The Northerner

“Attachments” are “Mighty Sexy”

Shawn Buckenmeyer

October 6, 2010

Northern Kentucky University allows audiences to see two artistic visions with the opening of two art shows: “Awfully Mighty Sexy,” a retrospective of Donald Henry, and “Attachments: New Work” by Rondle West. “Awfully Mighty Sexy” shows a large amount of artwork created by Henry during his...

Lt. Dan Choi on Love

Jesse Call

October 5, 2010

Check out this video clip from Lt. Dan Choi's presentation to NKU students on Oct. 4, 2010. Check out the article and video story on the remarks in Wednesday's edition of The Northerner and Lt. Dan Choi on Love Lt. Dan Choi, the West Point graduate and Iraqi War veteran, was honorably...

To the movies

Shawn Buckenmeyer

September 29, 2010

Enter stage left: an impeccably dressed, perfumed man with a touch of make-up and overtly effeminate mannerisms who prances across the screen. He’s the sissy and he’s one of Hollywood’s first representations of a gay man. Austin Brown, a junior Integrated Studies major at Northern Kentucky University,...

Loot: a review

Shawn Buckenmeyer

September 29, 2010

As the audience takes their seats, their attention is directed to the stage where they are greeted with an image of death — a coffin splashed in red lighting and surrounded with plastic flowers. As the play begins, the audience watches a nurse drag a giant black shroud that covers most of the set off...

Face off

Derick Bischoff

September 29, 2010

Hockey is a sport that some people watch hoping for the gloves to come off and a fight to follow, but it’s far more than that. It’s entertaining, intense, fast, adrenaline-pumping and requires precision. If these adjectives describe you or sounds like something you’d be interested in seeing, the...

Guts and glory

Derick Bischoff

September 22, 2010

If you have a high stress level, tons of energy or the desire to hit something, then have no fear, the Foam Sword Battle Group is here. Foam Sword Battle Group is comprised of people that have a desire for roleplay and pageantry, as well as sword fighting, battle reenactment and above all else —...

Loot:The Students’ Take

Roxanna Blevins

September 22, 2010

A committee in NKU’s Theater Department made a decision in March that would affect the lives of theater students at NKU. The committee chose the plays that would be performed at NKU for the 2010/2011 season. “They try to choose plays that challenge students in new ways,” said Loot Director Mar...

Loot: The Director’s Cut

Shawn Buckenmeyer

September 22, 2010

Lock your money away and keep an eye on your wallets. The Northern Kentucky University Department of Theatre and Dance opens its theater season with “Loot,” a play about two young thieves facing a crisis involving a police inspector, a coffin, a body, a questionable nurse and loot. “Loot”...

Laughter fills the halls

Zach Grady

September 1, 2010

Laughter filled the Student Union’s multipurpose room as comedian Lee Camp took the stage to perform for students as part of the Activities Planning Board’s Welcome Week events. Camp, a liberal comedian and activist, is best known for his stand-up comedy, in addition to providing comedic commentary on ...

More than pretty pictures

Shawn Buckenmeyer

September 1, 2010

During a time when the virtual world, computers and the Internet are on every one’s minds, it is nice to return to something a little more physical and tactile such as collage. Collage involves assembling various objects and forms to create a new piece, and NKU has tapped into that vein with the new...

Caution: award winning ideas ahead

Jeremy Jackson

April 21, 2010

What does a NKU advertising Viking ship, an automatic teller machine that dispenses e-books and a backpack that doubles as an umbrella have in common? Aside from sounding reminiscent of a bad joke, these items are indelibly linked by a common thread: NKUInnovates. The project, which began March 26 ...

I’m only worth $2.75

Vern Hockney

April 14, 2010

The evening began innocently enough. Sitting in The Northerner's office talking to the other editors, I decided that perhaps covering the Date Night auction hosted by the coed KKPsi band fraternity would be worthwhile. Little did I know that this event would draw me in past the point of no return i...

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