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SGA freshman election fills 5 senate openings

SGA freshman election fills 5 senate openings

Sam Rosenstiel, Reporter

September 8, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Last night, NKU Student Government Association announced the results of its freshman election for five open Senate seats at their Student Union offices Thursday night. The winners of the freshman Senate election are Paula Marie Gagné (121 votes), Jake Anderson (86 votes), Roberto Amazendes (80 votes)...

#NKU4UVA: Vigil held at NKU in solidarity with victims of violence in Charlottesville

#NKU4UVA: Vigil held at NKU in solidarity with victims of violence in Charlottesville

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

August 15, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

In the aftermath of the white supremacist rally that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, Northern Kentucky University’s Student Government Association held a vigil in solidarity with the victims, their families and University of Virginia students. Over 50 students, administration, faculty and surround...

BREAKING: Dada, Bluford win SGA presidential election

BREAKING: Dada, Bluford win SGA presidential election

Mackenzie Manley, Managing Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Sami Dada and Erica Bluford were elected Student Government Association president and vice president Thursday, receiving 616 votes from the student body. Three slates vied for the positions of president and vice president of the SGA. Dada and Bluford beat the nearest candidates, Kaitlyn Schaefer and Taylo...

SGA elections underway: Who are the candidates?

SGA elections underway: Who are the candidates?

Mackenzie Manley, Managing Editor

March 28, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Three tickets are in the running for the presidential and vice presidential bid for SGA in the upcoming school year alongside other executive and senator spots on the board. Each platform addresses ideas of unity within their campaign, and navigate the issue with different lenses and processes.  The three tic...

Timeline: Students gather on campus to watch the game

Timeline: Students gather on campus to watch the game

Brittney Gunter, Reporter

March 19, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, News, Sports

All over Northern Kentucky, students and fans gathered to see which team would advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Watch parties were held in breweries and restaurants alike, with no watch parties for campus-bound and under-aged students. Activities Programming Board, Student Government...

Bothof to SGA: NKU-UC to play in basketball in future

Bothof to SGA: NKU-UC to play in basketball in future

Hannah Hagedorn, Asst. News Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News, Sports

Editor's note: A previous version of the story said UC and NKU would play next season. Bryan McEldowney, assistant athletic director, corrected the information to state that the two schools would play, "in the future," but not next season. The corrected version of the story appears below. Confirmation of an NKU-U...

Students get second chance to choose mascot

Students get second chance to choose mascot

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

October 31, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

The NKU Athletic Department announced a plan Monday to allow students, alumni, and faculty a second chance to voice their opinion on the change to Victor E. Viking. “Since introducing this new mascot, we've received passionate feedback from many of you,” NKU Athletics said in a statement, ...

NKU alum calls mascot change ‘a shame’

NKU alum calls mascot change ‘a shame’

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News, Sports Features

NKU alum Steve Ruch remembers his friend, Mark Buerger, dressing up like a Norse and patrolling the sidelines during basketball games, long before Victor E. Viking made his first appearance on campus. Ruch said he has watched athletics grow with the size of the university, but he said he is not a ...

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

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

Abby Anstead, Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

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...

What you missed at the SGA meeting

What you missed at the SGA meeting

Mackenzie Manley, News Editor

August 29, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

This week’s SGA meeting covered topics ranging from a drop in summer enrollment rates, as well as a plan to improve enrollment in summer courses and reserved parking spaces for veterans who have received a purple heart. A dip in summer enrollment Over the past five years, NKU has suffered a loss of summer enrollment rat...

BREAKING: Weber, Wilshire win SGA presidential election

BREAKING: Weber, Wilshire win SGA presidential election

Abby Anstead, Managing Editor

April 1, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus Events

With five slates running for the Student Government Association president and vice president positions, Will Weber and Ellen Wilshire came out on top, receiving a total of 291 votes from the student body. A group of 30 students cheered as Chief Justice Joey Smith declared the pair winners of the 20...

Retention, representation hot topics at SGA presidential debate

Retention, representation hot topics at SGA presidential debate

Andrea Carter, Copy Editor

March 30, 2016


Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story, News

The prevailing topics of the Student Government Association presidential debate were retention rates among minority students and the alleged underfunding of minority organizations such as fraternities and sororities under the National Pan-Hellenic Council.The debate, which was held on March 29 in the...

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