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REVIEW: ‘The Lighthouse’ provides a surreal moviegoing experience

REVIEW: ‘The Lighthouse’ provides a surreal moviegoing experience

Northerner Staff, Experts-in-Cinema?

October 31, 2019

From Robert Eggers, writer and director of the 2015 critically acclaimed New England horror folktale, “The Witch,” comes another, well, New England folktale. Starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, “The Lighthouse” released this past weekend. A few of our editors had the chance to see the encha...

VIDEO: What are Your Plans for Halloween?

VIDEO: What are Your Plans for Halloween?

Cameron Doan, Aaron Magee, Nick Tobler, and Jake Funk

October 29, 2019

Northerner reporter Cameron Doan went around campus to ask students what their Halloween plans are, as well as how they get into the Halloween spirit.

Editor’s Pick: Our favorite spooky movies

Editor’s Pick: Our favorite spooky movies

Northerner Staff

October 24, 2019

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief Practical Magic (1998) by Griffin Dunne  If you want a feel-good film about powerful women, then this is for you. Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman star as sisters who are witches, trying to use spells and magic to battle dark forces all while dealing with their roma...

Editors’ Pick: Our favorite fall things to do

Editors’ Pick: Our favorite fall things to do

Northerner Staff

October 23, 2019

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief Pumpkins. Do I really need to say anything else? Pumpkins are the definition of fall and everything Halloween. Go to a pumpkin patch, drink some pumpkin spice and buy everything pumpkin scented. If your patio doesn’t look like a mini pumpkin patch, you’re doing it ...

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.

New Message

New Message

Andrew Evans, Guest Contributor

October 9, 2019

He likes my eyes now that they do not hide   I blossomed he says like a flower in springtime   And all the wasted years fall away like leaves blushing red upon the ground   How could this be wrong? I sealed it up for far too long Nipped the buds with self-inflicted chi...

Pride

Pride

Micah Petway, Guest Contributor

October 9, 2019

How can I have pride when being who I am is wrong Being shunned, beaten, abused and disowned Only for having pride in who I am   A little voice in my head is telling me being proud is not worth it   But the pride in me is much too strong My pride does not come from the...

Refraction

Refraction

Isabel Sleczkowski, Guest Contributor

October 9, 2019

RED flushed his face and mine when he kissed me, I flinched. My hand grew heavier when he held it. I think his eyes were black but I tried not to look. I kept as much space between us as I could.     ORANGE was the knot in my ribcage that tangled when I...

10 September 2019

10 September 2019

Elizabeth McClure, Guest Contributor

October 9, 2019

I am like a rosebush.   Beautiful from afar.   Blooms you want to see and smell forever.   But you get hurt if you get too close.   I fade quickly and easily; my beauty lasts but for a moment.   Many have tried pruning me.   Cutting away...

Men’s soccer preview: ‘Get to the playoffs, everything else is extra’

Men’s soccer preview: ‘Get to the playoffs, everything else is extra’

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

September 5, 2019

After a 10-win season in 2018, and a successful preseason record of one win and one tie to #8 University of Kentucky, the Norse are continuing to build. Their first game of the regular season was on the road against Grand Canyon University; that game ended 3-0 in Grand Canyon’s favor.  “We had a really solid spring where we got some great results at the end,” Head Coach Stu Riddle said. “And we've continued that momentum now through preseason. So, I think we're all cautiously optimistic of what lies ahead for us.”

Women’s Soccer Preview: Aiming for Championship title

Women’s Soccer Preview: Aiming for Championship title

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

September 5, 2019

The NKU women’s soccer team has started their season 2-2 after a 3-1 win against Murray State over Labor Day weekend. The Norse are attempting to find their footing, with seven freshmen and a new transfer. With a younger team comes learning and growing pains, but the soccer team is embracing the time to learn. “Developing as a team, it’s a very young team right now, but I think we all see great potential on our team and to get us to a championship,” senior midfielder and team captain Shawna Zaken said. “Just developing and learning and growing, I think that's actually fun to do as a team.”

EDITORS: What we wish we knew as freshmen

EDITORS: What we wish we knew as freshmen

Northerner Staff

August 26, 2019

Sean Gibson, Assistant Web Editor Sophomore Reach out and make friends and connections with other students and professors. This opens up a world of opportunity at NKU and can truly impact your life. The biggest skills and developments during my time at NKU came from outside the classroom! Kane M...

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