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WATCH: Students take stress break at petting zoo

WATCH: Students take stress break at petting zoo

Alana Setty, Contributor
April 20, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story, Video

As the lawn outside the Student Union filled with zoo animals on Tuesday, crowds gathered for a chance to pet the various wildlife brought in by the Activities Programming Board. The animals ranged from farm animals like chickens, goats and rabbits to a kangaroo, camel and a llama. Alecia Siegel, d...

NKU professor strives for success with psychological thriller

NKU professor strives for success with psychological thriller

Nicole Browning, Asst. Arts & Life Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

With a dream to make it big in the TV industry, Blaise Weller’s production “FixAte” is slowly progressing into a series, fueled by his passion for writing and film. “I think the writing and the people I’ve gathered around it, everything from the crew to the cast, we can compete with Orange...

NKU students find on-campus vegetarian options limited

NKU students find on-campus vegetarian options limited

Nicole Browning, Asst. Arts & Life Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Editor's Note: Nicole Browning is the Assistant Arts & Life Editor of the Northerner, and she is a vegetarian. Finding a nutritious meal on NKU’s campus is often a challenge for Autumn Baker. Baker, sophomore sociology major, became a vegetarian her senior year of high school when she started d...

Take Back the Night: Survivors share their stories

Take Back the Night: Survivors share their stories

Brittney Gunter, Reporter
April 14, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Students shuffled around a white leather couch and tried to find a seat in the University Center Ballroom. Names that represent survivors are written on the shiny material in purple ink.   The couch, and all that it represents, is a part of The K.A.S.S.I.E. Project. The K.A.S.S.I.E. Project helps sur...

Weber looks back on time as SGA president

Weber looks back on time as SGA president

Nicole Browning, Assistant Arts and Life Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Preparing to graduate after five years at NKU, Will Weber looked around at his office. The walls were covered in pieces of NKU memorabilia that he had collected; pictures, posters, even a foam finger. Over the last year serving as SGA president, the office had become his home. “It took me almost ...

Sustainability: Where to go and where we’ve been

Sustainability: Where to go and where we’ve been

Emily Moran and Mackenzie Manley, Reporter, Managing Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

As an intern at NKU’s Sustainability Office, one of Ronald Brown’s projects involves sorting through waste.  Here, he begins to collect data on what, as a campus community, we’re throwing away. Tess Phinney, the sustainability manager for campus, said that the office will roll out a new Recy...

Sketching it out: Aliens, animation and a festival

Sketching it out: Aliens, animation and a festival

Chris Robertson, Reporter
April 10, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Brice Mills, who has always had an interest in animation, saw an announcement for the College Movie Festival and decided to pursue the experience. In the past, he’s made minute-long animated videos. This year’s effort was more ambitious. His new short, titled “The World’s Best,” will be the...

The Yellow Wallpaper: A Play Adaptation

The Yellow Wallpaper: A Play Adaptation

Laura Anderson, Contributor
March 31, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Have you ever been so bored and so lonely that you stared at wallpaper until you saw the print move and people appear within it? Just ask Jane. Stormi Bledsoe, a senior BFA Acting major at Northern Kentucky University, created a play adaptation of the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” origina...

LGBTQ open mic night: ‘We don’t clap, we snap’

LGBTQ open mic night: ‘We don’t clap, we snap’

Emily Sherry, Copy Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

As silhouettes filled the room, Ashleigh Wilber proceeded to the spotlight to recite her own poetry for the first time. Tuesday’s open mic night featured several new performers. Students gathered in the SU room 107 to support LGBTQ pride week. “I have always read other people's work for them, but neve...

‘New level of exposure’: Artists reveal work at Juried Exhibition

‘New level of exposure’: Artists reveal work at Juried Exhibition

Abigail Crabill, Contributor
March 29, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Students at NKU were given the opportunity to put their artistic talents on display in the university’s annual Juried Student Exhibition located in the Fine Arts Building’s Third Floor Gallery and Main Gallery, featuring an array of mediums including painting, ceramics, photography, printmaking and visua...

Mother’s battle with cancer inspires 2 NKU sisters

Mother’s battle with cancer inspires 2 NKU sisters

Cole Grecco, News Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Mariah Manson and her sister Maya have seen the effects of cancer right at home. The sisters came up with the idea for Cancer: Let’s Fight Together after watching their mother, Stacey, struggle with and eventually beat colon cancer. “Our mother was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer about t...

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