The Northerner

A glance at the Alumni Awards recipients  

A glance at the Alumni Awards recipients  

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2018


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

Over 700 were in attendance for NKU’s annual Alumni Awards celebration. This year, it served as the kick-off to the university’s 50th anniversary, in conjunction with homecoming week. The event, organized by the NKU Alumni Association, recognizes four outstanding graduates for their impact no...

REVIEW: Rich Brian – “Amen”

REVIEW: Rich Brian – “Amen”

Kayla Lumpkins, Reviewer

February 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews, Viewpoints

Rich Brian, formerly known as Rich Chigga, just dropped his highly anticipated debut album “Amen,” a cohesive body of work that proves the 18-year-old rapper from Indonesia is more than a fluke. The 14-track album includes the hit single “Glow Like Dat,” “Attention,” which features Offset, and his ...

With INKUREKA, one student’s dance studio thrives

With INKUREKA, one student’s dance studio thrives

Pavel Klementyev, Reporter

February 7, 2018


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A performing art that dates back nearly 9,000 years, dance is not only about art, but about expression, grace and symbolism. Throughout world history, dance has evolved into thousands of choreography movements curated by millions of people, all the way to the modern age. And, at Northern Kentucky Unive...

’80s Aerobics, Nearly Naked Run give Homecoming a sweaty start

’80s Aerobics, Nearly Naked Run give Homecoming a sweaty start

Pavel Klementyev, Reporter

February 5, 2018


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

Founded in 1968, Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Along with NKU staff, Activities Programming Board (APB) has organized a traditional homecoming week (Feb. 3-Feb. 11) with a lineup of sports and entertainment events for  all students, faculty, and staff memb...

Editor’s Chat: Jordan Kellogg

Editor’s Chat: Jordan Kellogg

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

February 5, 2018


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Editor’s note: This feature is part of an ongoing series of profiles catching up with Northerner editorial alumni, in honor of NKU’s 50th anniversary. Four drained mugs rest on Jordan Kellogg’s desk, perched on a slightly elevated platform in The Cincinnati Enquirer newsroom. Behind his cu...

WHAT TO DO: study abroad; clown around.

WHAT TO DO: study abroad; clown around.

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

Thursday 2/1 Spring Study Abroad Fair Bitten by the wanderlust bug? Itching for a reprieve from midwestern culture? Looking to broaden your experiential palate? Consider studying abroad! Drop by the Student Union’s second floor lobby to learn more about the many opportunities on campus that let stu...

PREVIEW: Spring theatre lineup blends social commentary with classics

PREVIEW: Spring theatre lineup blends social commentary with classics

Jude Noel and Josh Kelly

January 30, 2018


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

Whisking its audiences from New York City in the heart of the AIDS epidemic to the deck of a sailing ship and, eventually, to the tumultuous personal lives of a cast and crew putting on a Shakespeare production in the late ‘40s, SOTA’s lineup of spring shows promises a diverse range of settings, th...

REVIEW: Drake’s ‘Scary Hours’ frighteningly introspective

REVIEW: Drake’s ‘Scary Hours’ frighteningly introspective

Kayla Lumpkins, Reporter

January 28, 2018


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Drake dropped his new EP “Scary Hours" last week, making it the first project fans have heard since last year’s “More Life.”  The Grammy-winning artist released an EP comprised of two-tracks,  “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity.” As a Drake fan, I felt like he’d been quiet f...

GALLERY: Women’s March champions diversity, equality

GALLERY: Women’s March champions diversity, equality

Josh Kelly, Reporter

January 23, 2018


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Arriving outside of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on Jan. 20 at noon, thousands filled the entire street of Freedom Way. They stood attentive, listening to guest speakers from the United We Stand organization; all were gathered to testify on the purpose of the Second Annual Women’s Mar...

Six@six unwraps bitter truths about peanut butter cups

Six@six unwraps bitter truths about peanut butter cups

McKenzie Eskridge, Reporter

January 22, 2018


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Have you ever indulged in a Reese’s peanut butter cup? Or maybe eight after a really tough day. Though most of us have tried the popular candy, many haven’t considered its origins. Enter Dr. Kimberly Weir.   The NKU professor of political science will break down the environmental and societal...

Ceramics professor’s ‘Serenity’ a meditative ocean

Ceramics professor’s ‘Serenity’ a meditative ocean

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

January 22, 2018


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

Ripples of blue clay form an aqueous mane around the slight form of a face, pushing through the surface of the watery spiral. Raindrops shaped like ghostly humans fall headfirst into a floating sea of clear plastic. With the help of a lighting fixture, a tiny mountain casts the shadow of a body stre...

Professor’s ‘Econ Beats’ parodies inspire creativity, fiscal responsibility.

Professor’s ‘Econ Beats’ parodies inspire creativity, fiscal responsibility.

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

January 20, 2018


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In 2009, Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani handed his class an unusual quiz prompt: to write a poem on economics. Nine years later, that assignment has evolved into an international program challenging students to combine financial literacy with musical creativity. The project, which became officially known a...

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