The Northerner

iRIP: He made the 21st century

October 12, 2011

Candles flickered outside Apple stores, where bouquets of flowers encircled photos of Steve Jobs. Thousands of mourners replaced their Facebook photos with the black Apple logo. And tributes flooded in from world leaders and industry pillars, including Apple’s most bitter rivals. The outpouring of sentiment – the kind usually reserved for pop culture icons l...

Equality group calls policy unfair

Tara Derington

October 12, 2011

Since 1985, the United States Food and Drug Administration has banned blood donations from homosexual men. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questionable (LGBTQ) student activist group NKY Equality Now, is protesting to have the FDA policy removed. Last year, NKY Equality Now protested at...

APB brings students together to bust pumpkins as a community

Caitlin Centner

October 12, 2011

Northern Kentucky University’s Activities Programming Board held their annual Pumpkin Bust in the West Oval located in front of Griffin Hall Tuesday, Oct. 11. Multiple student organizations gathered to participate in the event. Overall winner for the Pumpkin Bust was Freshman Service Leadership...

Empower

Roxanna Blevins

October 12, 2011

Northern Kentucky University Director of Jazz Studies William Hogg has a vision to empower at-risk youths. While Hogg’s vision is clear, it is proving to be a challenge to keep it alive. EMPOWER is a non-profit program focused on “return[ing] the roots of jazz and blues to urban areas,” according...

Local restaurant offers delicious, oversized meals for a good price

Rachel Martin

October 12, 2011

If the giant mural that spans one side of the building doesn’t spark your interest when you walk through the doors, and if you happen to miss the vintage mahogany bar brought up from an old Kentucky hotel, then maybe it will simply be the same friendly faces that let you know you are at Arthur’s...

iPhone rescue app returns to NKY

Cassie Stone and Cassie Stone

October 12, 2011

An iPhone application created by Northern Kentucky University students and faculty to help others in sudden cardiac arrest is coming back home to rescue people. A group of students and faculty from the Center for Applied Informatics created the Fire Department Mobile Application to notify subscribers...

10.10.11 is the date to remember

Claire Higgins

October 11, 2011

And it’s official. On Oct. 10, Northern Kentucky University President James Votruba, state and local legislators, students and faculty, and community members celebrated the grand opening of Griffin Hall, the university’s newest state-of-the-art building. After public remarks from state and local...

D-I: Directors explain both sides of move

Stephen Wilder, Stephen Wilder, and Stephen Wilder

October 5, 2011

As Northern Kentucky University prepares to make the switch to Division I, athletic directors from other current D-I schools say that NKU may face challenges while reaping the rewards of being a premiere institution. The University of South Dakota Coyotes made the transition to D-I in 2008 by joining...

American folk-metal band debuts album

Brandon Barb

October 5, 2011

A solid mix of traditional European folk music, Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper and Kiss has hit Northern Kentucky University’s campus. Folk-metal band Winterhymn is made up of four NKU students, one Xavier University student and a Cincinnati State graduate. And since the group’s formation in 2010, the...

SCAR Project is more than Art

Rachel Martin

October 5, 2011

The message: Breast cancer is not a pink ribbon. The speakers: Young women in their 20s and 30s sharing the same story. The story: Breast cancer came and they’re still here. Large, powerful photographs hung on the walls of the Art Design Consultants Gallery downtown Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Rebuilding...

Belly dancing, hookers and fudgie-wudgie ice cream bars

Aly Durrett

October 5, 2011

Students have written and produced their own play and are directing and performing it at 8 p.m. Oct. 5-6 in the Fine Arts Center in Studio 307. “Shivaree” is about a hemophiliac named Chandler who lives with his mother. After trying to hire a prostitute with the help of his friend Scagg, he meets...

Famous composer celebrated

Kyle Sebree

October 5, 2011

Composer Philip Glass gave a lecture at Northern Kentucky University in Greaves Hall on Sept. 29 as part of a two-day event celebrating his musical works. Glass came to Cincinnati to perform with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at Music Hall Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Glass, age 74, is a Grammy and Golden...

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