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Editor’s Chat: Rick Meyers

Editor’s Chat: Rick Meyers

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

April 18, 2018


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When Rick Meyers first stepped on campus in the fall of 1972, it wasn’t just the St. Thomas graduate’s first day of college: it was also NKU’s first day at its new home in Highland Heights, having migrated from its original home on a Covington Hillside.  At that time, four years after the school (th...

Family Divided: Diane Guerrero speaks on memoir, immigration

Family Divided: Diane Guerrero speaks on memoir, immigration

Pavel Klementyev, Reporter

April 17, 2018


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Diane Guerrero—known for her roles as inmate Maritza Ramos on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black and Lina on Jane the Virgin—spoke at Northern Kentucky University about her recent memoir, In the Country We Love: My Family Divided, which shares her personal story in hopes of raising awareness on immi...

Beyond butterflies: prof says public speaking gives students a leg up

Beyond butterflies: prof says public speaking gives students a leg up

Natalie Hamren, Asst. News Editor

April 12, 2018


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“In anything that you’re trying to move up in, the better public speaker you are, the better your edge on everyone else because not everyone can speak in public, feel comfortable with it and want to do it,” says NKU public speaking professor Karen Slawter.

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Pride Week Open Mic helps student artists make their voices heard

Pride Week Open Mic helps student artists make their voices heard

Kane Mitten, Reporter

April 8, 2018


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Nearly every seat available in the Student Union multi-purpose room was filled Tuesday night as students, parents, and friends came to support the lineup of artists and poets at the 5th annual NKU Open Mic Night—part of the campus’ yearly Pride Week. Birdy, a trans student at NKU, gave a moving...

International Student Union dinner rolls out the red carpet

International Student Union dinner rolls out the red carpet

Pavel Klementyev, Reporter

April 4, 2018


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On April 7th, International Student Union (ISU) and ISSS will host their annual International Dinner and Talent Show to represent and engage a rich diversity of NKU students from over 50 countries with domestic students, faculty, and staff. This year’s theme is the ‘A Night at the Golden Globes’....

‘Let Our Loss Be Heard’: Dance 18 piece examines race and American history.

‘Let Our Loss Be Heard’: Dance 18 piece examines race and American history.

McKenzie Eskridge, Reporter

April 2, 2018


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The notion that art can express ideas, concepts and emotions seemingly impossible to grasp conversationally is nothing new, but the truth of the cliché struck souls in one of Dance 18’s feature pieces, Let Our Loss be Heard.

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Your Guide to NKU Pride Week

Your Guide to NKU Pride Week

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

April 2, 2018


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Following a drag show held in the Student Union ballroom Friday night, NKU’s 5th annual LGBTQ Pride Week begins with its annual Pride March on Monday morning at 11:50 a.m. in the SU plaza. The march, organized by LGBTQ Programs and Services, will be immediately followed by a resource fair and a cla...

Meet NKU’s ‘Wise Women’: NVP initiative sheds light on key campus figures

Meet NKU’s ‘Wise Women’: NVP initiative sheds light on key campus figures

Maria Dossett, Social Media Editor

March 27, 2018


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When the time came to begin planning events to celebrate Women’s History Month, director of the Norse Violence Prevention Center (NVP) Gabby Dralle found herself spending time in reflection. With the Time’s Up and #MeToo movement in full force, she took notice of present events and looked back on the transformative moments of her own life.

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From portraits of hot dogs to retro typefaces, SOTA student exhibition melds mediums

From portraits of hot dogs to retro typefaces, SOTA student exhibition melds mediums

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

March 22, 2018


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Spanning two gallery spaces and a wide range of mediums from photography to font-making, SOTA’s annual juried student exhibition—running from March 16-31, features the best of what NKU’s fine arts program has to offer, as determined by juror Sylvia Rombis, president of Cincinnati’s Malton Art Ga...

EDITORIAL: In the mountains, the option to serve

EDITORIAL: In the mountains, the option to serve

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2018


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Highways carved into mountains guided three vans of NKU students to the area where the War on Poverty was first declared by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. It’s a surreal encounter with a niche culture unlike the one I grew up in, just a few hours away in central Kentucky. Houses and trailers freckle...

Disco Tits: From Seventies to Cyberpunk

Disco Tits: From Seventies to Cyberpunk

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2018


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In a warehouse on the outskirts of Over-the-Rhine, industrial music screeched. Inside,  the otherwise sparse space was decorated with surrealist art: a vibrant birthday-cake-shaped statue made of nostalgia-sewn stuffed animals, twee porcelain sharks fishing and a teddy bear with a stake driven throug...

The vantage of vintage

The vantage of vintage

Madeline Hearn, Reporter

March 15, 2018


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Located in a cozy niche of the Northside, Cincinnati, Casablanca Vintage is helmed by NKU alum Ashley Beaufille. The origins of their passion can be traced back to a thrift-shop trip with their grandmother, where they purchased their first vintage item as a child. “I still have my first vintage piece I ev...

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