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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 »

Professor tackles fresh farming with fresh perspective

Professor tackles fresh farming with fresh perspective

Mackenzie Manley, News Editor
February 29, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Featured Story

Nursing and organic farming may seem like disparate dots on the map of life, but for Dr. Carrie McCoy the two fields are invariably interwoven.McCoy has lived in the Northern Kentucky region since the 70s and has worked as a nursing professor at NKU while running her own organic farm nestled in Boone ... Read more »

Mardi Taus continues to make a difference

Mardi Taus continues to make a difference

Molly Patrick, Contributor
February 29, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Laughter and chatter filled the Student Union Ballroom Saturday night as a line formed of parents, grandparents, children and students as they patiently waited to enter the third Annual Mardi Taus event.Mardi Taus is an event sponsored by NKU’s chapter of Alpha Tau Omega for St. Elizabeth Women’s... Read more »

Examining stereotypes of race in the media

Seth Thomas, Reporter
February 23, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

On Feb. 17, an NKU professor brought a unique perspective to a lecture and group discussion on “Exploiting Historic Black Stereotypes in Popular Culture” in the Student Union. Dr. David Childs, a professor of social studies and education, grew up around gang violence and was homeless for a ti... Read more »

Netflix and procrastinate: the art of binge-watching in college

Netflix and procrastinate: the art of binge-watching in college

Mackenzie Manley, Assistant News Editor
February 23, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

It’s a familiar scene in the modern college climate; a student lounges in the library or perhaps a café, their face illuminated by a computer screen streaming their favorite show, and earbuds closing them off from outside noises, in order to take a break from studying.  In a survey conducted by Netflix... Read more »

Learning how to COPE

Learning how to COPE

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

“Fiona Reynolds, you’re going to present first, do you have your speech prepared?” The students turned their heads and shifted their eyes towards Reynolds. She was staring down at her folder on top of her desk. Reynolds remained silent as the professor asked a second time if she was ready.  “Alri... Read more »

In the making for ‘Years’

In the making for ‘Years’

Cole Grecco, Contributor
February 18, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

“Years” began as just a collection of songs in senior musical theatre major Kyle Segar’s binder.“I was writing songs my whole life,” Segar said.  “I realized some of them could be strung together and made into a story, so I took 16 of them and wrote a loose script.”The musical follows ... Read more »

More than a mic: Slam poetry at NKU

More than a mic: Slam poetry at NKU

Kelsey Bungenstock, Engagement Editor
February 17, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Lacey Roop carried a messenger bag full of pages of her poems to the Student Union multipurpose room, ready to share her story on Feb. 11.Roop, known for her slam poetry performances,  has been presenting at various locations around the country as part of her Do Good, Be Better tour.Mackenzie Gregory, a sophomore cr... Read more »

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