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‘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 »

Economics rocks Griffin Hall, enhances education

Sarah Clark, Reporter
December 4, 2015
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events

A competition of scholar and production took place Wednesday night in the Griffin Hall Digitorium as Economic and EMB students paired up to present Econ Beats, a local title for a nationally popular program called Rockonomix.   “It was fun to see the parodies everyone worked on for the whole semester,” J... Read more »

‘The Trouble with Boys’ tackles sexual assault

Maggie Fulmer, Reporter
December 2, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews

The Henry Konstantinow Studio Theatre housed its second show of the semester when it opened “The Trouble with Boys”, directed by professor Brian Robertson, on Tuesday night. Written by Alexx Rouse, a BFA playwriting major, “The Trouble with Boys” explores the serious topic of sexual assault an... Read more »

NKU Jazz plays York Street Cafe

NKU Jazz plays York Street Cafe

Seth Thomas, Reporter
December 2, 2015
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

There is a dimly lit bar at the top of a wooden staircase on a Newport street corner. Every few weeks, a wide range of students and parents congregate to hear the live music of the NKU jazz students.Jazz Combo 3, directed by Michael Meloy, is a jazz group of eight NKU music students who are taking pa... Read more »

Professor Hogg: ‘Boss’ of jazz

Professor Hogg: ‘Boss’ of jazz

Seth Thomas, Reporter
December 1, 2015
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

One night in Marrakesh, Morocco, Professor William Brian “Boss” Hogg, the director of jazz studies at NKU,was interrupted in the middle of a gig at a club to play with the king.He thought he had been summoned to play for the king of Morocco, Mohammed VI. In reality, he had been sent for by someon... Read more »

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