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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


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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


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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


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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...

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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

SOTA sticks to the script with fan favorites for fall production season

SOTA sticks to the script with fan favorites for fall production season

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

September 8, 2017


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Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts will kick off the fall theatre season with the Shakespeare comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Brian Friel’s Tony Award winning “Dancing at Lughnasa” will follow in October and fan-favorite “Beauty and the Beast” will close out the se...

Student-coded ‘JumpSeat’ wants to bring community, connection to NKU

Student-coded ‘JumpSeat’ wants to bring community, connection to NKU

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

September 6, 2017


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Jake Anderson conceived JumpSeat--an interface with the goal of building a more natural community around NKU-- during Northern Exposure as an incoming freshman. Laid out in colored blocks--each notating a different section--the pre-engineering major described the website (still in a demo setup) as a mash-up...

Students look to ‘50s slang for streetwear inspiration

Students look to ‘50s slang for streetwear inspiration

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2017


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Tyler Isaacs turned a black ‘dad’ hat in his hands, running his thumb over the back strap, which is dipped in faded grayscale paint. It completes the otherwise simple design; fream--the name of the apparel brand he created with fellow student Alex Arias--is printed on the front in clean typeface. ...

Welcome Black Week tailgate cooks up community

Welcome Black Week tailgate cooks up community

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

August 28, 2017


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Smoke rose from a grill at the pavilion behind the soccer complex. The smell of meat curled in the air as students gathered for the kick-off tailgate to Welcome Black Week. Welcome Black Week, hosted by NKU’s African American Programs & Services, is designed to give students the chance to con...

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