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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


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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...

GALLERY: Before Winter break, a Kwanzaa celebration

GALLERY: Before Winter break, a Kwanzaa celebration

Mesa Serikali, Reporter

December 6, 2017


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Traditional drum music permeated the University Center ballroom. Around tables, colors of green, black and red decorate the space: symbolic of the holiday. On Dec. 1, African American Programs and Services hosted its annual Pre-Kwanzaa event. Traditionally, the holiday is celebrated between Dec. 26 an...

Six years later, director of AAP&S as dedicated as ever

Six years later, director of AAP&S as dedicated as ever

Mesa Serikali, Reporter

December 1, 2017


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A student comes buzzing out as the next bombards the entrance for a meeting. “Are you busy?” Out of breath, she sets her backpack on the floor and closes the door. One student claims her attention as others crowd around, waiting. For a majority of first-year students, Tracy Stokes is their first person...

Mary Pat Kremer cherishes time with NKU students

Mary Pat Kremer cherishes time with NKU students

Nicole Browning, News Editor

November 27, 2017


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A fixture at NKU’s on-campus residential cafeteria, Mary Pat Kremer sits at the Norse Commons register; a single bobby pin holds back her gray locks and a red cardigan complements her work uniform. She invites students in for dinner, asking each individual how they’re doing with a look of genuine conce...

REVIEW: Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water

REVIEW: Guillermo del Toro’s <i>The Shape of Water</i>

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

November 25, 2017


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Green: The medicinal-pale exterior of a new 1963 Cadillac Coupe de Ville. The shade of twenty half-eaten key lime pie slices, stored in a refrigerator. The Jell-O wiggling at the focal point of a Norman Rockwell-esque painting. And the reptilian skin of The Shape of Water’s aquatic love interest: the p...

Korean Club: a symbiotic relationship

Korean Club: a symbiotic relationship

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

November 19, 2017


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This time last year Adam Langsdale was studying abroad in South Korea. Langsdale, a senior marketing major, said he knew little to nothing about Korea before going, so he paid a couple visits to the Korean Language and Culture Club to get acclimated before his trip. He decided to come back to NKU and begin studying the ...

Once erased, now reflected

Once erased, now reflected

Maria Dossett, Reporter

November 19, 2017


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Over the course of October, NKU’s LGBTQ History Month served as an opportunity to take in, understand and be more aware of the struggles and achievements of the queer community. The people and the stories that make up these communities are often not found in history textbooks, Rae Loftis, coordinator...

Student’s witchy art finds online niche

Student’s witchy art finds online niche

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2017


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Graphic design student Marisa Kyle tilts her head to the side before dipping a brush into watercolor paint, dabbing an already-sketched profile of her friend. Yellow strokes become an autumnal sweater. Her brush moves from the page to the palette again, where she hovers over a russet brown that eventuall...

Pixar designer breathes life into “Coco” in Digitorium

Pixar designer breathes life into “Coco” in Digitorium

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

November 8, 2017


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Christian Hoffman, character supervisor at Pixar, shared film clips and concept art for the studio’s latest animated feature “Coco” in the Digitorium on Tuesday.

‘Color of the Leaves’: Student overcomes adversity through playwriting

‘Color of the Leaves’: Student overcomes adversity through playwriting

Josh Kelly, Contributor

November 7, 2017


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When sophomore Isaiah Reaves first started writing “Color of the Leaves,” he wrote out of hobby; he was completely blind to the impact it would eventually have on his readers. “Color of the Leaves” took Reaves’ writing in a different direction than his past shows: it brought him to a darker...

Peek inside the cyber-security lab: coming Spring 2018

Peek inside the cyber-security lab: coming Spring 2018

Wayne Gates, Reporter

October 23, 2017


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NKU students who plan to enter the battle for cybersecurity when they graduate will have a new place in Griffin Hall to practice their skills against the electronic enemy next Spring.  Budding security professionals will go “keyboard to keyboard” with hackers in the new JRG Cyber Threat Intellige...

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