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Japanese musical troupe performs in Otto Budig Theater

Japanese musical troupe performs in Otto Budig Theater

Emily Broyles, Contributor

October 11, 2019

“The good old chindonya, changing the world from dark to light, people both young and old clap their hands, chinchira dondon chin dondon ….”  This simple line from a chindonya troupe in Kumayama, Japan brings to mind a packed square filled with people crowded around a small group of performers d...

Reaching for hope: Mother of Columbine shooter shares her story

Reaching for hope: Mother of Columbine shooter shares her story

Noël Waltz, Copy Editor

October 10, 2019

Content warning: This article addresses topics of suicide, mental health and mass shootings.  There wasn’t an empty chair in sight as Sue Klebold—mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the two gunmen responsible for the Columbine shooting—addressed the NKU community at “Reaching for Hope: Missing The ...

Beyond the binary: What non-binary genders are, how to be an ally

Beyond the binary: What non-binary genders are, how to be an ally

Noël Waltz, Copy Editor

October 9, 2019

Gender is a social construct defined as the complex interrelationship between your body, your identity and your social interactions, according to genderspectrum.org.  Human beings’ relationship between their gender and their body goes far beyond reproductive functions. Research has suggested t...

Lavender Society provides a home for queer women, nonbinary students

Lavender Society provides a home for queer women, nonbinary students

Bee Klapper, Reporter

October 9, 2019

“All right, we’re running on gay time, so we’re going to start at 5:35 instead of 5:30,” Isabel Sleczkowski, president of Lavender Society, said.  Sleczkowski’s voice rang out over the chatter in the Student Union’s multipurpose room, receiving laughter in response. About 20 students h...

Lavender figures: A look into the life of Harvey Milk

Lavender figures: A look into the life of Harvey Milk

Jarett Lopez, Guest Contributor

October 9, 2019

During LGBTQ History Month, it is important to recognize the queer forebears who have paved the way for the rights that we enjoy today. One such figure is Harvey Milk (1930-1978), who was the first openly gay elected official in California and the sixth nationwide. Milk was an imperfect activist, as m...

Student body president advocates for on-campus LGBTQ+ rights

Student body president advocates for on-campus LGBTQ+ rights

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

October 9, 2019

For Jarett Lopez, student body president, his interests in politics and civic engagement have always derived from his identity as someone who’s gay.  “Once you start looking into queer theory, you see that oppression is interlocking,” Lopez said. “A populace who isn’t civically engaged is more likely...

QPR event teaches suicide prevention training

QPR event teaches suicide prevention training

Bee Klapper, Reporter

October 9, 2019

A dozen students gathered in SU 109 Tuesday afternoon for QPR training as part of mental health week on campus. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer, and is an informational program that lays the groundwork for recognizing warning signs and preventing suicide. The program was presented by Christy Wolfram...

NKU faculty brass trio takes the stage in Greaves Concert Hall

NKU faculty brass trio takes the stage in Greaves Concert Hall

Megan Bechtold, Reporter

October 7, 2019

The faculty brass trio took the stage last night in Greaves Concert Hall for their inaugural first performance as a collective. In addition to the trio performances, they took turns at solo performances as well.  The performances included first-year assistant professor and lecturer of low brass and ...

BLINK festival encourages collaboration between students, faculty, alumni

BLINK festival encourages collaboration between students, faculty, alumni

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

October 2, 2019

BLINK, a free, light-based art festival, is easily the biggest event in Cincinnati. The inaugural BLINK in 2017 drew more than a million people to the Queen City—almost 400,000 more than Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. After the roaring success of the festival’s first year, Brad McCombs, associate professor of art and music program head, knew that NKU’s School of the Arts had to get involved somehow.

Smelly plants outside HIC: Do the benefits outweigh the assault on our nostrils?

Smelly plants outside HIC: Do the benefits outweigh the assault on our nostrils?

Noël Waltz, Copy Editor

October 2, 2019

Students have noticed a strange smell on their commute between classes, particularly concentrated near the gardens outside of the Health Innovation Center. The university paid special attention to this area, with the implementation of “rain gardens” and various other plants that offer a variety of...

Southgate School: Opinions split on museum’s focus

Southgate School: Opinions split on museum’s focus

Rachel Smith, Reporter

October 1, 2019

The Newport History Museum at Southgate Street School has been placed on a trial of ethics by some NKU students for its coverage of the city’s local history at the former school of segregation. “If you’re going to talk about the struggle that African-American kids had to go through to get an ad...

What’s coming to streaming in October

What’s coming to streaming in October

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

October 1, 2019

Fall is supposed to be here, but you wouldn’t know it yet judging by the 90-degree forecasts for the first week of October. Regardless of the weather, there’s always time to chill out on the couch and watch some TV; and, in keeping with the Halloween season, there’s a killer slate of new, original content and classic slasher movies coming your way this month on streaming.

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