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Feel the Beat showcases a flurry of dance styles

Feel the Beat showcases a flurry of dance styles

Josh Kelly, Reporter

November 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story, Uncategorized

Activities Programming Board (APB) highlighted different dance styles with the Feel the Beat showcase on Nov. 9. Ariyana Hardy, director of the Entertainment committee of APB, said the idea came up at the beginning of the semester. However, the execution wasn’t confirmed. “We wanted to have diffe...

VIDEO | Minimalism and mini muffins

VIDEO | Minimalism and mini muffins

November 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story, Video

Minimalism and Mini Muffins took place in Norse Commons and Erinn Sweet and Chris Riehl were the hosts. We get an inside look of what it takes to become a minimalist and what these two students have done to create the lifestyle.

Korean Club: a symbiotic relationship

Korean Club: a symbiotic relationship

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

November 19, 2017


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

This time last year Adam Langsdale was studying abroad in South Korea. Langsdale, a senior marketing major, said he knew little to nothing about Korea before going, so he paid a couple visits to the Korean Language and Culture Club to get acclimated before his trip. He decided to come back to NKU and begin studying the ...

Once erased, now reflected

Once erased, now reflected

Maria Dossett, Reporter

November 19, 2017


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

Over the course of October, NKU’s LGBTQ History Month served as an opportunity to take in, understand and be more aware of the struggles and achievements of the queer community. The people and the stories that make up these communities are often not found in history textbooks, Rae Loftis, coordinator...

VIDEO | Feel the beat event

VIDEO | Feel the beat event

November 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story, Video

As the NKU Activity Programming Board's Entertainment division's final event for the semester, Feel the Beat was held Thursday night (November 9th) as an opportunity for students to come and show themselves in a more expressive fashion. The...

Student’s witchy art finds online niche

Student’s witchy art finds online niche

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2017


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

Graphic design student Marisa Kyle tilts her head to the side before dipping a brush into watercolor paint, dabbing an already-sketched profile of her friend. Yellow strokes become an autumnal sweater. Her brush moves from the page to the palette again, where she hovers over a russet brown that eventuall...

Pixar designer breathes life into “Coco” in Digitorium

Pixar designer breathes life into “Coco” in Digitorium

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

November 8, 2017


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

Christian Hoffman, character supervisor at Pixar, shared film clips and concept art for the studio’s latest animated feature “Coco” in the Digitorium on Tuesday.

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‘Color of the Leaves’: Student overcomes adversity through playwriting

‘Color of the Leaves’: Student overcomes adversity through playwriting

Josh Kelly, Contributor

November 7, 2017


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

When sophomore Isaiah Reaves first started writing “Color of the Leaves,” he wrote out of hobby; he was completely blind to the impact it would eventually have on his readers. “Color of the Leaves” took Reaves’ writing in a different direction than his past shows: it brought him to a darker...

GALLERY: Black Women’s Organization fashion show highlights local talent

GALLERY: Black Women’s Organization fashion show highlights local talent

Kacie Jackson, Contributor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story, Uncategorized

“Millennial Experience” was the second annual fall fashion show hosted by the Black Women’s Organization, highlighting fashion and designs made by local vendors. Kylie Gray, president of BWO, said that the organization had been planning the show since last January. As attendees began to shuffle int...

Peek inside the cyber-security lab: coming Spring 2018

Peek inside the cyber-security lab: coming Spring 2018

Wayne Gates, Reporter

October 23, 2017


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

NKU students who plan to enter the battle for cybersecurity when they graduate will have a new place in Griffin Hall to practice their skills against the electronic enemy next Spring.  Budding security professionals will go “keyboard to keyboard” with hackers in the new JRG Cyber Threat Intellige...

Arcade Legacy’s time-warping experience comes to Newport

Arcade Legacy’s time-warping experience comes to Newport

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

October 22, 2017


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

Nestled deep in the ghostly innards of the nearly-abandoned Forest Fair Village Mall, Arcade Legacy’s flagship location is a surreal oasis: a dimly-lit cavern of 16-bit nostalgia that glows with mystery. Peek inside from the desolate food court that surrounds the store and you’ll find more than dec...

SGA to host immigration town hall, vote on DACA resolution

SGA to host immigration town hall, vote on DACA resolution

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus Events, Featured Story, National News, News

SGA will address concerns about the future of DACA recipients at an immigration town hall on Oct. 19 in the SU. SGA's DACA solidarity resolution goes to a vote on Oct. 23.

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