The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.

Campus divided as election approaches

Campus divided as election approaches

Emily Sherry, Reporter
November 3, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Featured Story, News

As one of the most contentious presidential campaigns reaches its conclusion, students at Northern Kentucky University wait to see which candidate will emerge victorious. While Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump vie for the presidenc... Read more »

Gallery: ‘Black to the Future’ showcases black culture and fashion

Gallery: ‘Black to the Future’ showcases black culture and fashion

Mackenzie Manley, News Editor
November 2, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

They were dressed neatly in all black, weaving past one another, their voices tangled in a mix of determination and drive. Black to the Future: Black Fashion and Culture Then and Now was the first large event put on by Black Women’s Organization. Meant to showcase black fashion and culture, Dejah Rowlings, ... Read more »

WNKU’s Catfish Ball honors past rock stars with a tribute concert

WNKU’s Catfish Ball honors past rock stars with a tribute concert

Michael Stegner, Reporter
October 26, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

The musical minds at WNKU have gathered eleven of their favorite local artists for a Halloween party at the Southgate House Revival unlike any other concert. The event, called The Catfish Ball, is named after the term for when a person pretends to be somebody else online, and will take place Oct... Read more »

New director overcomes cult-classic ‘Rocky Horror’

New director overcomes cult-classic ‘Rocky Horror’

Cole Grecco, Asst. Arts & Life Editor
October 25, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Alex Steele has a lot of expectations to fulfill. Not just because he’s taking over NKU’s performance of “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” a cult-classic which has been done countless times across the country, including several times at NKU. The sophomore theatre major and director of NKU’s “R... Read more »

GALLERY: Drag show ‘Mas-QUEER-ade’ gives back to charity

GALLERY: Drag show ‘Mas-QUEER-ade’ gives back to charity

Amanda Emerson, Contributor
October 25, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Uncategorized

Crystyle Starr and an array of kings and queens, both amateur and professional, donned vibrant costumes as they performed, music blasting through the Student Union ballroom.  An array of guests filled the Student Union for the popular semi-annual event, the Fall Benefit Drag Show titled Masqueerade... Read more »

Music, theatre students work side by side for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Music, theatre students work side by side for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Michael Stegner, Reporter
October 24, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Though they’re students in the School of the Arts, many actors in the performance “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” have never actually picked up an instrument. Until now. The School of the Arts is bringing actors and musicians together from all departments to work side by side to recreate this August... Read more »

NKU’s chamber choir sings for a different audience

NKU’s chamber choir sings for a different audience

Cole Grecco, Asst. Arts & Life Editor
October 24, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Hannah Shirkey recalled a moment she had when the Toronto choir that NKU’s chamber choir was collaborating with began singing a piece by world-renowned composer and conductor Eric Whitacre. Shirkey, a senior music education major, walked to the back of the venue to have her own experience with the music... Read more »

GALLERY: New beginnings: NKU’s Habitat for Humanity helps build community

GALLERY: New beginnings: NKU’s Habitat for Humanity helps build community

Sierra Gibson, Reporter
October 23, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

NKU’s Habitat for Humanity chapter spends their Saturday’s rebuilding homes for needy families in Newport and plan to do more builds similar in the future. A recent build was organized on Sept. 17 by Jozie Banas, co-president of NKU’s Habitat for Humanity and senior psychology and spanish major to help ... Read more »

Student recalls last moments before she lost her dad to cancer

Student recalls last moments before she lost her dad to cancer

Nicole Browning, Asst. News Editor
October 23, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Featured Story

Alli Otten sat with her dying father. She held his hand, her family and her mom by her side. Otten’s dog jumped up and licked her father’s hand. In a way, she said, her dog knew too. The junior elementary education major recounts her last moments with her father before he lost his battle with c... Read more »

Take a trip to the basement of former nursing home on campus

Take a trip to the basement of former nursing home on campus

Sierra Gibson, Reporter
October 22, 2016
Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story

NKU’s Callahan Hall, formerly Lakeside Place Nursing Home, is a residence hall with a history. Each year around Halloween, the residence hall is transformed to fit the the legend of the old nursing home.  The legend claims an evil nurse named Millie was murdered in the building by her patients. T... Read more »

WCPO to hold interactive election event on campus

WCPO to hold interactive election event on campus

Abby Anstead, Editor-in-Chief
October 19, 2016
Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story, News

Come wearing a red, blue or white T-shirt representing your party and take part in an interactive election event aimed at measuring perspectives on key issues in the upcoming election. In partnership with NKU and the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement, WCPO- 9 On Your Side is hosting an event ... Read more »

How NKU celebrates LGBTQ History Month

How NKU celebrates LGBTQ History Month

Aaron Thatcher, Contributor
October 17, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

The beginning of October marks the start of LGBTQ History Month, a month nationally dedicated to education surrounding historical figures who were members of the LGBTQ community. NKU’s celebrations for the month are extensive, including a Drag Show to benefit the LGBTQ student outreach group Common Ground ... Read more »

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