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National Geographic photographer introduces NKU to a world half-empty

National Geographic photographer introduces NKU to a world half-empty

Kiana Berry, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2014


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

“50 percent of all species by 2100 will be headed towards extinction,” said National Geographic photographer of 22 years, Joel Sartore. Thus sparked the motivation behind the Photo Ark, a collection of over 3,700 photographed species captured over nine years and the number continues to grow. Th...

Music department gains new voices

Music department gains new voices

Lizzie Kibler, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

Two professors have arrived at NKU this year bringing new and exciting ideas such as operas and exhibitions. If you haven't met them yet, here is some information about who they are and where they come from.   Jason Vest Jason Vest is one of the new additions to the music department. Vest come...

Wii U hits the Game Room

Wii U hits the Game Room

Dylan Tierney, Contributer

October 8, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

With the arrival of Nintendo’s Wii U, NKU’s game room has its first next-gen console. In a room bustling with XBOX 360s and PlayStation 3s, it’s a breath of fresh air. “Nintendo has always been big on-couch co-op,” said student Josh Lawson. “This is something the other two console [manufact...

Coney Island fires up the night for third year

Coney Island fires up the night for third year

Lizzie Kibler, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2014


Filed under 2014, A&L Features, Arts & Life

Blues, reds, and golds illuminate the night sky at Coney Island's Fire Up the Night event. This is Coney Island's third year hosting the international fireworks competition on Saturday, Sept. 27. Japan took home first place in the competition, competing against Spain and Germany this year. "I voted for Japan,...

Local musicians forge into “uncharted territory”

Local musicians forge into “uncharted territory”

Marc Kennedy, Video Editor

October 1, 2014


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

Performing at a historic music venue like the Fillmore Theater in San Francisco is a lofty goal for any rock musician, past or present. With an impressive collection of vintage posters from legendary shows of the past, one can’t help but feel as though they are part of music history. And for one gr...

Features Editor List: Top 10 bands to see at MidPoint

Features Editor List: Top 10 bands to see at MidPoint

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor

September 25, 2014


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

In honor of MidPoint Music Festival we asked our Arts & Life editor (John) and our Features editor (Matt) to write up their top ten must-see acts. Check out their choices and explanations below, and follow @northernermedia for their live Twitter coverage of MidPoint all weekend long! Read our Arts &a...

Arts & Life Editor List: Top 10 must-see bands at MidPoint Music Festival

Arts & Life Editor List: Top 10 must-see bands at MidPoint Music Festival

John Flaherty, Arts & Life Editor

September 25, 2014


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

In honor of MidPoint Music Festival we asked our Arts & Life editor (John) and our Features editor (Matt) to write up their top 10 must-see acts. Check out their choices and explanations below, and follow @northernermedia for their live Twitter coverage of MidPoint all weekend long! Read our Feature...

Student helps plan MidPoint

Student helps plan MidPoint

Brittany Smart, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2014


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Imagine you are eight years old. You’re bubbly, social and obsessed with shows on HGTV. Your mind is filled with creative ideas and dreams of growing up to be an interior designer. Now imagine that your entire family is rooting for you to enter a medical profession.   A Long Road Ahead This was ...

NKU grad student fronts MidPoint Music Fest veterans Saturn Batteries

NKU grad student fronts MidPoint Music Fest veterans Saturn Batteries

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor

September 24, 2014


Filed under 2014, A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Thursday night, Sept. 25, on Christian Moerlein’s indoor stage, Brad Gibson and his band Saturn Batteries will make their fourth Midpoint Music Festival appearance. Gibson, the band’s singer and guitar player, is currently a teaching assistant for ENG 101 while studying English in graduate school he...

Real Estate to play free show at MidPoint Music Festival

Real Estate to play free show at MidPoint Music Festival

John Flaherty, Arts & Life Editor

September 24, 2014


Filed under 2014, A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

The popular indie dream rock band Real Estate will be playing a free happy hour show at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, on the MidPoint Midway Stage at MidPoint Music Festival. This is the first time the Brooklyn-based band has performed live in Cincinnati. “They were a band that we knew was doing reall...

NKU Theatre opens season with Greek tragedy The Bacchae

NKU Theatre opens season with Greek tragedy The Bacchae

Erin Mullins, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2014


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

The first play of the NKU theatre season opens this Thursday and brings to life a classic Greek tragedy. The Bacchae is the story of Dionysus, the god of wine and revelry, who seeks vengeance upon Pentheus, the king of Thebes and his family. Pentheus has rejected that Dionysus is a god, born to Zeu...

NKU graduate returns to play the Southgate House

NKU graduate returns to play the Southgate House

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor

September 17, 2014


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Six months after moving to Los Angeles to become an actress, Jesse Thomas had run out of money and her lease was up. “I moved in with my buddy who played in Goldfinger. The only reason I knew him was I went to a Goldfinger show like right out of college and ended up meeting one of the guys,” Thomas sa...

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