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Only 133 attend ‘Norse Rock Rumble’ event at Bank of Kentucky Center

Only 133 attend ‘Norse Rock Rumble’ event at Bank of Kentucky Center

Brittany Smart, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2014


Filed under 2014, A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

The band ‘Calm the Tides’ secured their spot for first place Saturday night in the Bank of Kentucky Center at ‘Norse Rock Rumble.’ Hosted by the Activities Programming Board and emceed by comedian Melissa Villasenor, the event was free to anyone who wanted to attend, however, the people in the cr...

BREAKING: Former dance coach improperly used $6,800, could be center of investigation

Kevin Schultz and Richard Cracchiolo

November 3, 2014


Filed under 2014, Breaking News, Crime, News

NKU’s legal counsel met with a Campbell County commonwealth attorney on Nov. 3 to discuss a potential criminal investigation into the activities of former NKU dance team coach Jennifer Hilvert, according to an emailed statement from NKU’s Director of Marketing and Communications Chris Cole. The legal cou...

Hillary Clinton draws big crowds to campus

Hillary Clinton draws big crowds to campus

Kevin Schultz and Carrie Crotzer

November 1, 2014


Filed under 2014, Featured Story, Kentucky News, National News, News

Former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stopped by Northern Kentucky University this morning to rally for Kentucky democrat senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. Clinton and Grimes both gave speeches to a crowd of about 1,400 people in the university's Bank of Kentucky Center. ...

“Orange is the New Black” star opens up about life as a transgender actress to sold-out NKU audience

“Orange is the New Black” star opens up about life as a transgender actress to sold-out NKU audience

Kiana Berry, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2014


Filed under 2014, A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

An hour before the event doors open, students fill the first floor of the Student Union.  Lines snake their way across the tile floor and out the doors almost stretching the distance to Griffin Hall. The students chatter and laugh, anxiously awaiting to find their seat in the Student Union Ballroom to...

Drag show pushes NKU closer to “Common Ground”

Drag show pushes NKU closer to “Common Ground”

Kiana Berry, Reporter

October 28, 2014


Filed under 2014, A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

The runway stage protrudes into the audience, its backdrop adorning the rainbow ribbon wrapped triangular emblem of Common Ground. The lights dim and the spotlight takes center stage as people take their seats among the 400 chairs positioned in the Student Union Ballroom. “This is my first show,” ...

Romantic comedy classic takes NKU’s stage

Romantic comedy classic takes NKU’s stage

Nancy Curtis, Editor-In-Chief

October 22, 2014


Filed under 2014, A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

The theatre department’s second show of the season is bringing a comedy classic to the stage. “The Wedding Singer,” based on the film starring Adam Sandler, takes the comedy and puts it to original songs and dance. “This is the big show of the semester,” Taylor Greatbatch, a sophomore musical t...

Coney Island fires up the night for third year

Coney Island fires up the night for third year

Lizzie Kibler, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2014


Filed under 2014, A&L Features, Arts & Life

Blues, reds, and golds illuminate the night sky at Coney Island's Fire Up the Night event. This is Coney Island's third year hosting the international fireworks competition on Saturday, Sept. 27. Japan took home first place in the competition, competing against Spain and Germany this year. "I voted for Japan,...

PHOTOS: CliftonFest brings artisan vendors and musicians to neighborhood

PHOTOS: CliftonFest brings artisan vendors and musicians to neighborhood

Ally Jasper, Contributer

October 1, 2014


Filed under 2014, Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

The Clifton Fest completed its third annual gathering this past weekend in Clifton on Ludlow Ave. Vendors displayed their products, artists covered sidewalks with drawings, and musicians performed throughout each day’s festivities. To kick off Friday evening, Ludlow Wine sponsored wine tastings that were...

NKU grad student fronts MidPoint Music Fest veterans Saturn Batteries

NKU grad student fronts MidPoint Music Fest veterans Saturn Batteries

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor

September 24, 2014


Filed under 2014, A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Thursday night, Sept. 25, on Christian Moerlein’s indoor stage, Brad Gibson and his band Saturn Batteries will make their fourth Midpoint Music Festival appearance. Gibson, the band’s singer and guitar player, is currently a teaching assistant for ENG 101 while studying English in graduate school he...

Real Estate to play free show at MidPoint Music Festival

Real Estate to play free show at MidPoint Music Festival

John Flaherty, Arts & Life Editor

September 24, 2014


Filed under 2014, A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

The popular indie dream rock band Real Estate will be playing a free happy hour show at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, on the MidPoint Midway Stage at MidPoint Music Festival. This is the first time the Brooklyn-based band has performed live in Cincinnati. “They were a band that we knew was doing reall...

5 things you missed at the SPJ Lunch with the Pros

5 things you missed at the SPJ Lunch with the Pros

Brook Clifford, Managing Editor

September 19, 2014


Filed under 2014, Featured Story, News

You’ll never have the same day twice. You’ll question the trustworthiness of law enforcement. And you’ll need to work on your interpersonal communication skills. These are just a few of the things you may need to be a crime reporter in the digital age, according to the media professionals who ca...

2014 soccer players to watch this season

2014 soccer players to watch this season

Molly Patrick, Contributor

August 28, 2014


Filed under 2014, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Both the men and women’s soccer teams at NKU are facing exciting schedules this season. Recently, we sat down with Coach Sheehan, the women's head coach, and Coach Basalyga, the men's head coach, to catch up with them and discuss who will be key to their seasons. Here’s what they had to say. Finishing ...

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