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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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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