wrong Being shunned, beaten, abused and disowned Only for having pride in who I am   A little voice in my head is telling me being proud is...

Refraction

Refraction

Isabel Sleczkowski, Guest Contributor October 9, 2019

RED flushed his face and mine when he kissed me, I flinched. My hand grew heavier when he held it. I think his eyes were black but I tried not to look. I kept as much space between...

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