The Northerner

Loot: a review

Shawn Buckenmeyer

September 29, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

As the audience takes their seats, their attention is directed to the stage where they are greeted with an image of death — a coffin splashed in red lighting and surrounded with plastic flowers. As the play begins, the audience watches a nurse drag a giant black shroud that covers most of the set off...

Face off

Derick Bischoff

September 29, 2010


Filed under Campus Events, Sports

Hockey is a sport that some people watch hoping for the gloves to come off and a fight to follow, but it’s far more than that. It’s entertaining, intense, fast, adrenaline-pumping and requires precision. If these adjectives describe you or sounds like something you’d be interested in seeing, the...

Guts and glory

Derick Bischoff

September 22, 2010


Filed under Campus Events, Sports

If you have a high stress level, tons of energy or the desire to hit something, then have no fear, the Foam Sword Battle Group is here. Foam Sword Battle Group is comprised of people that have a desire for roleplay and pageantry, as well as sword fighting, battle reenactment and above all else —...

Professor Rocks

Brandon Barb

September 22, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life

Thomas Gamble is not just Gamble from 96 Rock — Cincinnati’s Pure Rock 96.5. He is not just a local radio personality. He is a family man, a big supporter of local high school sports, a respected professor, and director of the Marketing, Economics and Sports Business program. “He was always...

Loot:The Students’ Take

Roxanna Blevins

September 22, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

A committee in NKU’s Theater Department made a decision in March that would affect the lives of theater students at NKU. The committee chose the plays that would be performed at NKU for the 2010/2011 season. “They try to choose plays that challenge students in new ways,” said Loot Director Mar...

Loot: The Director’s Cut

Shawn Buckenmeyer

September 22, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Lock your money away and keep an eye on your wallets. The Northern Kentucky University Department of Theatre and Dance opens its theater season with “Loot,” a play about two young thieves facing a crisis involving a police inspector, a coffin, a body, a questionable nurse and loot. “Loot”...

Adventures beyond the lab

Derick Bischoff

September 15, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life

Taking Hazel Barton’s microbiology lab could be the quencher for a student looking for thrill, fun and adventure. She recently had her lab listed as one of the top 30 “awesome college labs” in the U.S., according to popsci.com. Barton is a professor of integrative science at Northern Kentucky Uni...

Going the distance

Shawn Buckenmeyer

September 15, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews

Boy meets girl. They engage in some harmless flirting and decide to exchange phone numbers. Boy and girl date and eventually fall in love. The only hitch is they live in two different cities far away from each other. This is the basic premise for “Going the Distance,” a romantic comedy that explores...

Esquire: an alternative art house

Shawn Buckenmeyer

September 8, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews

If you’re looking for something a little less mainstream in the world of cinema, you can take a drive over to Cincinnati, Ohio and visit the Esquire Theatre. The theater sits on Ludlow Avenue in the Gaslight District of Clifton, near the University of Cincinnati. During a rough economy in the 198...

‘Fire’ lacks heat

Shawn Buckenmeyer

September 8, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews

It was a light crowd on a Sunday afternoon at the Esquire Theatre. The smell of popcorn filled the air, the scene was quiet, except for the creaking sounds of the audience members taking their seats waiting to view the follow-up film to “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." The U.S. release of “...

Laughter fills the halls

Zach Grady

September 1, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

Laughter filled the Student Union’s multipurpose room as comedian Lee Camp took the stage to perform for students as part of the Activities Planning Board’s Welcome Week events. Camp, a liberal comedian and activist, is best known for his stand-up comedy, in addition to providing comedic commentary on ...

More than pretty pictures

Shawn Buckenmeyer

September 1, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

During a time when the virtual world, computers and the Internet are on every one’s minds, it is nice to return to something a little more physical and tactile such as collage. Collage involves assembling various objects and forms to create a new piece, and NKU has tapped into that vein with the new...

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