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Jazz combos give coast-to-coast performance

Jazz combos give coast-to-coast performance

Pavel Klementyev, Reporter

February 12, 2018


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

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 ...

A glance at the Alumni Awards recipients  

A glance at the Alumni Awards recipients  

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2018


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Over 700 were in attendance for NKU’s annual Alumni Awards celebration. This year, it served as the kick-off to the university’s 50th anniversary, in conjunction with homecoming week. The event, organized by the NKU Alumni Association, recognizes four outstanding graduates for their impact no...

With INKUREKA, one student’s dance studio thrives

With INKUREKA, one student’s dance studio thrives

Pavel Klementyev, Reporter

February 7, 2018


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A performing art that dates back nearly 9,000 years, dance is not only about art, but about expression, grace and symbolism. Throughout world history, dance has evolved into thousands of choreography movements curated by millions of people, all the way to the modern age. And, at Northern Kentucky Unive...

Editor’s Chat: Jordan Kellogg

Editor’s Chat: Jordan Kellogg

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

February 5, 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. Four drained mugs rest on Jordan Kellogg’s desk, perched on a slightly elevated platform in The Cincinnati Enquirer newsroom. Behind his cu...

PREVIEW: Spring theatre lineup blends social commentary with classics

PREVIEW: Spring theatre lineup blends social commentary with classics

Jude Noel and Josh Kelly

January 30, 2018


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Whisking its audiences from New York City in the heart of the AIDS epidemic to the deck of a sailing ship and, eventually, to the tumultuous personal lives of a cast and crew putting on a Shakespeare production in the late ‘40s, SOTA’s lineup of spring shows promises a diverse range of settings, th...

REVIEW: Drake’s ‘Scary Hours’ frighteningly introspective

REVIEW: Drake’s ‘Scary Hours’ frighteningly introspective

Kayla Lumpkins, Reporter

January 28, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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“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...

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