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Taking the stage at Pride Week’s open-mic night

Cole Grecco, Writer
April 9, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events

Rae Loftis stands at the mic, clutching papers in her hand.  Loftis begins reading her poem, it’s her most recent piece, “Smile Big.”Throughout the poem Loftis discusses the experiences she and other women have had through strangers cat-calling or approaching them because of a smile.NKU’s Office of LGBTQ ... Read more »

Gluten-free diets: More than a passing fad for some

Gluten-free diets: More than a passing fad for some

Mackenzie Manley, News Editor
April 8, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

She sits down for lunch, and pulls a gluten-free concoction of squid from her bag, complete with a side of clementine.Deanna Williams, a junior international studies major, explained that she was  diagnosed with celiac disease in the 8th grade.UCLA Health defines the disease as a “chronic, autoimmune diges... Read more »

Jim Obergefell keynotes NKU Pride Week: No, we’re not equal, the fight isn’t over

Jim Obergefell keynotes NKU Pride Week: No, we’re not equal, the fight isn’t over

Leonard Ivey, Contributor
April 6, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

The lead plaintiff from the landmark Supreme Court case that guaranteed same-sex couples the right to marriage visited NKU on Tuesday to discuss how he got involved in what he calls “accidental activism” and what’s next for the LGBTQ community.Jim Obergefell unwittingly became involved in gay ri... Read more »

Dear World: Connecting students with stories

Dear World: Connecting students with stories

Nicole Browning, Contributor
April 3, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

When Katie Greenman, lead speaker at the event and team member of the “Dear World” project asked the audience who would want to be a part of Morgan Bell’s family, every hand in the room went up.“I feel as though I have been searching for a family, and I don’t think I have truly found that beca... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ review

Dylan Tierney, Contributor
March 30, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Reviews, Uncategorized

Zack Snyder, known for his adaptations of “300”, “Watchmen” and 2013’s “Man of Steel”, has a reputation for being a divisive director. Snyder advocates for spectacle and visual style over substance in many of his works.In “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” he only further cements t... Read more »

‘Pygmalion’ brings a new outlook on life

‘Pygmalion’ brings a new outlook on life

Alex King, Contributor
March 29, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

The NKU theatre department is bringing to life a centuries-old comedy, highlighting the demeanor of common people within Victorian England, and the struggle of one girl to fit in despite her speech differences.Pygmalion, which will run  March 29 through April 3 in the Robert and Rosemary Stauss Theatre, ... Read more »

GALLERY: African Student Union celebrates Arrival to the Motherland

GALLERY: African Student Union celebrates Arrival to the Motherland

Mesa Serikali, Contributor
March 28, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Bringing in the sights and smells and culture of the many countries of Africa, the African Student Union hosted the third annual Culture Show, Arrival to the Motherland Friday, March 25.The show included various foods, fashion and music from countries like Senegal, Nigeria, Kenya and many others.Before the show a line ... Read more »

Sen. Mitch McConnell visits NKU, talks Supreme Court nominations, opioid epidemic

Sen. Mitch McConnell visits NKU, talks Supreme Court nominations, opioid epidemic

Leonard Ivey, Contributor
March 25, 2016
Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story, News

Sen. Mitch McConnell addressed his controversial move to delay the next Supreme Court nomination and also weighed in on the national opioid epidemic when he visited NKU’s campus on March 24 to speak with the NKU Chase Federalist Society.With the passing of Justice Scalia, the Supreme Court has only ... Read more »

Daryl Harris named a Fulbright Specialist

Cole Grecco, Reporter
March 23, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

An associate professor of performance art at NKU’s School of the Arts has been selected to be a part of the Fulbright Specialists program, according to a statement released by the university on March 23. Dr. Daryl Harris, who specializes in multicultural programming and connecting theatre with other di... Read more »

Hooked, hitched or ditched

Hooked, hitched or ditched

Lizzie Kibler, Arts and Life Editor
March 23, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Senior English major Ally Hubbard never expected that a dating app would lead her to getting married in a Rafferty’s, but after three months of dating her Tinder match, that’s where she found herself.Tinder is an app where users swipe left or right on a person’s photo. Swiping left indicates no intere... Read more »