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VIDEO | Feel the beat event

VIDEO | Feel the beat event

November 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story, Video

As the NKU Activity Programming Board's Entertainment division's final event for the semester, Feel the Beat was held Thursday night (November 9th) as an opportunity for students to come and show themselves in a more expressive fashion. The...

Pixar designer breathes life into “Coco” in Digitorium

Pixar designer breathes life into “Coco” in Digitorium

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

November 8, 2017


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

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.

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GALLERY: Black Women’s Organization fashion show highlights local talent

GALLERY: Black Women’s Organization fashion show highlights local talent

Kacie Jackson, Contributor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story, Uncategorized

“Millennial Experience” was the second annual fall fashion show hosted by the Black Women’s Organization, highlighting fashion and designs made by local vendors. Kylie Gray, president of BWO, said that the organization had been planning the show since last January. As attendees began to shuffle int...

Peek inside the cyber-security lab: coming Spring 2018

Peek inside the cyber-security lab: coming Spring 2018

Wayne Gates, Reporter

October 23, 2017


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

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...

SGA to host immigration town hall, vote on DACA resolution

SGA to host immigration town hall, vote on DACA resolution

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus Events, Featured Story, National News, News

SGA will address concerns about the future of DACA recipients at an immigration town hall on Oct. 19 in the SU. SGA's DACA solidarity resolution goes to a vote on Oct. 23.

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Video | On the Street: Fall break plans

Video | On the Street: Fall break plans

October 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story, Video

What are your plans for Fall break?  The Northerner walked around campus and asked some students their plans.  Watch the video to find out!  

Henry series production tackles themes of femininity and identity

Henry series production tackles themes of femininity and identity

Maria Dossett, Contributor

October 12, 2017


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

NKU prides itself in being a university that provides students with plenty of experience in their field before they venture out into “the real world” and pursue their career. Tucked away on the first floor of the Fine Arts Center sits The Henry, a theater that allows the students freedom to explore th...

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...

Slavery and Freedom: the American Paradox

Slavery and Freedom: the American Paradox

Erinn Sweet, Contributor

October 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

After the on-campus screening of award-winning documentary "Liberty and Slavery: The Paradox of America’s Founding Fathers" and a 20-minute promo for the unreleased film "All or Nothin'" on Sept. 28, a panel discussion that included both the creators and professors followed.  The panel discussion inc...

The first Griffin Fest

The first Griffin Fest

October 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story, News, Video

The First Inaugural GriffinFest took place Thursday, October 5th. Based on a “Reverse Career Fair” format, students explained their projects to prospective employers who came to them, instead of the other way around. The Fest also included a talk by Keynote Speaker and NKU Alumni Marty Boyer, in whi...

VIDEO | Decades skate party

VIDEO | Decades skate party

October 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Video

With the fall semester in full swing, the NKU Activities Programming Board (APB) and Association of Campus Residents (ACR) have collaborated to bring a “Decades” Skate Party to life. With no attendance fee, students were welcomed to rent out skates and enjoy the loud music and atmosphere of much of...

VIDEO: Local rappers show off at cypher

VIDEO: Local rappers show off at cypher

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story, Video

A chorus of “oohs” erupt from the crowd followed by laughter. Audience members hop to their feet, moved by Mich Tanksley--an NKU student who raps under the name Tooney Lean--who just decimated his opponent in a rap battle, as the enthused crowd suggested. The moment was a highlight of  Thursday Night Lights...

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