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‘I won’t give up’: Single parent perseveres through the holidays

‘I won’t give up’: Single parent perseveres through the holidays

Hannah Hagedorn and Emily Sherry, Reporters
November 21
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Looking down, Allison Cooper’s golden hair veiled her face. “I don’t know what they are going to do without me,” Cooper said. “It makes me scared to leave them.” Cooper, a junior political science major,, works year round to support her 2-year-old daughter, Chloe, four  siblings, and ailing father. Despi...

These students built a recording studio in their apartment

These students built a recording studio in their apartment

Emily Sherry, Reporter
November 21
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Holding his shiny, golden trombone, Justin Schmitt smiled as he looked down at his feet. “I don’t know where we are going,” Schmitt said. “But I do know we can’t do it without each other.” Schmitt and his friends Chase Moriconi and Will Huber sat in their living room next to a row of g...

Olivia Ryan: ‘My art is my own.’

Olivia Ryan: ‘My art is my own.’

Mackenzie Manley, News Editor
November 14
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Fingers flitted across a midi keyboard, faint synth infused pulses. Olivia Ryan hummed along to her own song, dipped and dried in dreamy low-key pop. Recording an album is something she’s always wanted to do. Clever Records, a recording studio in Newport, KY, gave her this opportunity. Ryan’s first ...

Professor’s passion for politics gives life to presidential debates

Professor’s passion for politics gives life to presidential debates

Tori Lentz, Contributor
November 8
Filed under Arts & Life, election2016, News

Dr. Steven Weiss knew he probably wouldn’t be able to get a word in edgewise in his next class. The longtime communication studies professor was planning to broach the topic of the most recent presidential debate to his students. If the class never moved beyond that subject— a very likely possibili...

LGBTQ community responds to possible Trump presidency

LGBTQ community responds to possible Trump presidency

Emily Osterholz, Arts & Life Editor
November 7
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

As the nation considers what this historic election will mean for the global community, NKU’s LGBTQ community considers what’s at stake for LGBTQ equality under a Trump presidency. Jill Frakes, Nathaniel Hudson and Elisa Argueta spoke to The Northerner about Trump’s potential presidency and h...

GALLERY: Stompapalooza continues the conversation on inclusiveness

GALLERY: Stompapalooza continues the conversation on inclusiveness

Cole Grecco, Asst. Arts & Life Editor
November 4
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Terrance McCraney walks on stage to introduce the teams for Stompapalooza to the packed Student Union Ballroom. Behind him are five hand-painted banners, one for each team: Delta Zeta, Theta Chi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Theta Phi Alpha and Delta Gamma. Stompapalooza is a step show, performed on Thursday ...

Campus divided as election approaches

Campus divided as election approaches

Emily Sherry, Reporter
November 3
Filed under A&L Features, Featured Story, News

As one of the most contentious presidential campaigns reaches its conclusion, students at Northern Kentucky University wait to see which candidate will emerge victorious. While Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump vie for the presidenc...

Gallery: ‘Black to the Future’ showcases black culture and fashion

Gallery: ‘Black to the Future’ showcases black culture and fashion

Mackenzie Manley, News Editor
November 2
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

They were dressed neatly in all black, weaving past one another, their voices tangled in a mix of determination and drive. Black to the Future: Black Fashion and Culture Then and Now was the first large event put on by Black Women’s Organization. Meant to showcase black fashion and culture, Dejah Rowlings, ...

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
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
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...

GALLERY: Drag show ‘Mas-QUEER-ade’ gives back to charity

GALLERY: Drag show ‘Mas-QUEER-ade’ gives back to charity

Amanda Emerson, Contributor
October 25
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Uncategorized

Crystyle Starr and an array of kings and queens, both amateur and professional, donned vibrant costumes as they performed, music blasting through the Student Union ballroom.  An array of guests filled the Student Union for the popular semi-annual event, the Fall Benefit Drag Show titled Masqueerade...

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
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...

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