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GALLERY: ENVI flash mob

GALLERY: ENVI flash mob

Iyabo-Mesa Serikali, Reporter
April 13, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

           

Cracking The Code: Gaming At NKU

Cracking The Code: Gaming At NKU

Emily Osterholz, Assistant Arts & Life Editor
April 12, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Multimedia

Inspired by the growing video gaming community, this project examines the video game culture at NKU. From game players to designers there is a multitude of involvement across NKU.

GALLERY: Student-run play brings a new kind of love story

GALLERY: Student-run play brings a new kind of love story

Cole Grecco, Reporter
April 12, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Most people don’t usually get inspired by break ups, but that’s what prompted senior B.F.A acting major Clayton Winstead to take on the challenge of directing the British play, “Cock” by Mike Bartlett.Winstead quickly fell in love with the language of the play and purchased the script a few mon... Read more »

Student artists reveal meaningful work at exhibition

Student artists reveal meaningful work at exhibition

Emily Osterholz, Assistant Arts&Life Editor
April 12, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Paintings, photographs and five-foot sculptures were displayed on the third floor gallery of the Fine Arts Center. Sixteen graduating seniors spent 13 weeks getting their exhibits ready, perfecting the tiniest of details and presenting a personal message. Part of NKU’s Celebration of Student Resear... Read more »

Professor brings bright future to the arts

Professor brings bright future to the arts

Sarah Clark, Reporter
April 11, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

A School of the Arts professor won an award that will help bridge his passions of teaching and traveling.  Professor Daryl Harris recently accepted a grant to develop international relations and became a Fulbright scholar.Ken Jones, director of the School of the Arts, said no one is more deserving o... Read more »

Student masters music one instrument at a time

Student masters music one instrument at a time

Emily Osterholz, Assistant Arts&Life Editor
April 11, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

He sits slightly hunched on the bench, focusing on the movements his fingers are making. His hands move swiftly, as if they are charged with electricity. He whips the keys with smooth strokes, a cheerful melody filling the theatre.The piano is one of seven instruments Michael Foley has learned how to pla... Read more »

Another year of ‘Celebration’ at NKU

Another year of ‘Celebration’ at NKU

Ally Jasper, Contributor
April 11, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Departments of all disciplines from across the university came together to celebrate students’ research and creativity over the last year.Between April 11 and April 15, students across the campus used their talents to display their achievements in the annual Celebration of Research and Creativity Festival.... Read more »

GALLERY: Common Ground’s spring 2016 benefit drag show: Queer Factor

GALLERY: Common Ground’s spring 2016 benefit drag show: Queer Factor

Kelsey Bungenstock, Engagement editor
April 9, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

  Former drag performer Crystyle Starr, who hosted Saturday's NKU drag show, addressed the crowd in the Student Union ballroom before her next performance. "Let me get the emotional part of my show out of the way," Starr said. "Life is too short to be anything but yourself." Co-hostess Mirelle Jane Divine dra... Read more »

Colours of Pride hosts discussion on diversity in LGBTQ community

Seth Thomas, Contributor
April 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

Members of the NKU support group Colours of Pride held a panel and group discussion on issues regarding minorities within the LGBTQ community as part of Norse Pride Week.On Wednesday afternoon, Colours of Pride, a student initiated, collaborative effort to support & improve campus climate for LGBTQ... Read more »

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 »

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