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REVIEW: Drake’s ‘Scary Hours’ frighteningly introspective

REVIEW: Drake’s ‘Scary Hours’ frighteningly introspective

Kayla Lumpkins, Reporter

January 28, 2018


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Reviews, Viewpoints

Drake dropped his new EP “Scary Hours" last week, making it the first project fans have heard since last year’s “More Life.”  The Grammy-winning artist released an EP comprised of two-tracks,  “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity.” As a Drake fan, I felt like he’d been quiet f...

GALLERY: Women’s March champions diversity, equality

GALLERY: Women’s March champions diversity, equality

Josh Kelly, Reporter

January 23, 2018


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Arriving outside of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on Jan. 20 at noon, thousands filled the entire street of Freedom Way. They stood attentive, listening to guest speakers from the United We Stand organization; all were gathered to testify on the purpose of the Second Annual Women’s Mar...

Six@six unwraps bitter truths about peanut butter cups

Six@six unwraps bitter truths about peanut butter cups

McKenzie Eskridge, Reporter

January 22, 2018


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

Have you ever indulged in a Reese’s peanut butter cup? Or maybe eight after a really tough day. Though most of us have tried the popular candy, many haven’t considered its origins. Enter Dr. Kimberly Weir.   The NKU professor of political science will break down the environmental and societal...

Ceramics professor’s ‘Serenity’ a meditative ocean

Ceramics professor’s ‘Serenity’ a meditative ocean

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

January 22, 2018


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

Ripples of blue clay form an aqueous mane around the slight form of a face, pushing through the surface of the watery spiral. Raindrops shaped like ghostly humans fall headfirst into a floating sea of clear plastic. With the help of a lighting fixture, a tiny mountain casts the shadow of a body stre...

Professor’s ‘Econ Beats’ parodies inspire creativity, fiscal responsibility.

Professor’s ‘Econ Beats’ parodies inspire creativity, fiscal responsibility.

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

January 20, 2018


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In 2009, Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani handed his class an unusual quiz prompt: to write a poem on economics. Nine years later, that assignment has evolved into an international program challenging students to combine financial literacy with musical creativity. The project, which became officially known a...

REVIEW: ‘The Post’ charms like retro Spielberg, bridging past and present

REVIEW: ‘The Post’ charms like retro Spielberg, bridging past and present

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

January 18, 2018


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Whether it’s tailing publisher Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) into a sea of sharply-dressed Wall Street investors or plunging into a swell of notepads and flashbulbs on the Supreme Court steps, Stephen Spielberg’s camera rolls from swarm to throng like an amusement park’s anxiety-fueled dark ri...

FE18 showcases SOTA faculty’s versatility

FE18 showcases SOTA faculty’s versatility

McKenzie Eskridge, Reporter

January 15, 2018


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

“Surrender” depicts a woman on an old-style bike in a field blocked off by construction cones. The woman longs to ride into the landscape, but the white flag waving on the back of the bike signals that she will cede to the artificial barriers. While the general theme centers on forbidden access, the inspira...

An editor’s guide to ‘snow cream’

An editor’s guide to ‘snow cream’

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

January 12, 2018


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Begin scene: Me, at the age of six. The pants I’m wearing are so puffy that I waddle. My mother made me wear them, despite my protests that I could stay warm in a pair of jeans. I open the door of my suburban home (memories of the place are now awash in nostalgic, smudged tones) to a blinding landscape: ...

SHEP founder seeks inclusion, finds inspiration in family

SHEP founder seeks inclusion, finds inspiration in family

Belle Leininger, Contributor

January 8, 2018


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It began with a question a little over ten years ago after a Thursday evening graduate class. One of Missy Jones’ students, Nancy Bardgett, a high school special education teacher at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, Ky., wanted to know how to get her students more involved on campus. The two...

OPINION: An intersection where ‘Riot Grrrl’ meets modern-day

OPINION: An intersection where ‘Riot Grrrl’ meets modern-day

McKenzie Eskridge, Contributor

December 27, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Editorial, Viewpoints

Dr. Diana Belland’s “Feminist Punk Rock” class presented their final projects in the basement of the Honor’s House the last week of fall semester. Centered around the “Riot Grrrl” movement that emerged in the Pacific Northwest and Washington, D.C. in the late 1980s and early 90s, the cour...

English student’s band bridges genres to create online niche

English student’s band bridges genres to create online niche

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

December 18, 2017


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

By day, Solomon Underwood is a freshman English major at NKU, hoping to attend Chase Law School after graduation. By night, (or at least whenever he logs into his Soundcloud account), he’s known as Solly, one half of genre-bending hip-hop duo Starship Emo. “I can go from Soundcloud rapper to law school, like...

Second-annual O.I.N.K Festival features student cinema

Second-annual O.I.N.K Festival features student cinema

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

December 11, 2017


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The Official Impromptu Northern Kentucky film festival (OINK) begins at 5:00 p.m. Monday in Griffin Hall. This is the second year for the event, inaugurated last year after the ReelAbilities film festival in Cincinnati was delayed. “We were going to help screen for them, that was going to be our...

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