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OPINION: An intersection where ‘Riot Grrrl’ meets modern-day

OPINION: An intersection where ‘Riot Grrrl’ meets modern-day

McKenzie Eskridge, Contributor

December 27, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Editorial, Viewpoints

Dr. Diana Belland’s “Feminist Punk Rock” class presented their final projects in the basement of the Honor’s House the last week of fall semester. Centered around the “Riot Grrrl” movement that emerged in the Pacific Northwest and Washington, D.C. in the late 1980s and early 90s, the cour...

English student’s band bridges genres to create online niche

English student’s band bridges genres to create online niche

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

December 18, 2017


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

By day, Solomon Underwood is a freshman English major at NKU, hoping to attend Chase Law School after graduation. By night, (or at least whenever he logs into his Soundcloud account), he’s known as Solly, one half of genre-bending hip-hop duo Starship Emo. “I can go from Soundcloud rapper to law school, like...

Second-annual O.I.N.K Festival features student cinema

Second-annual O.I.N.K Festival features student cinema

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

December 11, 2017


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

The Official Impromptu Northern Kentucky film festival (OINK) begins at 5:00 p.m. Monday in Griffin Hall. This is the second year for the event, inaugurated last year after the ReelAbilities film festival in Cincinnati was delayed. “We were going to help screen for them, that was going to be our...

GALLERY: Before Winter break, a Kwanzaa celebration

GALLERY: Before Winter break, a Kwanzaa celebration

Mesa Serikali, Reporter

December 6, 2017


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

Traditional drum music permeated the University Center ballroom. Around tables, colors of green, black and red decorate the space: symbolic of the holiday. On Dec. 1, African American Programs and Services hosted its annual Pre-Kwanzaa event. Traditionally, the holiday is celebrated between Dec. 26 an...

Six years later, director of AAP&S as dedicated as ever

Six years later, director of AAP&S as dedicated as ever

Mesa Serikali, Reporter

December 1, 2017


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

A student comes buzzing out as the next bombards the entrance for a meeting. “Are you busy?” Out of breath, she sets her backpack on the floor and closes the door. One student claims her attention as others crowd around, waiting. For a majority of first-year students, Tracy Stokes is their first person...

Mary Pat Kremer cherishes time with NKU students

Mary Pat Kremer cherishes time with NKU students

Nicole Browning, News Editor

November 27, 2017


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

A fixture at NKU’s on-campus residential cafeteria, Mary Pat Kremer sits at the Norse Commons register; a single bobby pin holds back her gray locks and a red cardigan complements her work uniform. She invites students in for dinner, asking each individual how they’re doing with a look of genuine conce...

REVIEW: Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water

REVIEW: Guillermo del Toro’s <i>The Shape of Water</i>

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

November 25, 2017


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

Green: The medicinal-pale exterior of a new 1963 Cadillac Coupe de Ville. The shade of twenty half-eaten key lime pie slices, stored in a refrigerator. The Jell-O wiggling at the focal point of a Norman Rockwell-esque painting. And the reptilian skin of The Shape of Water’s aquatic love interest: the p...

VIDEO | Finding minimalism: a new perspective

VIDEO | Finding minimalism: a new perspective

Alex King, Reporter

November 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story, Video

Walking into a small dorm room in Northern Terrace sits an empty desk and small closet to the left, which contains clothing items and shoes. Her made bed is pushed against the wall, lined with warm, sparse decor. Erinn’s Sweet room is a reflection of her recently adopted the minimalistic lifestyle, a...

Korean Club: a symbiotic relationship

Korean Club: a symbiotic relationship

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

November 19, 2017


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

This time last year Adam Langsdale was studying abroad in South Korea. Langsdale, a senior marketing major, said he knew little to nothing about Korea before going, so he paid a couple visits to the Korean Language and Culture Club to get acclimated before his trip. He decided to come back to NKU and begin studying the ...

Once erased, now reflected

Once erased, now reflected

Maria Dossett, Reporter

November 19, 2017


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

Over the course of October, NKU’s LGBTQ History Month served as an opportunity to take in, understand and be more aware of the struggles and achievements of the queer community. The people and the stories that make up these communities are often not found in history textbooks, Rae Loftis, coordinator...

VIDEO | Feel the beat event

VIDEO | Feel the beat event

November 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story, Video

As the NKU Activity Programming Board's Entertainment division's final event for the semester, Feel the Beat was held Thursday night (November 9th) as an opportunity for students to come and show themselves in a more expressive fashion. The...

Student’s witchy art finds online niche

Student’s witchy art finds online niche

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2017


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

Graphic design student Marisa Kyle tilts her head to the side before dipping a brush into watercolor paint, dabbing an already-sketched profile of her friend. Yellow strokes become an autumnal sweater. Her brush moves from the page to the palette again, where she hovers over a russet brown that eventuall...

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