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The Yellow Wallpaper: A Play Adaptation

The Yellow Wallpaper: A Play Adaptation

Laura Anderson, Contributor

March 31, 2017


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

Have you ever been so bored and so lonely that you stared at wallpaper until you saw the print move and people appear within it? Just ask Jane. Stormi Bledsoe, a senior BFA Acting major at Northern Kentucky University, created a play adaptation of the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” origina...

LGBTQ open mic night: ‘We don’t clap, we snap’

LGBTQ open mic night: ‘We don’t clap, we snap’

Emily Sherry, Copy Editor

March 30, 2017


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

As silhouettes filled the room, Ashleigh Wilber proceeded to the spotlight to recite her own poetry for the first time. Tuesday’s open mic night featured several new performers. Students gathered in the SU room 107 to support LGBTQ pride week. “I have always read other people's work for them, but neve...

‘New level of exposure’: Artists reveal work at Juried Exhibition

‘New level of exposure’: Artists reveal work at Juried Exhibition

Abigail Crabill, Contributor

March 29, 2017


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

Students at NKU were given the opportunity to put their artistic talents on display in the university’s annual Juried Student Exhibition located in the Fine Arts Building’s Third Floor Gallery and Main Gallery, featuring an array of mediums including painting, ceramics, photography, printmaking and visua...

Mother’s battle with cancer inspires 2 NKU sisters

Mother’s battle with cancer inspires 2 NKU sisters

Cole Grecco, News Editor

March 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Mariah Manson and her sister Maya have seen the effects of cancer right at home. The sisters came up with the idea for Cancer: Let’s Fight Together after watching their mother, Stacey, struggle with and eventually beat colon cancer. “Our mother was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer about t...

NKU actress reflects upon her professional stage debut

NKU actress reflects upon her professional stage debut

Chris Robertson, Contributor

March 19, 2017


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

On opening night, Kearston Hawkins-Johnson stood on stage in front of a crowd of people. In the Know Theatre of Cincinnati, located in Over The Rhine, Hawkins-Johnson could feel her heart pounding. She was making her professional acting debut as the lead character in “Dragon Play.” “I felt shivering in...

WATCH: Among the students: An administrator immersed in the campus experience.

WATCH: Among the students: An administrator immersed in the campus experience.

Chris Robertson, Contributor

March 17, 2017


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

When he first arrived at Callahan Hall, Dr. Dan Nadler said he didn’t know what to expect since he hadn’t lived on a campus in some time. “When you go from a relatively good sized home with a yard and garage, then here you are in a two bedroom, one bath apartment, you wonder, ‘Can I do this? ...

Rachael Banks: Exploring the in-between

Rachael Banks: Exploring the in-between

Mackenzie Manley, Managing Editor

March 14, 2017


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

Twice a month for two years, Rachael Banks drove the span of interstate between Dallas, Texas and her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky—books on tape accompanying the routine car rides alone. The commute was more than 800 miles; she would leave early Thursday morning and arrive in the evening. The...

WATCH: Spoken word and speaking out

WATCH: Spoken word and speaking out

Brittney Gunter, Reporter

March 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

The spotlight was on center stage as a Northern Kentucky University freshman walked up to the microphone and paused. She quickly glanced at the audience, took a deep breath, and recited her own poetry. Activities Programming Board sponsored their first poetry slam on Tuesday in the Student Union. The plan...

NKU community reflects on ‘March for Life’

NKU community reflects on ‘March for Life’

Nicole Browning, Assistant Arts and Life Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Amidst a crowd of pro-life marchers in Washington, D.C., Anthony Mapes was amazed at how many people from all over the country came in support of the same cause. “I’ve never seen that many people in one place in my entire life,” Mapes said. Mapes, a freshman double major in Computer Science and Comput...

Voices from the shadows: NKU student immigrants call for humanity

Voices from the shadows: NKU student immigrants call for humanity

Emily Sherry, Copy Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Editor’s note: To protect the privacy and security of undocumented individuals interviewed in this story, names and some identifying characteristics have been changed. The day after President Donald Trump was elected, Leo Calderon looked around his office at Northern Kentucky University. Sever...

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