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Students gather in the Health Innovation Center.

NKU ranks in top 50 nationally for best value

Emily Sisk, News Editor September 19, 2023

NKU ranked among the best of the best universities in the nation when it comes to value, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. In a list of the top 50 “best value” schools, NKU earned...

What students will see when while passing by or beginning an order with the robotic food machines

New robotic food machines on-campus starting this fall

Braden White, Editor-in-Chief August 28, 2023

Have you ever craved a White Castle slider late at night? Or a warm Krispy Kreme donut? Starting this fall students can get food in Callahan Hall and the Health Innovation Center all with the help...

Bonnie Meyer, former Director of LGBTQ Programs and Services at NKU, received a $75,000 settlement from the university in January 2022,

NKU withholds details over $75k settlement to former LGBTQ services director

Mildred Nguyen and Emily Sisk June 22, 2023

NKU entered into a $75,000 “confidential agreement” with former Director of LGBTQ Programs and Services Bonnie Meyer on Jan. 20, 2022. The agreement referenced an Oct. 12, 2021 demand letter brought...

The sign located at the corner of US 27 and Wilson Rd welcomes citizens to the city of Highland Heights.

NKU and Highland Heights: A model symbiotic relationship

Emily Sisk, News Editor May 3, 2023

When Northern Kentucky State College held its grand ribbon cutting back in 1968, all seemed to be as it should for the city of Highland Heights. While the small Northern Kentucky city had seized the moment...

The reviewer posts photos of their food plates captioned with earnest reviews and ratings of the meal.

Inside the mysterious Norse Commons Review Instagram

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor April 2, 2023

Behind the veil of an Instagram account boasting nearly 700 followers and teeming with photos of food plates ranging on a spectrum of unappetizing to moderately enjoyable sits the character NKU’s student...

Lauren Prather visited NKU to talk about the history of African American English, capping off Black History Month programing by African American Student Initiatives.

We Talk Right: A discussion of African American English, identity and progress

Anariah Powell, Reporter March 1, 2023

To conclude NKU’s month-long celebration of Black History Month, the office of African American Student Initiatives hosted “Talking Black in America with Lauren Prather.”  The event, which took...

Lou Lou’s Cafe at Spare-Time, located at 7807 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria KY 41001

Lou Lou’s Cafe at Spare-Time showcases American fare and community heart

Elita St. Clair, Reporter March 1, 2023

Lou Lou’s Cafe at Spare-Time is a family owned and operated restaurant and sweet shop by Joe, Lorri, Maddy and Collen Kim. Spare-Time, in Alexandria, Kentucky, carries on a legacy of the historic 1950s...

From left to right: Bryanna Hall, Prosper Jibunor, Shumyla Wright

This is me: How three Black leaders are making their community on campus

Emily Sisk, News Editor February 26, 2023

Shumyla Wright Black History Month serves as a reminder for the accomplishments and endurance of African Americans to senior Shumyla Wright, but the observance also challenges her to keep going...

Students and faculty use 3D printing to ‘Build a Better Book’

Students and faculty use 3D printing to ‘Build a Better Book’

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor February 21, 2023

For English professor Dr. Tamara O’Callaghan, finding a way to intersect the humanities with cutting-edge technology holds potential far beyond simply helping English majors acquire multidisciplinary...

A student talks with an employer at Career Expo.

Preparing for Career Expo 2023

Alex Ludwig, Contributor February 20, 2023

“Don’t feel intimidated. Go ahead and go up to that employer and share the experiences you have and what you can bring to the company,” Lisa McElfresh, associate director of Career Services says...

Brass Key Coffee shop, located at 8109 Alexandria Pike #9 in Alexandria.

Brass Key Coffee fosters safe haven for community interaction

Elita St. Clair, Contributor February 20, 2023

Tami Trunick said that her mission at Brass Key Coffee (BKC) is to serve God and serve people by offering customers a safe environment where they can “feel at home and have a good cup of coffee.”    Located...

The perennial playwright: Exploring the inescapability of Shakespeare

The perennial playwright: Exploring the inescapability of Shakespeare

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor February 16, 2023

Traces of William Shakespeare are everywhere. His works have been adapted into countless Hollywood films, his portrait and likeness continue to be a profitable brand, his literature is still taught in...

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