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Lipstick Wars is not your average poetry show

Lipstick Wars is not your average poetry show

Brittany Bullard, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Local, News

Fed up with poetry events dominated by men, in 2015 Rheonna Nicole created Lipstick Wars, an all-female poetry slam. A poetry slam is a competition in which contestants compete against each other in several rounds reciting poetry in order to determine a winner. First held in the Bomhard Theater in the Ken...

New Albany church played an important role in helping slaves get to freedom

New Albany church played an important role in helping slaves get to freedom

Brittany Bullard, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Local

The Second Baptist Church in downtown New Albany, known in those days as the Town Clock Church, was built in 1852. It was a resource for slaves who were searching for freedom. During slavery, which happened between 1619 and 1865, Indiana was a free state that bordered Kentucky, a slave state. If sla...

What happened to the abandoned amusement park Rose Island?

What happened to the abandoned amusement park Rose Island?

Candace Leilani, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Local

From a booming location of interest and joy to a place of memory and decay, the Rose Island amusement park has found itself forgotten in history. Although it is close to home and only a 25-minute drive from campus, all that is left are the memories and statues of remnants of what used to be a thriving s...

Take a hike in Kentuckiana

Take a hike in Kentuckiana

Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Local

In the modern age, it can be important to take breaks from our phones and spend some time getting in touch with nature. Collages of outdoor photos on Instagram are great, but nothing beats getting out in nature, surrounded by dead leaves and a steady fall breeze. The New Albany area is home to a multitu...

Kentuckiana community gathers for annual Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular

Kentuckiana community gathers for annual Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular

Natalie Allen, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018


Filed under Kentuckiana, Local, News

Gather your families and celebrate the season with glowing festive pumpkins. The Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular in Louisville is an event that has grown largely over the years, bringing in thousands of visitors each year to view over 5,000 lit pumpkins. The event is available Oct. 9 - Nov. 4. The even...

51st Harvest Homecoming Parade embarks the fall festival of the season

51st Harvest Homecoming Parade embarks the fall festival of the season

Candace Leilani, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018


Filed under Kentuckiana, Local, News

Saturday, Oct. 6,  was the kickoff of the locally famous Harvest Homecoming. The parade showing many local service people, community businesses and youth-oriented activities gave not only a chance for the community to clap their support to those walking, but it was a fun day for families to spend time ...

Voter registration deadline approaches

Voter registration deadline approaches

Dante Mills, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, Kentuckiana, Local, News

The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming election is Tuesday, Oct. 9, for Kentucky and Indiana residents. The midterm elections will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and polls will remain open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Voters must bring a government-issued photo ID  in order to vote. The photo ID ma...

Boo Factor Rises with “Literally, a Haunted House”

Boo Factor Rises with “Literally, a Haunted House”

Candace Leilani, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2018


Filed under Kentuckiana, Local, News

You stand, signing your life away as you are blessed by Father Dan with holy water before being confronted with the humans prepared to scare you. But it is all for a good cause! In exchange of your screams, frightening feelings and jumps of unexpected laughter, you are helping restore what was t...

St. James Court Art Show kicks off in Louisville

St. James Court Art Show kicks off in Louisville

Natalie Allen, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2018


Filed under Kentuckiana, Local

  Start gathering your money to purchase a variety of unique artworks at this year’s St. James Art Show. This year marks the 62nd year of the St. James Court Art Show on Belgravia Court in Louisville. The show is surrounded by old Victorian homes in the Old Louisville neighborhood by 3rd Stree...

Fall Festivities Guide

Fall Festivities Guide

Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Local

Editors' note: An earlier version of this story confused Joe Huber's Family Farm and Restaurant and the Huber's Orchards Winery and Vineyard. The family farm and restaurant are being sold, but the winery will remain open. They are different businesses.  Crisp apple cider, pumpkin spice everything an...

Adventure Awaits

Adventure Awaits

Tessa Arnold, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Local

Looking for something to do over fall break? There are plenty of places within a reasonable driving distance to travel to. Taking trips are one of the best ways to relax and explore new places. So, jump in the car and head to any of these midwestern paradises for a little getaway. Indiana Dunes Natio...

Blast from the past looks ahead

Blast from the past looks ahead

John Clere, Staff reporter

September 17, 2018


Filed under Local

Even on a lightly-attended night, the Georgetown Drive-In opens its gates to a line of cars stretching from the ticket booth to the road. The line twists around the theater’s marquee, upon which rests a bright blue 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air wrapped in neon lights. Moviegoers are greeted at the ticket booth w...