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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


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

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

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REVIEW: Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories

REVIEW: Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories

Nicole Browning, News Editor

September 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews

While many address the problematic racial divide in our society with discussion, action, and sometimes even apathy, Joan Ferrante took a different path: grief. Her documentary, Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories, had an exclusive first screening in NKU’s University Center on Sept. 23. Ferrante, p...

Across the universe: guide to Haile Planterium

Across the universe: guide to Haile Planterium

Mesa Serikali, Contributor

September 30, 2017


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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


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

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...

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...

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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