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Arcade to theater: Auditions held for “Pac-Man the Movie”

Arcade to theater: Auditions held for “Pac-Man the Movie”

Chris Robertson, Contributor

February 2, 2017


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

The bright lights gleam down on each actor as they audition for the roles of either Pac-Man, Inky, Blinky, Pinky or Clyde in the student film, “Pac-Man the Movie.” An actor auditions in Griffin Hall's Large Performance Studio; others await their shot outside the room, the atmosphere lax. Ethan Cor...

LGBTQ Inclusiveness: Students respond to 4.5 star rating

LGBTQ Inclusiveness: Students respond to 4.5 star rating

Hannah Hagedorn, Assistant News Editor

February 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Uncategorized

Teddy Roberts, a freshman sociology major, walked onto Northern Kentucky University’s campus for the first time. He entered the student union and trekked up the stairs to the third floor. There he found a variety of desks, chairs and people littered around the open floor plan. Tucked in a corn...

Destinee Jones crowned Miss Black and Gold

Destinee Jones crowned Miss Black and Gold

Brittney Gunter, Contributor

January 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

As she prepared to pass the crown to the new Miss Black and Gold, Dejah Rawlings reflected on how the experience has changed her life. It was more than just wearing a crown. For Rawlings, it was about the confidence she gained and the relationships she made. That's why Rawlings was thrilled to crow...

NKU’s unofficial dance team

NKU’s unofficial dance team

Cole Grecco, News Editor

January 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

The Northern Stars Dance Team meets up at studio three in the Campus Rec Center Monday night for practice. The dancers look at their reflections in the mirror that covers the wall as they go over new dance steps. Xala Sledge, founder of the eight-member team, walks in a few minutes late and watches the practice ...

How taekwondo changed a student’s life

How taekwondo changed a student’s life

Emily Osterholz, Arts & Life editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

She grips the red handle tightly, extending the white tip further in front of her. The fading sun eliminates the remaining light and as evening sets in, Clara Fightmaster makes her way from the science building. She felt watched. Are they staring at me? Do they think I’m weird? Are they laughing at m...

In the Congo, a reflection of ourselves: NKU Professor to research Bonobos in May

In the Congo, a reflection of ourselves: NKU Professor to research Bonobos in May

Mackenzie Manley, Managing Editor

January 25, 2017


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

A female chimpanzee, Fitzgerald, extended her arm into the air, exposing her side. The gesture was for her twin boys, beckoning them to cling to her before she was about travel. The majority of chimpanzees don’t conceive twins. When they do, they often don’t survive. The smaller of Fitzgerald'...

NKU acknowledged for commitment to inclusion, support of LGBTQ community

NKU acknowledged for commitment to inclusion, support of LGBTQ community

Emily Sherry, Copy Editor

January 24, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

Awarded with 4.5 star rating on the Campus Pride Index, a national tool that asses campus LGBTQ programs and services, NKU moves to the top rated campus in the Greater Cincinnati region and second-highest in Kentucky for the support and outreach to the LGBTQ community and commitment to inclusion. After a three-s...

Full-time student with a missionary heart

Full-time student with a missionary heart

Kimberly Rouse, Contributor

January 23, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

Brooke Turner’s eyes drifted from her professor, to her phone, and back to her professor with swift movements, carefully taking glances at the information on her screen as the class discussed leadership around the world. Her heart began to beat faster as she realized what was happening. The traum...

GALLERY: MLK Candlelight Vigil ignites passion in NKU community

GALLERY: MLK Candlelight Vigil ignites passion in NKU community

Nicole Browning, Assistant Arts & Life editor

January 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Students gathered in a circle and held flameless candles while singing “This Little Light of Mine.” They spoke in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday night in the SU lobby. The Candlelight Vigil was held by the African American Programs & Services (AAP&S) and Alpha Phi Alpha;...

What to do on campus this week

What to do on campus this week

Emily Osterholz, Arts & Life editor

January 9, 2017


Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story

Wednesday Jan. 11 The National Society of Collegiate Scholars The National Society of Collegiate Scholars will be discussing this year's induction ceremony, selection of chapter officers, and a food drive to raise supplies for Fuel NKU Food Pantry from 6:30-8 p.m. on the fourth floor lobby of Landrum. T...

GALLERY: A look into the senior art projects

GALLERY: A look into the senior art projects

Michael Stegner, Reporter

December 6, 2016


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

As students rush to finish assignments and cram for final exams, nine seniors from the School of the Arts have already completed their work, currently on display for all to see. Made up of painters, sculptors, photographers, and an array of artistic visionaries, the nine seniors’ final portfolios cover...

Student-run film festival to show top independent films

Student-run film festival to show top independent films

Emmett Kresslein, Contributor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story

Roll out the pink carpet. NKU students will host the the inaugural Official Impromptu Northern Kentucky Film Festival (or OINK for short) 5 p.m. Tuesday in Griffin Hall’s Digitorium. The film festival will mainly showcase the Tri-State area’s best work in independent film, ranging from narrative, ...

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