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A weekend of Native American heritage: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

A weekend of Native American heritage: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Alex King, Reporter

October 11, 2017


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

  Though many recognize Oct. 9 as Columbus Day, a growing number are beginning to celebrate a new holiday in its place: Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The Native American Ministry Council did just that, leading a weekend from Oct. 6-8 hosted by the Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati. “There were N...

Seeking Spiritual Solace: Pagan Student Association Preaches Education and Acceptance

Seeking Spiritual Solace: Pagan Student Association Preaches Education and Acceptance

Jake Rich, Reporter

October 10, 2017


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

Upon entering the first meeting of the Pagan Student Association, nothing would feel out of the ordinary. The gathering, held in Landrum Hall, looked like any 4 p.m. class. As people shuffled into the room, they were immediately greeted with a smile and a place to sit. In this, the first goal of the P...

The Dent Schoolhouse: From front yards to international fame

The Dent Schoolhouse: From front yards to international fame

Mackenzie Manley and Jude Noel

October 9, 2017


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For NKU alumnus Bud Stross, bringing the nightmarish figments of his imagination to life is a process that lasts year-round. From a 14-foot tall Necromancer statue to catacombs covered in 4,000 hand-made human skulls to a haunted tin can, the horrors that populate Stross’ Dent Schoolhouse are the product o...

New esports team balances intercollegiate competition with love of games

New esports team balances intercollegiate competition with love of games

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

October 2, 2017


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“Getting people to actually see each other when they play each other builds bonds that are way stronger than playing on the internet.”

Across the universe: guide to Haile Planterium

Across the universe: guide to Haile Planterium

Mesa Serikali, Contributor

September 30, 2017


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

Covering a range of topics from the solar eclipses to the supermoon, NKU’s Planetarium hosts educational shows every week. Haile Digital Planetarium, an educational facility, is dedicated to inspiring NKU students, faculty and the surrounding community about the universe around them.   This month, on...

Ana England’s ‘Kinship’ sculpts curiosity from ceramics

Ana England’s ‘Kinship’ sculpts curiosity from ceramics

Madeline Hearn, Contributor

September 30, 2017


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

Ana England, a former NKU professor and acclaimed ceramics artist, is the subject of a solo exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum featuring pieces that span across 20 years. Primarily large, ceramic-based sculptures, her body of work melds elements of metal and wood together, scattering them throughout...

Emotional Support Animals: Furry friends that are more than companions

Emotional Support Animals: Furry friends that are more than companions

Jake Rich, Contributor

September 29, 2017


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Laura Bosse, an NKU nursing student, sat on a bench adjacent to Loch Norse. Though her gaze was fixated on the water, a caramel-cream colored Pomeranian named Foxy only found concern in watching her owner. Foxy--who came into Bosse’s life as a foster dog--is an emotional support animal (ESA), which...

REVIEW: Day one of Midpoint Music Festival

REVIEW: Day one of Midpoint Music Festival

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

September 25, 2017


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

Food and beer trucks lined East 5th St., forming a barrier that separated Midpoint Music Festival from the rest of Cincinnati on Saturday night. Beyond the food trucks, lines of festival-goers sat against the outside wall of Taft Theatre and the Cincinnati Masonic Center, enjoying their glasses of Rhi...

Review: Day two of Midpoint Music Festival

Review: Day two of Midpoint Music Festival

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

September 25, 2017


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

“Seven years ago, a young guy walked into my office on a Friday afternoon with a CD called I Want! I Want! and two tickets to the studio release at the Mockbee,” said WNKU’s station manager Aaron Sharpe, addressing a Taft Theatre crowd so densely-packed that extra security had to be called in to keep...

Hiking club merges outdoor spaces and community

Hiking club merges outdoor spaces and community

Shaun Chazuka, Contributor

September 24, 2017


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

As the fall semester began, a new organization emerged on campus: the NKU Hiking club. At its core is club president Allison Wendling, who began organizing it before summer had ended. “I was surprised NKU didn't already have any hiking club and I just figured that I know a lot of my friends like to go hi...

Business Week: Connect with the professionals

Business Week: Connect with the professionals

Pavel Klementyev, Contributor

September 24, 2017


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

Northern Kentucky University and Haile/US Bank College of Business faculty and staff will host the ninth annual business week for all NKU students on Sept. 26-27. This two-day business week event will take place on NKU’s campus and provide an opportunity for students to get acquainted with current pr...

Hispanic heritage month kick-off melds community, hope

Hispanic heritage month kick-off melds community, hope

Brittney Gunter, Design editor

September 18, 2017


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

The smell of food infused the University Center’s lobby as Latin music poured from the ballroom. The event kicked off National Hispanic Heritage Month with a reception on Sept. 14 as Latino Programs and Services invited the northern Kentucky community to join them in celebrating their culture. The ...

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