The Northerner

Onto the next adventure

Onto the next adventure

Matt Spaulding, Arts and Life Editor

May 8, 2015

About a month ago, I remember waking up exhausted. As my bare feet hit the chilly floor I started toward the bathroom and mumbled with frustration.Everyone has those days where they just want to stay home, but with the eventuality of my last days at NKU setting in, I have to look back on days like that...

French Film Festival visits campus

The festival has two more films to show before wrapping up.

Christian Glass, Reporter

April 30, 2015

For the past four Thursdays, and the next two, Griffin Hall’s Digitorium has been home to The Tournées Festival, a celebration of some of France’s top contemporary films and directors.The festival, which has been on campus the past five years, was brought to NKU via grants from the French American ...

The evolution of WNKU over 30 years

WNKU's general manager, Sean O'Mealy.

Matt Spaulding, Arts and Life Editor

April 29, 2015

WNKU is celebrating the 30th anniversary of their first broadcast on April 29,1985. At 5:30 in the morning, Maryanne Zeleznik was the first voice on the air in front of a room of staff members and a technician rewiring the board underneath her feet to ensure everything was going to work properly.Since those ear...

Chase graduate inspires bright futures for young athletes in NKY

Chase graduate inspires bright futures for young athletes in NKY

Gavin Colton, Reporter

April 16, 2015

NKU Chase College of Law graduate Bob Arnold recognized that there was a need for a practice and training facility targeted at student-athletes and prospective student-athletes in the Northern Kentucky area. Next Level Academy is a multipurpose facility targeting training and playing. It employs NKU stude...

Pride March postponed but their pride marches on

Christian Glass, Reporter

April 9, 2015

Mother Nature prevented the LGBTQ community from taking over the Student Union plaza with their second annual Pride March, a celebration of the differences they all share together. Instead of simply calling it a day after rescheduling the march, which they did for Wednesday, they trickled and then fl...

The great white whale settles in Covington

Abby Schlachter's cast covered in writing on display at the festival.

Christian Glass, Reporter

April 9, 2015

Dr. Robert Wallace takes a step back in the lobby of the Covington Public Library, and his eyes light up as they pass over the seven quilts hanging up, tightening the grip on the peg leg in his hands. He knows the story behind each piece of artwork that he’ll be setting up in the coming days, preparing th...

Student exhibition gives taste of the real world

Students browse the gallery.

Kelsey Bungenstock, Reporter

April 2, 2015

Students at NKU got a chance once again to display their talents in the annual Juried Student Exhibition in the Third Floor Gallery and Main Gallery of the Fine Arts Building. To make it into the gallery students had to submit their work so that it could be evaluated by an experienced juror. Roughly 300 pieces or ar...

Editor lists his favorite releases of 2014

A pile of records before getting filed into my collection.

Matt Spaulding, Arts and Life Editor

March 26, 2015

During one of the free hours I had over spring break, I began to file the new releases of 2014 into my collection and I started compiling and editing my list of favorites. This is never an easy thing to do. What separates one great release from being ranked above another? Either way, here it is. D’Ange...

The journey of NKU’s ‘Miss Congeniality’

Katie Himes being crowned Miss Kentucky. The contest was held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Taylor Upchurch, Reporter

March 19, 2015

She didn’t feel quite as confident as some may have thought, but she knew she fully enjoyed the experience in every way. Her family were all gathered in the front row, awaiting the final decision of who would win the title of Miss Kentucky 2015. She looked to them for comfort, and then soon heard wh...

New theater season announced

A scene from Les Mis which had its final performance of the season on March 1. The 2015-2016 season was announced last week.

Erin Mullins, Reporter

March 18, 2015

From Shakespeare to a Seussical; from Shaw to Sondheim, the 2015-2016 theater season was recently announced and the lineup is impressive. The variety of shows that will be offered next season truly shows the flexibility NKU’s theater department has in the kinds of shows they choose to produce. It also s...

Student learns to heal through music

Quintin Bonds sang a classical piece and a spiritual piece in the Kentucky Association of Negro Musicians annual competition.

Matt Spaulding, Arts and Life Editor

March 5, 2015

Freshman Quintin Bonds grew up in Louisville singing in church, but it would soon become his next passion after being forced to cut football career short. This passion helped him win 3rd place in the Kentucky Association of Negro Musicians annual competition in early February. “I had gotten into high...

‘Mardi Taus’ fights cancer with style

Evan Wall guides a first- time putt-putter.

Christian Glass, Reporter

March 2, 2015

Feb. 28, students and faculty alike gathered into the Student Union ballroom, dawned beads, grabbed their game tokens and shared a message: “Cancer Sucks.” Alpha Tau Omega put together their “Mardi Taus” charity event for a second straight year, raising money for breast cancer awareness while pro...

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