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OPINION: Where’s the end?

OPINION: Where’s the end?

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Opinions, Viewpoints

When the news of Harvey Weinstein first broke, I sat down to write an editorial. Then a rape on NKU’s campus was reported. By the time I was finished with my op-ed, I felt as if the piece was no longer timely. I placed it on a shelf of unfinished work, only for it to come crashing back down with a ...

Sexual assault: prevention starts with education

Sexual assault: prevention starts with education

Brittney Gunter, Design editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

As the student body responds to sexual assault cases emerging on NKU’s campus, resources like the Norse Violence Prevention Center work toward breaking down stigmas and providing support the same way they always have: education. Ann James, deputy Title IX coordinator, senior associate dean and director...

BSU, not NKU

BSU, not NKU

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

On Sept. 28, Ball State University’s Feminists for Action met on campus to distribute leaflets titled “BSU not NKU,” calling attention to former NKU president and current BSU president Geoffrey Mearns’ allegedly “disengaged” attitude towards the victim in NKU’s 2013 “Jane Doe” case. Shelby Leveritt...

UPDATE: NKU reaches settlement in sexual assault lawsuit

UPDATE: NKU reaches settlement in sexual assault lawsuit

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, Featured Story, Men's Basketball, News

After a year and a half long sexual assault lawsuit, Northern Kentucky University reached a settlement with a female student Wednesday. The woman, Jane Doe, sued the university in 2016 for mishandling her case in 2013. NKU was confident in their legal position, according to a statement released by the university on Thursday, but believed, "proceeding with a lengt...

How does the university handle reports of sexual assault?

How does the university handle reports of sexual assault?

Abby Anstead, Asst. Managing Editor

January 18, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News, Uncategorized

“What do you need?” Ann James, deputy Title IX coordinator for students, said that’s the first thing she asks students when they report an instance of sexual assault. “The first thing I do is, ‘What do you need,’” James said. “‘Do you need medical attention, do you need counselin...

UPDATE: Gaffin: ‘No elevated danger on campus’ after rape

UPDATE: Gaffin: ‘No elevated danger on campus’ after rape

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

October 13, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Updated 11:42 a.m. 10/14/16 Lieutenant John Gaffin, interim NKU police chief, reiterated Friday that there was no increased danger on campus following the report of a rape earlier this week. Gaffin, who sent the timely warning to students Thursday to notify them of a rape Oct. 10 at Woodcrest Apar...

Finding strength in speaking out

Finding strength in speaking out

Abby Anstead, Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2016


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

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...

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