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“Full House” child star urges addicts not to stand alone

“Full House” child star urges addicts not to stand alone

Sierra Gibson, Reporter

November 30, 2016


Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story

Jodie Sweetin shares her battle with addiction on college campuses for a reason. Sweetin, the child star who played Stephanie Tanner from hit show “Full House,” said she struggled the most with addiction when she was in college. Now Sweetin shares her story on college campuses around the countr...

Student crowdfunds over $1K for band’s album

Student crowdfunds over $1K for band’s album

Cole Grecco, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

November 29, 2016


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

Josh Smith carried a white, padded stool from behind the drum set to sit with his bandmates. “How do you sit on this thing,” said Smith, NKU senior and guitarist for the band HereComeHere. “It’s about to break.” Tyler Abbatiello, the drummer, laughed as he told him it wasn’t that bad. Three...

Jodie Sweetin from “Full House” to come to NKU

Jodie Sweetin from “Full House” to come to NKU

Sierra Gibson, Reporter

November 28, 2016


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

A former child actor will be coming to Northern Kentucky University to share her personal stories of overcoming drug abuse. The Activities Programming Board is hosting Jodie Sweetin, better known as Stephanie from “Full House” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Greaves Hall. Victoria Hafele, executive director...

Student choreographer uses high heels to promote gender equality

Student choreographer uses high heels to promote gender equality

Olivia House, Reporter

November 23, 2016


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

With a woman on the most recent presidential ballot and CoverGirl magazine having its first male model, Jameson Gastón Ward feels as though the world is headed in the right direction in terms of breaking gender roles. The junior BFA dance major is choreographing a piece for NKU’s Emerging Choreograp...

‘I won’t give up’: Single parent perseveres through the holidays

‘I won’t give up’: Single parent perseveres through the holidays

Hannah Hagedorn and Emily Sherry, Reporters

November 21, 2016


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

Looking down, Allison Cooper’s golden hair veiled her face. “I don’t know what they are going to do without me,” Cooper said. “It makes me scared to leave them.” Cooper, a junior political science major,, works year round to support her 2-year-old daughter, Chloe, four  siblings, and ailing father. Despi...

These students built a recording studio in their apartment

These students built a recording studio in their apartment

Emily Sherry, Reporter

November 21, 2016


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

Holding his shiny, golden trombone, Justin Schmitt smiled as he looked down at his feet. “I don’t know where we are going,” Schmitt said. “But I do know we can’t do it without each other.” Schmitt and his friends Chase Moriconi and Will Huber sat in their living room next to a row of g...

Olivia Ryan: ‘My art is my own.’

Olivia Ryan: ‘My art is my own.’

Mackenzie Manley, News Editor

November 14, 2016


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

Fingers flitted across a midi keyboard, faint synth infused pulses. Olivia Ryan hummed along to her own song, dipped and dried in dreamy low-key pop. Recording an album is something she’s always wanted to do. Clever Records, a recording studio in Newport, KY, gave her this opportunity. Ryan’s first ...

Professor’s passion for politics gives life to presidential debates

Professor’s passion for politics gives life to presidential debates

Tori Lentz, Contributor

November 8, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, election2016, News

Dr. Steven Weiss knew he probably wouldn’t be able to get a word in edgewise in his next class. The longtime communication studies professor was planning to broach the topic of the most recent presidential debate to his students. If the class never moved beyond that subject— a very likely possibili...

LGBTQ community responds to possible Trump presidency

LGBTQ community responds to possible Trump presidency

Emily Osterholz, Arts & Life Editor

November 7, 2016


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

As the nation considers what this historic election will mean for the global community, NKU’s LGBTQ community considers what’s at stake for LGBTQ equality under a Trump presidency. Jill Frakes, Nathaniel Hudson and Elisa Argueta spoke to The Northerner about Trump’s potential presidency and h...

GALLERY: Stompapalooza continues the conversation on inclusiveness

GALLERY: Stompapalooza continues the conversation on inclusiveness

Cole Grecco, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

November 4, 2016


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

Terrance McCraney walks on stage to introduce the teams for Stompapalooza to the packed Student Union Ballroom. Behind him are five hand-painted banners, one for each team: Delta Zeta, Theta Chi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Theta Phi Alpha and Delta Gamma. Stompapalooza is a step show, performed on Thursday ...

Campus divided as election approaches

Campus divided as election approaches

Emily Sherry, Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under A&L Features, Featured Story, News

As one of the most contentious presidential campaigns reaches its conclusion, students at Northern Kentucky University wait to see which candidate will emerge victorious. While Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump vie for the presidenc...

Gallery: ‘Black to the Future’ showcases black culture and fashion

Gallery: ‘Black to the Future’ showcases black culture and fashion

Mackenzie Manley, News Editor

November 2, 2016


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

They were dressed neatly in all black, weaving past one another, their voices tangled in a mix of determination and drive. Black to the Future: Black Fashion and Culture Then and Now was the first large event put on by Black Women’s Organization. Meant to showcase black fashion and culture, Dejah Rowlings, ...

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