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Rising from the ashes: Bonnie Meyer’s story

Rising from the ashes: Bonnie Meyer’s story

Lizzie Kibler, Arts & Life Editor
November 13, 2015
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

A tattoo of a phoenix extends its wings across Bonnie Meyer’s back. Around her right wrist, a quote from the novel “Wicked” is etched with an outline of Elphaba Thropp.“I shall wait for your shoes.”Both of these tattoos serve as a reminder of Meyer’s long journey to get to where she is now... Read more »

VIDEO: Nonprofit uses art to give back

VIDEO: Nonprofit uses art to give back

Maggie Fulmer, Reporter
November 10, 2015
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Video

In the winter of 2012, Lou Denning asked Mari Knight what she wanted for Christmas. After careful thought, Knight responded by saying “what do I need?” It was that answer that led the pair to give what they would have spent on each other to their friends in need.Now, three years later, they are ... Read more »

Destiny players team up for Red Bull Clash course

Destiny players team up for Red Bull Clash course

Dylan Tierney, Reporter
November 8, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

Hectic chatter could be heard from the squads of three completing missions in Destiny, one of the biggest shooters to hit Xboxes and PlayStations in years. Speed and efficiency were key in these missions while players tried to finish objectives in as little time as possible.“Fourteen months after lau... Read more »

Professor gives hope to newborn kittens

Professor gives hope to newborn kittens

Megan Bechtold, Contributing Writer
November 5, 2015
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

Of the many ways that students, faculty and staff are getting involved around the area, the cuddliest of ways has to be dedicating time to caring for and housing kittens as one professor has.Nancy S. Hancock, an associate professor at NKU, does a lot more that educate students.In 2011 she founded a no... Read more »

Town hall addresses campus safety

Town hall addresses campus safety

Abby Anstead, News Editor
November 5, 2015
Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story, News

Students from a variety of backgrounds and affiliations gathered in the Student Union Monday evening for a town hall meeting. Despite their differences, the students expressed one common concern-- the safety of the campus community.  The town hall, hosted by the Student Government Association, ... Read more »

Students hide behind social media platform

Emily Osterholz, Reporter
November 4, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

The app known as Yik Yak allows users to post anonymously, and has been generating a lot of bad press among universities. While several colleges have banned the app from their wifi networks, NKU’s “yaks” are more entertaining than offensive.Kendell Klein, a junior majoring in criminal justice, ... Read more »

Conversation Partners creates friendships for international students

Conversation Partners creates friendships for international students

Mackenzie Manley, Reporter
November 4, 2015
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Faris Almansour, a smiley Saudi Arabian student in the American English Learning Program (AELP), and American student Alyssa Richter were friends before they were paired together through conversation partners. Almansour said that conversation partners has only made their bond grow deeper. They meet on... Read more »

Dinosaurs roam Griffin Hall

Dinosaurs roam Griffin Hall

Lizzie Kibler, Arts&Life Editor
November 3, 2015
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

It’s not a bar crawl, but a campus crawl. Disney Pixar is taking part in a program that invites the creators of big-name animated movies to college campuses.Northern Kentucky University happened to be one of the lucky ones bringing Character Art Director Matt Nolte for Disney Pixar’s “The Good Dino... Read more »

GALLERY: NKU brings life to cult classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show”

GALLERY: NKU brings life to cult classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show”

Mackenzie Manley, Reporter
November 2, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

The 1975 musical comedy horror cult classic film, Rocky Horror Picture Show, played in the background as NKU students donned in fishnets, corsets and just their underwear brought the movie to life through a shadowcast production on Halloween night.Many of the audience members were also dressed in risqu... Read more »

The haunting of Callahan Hall

Erica Bluford, Contributor
November 1, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

Cobwebs were strung across the doorways of Callahan Hall. Creepy clowns lurked in the hallways and nurses clad in lab suits soaked in blood wandered around the basement. The normally quiet Callahan turned into a dormitory of haunt and horror on the night of Oct. 29, when the Association of Campus Resi... Read more »

VIDEO: Norse-O-Ween provides fun to local children

VIDEO: Norse-O-Ween provides fun to local children

Sierra Gibson, Contributor
November 1, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life, Video

Children from all over the surrounding area swarmed to Callahan Hall to go trick or treating Wednesday, Oct. 28. The theme for this year is Candy Land.Norse-O-Ween is an event that brings the community and NKU together and allows the children to trick or treat in a safe environment and out of the weath... Read more »

The multicultural roots of Halloween

Seth Thomas, Contributor
October 28, 2015
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

The traditions of the modern holiday known as Halloween are drawn from many religions and cultures. While nearly every culture celebrates the holiday differently, the one thing they all agree on is that Halloween is a night when the physical and supernatural worlds are closest.ALL HALLOWS' EVEPart o... Read more »

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