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Spring Theatre Preview

Spring Theatre Preview

Northerner Staff

February 19, 2020

The theatre is meant to be a reflection of society. Good theater makes us laugh, cry or shout—but above all, it makes us think about the world we live in. NKU's School of the Arts comes together to put on different shows each semester, whether the shows are on the main stage or in the completely...

Organization helps international students find second home

Many members of WISH feel as if WISH has become a second home for them.

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

January 30, 2020

It has been three and a half years since senior criminal justice major Nahawa Ada Sesay has gone home to Sierra Leone to see her family. However, because of the NKU organization Welcoming International Students Home (WISH), Sesay has found her second family.

New professor bolsters audio production program

New professor bolsters audio production program

Megan Bechtold, Reporter

January 21, 2020

If you’ve ever heard songs by Peter Frampton, WALK THE MOON or Adam Lambert, or watched an episode of “Seinfeld” or “Everybody Loves Raymond,” you’ve probably heard audio production work from Ashley Shepherd, the new NKU audio production professor of practice.

SOTA Senior Exhibition brings mummy, marketplace to campus

SOTA Senior Exhibition brings mummy, marketplace to campus

Alyssa Weber, Reporter

December 13, 2019

One of the only places where you could view a mummy and a marketplace under the same roof resided in SOTA this week. 

VIDEO: Stefan Roloff at NKU

VIDEO: Stefan Roloff at NKU

Brennen Alm, Reporter

November 8, 2019

The 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall brought artist Stefan Roloff to NKU's campus, sharing his experiences that brought him to where he is today.

New pre-art therapy track in arts majors

New pre-art therapy track in arts majors

Elena Ferguson, Writer

October 30, 2019

The first time Emily Karrick walked into a counseling office, she felt uneasy. The sessions were emotionally draining and difficult. Karrick, senior in the pre-art therapy track at NKU, started going to counseling when she was 14. “When I ‘graduated’ from therapy, I was happy to not have to go back eve...

Expression through painting: What is art therapy?

Expression through painting: What is art therapy?

Elena Ferguson, Reporter

October 30, 2019

Christy Wolfram, an art therapist at NKU’s Health, Counseling and Student Wellness center, began her journey as an art therapist at a stranger’s house. This stranger, Don Jones, was a very sweet, short old man who walked with a cane, according to Wolfram. His studio was a large space above his gar...

First transgender White House staffer speaks in Otto Budig Theater

Former White House liaison Raffi Freedman-Gurspan and student body president Jarett Lopez spoke to students in the Otto M. Budig Theater on Wednesday night.

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

October 24, 2019

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan became a part of United States history when President Barack Obama hired her as Outreach and Recruitment Director, making her the first openly transgender White House staffer in history.

Beyond the binary: What non-binary genders are, how to be an ally

The social dimension includes your gender expression, or the way we communicate our gender to others. This is done through things such as clothing, hairstyles, and mannerisms.

Noël Waltz, Copy Editor

October 9, 2019

Gender is a social construct defined as the complex interrelationship between your body, your identity and your social interactions, according to genderspectrum.org.  Human beings’ relationship between their gender and their body goes far beyond reproductive functions. Research has suggested t...

Lavender Society provides a home for queer women, nonbinary students

Lavender Society provides a home for queer women, nonbinary students

Bee Klapper, Reporter

October 9, 2019

“All right, we’re running on gay time, so we’re going to start at 5:35 instead of 5:30,” Isabel Sleczkowski, president of Lavender Society, said.  Sleczkowski’s voice rang out over the chatter in the Student Union’s multipurpose room, receiving laughter in response. About 20 students h...

BLINK festival encourages collaboration between students, faculty, alumni

New media art major Zack Hargrove cuts away at a piece of metal for use in

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

October 2, 2019

BLINK, a free, light-based art festival, is easily the biggest event in Cincinnati. The inaugural BLINK in 2017 drew more than a million people to the Queen City—almost 400,000 more than Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. After the roaring success of the festival’s first year, Brad McCombs, associate professor of art and music program head, knew that NKU’s School of the Arts had to get involved somehow.

Student’s goal shifts from Broadway to local band

Student’s goal shifts from Broadway to local band

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

September 27, 2019

Senior musical theatre major Kali Marsh had everything figured out for post-graduation life. She had plans for the Disney College Program, moving to New York City and pursuing a career on Broadway. But after finding a home in Cincinnati-based pop rock band Rosewood Coast, Marsh’s goals have shifted. 

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