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Hispanic heritage month kick-off melds community, hope

Hispanic heritage month kick-off melds community, hope

Brittney Gunter, Design editor

September 18, 2017


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

The smell of food infused the University Center’s lobby as Latin music poured from the ballroom. The event kicked off National Hispanic Heritage Month with a reception on Sept. 14 as Latino Programs and Services invited the northern Kentucky community to join them in celebrating their culture. The ...

GALLERY: Sororities welcome new sisters during bid day weekend

GALLERY: Sororities welcome new sisters during bid day weekend

Chelsea Livers Gowdy, Contributor

September 18, 2017


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The second weekend of September was recruitment time for sororities at NKU; about 350 women explored Greek life in order to find the chapters that best suited them.  For many, including junior Rachel Moreland, a major goal in joining a sorority was to make friends. “I want to get out my comfor...

Cold Springs Farmer’s Market, a stone’s throw from NKU

Cold Springs Farmer’s Market, a stone’s throw from NKU

Alex King, Contributor

September 18, 2017


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Marvin Barbian of Barbian Farms is one of many that comes out each week to sell his products, which range from tomatoes to green beans, apples and squash. Barbian Farms is located toward Camp Springs in Melbourne, Kentucky. “I grew fruits and vegetables. I’ve done it all my life and I make a living at it...

GALLERY: Fraternity bid day takes Science Center lawn

GALLERY: Fraternity bid day takes Science Center lawn

Mesa Serikali, Reporter

September 18, 2017


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The sound of music, mostly hip-hop, rang through the Science Center lawn as current fraternity members began placing large greek letters--symbols of their fraternity chapters--across the field. Members with painted faces and greek capes trotted along as anticipation and excitement for meeting their n...

9/11 and Islam: One student’s perspective

9/11 and Islam: One student’s perspective

Kiara Reece, Contributor

September 17, 2017


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September 11, 2001—10 members associated with extremist group Al-Qaeda attacked the World Trade Towers in New York City, NY marking 9/11 as a day that went down in American history. Each year, its anniversary is revered in silence, honoring the lives lost. September 11, 2017—Allison Vesgas, a freshman political science major, logged into her Instagram. As she scrolled down her timelin...

REVIEW: Ubahn Fest brings 2 Chainz, Big Sean under ground

REVIEW: Ubahn Fest brings 2 Chainz, Big Sean under ground

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

September 14, 2017


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Despite its relatively small size, Ubahn Fest boasted an impressive lineup. 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane have been at the forefront of the Atlanta trap scene that has blown apart the mainstream over the past year. Steve Aoki is easily one of the most recognizable figures in electronic dance music. Big Sea...

Going with the flow: NKU professor keeps college radio tradition alive on WAIF-FM

Going with the flow: NKU professor keeps college radio tradition alive on WAIF-FM

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

September 13, 2017


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Even Ken Katkin couldn’t tell you exactly what’s kept him working in freeform radio for the past 34 years. It’s unpaid work and sometimes underappreciated, especially in an age where playlists are available at the touch of a button on sites like Spotify and Pandora. For the NKU law professor, t...

Improv and energy: Jazz students at NKU

Improv and energy: Jazz students at NKU

Erinn Sweet, Contributor

September 13, 2017


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Entering a small recording studio on the third-floor of the SOTA building, Eric Snyder, a third-year musician double majoring in jazz studies and music technology--the latter being a new major offered this academic year--tinkered with his instrument, exerting energetic notes and fragmented melodies into...

Professor: open-mic nights ‘about a human connecting with another human’

Professor: open-mic nights ‘about a human connecting with another human’

Chris Robertson, Reporter

September 12, 2017


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Students gather, roasted espresso beans, steamed lattes and alcohol lingering in the air, joined by the cacophonous sound of clinking glasses and footsteps against hardwood floor. A medium-sized, well-lit stage complete with a microphone. Nearby, the NKU creative writing staff sits awaiting what is about ...

SOTA sticks to the script with fan favorites for fall production season

SOTA sticks to the script with fan favorites for fall production season

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

September 8, 2017


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Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts will kick off the fall theatre season with the Shakespeare comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Brian Friel’s Tony Award winning “Dancing at Lughnasa” will follow in October and fan-favorite “Beauty and the Beast” will close out the se...

Student-coded ‘JumpSeat’ wants to bring community, connection to NKU

Student-coded ‘JumpSeat’ wants to bring community, connection to NKU

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

September 6, 2017


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Jake Anderson conceived JumpSeat--an interface with the goal of building a more natural community around NKU-- during Northern Exposure as an incoming freshman. Laid out in colored blocks--each notating a different section--the pre-engineering major described the website (still in a demo setup) as a mash-up...

Students look to ‘50s slang for streetwear inspiration

Students look to ‘50s slang for streetwear inspiration

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2017


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Tyler Isaacs turned a black ‘dad’ hat in his hands, running his thumb over the back strap, which is dipped in faded grayscale paint. It completes the otherwise simple design; fream--the name of the apparel brand he created with fellow student Alex Arias--is printed on the front in clean typeface. ...

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