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Finding the holiday spirit in a home away from home

Finding the holiday spirit in a home away from home

Kyung mi Shim, Contributing writer

December 7, 2011

Christmas is right around the corner. Everybody is looking forward to the holiday, because people enjoy spending time with their loved ones and exchanging presents. For international students who are away from home, it could be a lonely time. However, everyone finds their own ways to spend the holidays. Omi...

New book gives a glimpse into the life and career of gay professional wrestler Chris Kanyon

New book gives a glimpse into the life and career of gay professional wrestler Chris Kanyon

Brandon Barb, Features editor

December 7, 2011

Who better than Kanyon? The question use to blast through sound systems at professional wrestling events in the late 1990s. The question would be asked, a heavy guitar riff would start and then Kanyon would walk to the ring. Nicknamed the “Innovator of Offense” by former WCW commentator Mike Tenay,...

Roller derby takes over BOKC

Roller derby takes over BOKC

Kevin Erpenbeck, Staff writer

December 7, 2011

Northern Kentucky University has added another form of entertainment to The Bank of Kentucky Center, as the Black-n-Bluegrass Roller Girls have skated their way to the arena. The Black-n-Bluegrass Roller Girls is a flat track roller derby league, owned by the skaters. The league consists of two teams,...

Foggy windows to blame in collision

Foggy windows to blame in collision

Staff Report

November 30, 2011

Foggy windows were again to blame in the Nov. 29 collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian on Kenton Drive, according to the police report. It is the second time pedestrians have been struck this semester, with unclear windows contributing to each instance, according to reports from both accidents....

‘Antony and Cleopatra’ resurrected

‘Antony and Cleopatra’ resurrected

Anna Kathman, Contributing writer

November 30, 2011

Shakespearean flavor returns to Northern Kentucky University’s Stauss Theatre Dec. 1 with the premiere of “Antony and Cleopatra.” The play follows the tragic love story between two lovers, Cleopatra and Mark Antony. Set in Rome and Egypt around 30 B.C., Cleopatra, played by Robyn Novak, is a...

Group brings culture to campus

Kevin Eveslage, Contributing writer

November 30, 2011

Drums thumping and people dancing helped create an atmosphere that transported visitors to a different part of the world. This is not the Renaissance Fair, though. The Japanese Culture Festival provided the campus with a glimpse of what its like to visit the island nation. The festival, which occurred Nov. 17 in the Student Union, was hosted by the Parent Teach...

Transfer makes immediate impact

Transfer makes immediate impact

Nick Jones, Staff writer

November 30, 2011

The Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team once again enters the season with the hope of making a deep run into the Division II NCAA basketball tournament. The Norse will expect to have a strong performance from the 3-point line this season, led by returning senior guard Tony Rack and...

International students remedy homesickness

International students remedy homesickness

Kyung mi Shim, Contributing writer

November 30, 2011

Owen Austin, a freshman from Iran, arrived at Northern Kentucky University this January. Austin has adapted to American life well, but is now dealing with the effects of homesickness. “I miss people, the culture, the costume, their respect and the food every day,” Austin said. There are many factors that cause him to become homesick, such as looking at photos of his ...

Students occupy

Students occupy

Kyle Sebree and Brandon Barb

November 18, 2011

Editor's note: This story originally said Jona Kessans served with the U.S. Army Rangers and that she is a Salmon P. Chase College of Law student. That is incorrect. She served in the Army, and previously attended Chase. She is not currently enrolled in the law school. The story has been updated to refl...

NKU misses OVC conference bid

NKU misses OVC conference bid

Stephen Wilder

November 17, 2011

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect additional information. Northern Kentucky University’s bid to join Division I has been delayed. President James Votruba announced Nov. 17 that the Ohio Valley Conference voted against inviting NKU to become a member because it was concerned ab...

Artists ‘Surge’ through gallery

Artists ‘Surge’ through gallery

Roxanna Blevins

November 16, 2011

Step right up! The annual Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibitions are in town. “Surge,” the first of two exhibitions, which focuses on the art of graphic design, opened Nov. 10. The exhibition features the capstone projects of 12 senior graphic design majors, two in one Third Floor Gallery of the Fine...

Mother reflects on son’s decision

Mother reflects on son’s decision

Brandon Barb

November 16, 2011

A mother instinctively protects her child. But what happens when that child joins the military and is sent to Iraq? For Terri Thomas all she can do is be supportive of her son. Terri’s son, Erik Thomas, was a sophomore at Northern Kentucky University when he was deployed to Iraq with the Kentucky...

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