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Students are protesting University Housing next Wednesday, here’s why

Students are protesting University Housing next Wednesday, here’s why

Emily Sisk, News Editor October 27, 2023

Residential students plan to congregate outside Norse Commons next Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 4:15 p.m. to protest University Housing’s new winter break fee. For the first time, University Housing will...

A group of demonstrators gathered around Loch Norse on Friday, Sept. 29.

Campus reflects on controversial demonstration, free speech

Emily Sisk and Wyatt Kain October 6, 2023

Throngs of students congregated around two young men on the steps of the Eva G. Farris Outdoor Amphitheater last Friday, Sept. 29.  The two men, bearing signs and t-shirts which read, “Women are...

SGA President-elect Aliya Cannon leads the march to Lucas Administration Center.

‘We want to be united’: Students march, sit-in in protest of university vandalism

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor April 13, 2021

The Black National Anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing by Alicia Keys, echoed off the tops of the Boothe Village. While the song played, numerous students, faculty and staff surrounded the now-gray Housing...

Anna Marie Adams (center) leads the protest next to Kiazja Watterson-Brown.

Students ‘say her name’ across campus in protest against Breonna Taylor ruling

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor September 24, 2020

After a grand jury indicted one of three officers for the shooting of Breonna Taylor, Kiazja Watterson-Brown felt it was necessary to bring awareness of Taylor’s case and decision, but also for the...

Griffin Hall at NKU.

NKU receives backlash after inclusion statement

Natalie Hamren and Josh Kelly June 5, 2020

NKU released a statement Thursday about discrimination and freedom of speech after screenshots circulated social media allegedly showing an incoming freshman using the hashtag #WhiteLivesMatterMore as...

‘NKU, what are we going to do?’: Students, professors, staff rally against state cuts, pension hikes

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor April 12, 2018
Roaring louder than the coursing winds outside the Student Union were chants of “fund our future” led by students, faculty and staff protesting state education cuts. Homemade signs with “I AM WORTH IT,” “LET’S NOT GO BACKWARD” and “SAVE HIGHER EDUCATION” written in black ink waved as speakers advocated for relief from cuts.
Students stand during the silent protest bringing awareness to school shootings and gun violence. The protest was organized by Students for Social Change.

BREAKING: Silent protest addresses gun violence

Lizzie Kibler, Arts & Life Editor October 19, 2015

Students stood in silence outside of the Student Union on Monday wearing targets on their chests. Their homemade shirts bore a black target on the front. Written on the bottom of the shirt was “#StudentsNotTargets.”Propped...

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

VIDEO: Carry the Weight protest raises awareness

Sarah Clark, Contributor September 11, 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...

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