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VIDEO: Stefan Roloff at NKU

VIDEO: Stefan Roloff at NKU

Brennen Alm, Reporter

November 8, 2019

The 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall brought artist Stefan Roloff to NKU's campus, sharing his experiences that brought him to where he is today.

New pre-art therapy track in arts majors

New pre-art therapy track in arts majors

Elena Ferguson, Writer

October 30, 2019

The first time Emily Karrick walked into a counseling office, she felt uneasy. The sessions were emotionally draining and difficult. Karrick, senior in the pre-art therapy track at NKU, started going to counseling when she was 14. “When I ‘graduated’ from therapy, I was happy to not have to go back eve...

Expression through painting: What is art therapy?

Expression through painting: What is art therapy?

Elena Ferguson, Reporter

October 30, 2019

Christy Wolfram, an art therapist at NKU’s Health, Counseling and Student Wellness center, began her journey as an art therapist at a stranger’s house. This stranger, Don Jones, was a very sweet, short old man who walked with a cane, according to Wolfram. His studio was a large space above his gar...

First transgender White House staffer speaks in Otto Budig Theater

First transgender White House staffer speaks in Otto Budig Theater

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

October 24, 2019

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan became a part of United States history when President Barack Obama hired her as Outreach and Recruitment Director, making her the first openly transgender White House staffer in history.

Beyond the binary: What non-binary genders are, how to be an ally

Beyond the binary: What non-binary genders are, how to be an ally

Noël Waltz, Copy Editor

October 9, 2019

Gender is a social construct defined as the complex interrelationship between your body, your identity and your social interactions, according to genderspectrum.org.  Human beings’ relationship between their gender and their body goes far beyond reproductive functions. Research has suggested t...

Lavender Society provides a home for queer women, nonbinary students

Lavender Society provides a home for queer women, nonbinary students

Bee Klapper, Reporter

October 9, 2019

“All right, we’re running on gay time, so we’re going to start at 5:35 instead of 5:30,” Isabel Sleczkowski, president of Lavender Society, said.  Sleczkowski’s voice rang out over the chatter in the Student Union’s multipurpose room, receiving laughter in response. About 20 students h...

BLINK festival encourages collaboration between students, faculty, alumni

BLINK festival encourages collaboration between students, faculty, alumni

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

October 2, 2019

BLINK, a free, light-based art festival, is easily the biggest event in Cincinnati. The inaugural BLINK in 2017 drew more than a million people to the Queen City—almost 400,000 more than Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. After the roaring success of the festival’s first year, Brad McCombs, associate professor of art and music program head, knew that NKU’s School of the Arts had to get involved somehow.

Student’s goal shifts from Broadway to local band

Student’s goal shifts from Broadway to local band

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

September 27, 2019

Senior musical theatre major Kali Marsh had everything figured out for post-graduation life. She had plans for the Disney College Program, moving to New York City and pursuing a career on Broadway. But after finding a home in Cincinnati-based pop rock band Rosewood Coast, Marsh’s goals have shifted. 

“Homecoming” sees NKU alum return to her roots

“Homecoming” sees NKU alum return to her roots

Emily Broyles, Contributor

September 20, 2019

In the School of the Arts’ newest gallery, “Homecoming”, Hollis Hammonds imbues her past in her art, telling the story of her upbringing in Independence, KY. Hammonds, a 1998 NKU graduate and current Chair of Visual Studies at St. Edward’s University, wanted to highlight the shared American experience to hold onto objects and how the things we keep resonates meaning in others. 

NKU chapter of Phi Mu celebrates fourth year

NKU chapter of Phi Mu celebrates fourth year

Elena Ferguson, Writer

September 17, 2019

Phi Mu will be celebrating its fourth year at NKU on Nov. 12, 2019.

‘Step back in history’: Southgate School promotes education, understanding

‘Step back in history’: Southgate School promotes education, understanding

Rachel Smith, Reporter

September 13, 2019

When James Harris was eight years old, he would stand on a Newport street and gawk at the local school closest to his home. Harris said it was so unlike the school he had to walk several blocks to attend because this one had an enormous playground—one with shiny swings, seesaws and slides.  It cap...

Fall fashion on a budget

Fall fashion on a budget

Kane Mitten and Corinne Byrne

September 13, 2019

Your dorm room may be a mess, but your look doesn’t have to be. There is plenty of high-quality clothing out there that will keep you looking fresh without turning your bank account rotten—you just have to look in the right places.

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