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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 ...

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...

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