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22 Blocks of Light: Blink Cincinnati

22 Blocks of Light: Blink Cincinnati

Alex King, Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Over the weekend, light flowed over Cincinnati--it crawled into Washington Park, wrapped itself around buildings, and danced along storefronts, speckling sidewalks with color. For four nights, the city was filtered through rose-colored lenses; faces upturned, onlookers were able to immerse themselves in...

Ohio Renaissance Festival hosts weekends of combat, craft and fantasy

Ohio Renaissance Festival hosts weekends of combat, craft and fantasy

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

October 16, 2017


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

Less than an hour from NKU sits the Ohio Renaissance Festival, where characters spill off the pages of history to entertain with live combat, authentic craft and an immersive world.

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‘Now or never’: One woman’s fight to halt MS

‘Now or never’: One woman’s fight to halt MS

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Featured Story, News, Uncategorized

Jen Stansbury Koenig ran her hand over her freshly shaved head, hair shedding onto the off-white tablecloth below. She said she wanted to do it before she began chemo, worried large clumps of hair falling out may scare her child. Her 7-year-old daughter, Adelaide, came into the dining room, still coming...

A map’s worth of Hispanic heritage

A map’s worth of Hispanic heritage

Northerner Staff

October 15, 2017


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

On the third floor of the Student Union—on any given day or time—Latinx students can be found, some speaking in English and others in their native language. They swap stories of the day, share their passions, wishes and support one another. Over the past month, the Office of Latino Programs and Se...

Video | On the Street: Fall break plans

Video | On the Street: Fall break plans

October 15, 2017


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

What are your plans for Fall break?  The Northerner walked around campus and asked some students their plans.  Watch the video to find out!  

Henry series production tackles themes of femininity and identity

Henry series production tackles themes of femininity and identity

Maria Dossett, Contributor

October 12, 2017


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

NKU prides itself in being a university that provides students with plenty of experience in their field before they venture out into “the real world” and pursue their career. Tucked away on the first floor of the Fine Arts Center sits The Henry, a theater that allows the students freedom to explore th...

A weekend of Native American heritage: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

A weekend of Native American heritage: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Alex King, Reporter

October 11, 2017


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

  Though many recognize Oct. 9 as Columbus Day, a growing number are beginning to celebrate a new holiday in its place: Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The Native American Ministry Council did just that, leading a weekend from Oct. 6-8 hosted by the Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati. “There were N...

Seeking Spiritual Solace: Pagan Student Association Preaches Education and Acceptance

Seeking Spiritual Solace: Pagan Student Association Preaches Education and Acceptance

Jake Rich, Reporter

October 10, 2017


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

Upon entering the first meeting of the Pagan Student Association, nothing would feel out of the ordinary. The gathering, held in Landrum Hall, looked like any 4 p.m. class. As people shuffled into the room, they were immediately greeted with a smile and a place to sit. In this, the first goal of the P...

The Dent Schoolhouse: From front yards to international fame

The Dent Schoolhouse: From front yards to international fame

Mackenzie Manley and Jude Noel

October 9, 2017


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

For NKU alumnus Bud Stross, bringing the nightmarish figments of his imagination to life is a process that lasts year-round. From a 14-foot tall Necromancer statue to catacombs covered in 4,000 hand-made human skulls to a haunted tin can, the horrors that populate Stross’ Dent Schoolhouse are the product o...

Slavery and Freedom: the American Paradox

Slavery and Freedom: the American Paradox

Erinn Sweet, Contributor

October 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

After the on-campus screening of award-winning documentary "Liberty and Slavery: The Paradox of America’s Founding Fathers" and a 20-minute promo for the unreleased film "All or Nothin'" on Sept. 28, a panel discussion that included both the creators and professors followed.  The panel discussion inc...

The first Griffin Fest

The first Griffin Fest

October 6, 2017


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

The First Inaugural GriffinFest took place Thursday, October 5th. Based on a “Reverse Career Fair” format, students explained their projects to prospective employers who came to them, instead of the other way around. The Fest also included a talk by Keynote Speaker and NKU Alumni Marty Boyer, in whi...

VIDEO | Decades skate party

VIDEO | Decades skate party

October 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Video

With the fall semester in full swing, the NKU Activities Programming Board (APB) and Association of Campus Residents (ACR) have collaborated to bring a “Decades” Skate Party to life. With no attendance fee, students were welcomed to rent out skates and enjoy the loud music and atmosphere of much of...

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