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From NKU to Buzzfeed: Exploring an alum’s career

From NKU to Buzzfeed: Exploring an alum’s career

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2020

“What kind of a tree are you?” It’s the question that sparked Tara Derington’s love for journalism.  Barbara Walters followed-up Katherine Hepburn’s statement about being a tree in the 1981 ABC interview by asking her what kind of tree she would be.  Ever since then, Derington has b...

What you missed at SGA Jan. 13

What you missed at SGA Jan. 13

Billy Keeney, News Editor

January 14, 2020

Woodcrest closure update All the residents who live in the Oak and Sycamore buildings of Woodcrest Apartments will receive their new assignments soon; there was space available in other dorms for all who were displaced, according to Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement and Dean of Student...

Northern Kentucky takes down Eastern Kentucky 76-57

Northern Kentucky takes down Eastern Kentucky 76-57

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

December 8, 2019

The in-state battle Sunday night ended in NKU’s favor with a 76-57 win. The Norse are now 7-3 on the season. Senior forward Dantez Walton led with 18 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore guard Trevon Faulkner also had 18 points and led in assists with seven. 

‘OK Boomer’: Are you a millennial or Gen Z?

‘OK Boomer’: Are you a millennial or Gen Z?

Noël Waltz, Assistant Design Editor

December 4, 2019

Have you ever used a fidget spinner? Do you have a TikTok account? Do you remember 9/11? These are questions that can answer a query many born between the years 1995-2000 have—are you a millennial or part of Gen Z? Pew Research Center defines millennials as someone born between 1981 and 1996—mea...

Everybody wins this Giving Tuesday

Everybody wins this Giving Tuesday

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

December 3, 2019

Students stepped into the box—goggled and ready—to grab as much “cash” as they could in under 30 seconds. The cash, colored yellow and green, would give students the opportunity to donate money to an organization of their choice or win a gift card for themselves. Derek Darwish, member of the student alumni ...

‘It’s all about the turnover’: Parking Services sells more passes than spots available

‘It’s all about the turnover’: Parking Services sells more passes than spots available

Kyle Wade, Reporter

November 20, 2019

With 10,734 parking passes issued and only 6,694 parking spots available as of Nov. 14, 2019, finding a parking spot has become a difficult task for NKU students and faculty alike.  “It’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack; it’s just impossible,” Devaughn Allen, sophomore marketing major, said about his experience with NKU parking. Allen is a recent transfer student who...

SGA reappoints committee chairs, amendment changes

SGA reappoints committee chairs, amendment changes

Noelle Horn, Asst. News Editor

November 19, 2019

At Monday’s SGA meeting, two committee chairs were reappointed and Chief Justice Noah Cullen went over amendments to the constitution.

Board of Regents discuss renovation plans across campus

Board of Regents discuss renovation plans across campus

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

November 14, 2019

Renovations needed to multiple buildings on campus Mary Paula Schuh, director of planning, design and construction, and Mike Hales, interim vice president for administration and finance and chief financial officer, spoke about recommendations for the capital budget—the allocated budget for main...

On-campus ministry shares message, love through coffee

On-campus ministry shares message, love through coffee

Elena Ferguson, Reporter

November 14, 2019

Vine and Branches, a ministry of the United Methodist Church on NKU’s campus, is trying to change the way people view Christianity by passing out free coffee to students.

Pay for parking tickets with peanut butter

Pay for parking tickets with peanut butter

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

November 12, 2019

NKU Parking Services is taking food donations in place of parking citations. Parking Services is accepting donations of six 28-oz plastic jars of peanut butter, six 5-oz cans of chicken or six boxes of granola or protein bars. All donations will go to FUEL NKU. Food for Fines will run until No...

How NKU athletics plans to get fans in the door

How NKU athletics plans to get fans in the door

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

November 6, 2019

With NKU’s basketball program growing massively in the past few years, including two trips to the NCAA tournament and one bid to the NIT, the athletics department is doing all that they can to ensure students, alumni and local residents are making their way down to BB&T Arena to cheer on the Norse—including a new promotion that will send students home with $1,000.

Women’s Soccer team takes down Wright State in First Round of Conference Finals

Women’s Soccer team takes down Wright State in First Round of Conference Finals

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

November 4, 2019

NKU women's soccer team took down Wright State 3-1 in the Horizon League Quarterfinals Monday night. Freshman forward Lindsey Meyer scored the first goal of the night in the 23rd minute.

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