The Northerner

The hectic lives of music students

The hectic lives of music students

Taylor Leach, Reporter

November 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Finally, a break. It’s lunch time in the Fine Arts building on a hectic Tuesday afternoon. As students eat, many sit in groups to collaborate on homework while others take a break from school work entirely; some watch videos on their computer while others sit and joke about ensembles, ho...

Climbing club scales new heights

Climbing club scales new heights

Kane Mitten, Assistant Arts & Life

November 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Tristan Breetz coats his hands in chalk and begins to make his ascent. Grabbing onto each ridge, hold and handle embedded in the wall, he successfully makes his way to the peak and then gracefully drops to the floor. He steps back and takes a breath before beginning another, more difficult climb to the pea...

Dancers at NKU break the mold

Dancers at NKU break the mold

Natalie Hamren, News Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

On the second floor of the Fine Arts Center is a small dance studio with a neon green sign on the door that reads “department of theatre and dance.” The floors are all black, with mirrors and bars on every wall. Another sign above the mirrors says “please do not touch the mirrors” and “no ...

Student harnesses love of teaching in Uganda

Student harnesses love of teaching in Uganda

Caroline Lampke, Contributor

November 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Katie Mann spends most of her time loving. More specifically, loving others. She loves her boyfriend, she loves her Kappa Delta sorority sisters, but above all, she loves those in need. After four or more years of developing love for self and others as a Kappa Delta member, most graduates in Decembe...

WATCH- Norse Basketball on the Rise! Part 1

WATCH- Norse Basketball on the Rise! Part 1

November 26, 2018


Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Student Voices, Video

Men's basketball is on the rise at NKU and over the past few years it has garnered national attention. Student support is an important part of the continued success of the basketball team. Unaffiliated student-run accounts such as Valhalla Vanguard have popped up, creating further buzz on different ...

FUEL NKU to hold Thanksgiving dinner for students

FUEL NKU to hold Thanksgiving dinner for students

Josh Kelly, Arts & Life Editor

November 21, 2018


Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story

  If you have nowhere to go for a good Thanksgiving dinner, FUEL NKU has you covered.   Dr. Jessica Averitt Taylor, founder of FUEL NKU, said the Thanksgiving dinner tonight is for all students. “...[It’s] also for our students that live on campus. What then are they su...

NKU saxophonist paves way for black women in jazz

NKU saxophonist paves way for black women in jazz

Noël Waltz, Reporter

November 19, 2018


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

At 9 years old, Kayla Upthegrove received her first saxophone. She immediately joined her parents, who are also musicians, in their basement to play. “I was just playing random notes, just having a ball making noises come out of this instrument,” said Upthegrove. Little did they know that Upthegrove...

At campus pro-life display, opinions split on Roe v. Wade

At campus pro-life display, opinions split on Roe v. Wade

Noelle Horn, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story, News

“Life begins when you stand up to Christian fascists” and “I have no right to deny her right” were some of the many signs at the Revolutionary Student Union’s Rally for Roe v. Wade on Thursday. Pro-life group Northern Right to Life showed their annual “Cemetery of the Innocents” disp...

First-years showcased in ‘The Secret in the Wings’

First-years showcased in ‘The Secret in the Wings’

Kaitlyn Craig, Contributor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

The first-year show: an NKU tradition that has endured since the early 2000s, a time where freshman and first-year theatre students can get their feet wet and experience what it’s like to perform on an NKU stage. For some, it’s a chance for them to get their names out there on campus and in the community: their big break.

Henry theatre brings the time warp back again

Henry theatre brings the time warp back again

Corinne Byrne, Reporter

November 3, 2018


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

After a one year hiatus, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” returns to NKU on Nov. 3 as a fundraiser for the Henry Konstantinow Theatre, which hosts the School of the Arts’ student-directed shows. This will be the third time in the studio’s history that the cult-classic play is produced, directed...

Norse-o-ween through campus

Norse-o-ween through campus

Josh Kelly, Arts & Life Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

As Oct. 31 came and went, NKU students didn't hesitate to dress as their favorite TV show, movie and all other pop culture phenomenon. The costumes spanned from the decades to the ever present witches. And The Northerner's staff was sure to join in on the fun.

Favorite Halloween traditions have dark origins

Favorite Halloween traditions have dark origins

Darien Parker, Contributor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Halloween wasn’t always about fake blood and flimsy outfits— it used to be a bleak affair.

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