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VIDEO: What’s coming up with NVP

VIDEO: What's coming up with NVP

Collin Hudson, Abby Behrens, and Jacob Kinman

October 4, 2020

Norse Violence Prevention Center (NVP) is an engaging on campus community that helps those affected by violence and sexual assault. Kendra Massey, Director of NVP, discusses her overall goal of the organization, to mobilize every member of the NKU community to be a proactive part of the solution in reducing...

Dating in the digital age: safety, awareness

Dating in the digital age: safety, awareness

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

November 21, 2019

They met on Tinder and decided to stop for coffee at Carabello in Newport. He was sweet, she remembered. He brought her the coffee she ordered, which came with a caramel candy on top. She noticed it was wrapped “wonky” but ignored it. When her date went to the bathroom, the barista repeatedly offered ...

VIDEO: It’s On Us at NKU

VIDEO: It's On Us at NKU

Tyler Vandervort, Reporter

November 4, 2019

Kendra Massey, director of the Norse Violence Prevention Center, tells Northerner reporter Tyler Vandervort about "It's On Us", a national campaign aimed at preventing sexual violence on college campuses. ...

R*pe culture: Being a survivor in the #MeToo era

When the #MeToo hashtag trended on Twitter, people took to the platform to express their experiences with sexual assault.

Noël Waltz, Reporter

March 5, 2019

Content warning: This article addresses topics of sexual assault. I still remember the day I woke up to #MeToo trending on Twitter. Thousands upon thousands of survivors took to social media to combat one of the most pervasive aspects of dealing with this trauma: the feeling of being alone. The popul...

Finding strength in speaking out

Jessica Ulrich, a senior integrative studies major, shares her story of sexual assault to promote understanding and awareness.

Abby Anstead, Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2016

She felt it like it was sitting on her chest. Suffocated by her thoughts in a room full of strangers, Jessica Ulrich stared at the microphone in front of the room. Somehow its slender stand seemed to tower over her. I need to get up and do this. Driven by the desire to share her story, the 21-year-old stood up from her seat. This is who I am. She felt her stomach turn...

Feelings mixed on NKU’s It’s On Us campaign

NKU's It's On Us campaign featured a week-long series of events on Sept. 26-30. The campaign has received mixed criticism in light of an ongoing federal lawsuit involving a sexual assault case.

Abby Anstead, Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2016

Reva Short thinks it’s important to bring awareness to the issue of sexual assault. The NKU junior supports the national It’s On Us Campaign, an initiative focused on shifting the way people think about and respond to sexual assault, but she also thinks the university’s participation in the c...

It’s On Us campaign encourages NKU to take action

It’s On Us campaign encourages NKU to take action

Emily Osterholz, Arts & Life Editor

September 26, 2016

The Norse Violence Prevention Center and The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life organized a movement across NKU calling students to make a commitment to create a community where sexual assault is unacceptable.   Since the national launch of the campaign in Sept. 2014 by President Barack Obama...

VIDEO: Carry the Weight protest raises awareness

The Carry the Weight protest, which was organized by an individual group of students, took place on Sept. 10 on NKU's plaza. Protesters stood with signs to protest against rape and domestic abuse.

Sarah Clark, Contributor

September 12, 2015

Outside the Student Union, the sun was shining and the weather was perfect, but Thursday at lunchtime, as students went from class to class, what was seen and heard was anything but calm.   “Yes means f*** me! No means f*** you!” and “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Rape has got to go!” along with s...

An internship to help the community

Courtney Ferguson, Reporter

September 10, 2015

The Norse Violence Prevention Center opened in April 2014 after receiving a three year grant from from the Department of Justice and the Office on Violence Against Women and accepts interns. This year, Katie Sebastian, a senior social work major, is serving as their intern. The center aims to pr...

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