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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...

Promoting a love for literacy: Story Time in the Library

Promoting a love for literacy: Story Time in the Library

Bee Klapper, Contributor
February 13, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Sitting in the library surrounded by children from NKU’s Early Childhood Center, Teresa Walker paused to a question. “Do you guys like snow?” Walker asked. The children voiced their enthusiasm and Walker, a library staff member, started the storytime session. The theme of the week was snow, and...

NKU Hosts 3rd Robotics State Championship

NKU Hosts 3rd Robotics State Championship

Lewis Fugeman, Contributor
February 7, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

NKU hosted the third annual First Lego League state tournament, where over 450 kids aged 9 to 14 from across Kentucky gathered to show how Lego robots could solve real-world problems, according to a NKU marketing and communications press release.   The event was held on Feb. 4 in Regents Hall and stu...

Teach me how to hobby

Teach me how to hobby

Hannah Hagedorn, Assistant News Editor
February 6, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Teach me how to Hobby, Video

Study Abroad Fair: Find out where you can go

Study Abroad Fair: Find out where you can go

Emily Sherry, Copy Editor
February 6, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

In the past there was a fall Study Abroad Fair, now the Office of Education Abroad has added a spring fair, as well as a new program, Study Away. Each year, students are given the opportunity to go abroad through NKU.  The Office of Education Abroad held their third annual spring Study Abroad Fair on F...

WATCH: ‘NKUnity’ creates space to share perspective, promote inclusivity

WATCH: ‘NKUnity’ creates space to share perspective, promote inclusivity

Brittney Gunter, Contributor
February 2, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Video

Andrá Ward asked everyone in the student union ballroom to stand up, make a large circle and participate in an event called the “Diversity Walk.” During the walk, Ward asked students to step forward if they identified as any of the statements he made before pausing to notice the others that took a...

Arcade to theater: Auditions held for “Pac-Man the Movie”

Arcade to theater: Auditions held for “Pac-Man the Movie”

Chris Robertson, Contributor
February 2, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

The bright lights gleam down on each actor as they audition for the roles of either Pac-Man, Inky, Blinky, Pinky or Clyde in the student film, “Pac-Man the Movie.” An actor auditions in Griffin Hall's Large Performance Studio; others await their shot outside the room, the atmosphere lax. Ethan Cor...

LGBTQ Inclusiveness: Students respond to 4.5 star rating

LGBTQ Inclusiveness: Students respond to 4.5 star rating

Hannah Hagedorn, Assistant News Editor
February 2, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Uncategorized

Teddy Roberts, a freshman sociology major, walked onto Northern Kentucky University’s campus for the first time. He entered the student union and trekked up the stairs to the third floor. There he found a variety of desks, chairs and people littered around the open floor plan. Tucked in a corn...

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