The Northerner

“How Does It Feel To Be A Problem?” author due to visit campus

Kiana Berry, Staff Reporter November 20, 2014

Moustafa Bayoumi, author of this year’s first year’s first year programs book connection selection, How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?”, will be visiting NKU on Nov. 20th. The author will have two...

Hart speaks about gender differences to an audience at the Student Union Ballroom.

Dr. Lori Hart tells students “everything they always wanted to know about the opposite sex”

Brittany Smart, Staff Reporter November 15, 2014

Students shifted in their seats murmuring excitedly as they waited for CAMPUSPEAK’s Dr. Lori Hart to give her talk on opposite sex relationships in the SU ballroom on Nov. 11. Hart began by asking everyone...

The logo for Purrpulsion, the game that students from the Center for Applied Informatics have created.

NKU students present Purrpulsion game at Ohio Game Developer Expo

Dylan Tierney, Contributer November 12, 2014

Video games are a part of many students’ lives, but few have the opportunity to actually create them. Students at the Center For Applied Informatics recently had the opportunity to present their passion...

A small crowd waits between sets during 'Norse Rock Rumble'. The Activities Programming Board said that they had space for 500 people to attend the event at the Bank of Kentucky Center.

Only 133 attend ‘Norse Rock Rumble’ event at Bank of Kentucky Center

Brittany Smart, Staff Reporter November 11, 2014

The band ‘Calm the Tides’ secured their spot for first place Saturday night in the Bank of Kentucky Center at ‘Norse Rock Rumble.’ Hosted by the Activities Programming Board and emceed by comedian...

Community children and volunteer NKU makes cotton swab skeletons during Norse-O-Ween event.

VIDEO: Hundreds of children flock to Callahan for Norse-O-Ween

Dylan Tierney, Contributor October 31, 2014

The Eighth Annual Norse-O-Ween was held in Callahan Hall on Oct.30. Running from 6 to 8 p.m. kids participated in Halloween festivities that included much more than trick-or-treating. “Lots of candy...

Members of LGBGTQ and Bonnie Meyers gather together to capture a photo with Laverne Cox at the meet-and-greet event after the lecture.

“Orange is the New Black” star opens up about life as a transgender actress to sold-out NKU audience

Kiana Berry, Staff Reporter October 29, 2014

An hour before the event doors open, students fill the first floor of the Student Union.  Lines snake their way across the tile floor and out the doors almost stretching the distance to Griffin Hall....

NKU sophomore Kaitlyn Sansome and friend pose with Sarah Jessica Darker, one of the drag queens who performed in the show.

Drag show pushes NKU closer to “Common Ground”

Kiana Berry, Reporter October 28, 2014

The runway stage protrudes into the audience, its backdrop adorning the rainbow ribbon wrapped triangular emblem of Common Ground. The lights dim and the spotlight takes center stage as people take their...

The African Elephant  is one of the species documented in Joel Sartore's Photo Ark that is on display in one of NKU's FotoFocus galleries.

National Geographic photographer introduces NKU to a world half-empty

Kiana Berry, Staff Reporter October 17, 2014

“50 percent of all species by 2100 will be headed towards extinction,” said National Geographic photographer of 22 years, Joel Sartore. Thus sparked the motivation behind the Photo Ark, a collection...

Gelbwasser, new to the NKU music department,  will also be teaching foreign languages.

Music department gains new voices

Lizzie Kibler, Staff Reporter October 9, 2014

Two professors have arrived at NKU this year bringing new and exciting ideas such as operas and exhibitions. If you haven't met them yet, here is some information about who they are and where they come...

Two students play Super Smash Bros. U in the game room at NKU.

Wii U hits the Game Room

Dylan Tierney, Contributer October 8, 2014

With the arrival of Nintendo’s Wii U, NKU’s game room has its first next-gen console. In a room bustling with XBOX 360s and PlayStation 3s, it’s a breath of fresh air. “Nintendo has always been...

Creator of Boogie Bones, Barb Piatt and her dog Boogie show off her homemade dog treats. She bakes many different flavors of dog treats and has begun working on new recipes for cat treats as well. Some of the flavors she offers are Liverlicious Treats, Peanut Butter Bones and Cheesy Paws.

PHOTOS: CliftonFest brings artisan vendors and musicians to neighborhood

Ally Jasper, Contributer October 1, 2014

The Clifton Fest completed its third annual gathering this past weekend in Clifton on Ludlow Ave. Vendors displayed their products, artists covered sidewalks with drawings, and musicians performed throughout...

The Afghan Whigs, our Features editor's most highly anticipated band of MidPoint Music Festival.

Features Editor List: Top 10 bands to see at MidPoint

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor September 25, 2014

In honor of MidPoint Music Festival we asked our Arts & Life editor (John) and our Features editor (Matt) to write up their top ten must-see acts. Check out their choices and explanations below, and...

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