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SOTA Wellness Session:Self-Care and You

SOTA Wellness Session:Self-Care and You

Kiara Reece, Contributor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

The School of the Arts will host a wellness session for SOTA majors and minors on Thursday, September 21. The lead speaker will be Staff Clinician, Diana Petta Wallace and the session will focus on self-care skills in the college atmosphere such as mental health, depression, and anxiety. The session will al...

A Week of Adventures in the Queen City

A Week of Adventures in the Queen City

Alex King, Contributor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Get off campus for a day or a weekend with events spanning across Greater Cincinnati. You deserve to escape the white-walled prison of your dormitory. Monday, September 18 The Office: Live Trivia Night For fans of The Office your time has come: you have the chance to put your knowledge to the test. Trivia night wil...

GALLERY: Sororities welcome new sisters during bid day weekend

GALLERY: Sororities welcome new sisters during bid day weekend

Chelsea Livers Gowdy, Contributor

September 18, 2017


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

The second weekend of September was recruitment time for sororities at NKU; about 350 women explored Greek life in order to find the chapters that best suited them.  For many, including junior Rachel Moreland, a major goal in joining a sorority was to make friends. “I want to get out my comfor...

Highland Heights Farmer’s Market, a stone’s throw from NKU

Highland Heights Farmer’s Market, a stone’s throw from NKU

Alex King, Contributor

September 18, 2017


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

Marvin Barbian of Barbian Farms is one of many that comes out each week to sell his products at Highland Heights Market--part of the Campbell County Farmer's Association--which range from tomatoes, green beans, apples and squash. Barbian Farms is located toward Camp Springs in Melbourne, Kentucky. ...

GALLERY: Fraternity bid day takes Science Center lawn

GALLERY: Fraternity bid day takes Science Center lawn

Mesa Serikali, Reporter

September 18, 2017


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

The sound of music, mostly hip-hop, rang through the Science Center lawn as current fraternity members began placing large greek letters--symbols of their fraternity chapters--across the field. Members with painted faces and greek capes trotted along as anticipation and excitement for meeting their n...

9/11 and Islam: One student’s perspective

9/11 and Islam: One student’s perspective

Kiara Reece, Contributor

September 17, 2017


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

September 11, 2001—10 members associated with extremist group Al-Qaeda attacked the World Trade Towers in New York City, NY marking 9/11 as a day that went down in American history. Each year, its anniversary is revered in silence, honoring the lives lost. September 11, 2017—Allison Vesgas, a freshman political science major, logged into her Instagram. As she scrolled down her timelin...

REVIEW: Ubahn Fest brings 2 Chainz, Big Sean under ground

REVIEW: Ubahn Fest brings 2 Chainz, Big Sean under ground

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

September 14, 2017


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

Despite its relatively small size, Ubahn Fest boasted an impressive lineup. 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane have been at the forefront of the Atlanta trap scene that has blown apart the mainstream over the past year. Steve Aoki is easily one of the most recognizable figures in electronic dance music. Big Sea...

Going with the flow: NKU professor keeps college radio tradition alive on WAIF-FM

Going with the flow: NKU professor keeps college radio tradition alive on WAIF-FM

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

September 13, 2017


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

Even Ken Katkin couldn’t tell you exactly what’s kept him working in freeform radio for the past 34 years. It’s unpaid work and sometimes underappreciated, especially in an age where playlists are available at the touch of a button on sites like Spotify and Pandora. For the NKU law professor, t...

Hispanic Heritage Months kicks off Thursday

Hispanic Heritage Months kicks off Thursday

Abby Crabill, Contributor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Northern Kentucky University’s Latino Programs and Services will kick-off their annual celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, Sept. 14. This year there are many Latino-inspired events for all students and guests to take part in. The main focus of this year’s events will be rela...

Improv and energy: Jazz students at NKU

Improv and energy: Jazz students at NKU

Erinn Sweet, Contributor

September 13, 2017


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

Entering a small recording studio on the third-floor of the SOTA building, Eric Snyder, a third-year musician double majoring in jazz studies and music technology--the latter being a new major offered this academic year--tinkered with his instrument, exerting energetic notes and fragmented melodies into...

Professor: open-mic nights ‘about a human connecting with another human’

Professor: open-mic nights ‘about a human connecting with another human’

Chris Robertson, Reporter

September 12, 2017


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

Students gather, roasted espresso beans, steamed lattes and alcohol lingering in the air, joined by the cacophonous sound of clinking glasses and footsteps against hardwood floor. A medium-sized, well-lit stage complete with a microphone. Nearby, the NKU creative writing staff sits awaiting what is about ...

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...

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