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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


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

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...

GALLERY: NKU freshman’s photography event is an artistic playground

GALLERY: NKU freshman’s photography event is an artistic playground

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

March 5, 2018


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If it weren’t for the massive fleet of station wagons parked along the adjacent streets, you’d pass Felsenhaus without much of a second thought. A former Over-The-Rhine brewery, the brick building blends into the block’s weathered modesty. The building’s lot is packed to capacity with cars, arranged c...

Editor’s Chat: Kevin Schultz

Editor’s Chat: Kevin Schultz

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

February 20, 2018


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Editor’s note: This feature is part of an ongoing series of profiles catching up with Northerner editorial alumni, in honor of NKU’s 50th anniversary. Tucked into a far cranny of Carew Tower, Cincinnati Magazine’s offices are a shock of secondary color among its home building’s weathering Art Deco ar...

Six@Six lecture series: Art as Rx

Six@Six lecture series: Art as Rx

Mckenzie Eskridge, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

February 20, 2018


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Nestled up on the common-area couch in the ceramics building, Charity Rust-Jordan sat down last week to discuss her journey as an art student, how her talents have lent themselves to community outreach and the social benefits of artmaking, all of which led to the Howard Scripps Center for Civic Engage...

Students react: NKU’s brush with movie magic

Students react: NKU’s brush with movie magic

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

February 18, 2018


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Norse Nation got a dose of Hollywood magic as film rolled on campus on a snowy Saturday afternoon for Zac Efron and Lily Colin's latest flick, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.  The film chronicles the crimes of serial killer Ted Bundy from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabet...

For survivors of sexual assault, NVP provides space for self-care

For survivors of sexual assault, NVP provides space for self-care

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2018


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The contents of Gabby Dralle’s office: a “tranquility” jar marked with the words “let it go” sits by her desktop, filled with purple liquid that shimmers as you move it. To the left, a lilac dream catcher hangs on the wall, flanked by newspaper clippings and posters. Beside a pile of conse...

In Madagascar, caring is a community affair

In Madagascar, caring is a community affair

Natalie Hamren, Assistant News Editor

February 12, 2018


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The act of caring for yourself, or self-care, varies from culture to culture. People all across the world demonstrate care for themselves based on their needs or the needs of their larger community. According to Dr. Douglas Hume, department chair of sociology, anthropology and philosophy, the Malaga...

Self-care: taking time to do what you love

Self-care: taking time to do what you love

Maria Dossett, Social Media Editor

February 12, 2018


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  Toulaye Ba Toulaye Ba’s guide to self-care is straightforward: “Netflix and music.” “My favorite TV show is The Office because it’s so simple. There’s no mystery. I can just sit there and watch it,” Ba said. As a senior economics major preparing for law school, Ba has had her fair share of stresses: classwor...

Jazz combos give coast-to-coast performance

Jazz combos give coast-to-coast performance

Pavel Klementyev, Reporter

February 12, 2018


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NKU’s School of the Arts (SOTA) hosted a jazz performance on Feb. 8, which included two student bands led by university music professors. The performance, which was attended by more than 50 people, took place in the Band Room of NKU Fine Arts Center.   The show was divided into two sessions ...

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