The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.

Are energy drinks the key to making a good grade?

Are energy drinks the key to making a good grade?

Molly True, Reporter
December 10, 2015
Filed under A&L Features, Featured Story

Many turned to energy drinks to make it through finals week, but how effective were those caffeine-loaded drinks in helping your performance on tests? Studies conducted by professors at NKU have found that while they will help you stay awake, there is no evidence they will improve your cognitive pe... Read more »

Helping the world one charity at a time

Helping the world one charity at a time

Michaela Beechem, Reporter
December 10, 2015
Filed under A&L Features

With the biggest smile and a boisterous laugh Drew Bamberger's love of life is contagious to anyone who meets him. Bamberger, a senior at NKU, is pursuing a degree in social work. He is involved in charities because he believes that will help to make the world a better place. A terrible accident... Read more »

Economics rocks Griffin Hall, enhances education

Sarah Clark, Reporter
December 4, 2015
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events

A competition of scholar and production took place Wednesday night in the Griffin Hall Digitorium as Economic and EMB students paired up to present Econ Beats, a local title for a nationally popular program called Rockonomix.   “It was fun to see the parodies everyone worked on for the whole semester,” J... Read more »

‘The Trouble with Boys’ tackles sexual assault

Maggie Fulmer, Reporter
December 2, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews

The Henry Konstantinow Studio Theatre housed its second show of the semester when it opened “The Trouble with Boys”, directed by professor Brian Robertson, on Tuesday night. Written by Alexx Rouse, a BFA playwriting major, “The Trouble with Boys” explores the serious topic of sexual assault an... Read more »

NKU Jazz plays York Street Cafe

NKU Jazz plays York Street Cafe

Seth Thomas, Reporter
December 2, 2015
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

There is a dimly lit bar at the top of a wooden staircase on a Newport street corner. Every few weeks, a wide range of students and parents congregate to hear the live music of the NKU jazz students.Jazz Combo 3, directed by Michael Meloy, is a jazz group of eight NKU music students who are taking pa... Read more »

Professor Hogg: ‘Boss’ of jazz

Professor Hogg: ‘Boss’ of jazz

Seth Thomas, Reporter
December 1, 2015
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

One night in Marrakesh, Morocco, Professor William Brian “Boss” Hogg, the director of jazz studies at NKU,was interrupted in the middle of a gig at a club to play with the king.He thought he had been summoned to play for the king of Morocco, Mohammed VI. In reality, he had been sent for by someon... Read more »

More than turkey this Thanksgiving

More than turkey this Thanksgiving

Mackenzie Manley, Reporter
November 25, 2015
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

The weather has cooled and the leaves have fallen, and that means one thing for sure, it’s time for Thanksgiving. A holiday overly associated with turkeys cooked in a variety of ways, Vegetarian Times, 7.3 million people in the U.S are vegetarian, meaning that 3.2 percent of the population wi... Read more »

Working Thanksgiving adds stress for students

Lizzie Kibler, Arts & Life Editor
November 25, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

During a student's time at college, parents can't wait to see their kids finally come home during the holiday season. At NKU, students are off from school the day before, of and after Thanksgiving allowing those extra days to spend with family.However, some students have to work during that holiday f... Read more »

A look at ‘Circle, Mirror, Transformation’

A look at ‘Circle, Mirror, Transformation’

Sarah Clark, Reporter
November 20, 2015
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Reviews

A small classroom on the first floor of the Fine Arts building is now home to the student-run Studio Series, previously nicknamed the 307 Series. “Circle Mirror Transformation” was the first show in the new room Thursday night. The space is called Room 118, also known as the Henry Konstantinow Theatre, ... Read more »

New game releases draw in big fans

New game releases draw in big fans

Dylan Tierney, Reporter
November 20, 2015
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

Fallout 4 isn’t an average video game release. It’s one of the biggest role-playing franchise in gaming, having shipped over 12 million copies on its first day of release.From developer Bethesda, makers of equally massive games like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fallout 4 is their latest open-worl... Read more »

GALLERY: Best Buddies has a ‘latte love’

GALLERY: Best Buddies has a ‘latte love’

Emily Osterholz, Reporter
November 18, 2015
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Uncategorized

Best Buddies stomped the runway, showing their spunky personalities and sporting attire from their sponsor’s organization on Tuesday night.Best Buddies is a nonprofit group that helps people who deal with intellectual and developmental disabilities by partnering them with an NKU student.The fashion show is ... Read more »

Google school’s students on tricks of the trade

Emily Osterholz, Reporter
November 18, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

NKU students were able to learn about working at Google and how to impress professionals with their new found tech skills at a seminar held in Griffin Hall. Returning to his former college, Mike Helmick connected with the Norse Nation about job and internship opportunities, and how Google builds large... Read more »