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Rachael Banks: Exploring the in-between

Rachael Banks: Exploring the in-between

Mackenzie Manley, Managing Editor

March 14, 2017


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

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 was more than 800 miles; she would leave early Thursday morning and arrive in the evening. The...

Jodie Sweetin from “Full House” to come to NKU

Jodie Sweetin from “Full House” to come to NKU

Sierra Gibson, Reporter

November 28, 2016


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

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 from “Full House” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Greaves Hall. Victoria Hafele, executive director...

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


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

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 named after the term for when a person pretends to be somebody else online, and will take place Oct...

New director overcomes cult-classic ‘Rocky Horror’

New director overcomes cult-classic ‘Rocky Horror’

Cole Grecco, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

October 25, 2016


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

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 the country, including several times at NKU. The sophomore theatre major and director of NKU’s “R...

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

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

Michael Stegner, Reporter

October 24, 2016


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

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 bringing actors and musicians together from all departments to work side by side to recreate this August...

NKU’s chamber choir sings for a different audience

NKU’s chamber choir sings for a different audience

Cole Grecco, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

October 24, 2016


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

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, a senior music education major, walked to the back of the venue to have her own experience with the music...

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

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

Sierra Gibson, Reporter

October 23, 2016


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

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 by Jozie Banas, co-president of NKU’s Habitat for Humanity and senior psychology and spanish major to help ...

Finding the right PACE: Students balance busy schedules

Finding the right PACE: Students balance busy schedules

Sierra Gibson, Reporter

October 6, 2016


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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 until 6:15 a.m. She needs all the sleep she can get. Anna Hand, a sophomore organizational leadership major...

‘I found myself’: Being transgender at NKU

‘I found myself’: Being transgender at NKU

Emily Osterholz, Arts & Life Editor

October 5, 2016


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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 feel good tunes she’ll be listening to later. She had no idea that years later the present that gran...

GALLERY: WNKU showcases commitment to local music at MidPoint

GALLERY: WNKU showcases commitment to local music at MidPoint

Michael Stegner, Contributor

September 27, 2016


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

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 on showcasing music based out of the Greater Cincinnati region. WNKU sponsored one of four stages at...

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

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

Cole Grecco, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

September 22, 2016


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

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 he flying. Dan Nadler, VP of student affairs, said there is not a campus policy on drone usage. “Th...

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


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

“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 because of how many great things stem from it,” Rick Seal, Interfraternity Council (IFC) president and member...

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