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New esports team balances intercollegiate competition with love of games

New esports team balances intercollegiate competition with love of games

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

October 2, 2017


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

“Getting people to actually see each other when they play each other builds bonds that are way stronger than playing on the internet.”

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REVIEW: Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories

REVIEW: Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories

Nicole Browning, News Editor

September 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews

While many address the problematic racial divide in our society with discussion, action, and sometimes even apathy, Joan Ferrante took a different path: grief. Her documentary, Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories, had an exclusive first screening in NKU’s University Center on Sept. 23. Ferrante, p...

Across the universe: guide to Haile Planterium

Across the universe: guide to Haile Planterium

Mesa Serikali, Contributor

September 30, 2017


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

Covering a range of topics from the solar eclipses to the supermoon, NKU’s Planetarium hosts educational shows every week. Haile Digital Planetarium, an educational facility, is dedicated to inspiring NKU students, faculty and the surrounding community about the universe around them.   This month, on...

Ana England’s ‘Kinship’ sculpts curiosity from ceramics

Ana England’s ‘Kinship’ sculpts curiosity from ceramics

Madeline Hearn, Contributor

September 30, 2017


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

Ana England, a former NKU professor and acclaimed ceramics artist, is the subject of a solo exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum featuring pieces that span across 20 years. Primarily large, ceramic-based sculptures, her body of work melds elements of metal and wood together, scattering them throughout...

Emotional Support Animals: Furry friends that are more than companions

Emotional Support Animals: Furry friends that are more than companions

Jake Rich, Contributor

September 29, 2017


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

Laura Bosse, an NKU nursing student, sat on a bench adjacent to Loch Norse. Though her gaze was fixated on the water, a caramel-cream colored Pomeranian named Foxy only found concern in watching her owner. Foxy--who came into Bosse’s life as a foster dog--is an emotional support animal (ESA), which...

VIDEO: Local rappers show off at cypher

VIDEO: Local rappers show off at cypher

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

September 29, 2017


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

A chorus of “oohs” erupt from the crowd followed by laughter. Audience members hop to their feet, moved by Mich Tanksley--an NKU student who raps under the name Tooney Lean--who just decimated his opponent in a rap battle, as the enthused crowd suggested. The moment was a highlight of  Thursday Night Lights...

Norse Force hopes to gain strength as athletics succeed

Norse Force hopes to gain strength as athletics succeed

Cameron Maynard, Contributor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

When it comes to filling up the student section for NKU sports, Norse Force brings pride in their campus--the organization’s role is centered in school spirit and support of all things Norse. At its core is Norse Force president Turner Davidson, an NKU senior who wants to draw in more students to t...

Frey’s second half goal lifts Norse over Raiders

Frey’s second half goal lifts Norse over Raiders

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

After a three-game losing streak to end non-conference play, the NKU women's soccer team has now won three straight games. The Norse defeated the Wright State Raiders 1-0 at the NKU Soccer Stadium Wednesday night to move to 6-4 and 3-0 in Horizon League play. The Raiders drop their first Horizon L...

REVIEW: Day one of Midpoint Music Festival

REVIEW: Day one of Midpoint Music Festival

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

September 25, 2017


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

Food and beer trucks lined East 5th St., forming a barrier that separated Midpoint Music Festival from the rest of Cincinnati on Saturday night. Beyond the food trucks, lines of festival-goers sat against the outside wall of Taft Theatre and the Cincinnati Masonic Center, enjoying their glasses of Rhi...

Review: Day two of Midpoint Music Festival

Review: Day two of Midpoint Music Festival

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

September 25, 2017


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

“Seven years ago, a young guy walked into my office on a Friday afternoon with a CD called I Want! I Want! and two tickets to the studio release at the Mockbee,” said WNKU’s station manager Aaron Sharpe, addressing a Taft Theatre crowd so densely-packed that extra security had to be called in to keep...

Norse earn sixth victory of season over Memphis

Norse earn sixth victory of season over Memphis

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The Northern Kentucky men's soccer team extended their winning streak to two games after they defeated the Memphis Tigers 2-0 at the NKU Soccer Stadium. "They are working so hard for each other and they are so disciplined in our defensive shape," head coach Stu Riddle said. "We are always going to create ...

UPDATE: A greener Lot K nears completeion

UPDATE: A greener Lot K nears completeion

Wayne Gates, Reporter

September 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Work on the $2.95 million project is scheduled to be done by the end of this month.  When it is finished, there will be about 100 fewer parking spaces. Some electrical work remains to be completed, as well as landscaping. Small shrubs and trees are being brought in and will be planted in newly created...

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