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What’s coming to streaming in November

What’s coming to streaming in November

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

November 7, 2019

Don’t you love Cincinnati’s weather? We went from 80 degrees to 40 degrees in about a week’s worth of time. With these chilly temperatures, it’s the perfect time to snuggle up under a blanket and binge-watch some of the new shows available. Netflix, especially, is having a killer month, with ...

Keyboard Plus Festival draws in musicians young and old

Keyboard Plus Festival draws in musicians young and old

Megan Bechtold, Reporter

November 3, 2019

NKU’s Keyboard Plus Festival brought pianists from ages five to 50 to the stage in Greaves Concert Hall on Saturday.

REVIEW: ‘The Lighthouse’ provides a surreal moviegoing experience

REVIEW: ‘The Lighthouse’ provides a surreal moviegoing experience

Northerner Staff, Experts-in-Cinema?

October 31, 2019

From Robert Eggers, writer and director of the 2015 critically acclaimed New England horror folktale, “The Witch,” comes another, well, New England folktale. Starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, “The Lighthouse” released this past weekend. A few of our editors had the chance to see the encha...

VIDEO: What Makes NKU Greek Life Special?

VIDEO: What Makes NKU Greek Life Special?

Abby Behrens, Video Editor

October 30, 2019

Editor's Note: Video Editor Abby Behrens is a member of Theta Phi Alpha. It's no doubt that Greek life has its fair share of stereotypes and expectations, but NKU's Greek organizations have created a more positive attitude within their community. Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Kim Vanc...

New pre-art therapy track in arts majors

New pre-art therapy track in arts majors

Elena Ferguson, Writer

October 30, 2019

The first time Emily Karrick walked into a counseling office, she felt uneasy. The sessions were emotionally draining and difficult. Karrick, senior in the pre-art therapy track at NKU, started going to counseling when she was 14. “When I ‘graduated’ from therapy, I was happy to not have to go back eve...

Expression through painting: What is art therapy?

Expression through painting: What is art therapy?

Elena Ferguson, Reporter

October 30, 2019

Christy Wolfram, an art therapist at NKU’s Health, Counseling and Student Wellness center, began her journey as an art therapist at a stranger’s house. This stranger, Don Jones, was a very sweet, short old man who walked with a cane, according to Wolfram. His studio was a large space above his gar...

VIDEO: What are Your Plans for Halloween?

VIDEO: What are Your Plans for Halloween?

Cameron Doan, Aaron Magee, Nick Tobler, and Jake Funk

October 29, 2019

Northerner reporter Cameron Doan went around campus to ask students what their Halloween plans are, as well as how they get into the Halloween spirit.

VIDEO: Common Ground Drag Show 2019

VIDEO: Common Ground Drag Show 2019

Brittany Bowling, Brennen Alm, and Casey McCollister

October 27, 2019

Common Ground hosted another annual drag show, this year featuring RuPaul's Drag Race star Nina West. Northerner reporters spoke with students during the event to understand the importance of drag shows within NKU's community, as well as the LGBTQ+ community as a whole.

First transgender White House staffer speaks in Otto Budig Theater

First transgender White House staffer speaks in Otto Budig Theater

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

October 24, 2019

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan became a part of United States history when President Barack Obama hired her as Outreach and Recruitment Director, making her the first openly transgender White House staffer in history.

VIDEO: Anne Gray on Recycling

VIDEO: Anne Gray on Recycling

Jake Funk, Reporter

October 21, 2019

Northerner reporter Jake Funk gets the story on recyclable materials from Rumpke Education Specialist Anne Gray, during one of the last events for NKU’s Campus Sustainability Month.

SOTA Showcase brings the arts outdoors

SOTA Showcase brings the arts outdoors

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

October 21, 2019

The air is warm and the sun is shining—perfect weather for an outdoor concert at Loch Norse that draws students and community members alike to campus on a Saturday afternoon. Black, yellow and white balloons line the sidewalk, along with chalk art, leading visitors from a do-it-yourself screen printing station to the live performances of Broadway songs, musical theatre previews, jazz ensembles and rhythm and blues groups.

New AfroFIT dance class promotes campus inclusivity

New AfroFIT dance class promotes campus inclusivity

Alyssa Weber, Reporter

October 21, 2019

Ever since Sara Koné, senior chemistry major, was a young girl, she has always been passionate about dance. Koné is originally from the Ivory Coast in West Africa, and grew up dancing through her church. Although mostly self-taught, she also picked up both traditional and modern African dance skills...

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