The Northerner

Theatre department brings Greek Gods to life

Erin Mullins, Reporter

October 1, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story, Viewpoints

NKU’s opening night production of The Bacchae was an exciting, sensual experience that left the audience mesmerized and certainly people were talking about it. This classic Greek tragedy by Euripides follows the journey of the god Dionysus who has come to his hometown of Thebes to prove his divini...

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...

PHOTOS: CliftonFest brings artisan vendors and musicians to neighborhood

PHOTOS: CliftonFest brings artisan vendors and musicians to neighborhood

Ally Jasper, Contributer

October 1, 2014


Filed under 2014, Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

The Clifton Fest completed its third annual gathering this past weekend in Clifton on Ludlow Ave. Vendors displayed their products, artists covered sidewalks with drawings, and musicians performed throughout each day’s festivities. To kick off Friday evening, Ludlow Wine sponsored wine tastings that were...

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...

National Geographic photographers to speak at NKU

National Geographic photographers to speak at NKU

September 18, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

Pictures of endangered species have decorated campus recently as previews of the work of two National Geographic photographers: Michael “Nick” Nichols and Joel Sartore. Eleven of the 12 photos displayed on campus buildings like Steely Library, Nunn Hall and the Fine Arts Center are Sartore’s. The largest work, th...

Fall theatre line-up kicks into high gear with casting

Matt Hepner, Contributor

September 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

Auditions for this semester’s theatre productions kicked off on Aug. 19, with callbacks and castings wrapping up this week. Building off of successful shows from last year such as “Legally Blonde: The Musical” and “Arabian Nights” the stage is set for a successful semester for the theatre departm...

Artworks hires NKU youth and talent to help paint mural

Artworks hires NKU youth and talent to help paint mural

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor

August 28, 2014


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

Last Thursday, the Newport Aquarium unveiled the more than 300-foot-long and 33-foot-tall shark wall mural. While a large group helped to complete the work, several of the hands that put paint to the wall belonged to NKU students. Jenna Webster, a freshman graphic design major and media informatics minor, wa...

Graffiti takes over Griffin

Graffiti takes over Griffin

Carrie Crotzer, Staff Writer

April 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, Featured Story

Griffin Lawn was taken over last week for NKU’s first annual Graffiti Fest. The event, put on by the Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization (CEO),  started at 11 a.m. and ran until late Wednesday evening. It featured 12 artists doing live artwork, and many booths where other art could be purchased,...

Spam never looked so good

Spam never looked so good

Nancy Curtis and Erin Mullins

April 16, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, Featured Story

After finding a seat, you will probably notice a few things while you wait for the show to start and other audience members file in. Perhaps you’ll hear the orchestra warming up their various instruments. You might notice the castle walls built into the side of the theatre. You will definitely notice the a...

NKU’s ‘Speak Easy Writer’s’ share their works to benefit local library

Matt Spaulding, Staff Writer

March 21, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

Amongst the regulars watching Thursday’s March Madness at Covington’s Pike Street Lounge, Speak Easy Writer’s Chris Rudd stood in front of a microphone and urged friends as well as strangers to join him in reading poetry. Surrounded by the red and green walls and old tin ceiling, Rudd encoura...

Competition makes NKU student’s dreams crescendo

Nancy Curtis, Arts and Life Editor

March 20, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

Heather Hale grew up surrounded by clarinets, trumpets and guard girls. As the daughter of two band directors at Bourbon County High School, where the marching band program is incredibly strong, it was almost inevitable that Hale would become involved in music.   “I’m a really expressive pe...

Join the ‘All Girl Band’ as ‘A…My Name is Alice’ hits the stage

Join the ‘All Girl Band’ as ‘A…My Name is Alice’ hits the stage

Nancy Curtis and Erin Mullins

March 20, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, Featured Story

As the lights go up on stage and the first few notes start to play, we see a variety of women all wearing white dresses. Soon, one woman sings about being “trapped in the doubt of [her] life.” Other women sing about being “fed up with rules,” or “needing some peace,” and even drowning in ...

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.
Campus Arts