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SOTA first-year show shows students’ potential

SOTA first-year show shows students’ potential

Emily Broyles, Reporter

December 7, 2019

The School of the Arts’ annual first-year show is here again, where new theatre students come together to dazzle attendees with a show only they perform in.

Student club celebrates Japanese tradition of KFC on Christmas

Student club celebrates Japanese tradition of KFC on Christmas

Bee Klapper, Reporter

December 6, 2019

On Thursday night, the members of the Japanese Language and Culture Club gathered in MEP 300 for one last meeting to celebrate Christmas in the true Japanese style—with a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Professors on their favorite Cincinnati films

Professors on their favorite Cincinnati films

Billy Keeney, News Editor

December 6, 2019

Cincinnati has been home to a growing amount of critically acclaimed films this past decade. Most notably is Todd Haynes’ 2015 indie darling “Carol” starring Rooney Mara (The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Cate Blanchett as two star-crossed lovers, featuring Cincinnati as...

VIDEO: What do you love about winter?

VIDEO: What do you love about winter?

Jenna Manor, Reporter

December 6, 2019

Winter is in full swing in Northern Kentucky, so a Northerner reporter set out to see what NKU loves about the season.

‘OK Boomer’: Are you a millennial or Gen Z?

‘OK Boomer’: Are you a millennial or Gen Z?

Noël Waltz, Assistant Design Editor

December 4, 2019

Have you ever used a fidget spinner? Do you have a TikTok account? Do you remember 9/11? These are questions that can answer a query many born between the years 1995-2000 have—are you a millennial or part of Gen Z? Pew Research Center defines millennials as someone born between 1981 and 1996—mea...

Everybody wins this Giving Tuesday

Everybody wins this Giving Tuesday

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

December 3, 2019

Students stepped into the box—goggled and ready—to grab as much “cash” as they could in under 30 seconds. The cash, colored yellow and green, would give students the opportunity to donate money to an organization of their choice or win a gift card for themselves. Derek Darwish, member of the student alumni ...

How a student’s business went from his garage to competing in Silicon Valley

How a student’s business went from his garage to competing in Silicon Valley

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

November 22, 2019

Isaiah Kelly started painting shoes in his garage as a hobby. Now, after taking part in the INKUBATOR program, he’s earned $7,000 in seven months. Kelly began his shoe restoration and design company, Smoove Creations, during his freshman year of college after watching a 12-year-old do the same ...

Emerging Choreographers Showcase supports the artistic growth of women

Emerging Choreographers Showcase supports the artistic growth of women

Alyssa Weber, Reporter

November 19, 2019

NKU’s dance program holds an Emerging Choreographers’ Showcase every year to spotlight student talent. This year the ECS will be entirely produced and choreographed by female students.  When BFA dance coordinator and assistant professor of dance Tracey Bonner began teaching at the School of the A...

VIDEO: The comeback of Pokémon GO

VIDEO: The comeback of Pokémon GO

Jason Houston, Caleb Hodges, and Keara McClellan

November 18, 2019

NKU has its very own Pokémon GO club called GONKU. RJ Clark, the creator of the club, tells The Northerner all about the community that the app has built on campus.

Newest Henry play addresses prejudice against disabled individuals

Newest Henry play addresses prejudice against disabled individuals

Haley Millay, Reporter

November 18, 2019

The Henry Konstantinow Theatre’s adaptation of “Tribes” sheds light on the lives of those living with a disability and the prejudice that people in disabled communities can face, sometimes even from their own families.

U.S. women’s soccer champion inspires students and community members

U.S. women’s soccer champion inspires students and community members

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

November 15, 2019

On Thursday night, the Activities Programming Board hosted U.S. women’s national soccer team champion Rose Lavelle. A Cincinnati native, Lavelle returned to the area to share her story and inspire the students and community members who sat in their seats fixated on the local hero who sat in front of them. 

Theta Chi’s Ruby Gala remembers life, legacy of student

Theta Chi’s Ruby Gala remembers life, legacy of student

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

November 14, 2019

On Wednesday night, Theta Chi Fraternity hosted the Ruby Gala in the SU ballroom as a celebration of the life of Christian “Jet Li” Dichoso, a brother who passed away last fall. The benefit dinner hosted four keynote speakers, a silent auction and raised money for a scholarship in Dichoso’s na...

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