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AI-generated artwork of a video game.

Does this game have a soul: The impact of artificial intelligence on the video game industry

Max Gruber, Contributor March 19, 2024

Artificial Intelligence is a hot-button topic across various industries: from the Writer’s Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA strikes in 2023 on the use of AI in film and television production, to the...

Kelly Moffett reading from the podium

Stories beneath stars at Loch Norse Magazine’s open mic night

Kathy Dubois, Reporter March 15, 2024

NKU students, professors and the surrounding NKU community gathered on Wednesday, March 13 to share at the Loch Norse open mic beneath the stars. The atmosphere of Haile Planetarium was buzzing...

The cast of “Amélie” rehearsing at The Carnegie. (Hailey Roden)

The curtain is rising this spring for these upcoming SOTA productions

Holland Rajewski, Reporter March 11, 2024

NKU School of the Arts’ students are preparing for jam packed student-run season, including a Tony-award winning play, musical and a student-written show.  Amélie The Musical The musical is based...

One of the contestants takes the mic during Celebrity Award Show

Wild ‘N Out: NKU Edition

Kylie McCulloch, Assistant Arts & Life Editor February 2, 2024

The Student Union ballroom was abuzz with conversation and music this Wednesday as students awaited the start of Wild ‘N Out. The event was put on by the Activities Programming Board (APB)...

Darius Wallace has performed “The Starry Road to Freedom” for over 20 years.

“The Starry Road to Freedom” is coming to NKU

Holland Rajewski, Reporter February 2, 2024

Darius Wallace is sharing the transformational power of literacy through his one-man show, “The Starry Road to Freedom.” “The Starry Road to Freedom,” written and performed by Wallace, details...

Jodie Sweetin spoke on campus Tuesday night and shared her story of addiction.

Jodie Sweetin from “Full House” to come to NKU

Sierra Gibson, Reporter November 28, 2016

A former child actor will be coming to Northern Kentucky University to share her personal stories of overcoming drug abuse. The Activities Programming Board is hosting Jodie Sweetin, better known as Stephanie...

WNKU’s Catfish Ball honors past rock stars with a tribute concert

WNKU’s Catfish Ball honors past rock stars with a tribute concert

Michael Stegner, Reporter October 26, 2016

The musical minds at WNKU have gathered eleven of their favorite local artists for a Halloween party at the Southgate House Revival unlike any other concert. The event, called The Catfish Ball, is...

Despite a few challenges, NKUs production team doesnt slow down.

New director overcomes cult-classic ‘Rocky Horror’

Cole Grecco, Asst. Arts & Life Editor October 25, 2016

Alex Steele has a lot of expectations to fulfill. Not just because he’s taking over NKU’s performance of “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” a cult-classic which has been done countless times across...

Though they’re students in the School of the Arts, many actors in the performance “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” have never actually picked up an instrument.

Music, theatre students work side by side for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Michael Stegner, Reporter October 24, 2016

Though they’re students in the School of the Arts, many actors in the performance “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” have never actually picked up an instrument. Until now. The School of the Arts is...

NKUs chamber choir performed in Niagara Falls and made other stops in Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal.

NKU’s chamber choir sings for a different audience

Cole Grecco, Asst. Arts & Life Editor October 24, 2016

Hannah Shirkey recalled a moment she had when the Toronto choir that NKU’s chamber choir was collaborating with began singing a piece by world-renowned composer and conductor Eric Whitacre. Shirkey,...

Members of NKUs Habitat for Humanity say one of the greatest rewards is giving back to the community.

GALLERY: New beginnings: NKU’s Habitat for Humanity helps build community

Sierra Gibson, Reporter October 23, 2016

NKU’s Habitat for Humanity chapter spends their Saturday’s rebuilding homes for needy families in Newport and plan to do more builds similar in the future. A recent build was organized on Sept. 17...

PACE advisors work with students throughout all of their four years and their schedule is mapped out for them from day one.

Finding the right PACE: Students balance busy schedules

Sierra Gibson, Reporter October 6, 2016

An explosive scream yells at her to wake up. She quickly rolls over, searching for the button to put a stop to the alarm. It was only 5:45 a.m., so she hits the snooze button and doesn’t get out of bed...

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