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A conversation with junior theatre major Alyssa Taylor

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor May 3, 2021

What is your year/major? Junior, marketing and theatre double major.  What were your thoughts last spring when the university first closed?  I think my first thoughts when it first started happening...

A girl in a red dress sitting on the stage floor with dancers behind her in the shadows.

A conversation with junior musical theatre BFA Arianna Catalano

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor May 3, 2021

Last year over spring break, junior musical theatre BFA major Arianna Catalano was visiting New York with her mom to take some dance classes and watch a few Broadway performances. Little did she know,...

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A conversation with senior BFA major Jackson Hurt

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor May 2, 2021

Senior theatre BFA major Jackson Hurt didn’t always want to be a performer, but he said there was a moment on stage during his first show that made him realize he was at home. When he entered college,...

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A conversation with alumna Jasmine Watson

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor May 2, 2021

Since alumna Jasmine Watson graduated last spring with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography, she said she has felt like her life has been put on pause.  “When the pandemic hit, I was in the middle...

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A conversation with freshman dance BFA Lindsey Dean

May 2, 2021

What is your year/major? Freshman, dance BFA. Did you work on any projects last summer or continue dancing at all?  Last summer due to the pandemic, I was actually still teaching at The Dance...

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A conversation with junior musical theatre BFA Linnzie Hays

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor May 2, 2021

What is your year/major? Junior BFA Musical Theatre. Think back to last March. Were you in the middle of any projects or about being working on anything? We were just finishing up Dance ‘20...

The entrance to Health, Counseling and Student Wellness in University Center. A frosted glass door.

Counseling center: meeting students where they are

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor May 2, 2021

One of the biggest concerns for Amy Clark, director of Student Counseling Services, during the past year has been being able to meet students’ needs—wherever they are. Because of COVID-19 and the need...

Empty seats inside BB&T Arena.

How NKU Athletics has been hit by the pandemic financially

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor May 2, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that began to spread across the United States and the rest of the world last year, the NCAA experienced a $600 million drop in revenue from 2019, due in large part to the cancellation...

“Thank you for practicing social distancing” sign in front of the Rec Center on campus in the grass.

‘Science is not political’: Faculty discuss COVID-19 cases and vaccines

Madison Plank, News Editor May 2, 2021

NKU COVID-19 cases have been tracked for the last year or so and have, overall, been low compared to the rest of the surrounding Northern Kentucky counties. However, steps still need to be taken to overcome...

Students sitting on the steps inside the HIC.

‘I’m seeing a light at the end of the tunnel’: faculty discuss 2021 fall semester plans

Rachel Smith, News Editor May 2, 2021

NKU is returning to mostly in-person classes in the fall, but campus community members are still planning to carry impactful experiences and lessons from the pandemic with them as they return to a new...

Facial coverings are now required to be worn on campus over the summer.

‘It feels like it’s been forever’: Students discuss why they got a COVID-19 vaccine

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief May 2, 2021

Junior neuroscience major Katie Clough received both doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Her reasoning? Simply wanting everything to go back to normal.  “I know that the more people that get the...

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How NKU is moving forward during COVID-19

Northerner Staff April 30, 2021

Over the last year, NKU has had to adapt to virtual operations. Classes, appointments, meetings and even commencement were all virtual. Students, staff and faculty learned to adapt to the online environment...

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