The Northerner

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...

Noise Pollution in stereo

Jeremy Jackson

April 14, 2010

In a small room that manages to beat out the size of a closet by just a few feet, LPs adhere to the walls as decorative relics — a throwback to the heyday of turntables and a musical inception that transformed the world. Trendy concert leaflets hang close by to reinforce the rock “vibe” the studio...

Nine years and still poignant

Jeremy Jackson

April 7, 2010

Wine, decadent food and titillating conversation are the subjects of Northern Kentucky University’s latest production: Omnium Gatherum. The play is a two-hour ride by way of running discourse—but more closely resembles acrimony—covering the breadth of our nation’s hot topics: U.S. enslavement...

Celebrating Black History

Jeremy Jackson

February 24, 2010

The United States has long been regarded as the ultimate melting pot, a tremendous vat by which large throngs of race, culture and religion were once assembled to form a homogeneous clump devoid of the spirit and history that defines a people. But since 1926, the month of February has sought to dismantle...

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