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Going abroad: A trip for the mind and the wallet

Going abroad: A trip for the mind and the wallet

Josh Goad, Contributor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

This past summer, 140 NKU students found themselves in far-flung places while studying abroad. Though the experiences may feel like the fabric dreams are made from, the price tag of such travels could make anyone’s wallet sad. These folks managed to receive the needed funds through financial support an...

SOTA sticks to the script with fan favorites for fall production season

SOTA sticks to the script with fan favorites for fall production season

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

September 8, 2017


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

Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts will kick off the fall theatre season with the Shakespeare comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Brian Friel’s Tony Award winning “Dancing at Lughnasa” will follow in October and fan-favorite “Beauty and the Beast” will close out the se...

Student-coded ‘JumpSeat’ wants to bring community, connection to NKU

Student-coded ‘JumpSeat’ wants to bring community, connection to NKU

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

September 6, 2017


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

Jake Anderson conceived JumpSeat--an interface with the goal of building a more natural community around NKU-- during Northern Exposure as an incoming freshman. Laid out in colored blocks--each notating a different section--the pre-engineering major described the website (still in a demo setup) as a mash-up...

Students look to ‘50s slang for streetwear inspiration

Students look to ‘50s slang for streetwear inspiration

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2017


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

Tyler Isaacs turned a black ‘dad’ hat in his hands, running his thumb over the back strap, which is dipped in faded grayscale paint. It completes the otherwise simple design; fream--the name of the apparel brand he created with fellow student Alex Arias--is printed on the front in clean typeface. ...

Sustained revolution: NKU Student Socialists to promote class consciousness on campus

Sustained revolution: NKU Student Socialists to promote class consciousness on campus

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Uncategorized

“I didn’t just wake up one day with a hammer and sickle in my hands,” said Benjamin Sanning, toying with the frayed sleeves of his hoodie. “It was a slow evolution.” Joined on a Student Union sofa by two of his fellow club members, the figurehead of NKU Student Socialists considered his orga...

Welcome Black Week tailgate cooks up community

Welcome Black Week tailgate cooks up community

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

August 28, 2017


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

Smoke rose from a grill at the pavilion behind the soccer complex. The smell of meat curled in the air as students gathered for the kick-off tailgate to Welcome Black Week. Welcome Black Week, hosted by NKU’s African American Programs & Services, is designed to give students the chance to con...

Dipping into inclusion: #nachoaveragemixer

Dipping into inclusion: #nachoaveragemixer

Chris Robertson, Reporter

August 26, 2017


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

The line to the nacho bar grew longer as more students piled into the ballroom. Those who didn’t head straight for the bar took a right to the photo booth. The beat of the music from the DJ’’s speakers vibrated through the floors, walls and the ceiling. The inclusive excellence mixer, named #nachoaveragemix...

Total Eclipse of the heart: One professor’s astronomical passion

Total Eclipse of the heart: One professor’s astronomical passion

Christopher Decker & Jude Noel, Managing Editor & Social Media Editor

August 20, 2017


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

Astronomy professor Nathan De Lee will cancel his classes on Monday and instead be in Nashville, anticipating an astronomical event he has waited nearly 20 years to witness. “I found out about it in the mid-1990’s,” De Lee said. “It’s a long wait but it will be worth it. “Well, I’ll fi...

Minds of Tomorrow: Alpha Phi Alpha hosts Leadership Development Institute

Minds of Tomorrow: Alpha Phi Alpha hosts Leadership Development Institute

Jude Noel, Reporter

August 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Over a hundred high school students from across seven states in the Midwest gathered on NKU’s campus for a weekend meant to shape young black men into the next generation of leaders. The event, hosted by NKU and Cincinnati’s chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha (Rho Gamma and Delta Gamma Lambda, respec...

‘Bust Moves 2017’: Radio hosts In a studio of their own

‘Bust Moves 2017’: Radio hosts In a studio of their own

Jude Noel, Reporter

July 17, 2017


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

Editor’s Note: The writer of this piece has his own show on Norse Code Radio. The piece was originally meant to focus on hip-hop culture at NKU. However, through interviewing the sources, the story of Thursday Night Lights stood apart as its own entity.  “Bust moves 2017,” said Malik Washington, leaning forward f...

GALLERY: NKU Music Prep fuses community, education and musical experience

GALLERY: NKU Music Prep fuses community, education and musical experience

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

June 18, 2017


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

Children line the stage of Greaves Hall. Their arms are raised and faces taut in concentration. One steps forward and sings before the rest lend their voices, joined by a slick piano.  Earlier in the day, young string players poured over their violins, cellos, violas and more; their hands in harmony a...

NKY Pride: Putting a face to LGBTQ community

NKY Pride: Putting a face to LGBTQ community

Mackenzie Manley, Jude Noel, Editor-in-Chief & Reporter

June 14, 2017


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

Bonnie Meyer was stationed at Braxton Brewing Company when group after group filed down the road, holding signs and flags representing messages that included the entirety of the LGBTQ rainbow and, in turn, a spectrum of queer identities. Co-chair of the NKY Pride for five years and director of LGBT...

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