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Student musician plans for one-shot mixtape

By Claire Buchanan | October 19, 2014

Kenneth Leftridge, senior jazz studies major, plans to create a one-take mixtape with Free Lunch, a hip-hop and jazz band comprised of students who perform Mondays at the Holmes Student Center’s The College Grind.Leftridge and Free Lunch have started...

Club gives all students chance to be in gallery

By Sabreena Saleem | October 8, 2014

Ars Nova members have collaborated with students of all majors to display their artwork Thursday at Gallery 215, 215 Fourth St.Ars Nova, a student-run art club, is hosting its first student-led gallery event of the year starting 6 p.m. The Ars Nova Student...

Keep fashion simple, classy for presentations

By Sabreena Saleem | September 30, 2014

Instead of wasting time searching for a business suit, use these fashion tips so your teachers and classmates know you mean business.WomenDon’t: Wear uncomfortable high heels or shoes. High heels look nice, but it usually shows when you’re not comfortable...

Student rapper becomes Legend N The Makin’

Student rapper becomes Legend N The Makin’

By Sabreena Saleem | September 29, 2014

Eric McCall, also known as Legend N The Makin’, plans to kick off Homecoming weekend with a local performance and music video premiere.McCall, a senior engineering and industrial management of technology major, released his debut album, “Honor the...

McCartney death conspiracy lives on

By Kevin Bartelt | September 22, 2014

The ghost of Paul McCartney may one day haunt — or maybe it’s already haunting — the Northern Star office.Rumors of McCartney’s death began in 1966 after the Beatles’ bassist was supposedly in a fatal accident and was replaced by a lookalike....

Men and women can incorporate varsity-style bomber jackets and beanies or hair accessories into preppy or sporty outfits this fall for a cool, edgy twist. 

Sport fall gear with varsity jackets

By Sabreena Saleem | September 15, 2014

Keep it casual this week in varsity-inspired outerwear, comfy joggers and denim blues.Some people think of fall as a time to wear plaid flannels, cozy sweaters, leather boots and blue denim. Stores usually clear out florals, neons and beach-inspired styles...

Hall of Fame songwriter boogies into music video

By Sabreena Saleem | September 10, 2014

Local country songwriter Gary Mullis was inducted into Alabama’s VIP Songwriters Hall of Fame in May and doesn’t plan on stopping there.Mullis has lived in the area for most of his life while maintaining strong ties with Alabama due to his music career....

Percussionist tours with Brazilian bow

By Sabreena Saleem | September 8, 2014

Alexis Lamb, senior music education and percussion performance major, tuned an Afro-Brazilian bow instrument Monday before rehearsing for her Projeto Arcomusical.Lamb has been working closely with percussion associate professor Greg Beyer on a project...

Corn Fest offers fun for all, rain or shine

By Sabreena Saleem | September 1, 2014

Despite thunderstorms Friday, bands that performed at Corn Fest’s Sound Stage, the festival’s main stage, still managed to shine.Sound Stage was accessible to everyone, whether attendees were inside the Beer Garden, near the food vendors on First...

Exhibition examines gender, identity notions

By Sabreena Saleem | August 26, 2014

The Art Museum’s Gender and Identity Exhibition Suite explores and questions concepts of gender and sex.The suite features three exhibits: Manly Men, Girly Girls and Everybody in Between, Dressing Difference: Exploring Ethnicities in Modern Burma, and...

Keep your clothing color light this summer by wearing monochromatic linens. Break up white-on-white outfits with neutral colors.

Light, neutral colors are not ’90s boy band look anymore

By Sabreena Saleem | June 29, 2014

Light, neutral colors are a simple fashion trend that proves less is more.While spring’s light pastels and florals are still in full effect, this even lighter trend looks and feels great in this hot summer weather.Light neutrals include warm beiges,...

Northern Nights: Bartenders’ favorites

By Staff | May 4, 2014

Molly’sSabreena SaleemColumnist H @BreeSaleemMolly’s, 1000 W. Lincoln Highway, puts a colorful twist on the classic Mai Tai with white and dark rums, amaretto, triple sec, grenadine, sour, and orange juice for a drink that is both tart and sweet....