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GALLERY: Greek yard show

Brandy Mulligan, NKU junior and member of Zeta Phi Beta sorority, represents her organization before performing in the show. Other Zetas showed their colors of blue and white to represent.

Iyabo-Mesa Serikali, Reporter

May 2, 2016

Before Feast for Finals on Thursday April 28, a crowd of students gathered in front of Loch Norse to watch the Greek Sorority and Fraternity Spring Yard Show. National Pan-Hellenic Council fraternities and sororities perform skits and step routines while also bringing in special guest sororities or fr...

GALLERY: Ahadi Celebration NKU ROCKS

Professor Daryl Harris recites a poem from Langston Hughes and gives a speech to freshman R.O.C.K.S scholars.

Iyabo-Mesa Serikali, Reporter

April 29, 2016

NKU R.O.C.K.S freshmen stand in applause having made it through their first year of college on April 26.African American Programs and Services held their annual Ahadi celebration--Ahadi meaning “with great promise”-- for NKU R.O.C.K.S freshmen to celebrate freshman achievement and to keep retention...

Finding hope: Raising suicide awareness at NKU

The NKU community strives to help those with mental health issues. Sheridan Allen, an NKU alum, has started Punk Talks to aid touring  band members with mental illness.

Lizzie Kibler, Arts and Life Editor

April 25, 2016

At the height of her depression, Amanda Henderson found herself reaching for a bottle of pills.“When I first had problems, I did think about killing myself,” Henderson said. “Something, I can’t really explain it… As soon as I went to grab the bottle, every person that would be affected, people I ...

GALLERY: ENVI flash mob

Even with only 4 of the teams dancers to participate in the flash mob, ENVI still captures the crowd with upbeat dance moves and high energy. Dance captain, Valencia Stallings, and team members, Rhonisha Gentry, and Marquise Howie showcases ENVI dance team in the Student Union lobby.

Iyabo-Mesa Serikali, Reporter

April 13, 2016


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

Colin Kissel, playing John and George Ivan, playing John's boyfriend rehearsing for

Cole Grecco, Reporter

April 12, 2016

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...

Professor brings bright future to the arts

Professor brings bright future to the arts

Sarah Clark, Reporter

April 11, 2016

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...

Another year of ‘Celebration’ at NKU

A student discusses their poster and research with others at the Celebration Poster event.

Ally Jasper, Contributor

April 11, 2016

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....

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

Mirelle Jane Divine collects dollar bills from the crowd as she performs.

Kelsey Bungenstock, Engagement editor

April 9, 2016

  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...

Taking the stage at Pride Week’s open-mic night

Cole Grecco, Writer

April 9, 2016

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 ...

Jim Obergefell keynotes NKU Pride Week: No, we’re not equal, the fight isn’t over

Jim Obergefell speaks during NKU Pride Week. Obergefell notes that the fight is not over.

Leonard Ivey, Contributor

April 6, 2016

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...

‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ review

Dylan Tierney, Contributor

March 30, 2016

Zack Snyder, known for his adaptations of “300”, “Watchmen” and 2013’s “Man of Steel”, has a reputation for being a divisive director. Snyder advocates for spectacle and visual style over substance in many of his works.In “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” he only further cements t...

‘Pygmalion’ brings a new outlook on life

The characters in this scene are Henry Higgins played by Justin Woolums, Colonel Pickering played by Taylor Greatbatch and Alfred Doolittle played by Zach Robinson. This scene is when Alfred is trying to get Higgins to pay him five pounds.

Alex King, Contributor

March 29, 2016

The NKU theatre department is bringing to life a centuries-old comedy, highlighting the demeanor of common people within Victorian England, and the struggle of one girl to fit in despite her speech differences.Pygmalion, which will run  March 29 through April 3 in the Robert and Rosemary Stauss Theatre, ...

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