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NKU announces that classes will move online amid coronavirus concerns

NKU announces that classes will move online amid coronavirus concerns

Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 11, 2020

Due to the nationwide outbreak of coronavirus, known officially as COVID-19, NKU announced that spring break will be extended through Saturday, March 21, and a majority of instruction will transition to online, according to a campus-wide email from President Ashish Vaidya. Beginning March 23, NKU will shift to alternative instruction, moving face-to-fa...

SGA gets visit from state representative nominee, update on enrollment strategy

SGA gets visit from state representative nominee, update on enrollment strategy

Billy Keeney, News Editor

February 18, 2020

On Monday, SGA had an update on the Strategic Enrollment Management Plan (SEMP) for the 2020 to 2024 school years and got a visit from Rachel Roberts, the Democratic candidate for the Kentucky District 67 State Representative.  Rachel Roberts on local business and politics Roberts, owner of the Yog...

Library improvements, accreditation solutions discussed at SGA

Library improvements, accreditation solutions discussed at SGA

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

February 11, 2020

Comments on library improvement Dean of Steely Library Andrea Falcone joined SGA’s open session for members to voice concerns and pitch ideas to improve Steely Library.  Committee Chairwoman of University Improvements Onyinyechi Okorie pitched the idea of having the facility open 24 hours, to which F...

SGA discuss diversity, new senators sworn in

SGA discuss diversity, new senators sworn in

Elizabeth Cates, Reporter

February 4, 2020

On Monday, 11 new senate candidates were presented for appointment. Each candidate was given the floor to introduce themselves. After sharing their name, major, year and reasons for wanting to join SGA, the candidates were also given the opportunity to share any ideas that they want to implement upo...

New All Card plans, rally for higher education discussed at SGA

New All Card plans, rally for higher education discussed at SGA

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

January 28, 2020

New All Card Design Secretary of Public Relations Jessica Archer revealed the design pitches that herself and Senator Will Jones designed. They showcased three ideas, two of which included a solid color backing and the NKU seal opposite of the student’s photo. The other design featured the NKU Athlet...

‘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.

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.

US 27, Sbarro construction, parking appeal updates

US 27, Sbarro construction, parking appeal updates

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

November 12, 2019

US 27 Update During Monday’s SGA meeting, Adam Grant from Fairmount Properties gave an update on the construction happening on the corner of Nunn Drive and Alexandria Pike. Grant said the function of the center would be the place where NKU and the community intersect.  “It's a place for shar...

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...

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