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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


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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...

NKU Theatre opens season with Greek tragedy The Bacchae

NKU Theatre opens season with Greek tragedy The Bacchae

Erin Mullins, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2014


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

The first play of the NKU theatre season opens this Thursday and brings to life a classic Greek tragedy. The Bacchae is the story of Dionysus, the god of wine and revelry, who seeks vengeance upon Pentheus, the king of Thebes and his family. Pentheus has rejected that Dionysus is a god, born to Zeu...

NKU graduate returns to play the Southgate House

NKU graduate returns to play the Southgate House

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor

September 17, 2014


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Six months after moving to Los Angeles to become an actress, Jesse Thomas had run out of money and her lease was up. “I moved in with my buddy who played in Goldfinger. The only reason I knew him was I went to a Goldfinger show like right out of college and ended up meeting one of the guys,” Thomas sa...

Sororities help students find their homes

Sororities help students find their homes

Kerry Skiff, Copy Editor

September 10, 2014


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Chairs bump in the Student Union as they bounce up and down, clutching tightly their white envelopes that will reveal their future family. They swing their legs and toss their hair impatiently, whispering their excitement and nervousness to their neighbors. As it gets closer to the reveal, the women...

Former NKU student shares his insight about giving and legacy through short film

Former NKU student shares his insight about giving and legacy through short film

Kiana Berry, Contributor

September 10, 2014


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In five minutes Douglas Gautraud, 24, directs viewers through an exploration of his grandfather’s lives, his new perspective on success and his beliefs on giving. "My Mom’s Motorcycle", Gautraud’s short film, beat out over 1,120 entries across 76 countries to win the People’s Choice prize for...

“Tye Dye” vendor donates proceeds to Panhellenic

“Tye Dye” vendor donates proceeds to Panhellenic

Lizzie Kibler, Reporter

September 3, 2014


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An array of colorful tapestries and tank tops fill a booth outside the Student Union several times a year. You have seen the vendor selling his merchandise in the spring and fall to NKU students and faculty. His name is Tye Dye Thom and his Facebook friends know him as “Quarry Breakdown” and he ha...

Artworks hires NKU youth and talent to help paint mural

Artworks hires NKU youth and talent to help paint mural

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor

August 28, 2014


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

Last Thursday, the Newport Aquarium unveiled the more than 300-foot-long and 33-foot-tall shark wall mural. While a large group helped to complete the work, several of the hands that put paint to the wall belonged to NKU students. Jenna Webster, a freshman graphic design major and media informatics minor, wa...

University Suites hall director expresses enjoyment with her new position

University Suites hall director expresses enjoyment with her new position

Andrea Carter, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2014


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This semester residents of University Suites will welcome Lisa Koenig as their new hall director. She is one of three new hall directors on campus this year. Koenig is a graduate from Clemson University in South Carolina as well as the University of Wisconsin where she obtained her undergraduate degree in...

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