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Korean Club: a symbiotic relationship

Korean Club: a symbiotic relationship

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

November 19, 2017


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This time last year Adam Langsdale was studying abroad in South Korea. Langsdale, a senior marketing major, said he knew little to nothing about Korea before going, so he paid a couple visits to the Korean Language and Culture Club to get acclimated before his trip. He decided to come back to NKU and begin studying the ...

Once erased, now reflected

Once erased, now reflected

Maria Dossett, Reporter

November 19, 2017


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Over the course of October, NKU’s LGBTQ History Month served as an opportunity to take in, understand and be more aware of the struggles and achievements of the queer community. The people and the stories that make up these communities are often not found in history textbooks, Rae Loftis, coordinator...

Student’s witchy art finds online niche

Student’s witchy art finds online niche

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

Graphic design student Marisa Kyle tilts her head to the side before dipping a brush into watercolor paint, dabbing an already-sketched profile of her friend. Yellow strokes become an autumnal sweater. Her brush moves from the page to the palette again, where she hovers over a russet brown that eventuall...

Pixar designer breathes life into “Coco” in Digitorium

Pixar designer breathes life into “Coco” in Digitorium

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

November 8, 2017


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Christian Hoffman, character supervisor at Pixar, shared film clips and concept art for the studio’s latest animated feature “Coco” in the Digitorium on Tuesday.

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‘Color of the Leaves’: Student overcomes adversity through playwriting

‘Color of the Leaves’: Student overcomes adversity through playwriting

Josh Kelly, Contributor

November 7, 2017


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When sophomore Isaiah Reaves first started writing “Color of the Leaves,” he wrote out of hobby; he was completely blind to the impact it would eventually have on his readers. “Color of the Leaves” took Reaves’ writing in a different direction than his past shows: it brought him to a darker...

Peek inside the cyber-security lab: coming Spring 2018

Peek inside the cyber-security lab: coming Spring 2018

Wayne Gates, Reporter

October 23, 2017


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NKU students who plan to enter the battle for cybersecurity when they graduate will have a new place in Griffin Hall to practice their skills against the electronic enemy next Spring.  Budding security professionals will go “keyboard to keyboard” with hackers in the new JRG Cyber Threat Intellige...

Arcade Legacy’s time-warping experience comes to Newport

Arcade Legacy’s time-warping experience comes to Newport

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

October 22, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Uncategorized

Nestled deep in the ghostly innards of the nearly-abandoned Forest Fair Village Mall, Arcade Legacy’s flagship location is a surreal oasis: a dimly-lit cavern of 16-bit nostalgia that glows with mystery. Peek inside from the desolate food court that surrounds the store and you’ll find more than dec...

Ohio Renaissance Festival hosts weekends of combat, craft and fantasy

Ohio Renaissance Festival hosts weekends of combat, craft and fantasy

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, News

Less than an hour from NKU sits the Ohio Renaissance Festival, where characters spill off the pages of history to entertain with live combat, authentic craft and an immersive world.

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‘Now or never’: One woman’s fight to halt MS

‘Now or never’: One woman’s fight to halt MS

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Featured Story, News, Uncategorized

Jen Stansbury Koenig ran her hand over her freshly shaved head, hair shedding onto the off-white tablecloth below. She said she wanted to do it before she began chemo, worried large clumps of hair falling out may scare her child. Her 7-year-old daughter, Adelaide, came into the dining room, still coming...

A map’s worth of Hispanic heritage

A map’s worth of Hispanic heritage

Northerner Staff

October 15, 2017


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On the third floor of the Student Union—on any given day or time—Latinx students can be found, some speaking in English and others in their native language. They swap stories of the day, share their passions, wishes and support one another. Over the past month, the Office of Latino Programs and Se...

Henry series production tackles themes of femininity and identity

Henry series production tackles themes of femininity and identity

Maria Dossett, Contributor

October 12, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

NKU prides itself in being a university that provides students with plenty of experience in their field before they venture out into “the real world” and pursue their career. Tucked away on the first floor of the Fine Arts Center sits The Henry, a theater that allows the students freedom to explore th...

A weekend of Native American heritage: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

A weekend of Native American heritage: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Alex King, Reporter

October 11, 2017


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  Though many recognize Oct. 9 as Columbus Day, a growing number are beginning to celebrate a new holiday in its place: Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The Native American Ministry Council did just that, leading a weekend from Oct. 6-8 hosted by the Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati. “There were N...

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