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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 »

NKU international programs help build new homes for students

NKU international programs help build new homes for students

Emily Osterholz, Assistant Arts&Life Editor
March 22, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

The smell of freshly brewed coffee, the subtle hum of trendy music, the soft conversations in small corners, the perfect view to the bustling student union- Yash Savadra’s favorite place at NKU is Starbucks. Since his arrival to NKU in the fall of 2015 from India, Savadra has developed an addictio... Read more »

Hats off for Dance ’16 after multiple mishaps

Hats off for Dance ’16 after multiple mishaps

Cole Grecco, Reporter
March 21, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events

NKU’s theater and dance department brought many dance styles, ranging from tap to contemporary, to the packed Corbett Theater on Friday night.Dance ’16, a collaborative effort featuring six senior choreographers as well as eight guest and staff choreographers, didn’t start out exactly as planne... Read more »

VIDEO: Setting insecurities ablaze

VIDEO: Setting insecurities ablaze

Sarah Clark, Reporter
March 19, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story, Video

Alpha Phi Omega is embracing spring and encouraging all students on campus to adopt the new season with a new beginning and a new self-image.   Trash Your Insecurities was a program on campus this past week encouraging students to let go of all that is holding them back.   “Throw away... Read more »

Norse Explore guides future students

Norse Explore guides future students

Nova Sinclair, Contributor
March 18, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Students of a variety of majors are working for Northern Kentucky University as campus tour guides, leading Norse Explore group visits which aim to inspire elementary and middle school students to begin thinking about higher education.Norse Explore, organized through NKU’s Office of Community Conn... Read more »

Looking back and looking forward: Pokemon makes a comeback

Looking back and looking forward: Pokemon makes a comeback

Dylan Tierney, Contributor
March 14, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Pokemon is one of the most recognizable brands in pop culture. Between the various video games, card games, cartoons and movies, Pokemon is a staple of childhood fun.Many students who were kids when the franchise was starting up still stick with the series to this day.“I’ve been keeping up with ... Read more »

Vet’s Resource Station supports those who serve

Nicole Browning, Contributor
March 4, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

For veteran students who are looking for direction, comfort or connection with those who have served, the Veteran’s Resource Station is a place to ask questions, resolve issues or simply make friends with people who share the common characteristic of having served in the military.According to Milita... Read more »

Play it safe spring break

Play it safe spring break

Matt Gahris, Contributor
March 3, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

NKU’s Heath, Counseling and Student Wellness Center hosted its second annual Play It Safe Spring Break event on Wednesday in the University Center lobby, encouraging students to engage in safe and healthy habits over the upcoming week off.“We want to promote safety and harm reduction,” said Siob... Read more »

Student organizations shrink due to the expansion of student responsibilities

Molly Patrick, Reporter
March 2, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

There are over 200 student organizations at Northern Kentucky University. Despite the amount of opportunities to get involved, some students opt out of taking part in campus activities. NKU is predominantly a commuter school, which may contribute to the lack of involvement. “We call them the PLC (parkin... Read more »

Just roll with it : NKU improv group takes the stage

Just roll with it : NKU improv group takes the stage

Lizzie Kibler, Arts and Life Editor
March 2, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

“As long as we can add…”“Poached eggs?”“Poached eggs!”Imagine carrying on a show based on a prompt. Then two audience members are pulled in stage to help you continue whatever story you were already rolling with. That's how improv works.Sometimes improv groups play games that engage the aud... Read more »

Dreams and schemes: Future rap star

Dreams and schemes: Future rap star

Emily Osterholz, Assistant Arts&Life editor
March 1, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

“I'm beginning to feel like a Rap God, Rap God. All my people from the front to the back nod, back nod. Now who thinks their arms are long enough to slap box, slap box? They said I rap like a robot, so call me Rapbot.” The hip hop tune known as a ‘Rap God’ by Eminem might have been released in 2013... Read more »

Physics department collaborates with NASA

Physics department collaborates with NASA

Ally Jasper, Contributor
February 29, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Uncategorized

He fills a long thin balloon with helium so that only the bulb has expanded. The thin part of the balloon expands on its own during its journey into space. The balloon floats up into the sky and once it is fully expanded, it is as big as the University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium. Dr. Scott Nu... Read more »

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