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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 »

‘Once in a Lifetime’ brings satirical comedy to NKU

‘Once in a Lifetime’ brings satirical comedy to NKU

Emily Osterholz, Assistant Arts and Life Editor
February 16, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events

The transition from silent film to talkies in the mid-1930s transformed the face of the American movie industry. NKU’s theatre department is bringing this pivotal moment back to life with “Once in a Lifetime,” a satiric tale of three destitute troupers who journey to Hollywood to try their luck wi... Read more »

You’re like The Northerner because I’ll pick you up: Top ten cheesy pick-up lines

You’re like The Northerner because I’ll pick you up: Top ten cheesy pick-up lines

Staff
February 12, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

“If you were a vegetable, you’d be a cute-cumber.” --Kelsey Bungenstock, Engagement Editor “I went fishing this weekend and I caught a fish that was THIS big. (Put arm around your date now.)”--Lizzie Kibler, Arts and Life Editor “Hey shawty!”-- Alec Reynolds, Assistant Design Editor ... Read more »

Holding the future in his hand

Holding the future in his hand

Cole Grecco, Contributor
February 11, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

While many students at NKU will be fumbling with their keys to unlock their door after a day of classes, there is one student who doesn’t have to worry about that.Garrett Frey, a senior entrepreneurship major at NKU, doesn’t need his keys to unlock the deadbolt when he gets home, that’s what the ... Read more »

Polar Plunge: Cold for a cause

Polar Plunge: Cold for a cause

Mackenzie Manley, Assistant News Editor
February 10, 2016
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

On Saturday Feb. 6, with the sun shining and the smell of bacon goetta pizza wafting in air, over 600 individuals braved the frigid temperatures for the annual Polar Plunge event.Amidst a bustling crowd in the parking lot of Joe’s Crab Shack in Bellevue, Kentucky sat a four-foot-deep pool filled wi... Read more »

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 »

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