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NKU actress reflects upon her professional stage debut

NKU actress reflects upon her professional stage debut

Chris Robertson, Contributor
March 19, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

On opening night, Kearston Hawkins-Johnson stood on stage in front of a crowd of people. In the Know Theatre of Cincinnati, located in Over The Rhine, Hawkins-Johnson could feel her heart pounding. She was making her professional acting debut as the lead character in “Dragon Play.” “I felt shivering in...

WATCH: Among the students: An administrator immersed in the campus experience.

WATCH: Among the students: An administrator immersed in the campus experience.

Chris Robertson, Contributor
March 17, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Video

When he first arrived at Callahan Hall, Dr. Dan Nadler said he didn’t know what to expect since he hadn’t lived on a campus in some time. “When you go from a relatively good sized home with a yard and garage, then here you are in a two bedroom, one bath apartment, you wonder, ‘Can I do this? ...

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...

WATCH: Spoken word and speaking out

WATCH: Spoken word and speaking out

Brittney Gunter, Reporter
March 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

The spotlight was on center stage as a Northern Kentucky University freshman walked up to the microphone and paused. She quickly glanced at the audience, took a deep breath, and recited her own poetry. Activities Programming Board sponsored their first poetry slam on Tuesday in the Student Union. The plan...

NKU community reflects on ‘March for Life’

NKU community reflects on ‘March for Life’

Nicole Browning, Assistant Arts and Life Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Amidst a crowd of pro-life marchers in Washington, D.C., Anthony Mapes was amazed at how many people from all over the country came in support of the same cause. “I’ve never seen that many people in one place in my entire life,” Mapes said. Mapes, a freshman double major in Computer Science and Comput...

Voices from the shadows: NKU student immigrants call for humanity

Voices from the shadows: NKU student immigrants call for humanity

Emily Sherry, Copy Editor
February 21, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Editor’s note: To protect the privacy and security of undocumented individuals interviewed in this story, names and some identifying characteristics have been changed. The day after President Donald Trump was elected, Leo Calderon looked around his office at Northern Kentucky University. Sever...

Negro League teams honored at annual All-Star game

Negro League teams honored at annual All-Star game

Kacie Jackson, Contributor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story, Intramurals, Sports

The Recreation Center basketball court was turned into a makeshift baseball field to celebrate the history of the Negro Baseball League. Negro League teams were represented as NKU Intramural hosted its seventh annual Wiffle Ball game Feb. 17.   Campus Recreation and African Programs and Services came ...

Student Vine Star Moves On

Student Vine Star Moves On

Emily Moran, Reporter
February 15, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

NKU student Branan Foster never thought he would make money from his Vine account. MTV's Ridiculousness bought the nonexclusive rights to three of Foster’s videos. Vine, the once popular video app, went out of business Jan. 17. But the impact it left on users is still felt. For Foster, the feeling...

Behind the curtain of ‘All Shook Up’s’ production

Behind the curtain of ‘All Shook Up’s’ production

Emily Osterholz, Arts & Life editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Twenty feet high and ten feet wide, LED panels hang high above the stage of Corbett Theater. Before they switch on, these lights might not look appealing, but after the tiny bulbs are ignited, the environment is transformed from a theater to a concert. A new musical comedy, “All Shook Up”, is inspired ...

NKU community reflects on Women’s March, women’s issues

NKU community reflects on Women’s March, women’s issues

The Northerner Staff
February 13, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Since the inauguration of President Trump, some women have lent their voices to movements speaking out about rights that they believe have been threatened and the issues they are worried about in the years ahead. These worries were expressed through various means, one being the international Women...

Bring your popcorn: “The Shawshank Redemption” plays at the Digitorium

Chris Robertson, Contributor
February 13, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Movies that Matter (to us!) will be showing “The Shawshank Redemption” at 4 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Griffin Hall Digitorium. Chris Strobel, the host of the event, will be offering a short discussion with students after the film ends. Movies that Matter was started in Spring of 2016 by NKU professo...

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