The Northerner

Bouncing Boobapalooza

Allegra Carpenter

November 2, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Boobapalooza bounced through campus last week bringing awareness about breast cancer. Colleges Against Cancer held its first annual awareness event to raise money for Relay For Life, where they also handed out pink ribbons, pamphlets and ways to fight back against the disease. “We are partnering...

Professor examines gender in film

Tara Derington

November 2, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

John Alberti, a Northern Kentucky University English professor and the director of film studies, is asking a peculiar question in his new book, “Gender as Genre: The Obsolescence of Masculinity in Contemporary Popular Cinema.” “Are men necessary anymore [in cinema]?” Alberti explained...

Thompson returns to film in ‘The Rum Diary’

Anna Kathman

November 2, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews

The film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s “The Rum Diary” was released Friday after being shelved for almost two years. The book, written in the early 1960s but published in 1998, is based on Thompson’s early years as a writer. Thompson, a flamboyant journalist and novelist, changed the face...

‘Trouble in Mind’ falls short at opening

Matt Schlagheck

November 2, 2011


Filed under Featured Story, News

“Trouble in Mind” is a thought-provoking play that has all the right intentions, but it fell short of its potential during its opening performance on Oct. 28 at Northern Kentucky University’s Corbett Theatre. The play focuses on a group of actors rehearsing for a play, called “Chaos in Belleville,”...

Campus growth, change is priority

John Minor

November 2, 2011


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The first and only forum for students to speak about their concerns and opinions on who should succeed James Votruba as Northern Kentucky University’s president took place Oct. 27. The student forum was held in the University Center Ballroom and was led by Michelle Cruz-Williams, vice president...

Staying positive through adversity

Brandon Barb

October 26, 2011


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A professor’s closing comments at the end of class fall on occupied ears most of the time. Students are busy packing up, answering texts or talking to a friend, causing the professor’s message to get lost in the shuffle. Northern Kentucky University German professor Andrea Fieler’s message was...

River Monsters leave the BOKC

John Minor

October 26, 2011


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Editor's Note: The end of this story has been changed. League President Andrew Haines contacted the reporter via email to say he does not own the River Monsters, and has no ownership stakes in the team. The part of the story with that information has been removed until further information can be ob...

Not just surviving — thriving

Caitlin Centner and Tara Derington

October 26, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Paula Morelli, certified nurse-midwife for St. Elizabeth Physicians Women’s Health, wasn’t surprised when her mammogram results came back abnormal. Morelli, a Northern Kentucky University alumna, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. “I always had a feeling the mammogram would come back...

Students counter Westboro protest

Tara Derington and Caitlin Centner

October 26, 2011


Filed under Featured Story, News

Police lined the street in front of Oak Hills High School Oct. 25, enforcing the First Amendment’s rights of free speech and to peaceably assemble. Westboro Baptist Church, famous for picketing soldiers’ funerals, protested the school’s right to have a gay-straight alliance group available...

Tailgating available on campus

Matt Neuhaus

October 26, 2011


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Tailgating has two popular connotations. One is associated with impatient drivers, and the other is a gathering where people grill out, drink and participate in various activities before a sporting event. Although Northern Kentucky University is a dry campus, any student attending an event at The Bank...

Haunting novel sets mood for holiday

Roxanna Blevins

October 26, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

For those looking for a spooky book to get into the Halloween spirit, Vintage Books recently released an edition of “The Woman in Black” by Susan Hill. The novel is a chilling ghost story published originally by Hamish Hamilton in 1983. Narrator Arthur Kipps reflects on his past, presumably around...

Kabuki creator discusses career

Brandon Barb

October 13, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

David Mack is a busy man -- traveling from one comic book convention to next, appearing at live painting events in Los Angeles and New York City. Though his schedule is hectic, he still manages to find the time to work on his numerous projects. Such as adapting his “Kabuki” series into a film and...

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