The Northerner

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...

Beyond NKU

Zach Grady

August 25, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life

For students looking for a great place to socialize, a new place to study or to just see more than their dorm room, Greater Cincinnati offers many options for different personalities. Staff, faculty and students of Northern Kentucky University can ride Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky buses (TA...

Caution: award winning ideas ahead

Jeremy Jackson

April 21, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

What does a NKU advertising Viking ship, an automatic teller machine that dispenses e-books and a backpack that doubles as an umbrella have in common? Aside from sounding reminiscent of a bad joke, these items are indelibly linked by a common thread: NKUInnovates. The project, which began March 26 ...

I’m only worth $2.75

Vern Hockney

April 14, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

The evening began innocently enough. Sitting in The Northerner's office talking to the other editors, I decided that perhaps covering the Date Night auction hosted by the coed KKPsi band fraternity would be worthwhile. Little did I know that this event would draw me in past the point of no return i...

Noise Pollution in stereo

Jeremy Jackson

April 14, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

In a small room that manages to beat out the size of a closet by just a few feet, LPs adhere to the walls as decorative relics — a throwback to the heyday of turntables and a musical inception that transformed the world. Trendy concert leaflets hang close by to reinforce the rock “vibe” the studio...

Will play music for money

Jeremy Jackson

April 8, 2010


Filed under Campus Arts

The Northern Kentucky University Jazz Ensemble participates in a variety of on-campus performances every semester. But, for the past three years, the band has kept its instruments tuned and rhythm section at the ready in order to headline its local Blues Festival each spring. The festival, which showcases...

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