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WHAT TO DO: study abroad; clown around.

WHAT TO DO: study abroad; clown around.

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

Thursday 2/1 Spring Study Abroad Fair Bitten by the wanderlust bug? Itching for a reprieve from midwestern culture? Looking to broaden your experiential palate? Consider studying abroad! Drop by the Student Union’s second floor lobby to learn more about the many opportunities on campus that let stu...

PREVIEW: Spring theatre lineup blends social commentary with classics

PREVIEW: Spring theatre lineup blends social commentary with classics

Jude Noel and Josh Kelly

January 30, 2018


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

Whisking its audiences from New York City in the heart of the AIDS epidemic to the deck of a sailing ship and, eventually, to the tumultuous personal lives of a cast and crew putting on a Shakespeare production in the late ‘40s, SOTA’s lineup of spring shows promises a diverse range of settings, th...

REVIEW: Drake’s ‘Scary Hours’ frighteningly introspective

REVIEW: Drake’s ‘Scary Hours’ frighteningly introspective

Kayla Lumpkins, Reporter

January 28, 2018


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Reviews, Viewpoints

Drake dropped his new EP “Scary Hours" last week, making it the first project fans have heard since last year’s “More Life.”  The Grammy-winning artist released an EP comprised of two-tracks,  “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity.” As a Drake fan, I felt like he’d been quiet f...

GALLERY: Women’s March champions diversity, equality

GALLERY: Women’s March champions diversity, equality

Josh Kelly, Reporter

January 23, 2018


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

Arriving outside of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on Jan. 20 at noon, thousands filled the entire street of Freedom Way. They stood attentive, listening to guest speakers from the United We Stand organization; all were gathered to testify on the purpose of the Second Annual Women’s Mar...

Six@six unwraps bitter truths about peanut butter cups

Six@six unwraps bitter truths about peanut butter cups

McKenzie Eskridge, Reporter

January 22, 2018


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

Have you ever indulged in a Reese’s peanut butter cup? Or maybe eight after a really tough day. Though most of us have tried the popular candy, many haven’t considered its origins. Enter Dr. Kimberly Weir.   The NKU professor of political science will break down the environmental and societal...

Ceramics professor’s ‘Serenity’ a meditative ocean

Ceramics professor’s ‘Serenity’ a meditative ocean

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

January 22, 2018


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

Ripples of blue clay form an aqueous mane around the slight form of a face, pushing through the surface of the watery spiral. Raindrops shaped like ghostly humans fall headfirst into a floating sea of clear plastic. With the help of a lighting fixture, a tiny mountain casts the shadow of a body stre...

Professor’s ‘Econ Beats’ parodies inspire creativity, fiscal responsibility.

Professor’s ‘Econ Beats’ parodies inspire creativity, fiscal responsibility.

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

January 20, 2018


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

In 2009, Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani handed his class an unusual quiz prompt: to write a poem on economics. Nine years later, that assignment has evolved into an international program challenging students to combine financial literacy with musical creativity. The project, which became officially known a...

Review: ‘Losing Sleep’ tour countrified BB&T Arena

Review: ‘Losing Sleep’ tour countrified BB&T Arena

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews, Viewpoints

My dad introduced country music to me when I was a little kid. The radio in our garage would blare the Indiana’s Eagle 99.3 as he worked on various tasks. On our fishing trips to Kentucky Lake, the old, beat up radio in our Triton boat played the southern drawls of older country music artists I didn’...

‘Willy Wonka’ brings candy-coated musical theater to Carnegie

‘Willy Wonka’ brings candy-coated musical theater to Carnegie

Madison Borland, Reporter

January 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

If you missed “Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory” on Broadway, The Carnegie in Covington is hosting the candy-coated production Jan. 18-28.   Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald, the production takes more inspiration from the 1971 film starring Gene WIlder, rather...

Tri-State Band Symposium honors outstanding musicians

Tri-State Band Symposium honors outstanding musicians

Abby Crabill, Reporter

January 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Northern Kentucky University will host the 11th annual Tri-State Band Symposium on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19-20. The symposium is an experience for outstanding high school musicians from over 165 area and regional high schools in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. The students, selected from a pool of ...

REVIEW: ‘The Post’ charms like retro Spielberg, bridging past and present

REVIEW: ‘The Post’ charms like retro Spielberg, bridging past and present

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

January 18, 2018


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

Whether it’s tailing publisher Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) into a sea of sharply-dressed Wall Street investors or plunging into a swell of notepads and flashbulbs on the Supreme Court steps, Stephen Spielberg’s camera rolls from swarm to throng like an amusement park’s anxiety-fueled dark ri...

FE18 showcases SOTA faculty’s versatility

FE18 showcases SOTA faculty’s versatility

McKenzie Eskridge, Reporter

January 15, 2018


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

“Surrender” depicts a woman on an old-style bike in a field blocked off by construction cones. The woman longs to ride into the landscape, but the white flag waving on the back of the bike signals that she will cede to the artificial barriers. While the general theme centers on forbidden access, the inspira...

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