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Say yes: Tales of NKU love stories

Say yes: Tales of NKU love stories

Lizzie Kibler, Arts and Life Editor
February 10, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

You may not have seen the fat baby flying around with heart shaped arrows, but you probably have seen the effects of that arrow hitting someone. Or maybe you've been struck by a love arrow yourself.Regardless, love is in the air this week because of Valentine’s Day. Because of this, several students ... Read more »

More than just a costume: The art of cosplaying

More than just a costume: The art of cosplaying

Lizzie Kibler, Arts and Life Editor
February 2, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Video

From Halloween to dress-up games, people have loved the idea of becoming something other than themselves, even if only for a little while. This idea carries on through the art of cosplaying. By definition, cosplaying is short for “costume playing” and is a performance art where people dress up ... Read more »

Homecoming festivities and talents

Homecoming festivities and talents

Emily Osterholz, Assistant Arts and Life Editor
February 1, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Upbeat, popular music flowed out of the Campus Rec Center on the night of Jan. 30 for the annual homecoming festival. Students were excited to participate in some of the new sporting activities.A mechanical bull, a wrecking ball, archery tag and the rock wall were new additions to this year’s festival,... Read more »

Cincy Global Game Jam: A chance for anyone to make a video game

Cincy Global Game Jam: A chance for anyone to make a video game

Leonard Ivey, Contributor
January 28, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

The sun sets on the valley. Its rays glisten on the still waters of a lake while insects steadily chirp amongst the foliage. You guide your horse to the shoreline so she can drink and so you both can get some rest after a long day of adventuring. Just as you finish setting up camp, a pack of wolves ar... Read more »

‘All hands on deck’ NKU’s going for the gold

‘All hands on deck’ NKU’s going for the gold

Emily Osterholz, Assistant Arts and Life Editor
January 28, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events

With the events of Homecoming 2016 well underway, the Homecoming Committee and the Activities Programming Board are fighting the pressure by enlisting co-directors and taking on the job with partners.Abby Clark, a junior majoring in biology and Emily Powell, a junior majoring in accounting and finan... Read more »

The traveling teacher

The traveling teacher

Emily Osterholz, Assistant Arts & Life Editor
January 20, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Quiet sobs echoed off of the pale blue walls. In her hotel room, she sat hunched in the desk chair.   Sara Drabik was broken. She was confused and completely out of her element. She had only been in Thailand for a week, but the undergrad from Ithaca College in New York was already experiencing Tha... Read more »

New Year’s resolutions last longer than a day

Kelsey Bungenstock, Engagment Editor
January 19, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

It is a common joke that people break or abandon their resolutions after a few weeks, but how can people make resolutions work out for the long run?The first week of classes have brought NKU students out of their holiday relaxation and back into the swing of productivity. Many students see a new sem... Read more »

Our ‘neat little jewel’ on campus

Our ‘neat little jewel’ on campus

Lizzie Kibler, Arts and Life Editor
January 18, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

After experiencing break-ins and families of raccoons residing inside, the cabin on campus is becoming something more.Walking onto NKU’s campus, one can find a rustic cabin near the Honors House. However, many people don't know where the cabin came from or why the university even has it.“The cabin has always... Read more »

Disability programs and services enables students to learn

Disability programs and services enables students to learn

Lizzie Kibler, Arts and Life Editor
January 12, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

During a conversation, if someone scrunched their nose, one would think they might have an itch.For those in the deaf community, it could mean, "I understand you" or "I agree."According to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Coordinator and Interpreter Caraline Browning, this is a really simple way to communica... Read more »

The ‘Force’ is strong with NKU

The ‘Force’ is strong with NKU

Lizzie Kibler, Arts and Life Editor
January 11, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

Breaking box office records this year, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” took the world by storm. According to The Hollywood Reporter, J.J. Abrams’ film is officially the highest-grossing film of all time in North America.The hype for this movie comes from a number of reasons. Some find the film fine ... Read more »

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 »

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