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REVIEW: ‘Maleficent’ sequel fails to capture magic of the original

REVIEW: ‘Maleficent’ sequel fails to capture magic of the original

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

October 17, 2019

Whereas the original was anchored by a magnetic performance from Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” relegates her to a background character in her own movie, and the film suffers because of it.

Japanese musical troupe performs in Otto Budig Theater

Japanese musical troupe performs in Otto Budig Theater

Emily Broyles, Contributor

October 11, 2019

“The good old chindonya, changing the world from dark to light, people both young and old clap their hands, chinchira dondon chin dondon ….”  This simple line from a chindonya troupe in Kumayama, Japan brings to mind a packed square filled with people crowded around a small group of performers d...

A conversation with Sue Klebold, mother of Columbine shooter

A conversation with Sue Klebold, mother of Columbine shooter

Natalie Hamren and Noël Waltz

October 11, 2019

Content warning: This article addresses topics of suicide, mental health and mass shootings.  Sue Klebold—mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the two gunmen responsible for the Columbine shootings—spoke with The Northerner Wednesday morning. Klebold spoke to NKU students, staff, faculty and comm...

Women’s Volleyball: NKU loses 5 setter to Oakland

Women’s Volleyball: NKU loses 5 setter to Oakland

Elizabeth Glancy, Contributor

October 10, 2019

NKU volleyball falls 2-3 (22-25, 28-26, 25-20, 18-25, 15-13) against the Oakland Grizzlies on Wednesday just after being ranked 44th on the NCAA Ratings Percentage Index—The highest ranking in school history as well as highest in the Horizon League. The Norse drop to 10-7 overall and 3-2 in the Horizon League. They finished with 69 kills, 117 digs and hit .194%.

Reaching for hope: Mother of Columbine shooter shares her story

Reaching for hope: Mother of Columbine shooter shares her story

Noël Waltz, Copy Editor

October 10, 2019

Content warning: This article addresses topics of suicide, mental health and mass shootings.  There wasn’t an empty chair in sight as Sue Klebold—mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the two gunmen responsible for the Columbine shooting—addressed the NKU community at “Reaching for Hope: Missing The ...

LGBTQ History Month: pride, visibility

LGBTQ History Month: pride, visibility

Northerner Staff

October 9, 2019

October is LGBTQ History Month. For this issue, The Northerner wanted to highlight prominent LGBTQ+ leaders on campus, as well as educate our readers. In addition, guest columns, poetry and art from members of the LGBTQ+ community on campus were contributed in an effort to be inclusive and promote di...

Beyond the binary: What non-binary genders are, how to be an ally

Beyond the binary: What non-binary genders are, how to be an ally

Noël Waltz, Copy Editor

October 9, 2019

Gender is a social construct defined as the complex interrelationship between your body, your identity and your social interactions, according to genderspectrum.org.  Human beings’ relationship between their gender and their body goes far beyond reproductive functions. Research has suggested t...

Student activist promotes LGBTQ inclusivity, education

Student activist promotes LGBTQ inclusivity, education

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2019

Isabel Sleczkowski is a loud, proud lesbian. Or at least that’s how she describes herself.  She’s a friend; she’s a safe place. She occasionally puts too much on her plate but tries to give everything she has to each of those things. She’s always learning and growing. She’s an intersec...

Lavender Society provides a home for queer women, nonbinary students

Lavender Society provides a home for queer women, nonbinary students

Bee Klapper, Reporter

October 9, 2019

“All right, we’re running on gay time, so we’re going to start at 5:35 instead of 5:30,” Isabel Sleczkowski, president of Lavender Society, said.  Sleczkowski’s voice rang out over the chatter in the Student Union’s multipurpose room, receiving laughter in response. About 20 students h...

Lavender figures: A look into the life of Harvey Milk

Lavender figures: A look into the life of Harvey Milk

Jarett Lopez, Guest Contributor

October 9, 2019

During LGBTQ History Month, it is important to recognize the queer forebears who have paved the way for the rights that we enjoy today. One such figure is Harvey Milk (1930-1978), who was the first openly gay elected official in California and the sixth nationwide. Milk was an imperfect activist, as m...

Student body president advocates for on-campus LGBTQ+ rights

Student body president advocates for on-campus LGBTQ+ rights

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

October 9, 2019

For Jarett Lopez, student body president, his interests in politics and civic engagement have always derived from his identity as someone who’s gay.  “Once you start looking into queer theory, you see that oppression is interlocking,” Lopez said. “A populace who isn’t civically engaged is more likely...

QPR event teaches suicide prevention training

QPR event teaches suicide prevention training

Bee Klapper, Reporter

October 9, 2019

A dozen students gathered in SU 109 Tuesday afternoon for QPR training as part of mental health week on campus. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer, and is an informational program that lays the groundwork for recognizing warning signs and preventing suicide. The program was presented by Christy Wolfram...

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