The Northerner

Feel the Beat showcases a flurry of dance styles

APB encouraged attendees to support the dancers with the #FeeltheBeatNKU tag on Twitter.

Josh Kelly, Reporter

November 20, 2017

Activities Programming Board (APB) highlighted different dance styles with the Feel the Beat showcase on Nov. 9. Ariyana Hardy, director of the Entertainment committee of APB, said the idea came up at the beginning of the semester. However, the execution wasn’t confirmed. “We wanted to have diffe...

‘Color of the Leaves’: Student overcomes adversity through playwriting

Isaiah Reaves edited and revised

Josh Kelly, Contributor

November 7, 2017

When sophomore Isaiah Reaves first started writing “Color of the Leaves,” he wrote out of hobby; he was completely blind to the impact it would eventually have on his readers. “Color of the Leaves” took Reaves’ writing in a different direction than his past shows: it brought him to a darker...

GALLERY: Black Women’s Organization fashion show highlights local talent


Kacie Jackson, Contributor

October 26, 2017

“Millennial Experience” was the second annual fall fashion show hosted by the Black Women’s Organization, highlighting fashion and designs made by local vendors. Kylie Gray, president of BWO, said that the organization had been planning the show since last January. As attendees began to shuffle int...

Henry series production tackles themes of femininity and identity

Maria Dossett, Contributor

October 12, 2017

NKU prides itself in being a university that provides students with plenty of experience in their field before they venture out into “the real world” and pursue their career. Tucked away on the first floor of the Fine Arts Center sits The Henry, a theater that allows the students freedom to explore th...

Slavery and Freedom: the American Paradox

The award-winning documentary

Erinn Sweet, Contributor

October 7, 2017

After the on-campus screening of award-winning documentary "Liberty and Slavery: The Paradox of America’s Founding Fathers" and a 20-minute promo for the unreleased film "All or Nothin'" on Sept. 28, a panel discussion that included both the creators and professors followed.  The panel discussion inc...

VIDEO: Local rappers show off at cypher

About 10 rappers graced the stage in the Student Union for the hip hop cypher.

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

September 29, 2017

A chorus of “oohs” erupt from the crowd followed by laughter. Audience members hop to their feet, moved by Mich Tanksley--an NKU student who raps under the name Tooney Lean--who just decimated his opponent in a rap battle, as the enthused crowd suggested. The moment was a highlight of  Thursday Night Lights...

Highland Heights Farmer’s Market, a stone’s throw from NKU

The farmer's market is held on Tuesdays at 3-6 p.m.

Alex King, Contributor

September 18, 2017

Marvin Barbian of Barbian Farms is one of many that comes out each week to sell his products at Highland Heights Market--part of the Campbell County Farmer's Association--which range from tomatoes, green beans, apples and squash. Barbian Farms is located toward Camp Springs in Melbourne, Kentucky. ...

REVIEW: Ubahn Fest brings 2 Chainz, Big Sean under ground

2 Chainz rolled around the stage in a wheelchair after breaking his leg in August.

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

September 14, 2017

Despite its relatively small size, Ubahn Fest boasted an impressive lineup. 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane have been at the forefront of the Atlanta trap scene that has blown apart the mainstream over the past year. Steve Aoki is easily one of the most recognizable figures in electronic dance music. Big Sea...

Hispanic Heritage Months kicks off Thursday

Latino Programs and Services will kick-off their annual celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, Sept. 14.

Abby Crabill, Contributor

September 13, 2017

Northern Kentucky University’s Latino Programs and Services will kick-off their annual celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, Sept. 14. This year there are many Latino-inspired events for all students and guests to take part in. The main focus of this year’s events will be rela...

Improv and energy: Jazz students at NKU

Kayla Upthegrove tinkers on her saxophone.

Erinn Sweet, Contributor

September 13, 2017

Entering a small recording studio on the third-floor of the SOTA building, Eric Snyder, a third-year musician double majoring in jazz studies and music technology--the latter being a new major offered this academic year--tinkered with his instrument, exerting energetic notes and fragmented melodies into...

SOTA sticks to the script with fan favorites for fall production season

NKU's School of the Arts fall theatre season opens Sept. 28 with

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

September 8, 2017

Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts will kick off the fall theatre season with the Shakespeare comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Brian Friel’s Tony Award winning “Dancing at Lughnasa” will follow in October and fan-favorite “Beauty and the Beast” will close out the se...

Board of Regents announce 4 percent tuition increase

The NKU Board of Regents announced a 4 percent tuition increase. Dining, housing and parking fee raises were also approved.

Cole Grecco, News Editor

April 28, 2017

The NKU Board of Regents announced Wednesday there will be tuition increases as well as as increased prices in housing, parking and dining. With the increasing fees incoming changes to scholarships and financial aid was detailed as well. The Board of Regents also reported on employee raises as well...

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