The Northerner

Romantic comedy classic takes NKU’s stage

 Senior Noah Berry as Robbie Hart with freshman Xander Wells as Sammy and sophomore Taylor Greatbatch as George

Nancy Curtis, Editor-In-Chief

October 22, 2014

The theatre department’s second show of the season is bringing a comedy classic to the stage. “The Wedding Singer,” based on the film starring Adam Sandler, takes the comedy and puts it to original songs and dance. “This is the big show of the semester,” Taylor Greatbatch, a sophomore musical t...

Theatre department brings Greek Gods to life

Erin Mullins, Reporter

October 1, 2014

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”

The full band Electric Citizen stops for a photo shoot while in Los Angeles, Calif. The group is taking a tour through the east coast this fall.

Marc Kennedy, Video Editor

October 1, 2014

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

Creator of Boogie Bones, Barb Piatt and her dog Boogie show off her homemade dog treats. She bakes many different flavors of dog treats and has begun working on new recipes for cat treats as well. Some of the flavors she offers are Liverlicious Treats, Peanut Butter Bones and Cheesy Paws.

Ally Jasper, Contributer

October 1, 2014

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

Hunter Henrickson as Pentheus and Kyle Taylor as Teiresias (left to right)

Erin Mullins, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2014

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

A litter of coyote pups, part of the National Geographic exhibit.

September 18, 2014

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

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

The beginning of the mural at Newport Aquarium.

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor

August 28, 2014

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

One of the artists create their unique work of art on Griffin Hall lawn.

Carrie Crotzer, Staff Writer

April 22, 2014

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

The cast of NKU's production of  Spamalot takes the stage.

Nancy Curtis and Erin Mullins

April 16, 2014

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

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

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...

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