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Rachael Banks: Exploring the in-between

Rachael Banks: Exploring the in-between

Mackenzie Manley, Managing Editor March 14, 2017

Twice a month for two years, Rachael Banks drove the span of interstate between Dallas, Texas and her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky—books on tape accompanying the routine car rides alone. The commute...

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, NKU's production team doesn't 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”

SOTA’s largest collaboration comes to life
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...

NKU's 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 NKU's 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...

When transitioning, Howard said there was a lot he wasn’t expecting, especially the mental aspects.

‘I found myself’: Being transgender at NKU

Emily Osterholz, Arts & Life Editor October 5, 2016

She tears open the small wrapped package, eager to see what’s inside. The lime green iPod Nano is accompanied with Taylor Swift’s “Fearless” album. She grins from ear to ear, thinking about the...

Huntington hard rockers Ona put on an incredible performance for their fans at the WNKU stage at MidPoint Music Festival this year.

GALLERY: WNKU showcases commitment to local music at MidPoint

Michael Stegner , Contributor September 27, 2016

Just slightly removed from the MidPoint Music Festival’s main stage, a smaller performance space was set up in the adjacent parking lot. The stage belonged to WNKU, a local radio station with a focus...

Noah Vaniglia, NKU sophomore electronic media broadcasting major, poses with his DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone. Vaniglia has flown over campus and Downtown Cincinnati, among other scenic areas.

A phantom in the sky: The hidden reality of drone operating

Can you fly a drone on campus?
Cole Grecco, Asst. Arts & Life Editor September 22, 2016

When Noah Vaniglia took his DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone up over NKU last fall he was immediately approached by students and asked a flurry of questions about what he was doing and what exactly was...

Phi Mu and Phi Gamma Delta come to campus

Phi Mu and Phi Gamma Delta come to campus

Nicole Browning , Assistant News Editor September 18, 2016

“There’s a saying like, if there’s something really bad, ‘I don’t wish it on anyone.’ Well, I wish being Greek upon everyone. I wish everyone could have the experience of going Greek, just...

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