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VIDEO: Dent Schoolhouse, COVID-19

VIDEO: Dent Schoolhouse, COVID-19

Morgan King, Ryan Shauberger, and Dylan Shelton

October 18, 2020

Dent Schoolhouse is a popular choice of entertainment around the Halloween season, but COVID-19 has required some changes to keep the business up and running. Northerner reporters met with owner Bud Stross to learn what's new about the Halloween attraction this holiday season.

Q&A: Students discuss online learning during a pandemic

Portrait of Maria Combs

Haley Millay, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

October 8, 2020

NKU implemented a hybrid-learning environment this semester due to COVID-19 concerns and guidelines and while students say that comes with a fair share of advantages, students believe there are far more disadvantages. There are a number of classes being offered fully in-person this fall, though ma...

‘It’s on us to keep it moving’: Theatre students imagine the industry post-pandemic

The Theatre and Dance “Attractions” board outside SOTA, which usually displays the semester’s upcoming events, is vacant.

Haley Millay, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

October 4, 2020

Editor’s note: Some of the ideas expressed in this story are opinions and predictions from theatre students. The intended purpose of this story is not to say what the future of theatre will or should look like but rather to predict what it might look like. Theater is unique in that its livelihood r...

Students react to NKU replacing spring break

Students react to NKU replacing spring break

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2020

Earlier today, President Ashish Vaidya announced that the traditional week-long spring break will be replaced with a series of shorter University holidays that “should reduce the risks associated with traditional spring break travel.” The additional holidays will now be Monday Feb. 15, Friday March...

Students ‘say her name’ across campus in protest against Breonna Taylor ruling

Anna Marie Adams (center) leads the protest next to Kiazja Watterson-Brown.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

September 24, 2020

After a grand jury indicted one of three officers for the shooting of Breonna Taylor, Kiazja Watterson-Brown felt it was necessary to bring awareness of Taylor’s case and decision, but also for the other Black lives that have been taken. “We still need to say the name of our people of col...

How does SOTA operate during a pandemic?

Four dancers rehearse in a parking garage.

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor

September 23, 2020

NKU’s School of the Arts (SOTA) has decided to utilize digital media as an alternative method to typical live performances, open art galleries and music/vocal lessons in order to ensure a safe, socially distant fall semester for its students, faculty, staff and other patrons.  SOTA department h...

‘I want to live past COVID’: students, alum explain what it’s like to have the disease

Senior Theatre and Philosophy major Isabel Sleczkowski sits in her apartment where she's been quarantining since July.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2020

Read about two NKU students' and one alum's experience with COVID-19. Isabel Sleczkowski, senior philosophy and theatre BFA major, experienced severe symptoms that sent her to the emergency room twice. Emmy Kaeppner, senior senior BFA costume design and technology, was sick for two weeks but made...

Emmy Kaeppner

Kaeppner sits inside her apartment and looks at through the window.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2020

Around four days after Kaeppner’s fiancee, Isabel Sleczkowski, started experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms, Kaeppner started experiencing them, too. Her mom had coronavirus over the summer, so Kaeppner was spending a lot of her time bringing her mom groceries and helping out with other tasks. Her ...

Isabel Sleczkowski

Sleczkowski sits in her apartment. She stares out through the window.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2020

Isabel Sleczkowski felt the blood pressure cuff squeeze her arm. She knew another 30 minutes had passed. Between the cuff, an IV, a pulse oximeter and her relentless fatigue, she could hardly hold up the book she brought to read to pass time.  A few hours earlier, Sleczkowski’s fiancee dropped her off at ...

Bailey Fox

Bailey Fox sits inside her apartment through the bedroom window.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2020

Bailey Fox was the only person in her inner circle of friends who tested positive for COVID-19 over the summer. Her friend group, which consisted of around four people, hung out over the summer. Fox wasn’t worried about contracting COVID-19 because her friend group typically only interacted amongst themsel...

Student Art Spotlight

Student Art Spotlight

September 20, 2020

Destiny Ca'Mel, junior “Bound” (2018) - Acrylic paint, Paint pens, Prismacolor pencils - 18x24 "In this piece, I show the familial traumas and harms that people deal with, but never want to talk about. Also, how a household can turn out to be a prison for some people, and how some do not fear wh...

What’s coming to streaming in September

Corinne Byrne, Arts & Life Editor

September 5, 2020

Netflix Away (9/4) Say “I” if you’ve considered leaving Earth this year. This crew of astronaut’s treacherous three-year mission to Mars might have you reconsidering your trip on Elon Musk’s next rocket launch. Heart-breaking yet romantic, “Away” serves as a catalyst for that much-nee...

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