The Northerner

Coney Island fires up the night for third year

Coney Island fires up the night for third year

Lizzie Kibler, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2014


Filed under 2014, A&L Features, Arts & Life

Blues, reds, and golds illuminate the night sky at Coney Island's Fire Up the Night event. This is Coney Island's third year hosting the international fireworks competition on Saturday, Sept. 27. Japan took home first place in the competition, competing against Spain and Germany this year. "I voted for Japan,...

Student helps plan MidPoint

Student helps plan MidPoint

Brittany Smart, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

Imagine you are eight years old. You’re bubbly, social and obsessed with shows on HGTV. Your mind is filled with creative ideas and dreams of growing up to be an interior designer. Now imagine that your entire family is rooting for you to enter a medical profession.   A Long Road Ahead This was ...

Best Buddies teams up with other NKU organizations to support a great cause

Best Buddies teams up with other NKU organizations to support a great cause

Andrea Carter, Reporter

September 19, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life

Step aside New York, because NKU has a fashion week of its own. On Wednesday night, Best Buddies hosted a fashion show to showcase the organization to NKU’s campus. The fashion show starred local buddies who deal with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Numerous organizations from NKU colla...

National Geographic photographers to speak at NKU

National Geographic photographers to speak at NKU

September 18, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

Pictures of endangered species have decorated campus recently as previews of the work of two National Geographic photographers: Michael “Nick” Nichols and Joel Sartore. Eleven of the 12 photos displayed on campus buildings like Steely Library, Nunn Hall and the Fine Arts Center are Sartore’s. The largest work, th...

NKU graduate returns to play the Southgate House

NKU graduate returns to play the Southgate House

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor

September 17, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Six months after moving to Los Angeles to become an actress, Jesse Thomas had run out of money and her lease was up. “I moved in with my buddy who played in Goldfinger. The only reason I knew him was I went to a Goldfinger show like right out of college and ended up meeting one of the guys,” Thomas sa...

NKU students sell their art at ‘Yart sale’

NKU students sell their art at ‘Yart sale’

John Flaherty, Arts & Life Editor

September 16, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

NKU students and other local artists were able to sell their art to the public on Sept. 13 during the Campbell County Public Library’s first Yart sale, a yard sale-style event designed to introduce library patrons to local artists. “I was appointed to contact local artists in the area universit...

Barriers and boundaries lecture gives first look into future study abroad program

Barriers and boundaries lecture gives first look into future study abroad program

Ally Jasper, Contributer

September 10, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

Dr. Katrina Powell hosted a lecture in the Student Union Tuesday, Sept. 9, on the topic of displacement among Sri Lankan citizens. Dr. Powell traveled to Sri Lanka in the summer of 2011 “with hopes of meeting a few well-known artists and writers within the community.” After arriving Powell said she ...

“Tye Dye” vendor donates proceeds to Panhellenic

“Tye Dye” vendor donates proceeds to Panhellenic

Lizzie Kibler, Reporter

September 3, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

An array of colorful tapestries and tank tops fill a booth outside the Student Union several times a year. You have seen the vendor selling his merchandise in the spring and fall to NKU students and faculty. His name is Tye Dye Thom and his Facebook friends know him as “Quarry Breakdown” and he ha...

Artworks hires NKU youth and talent to help paint mural

Artworks hires NKU youth and talent to help paint mural

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor

August 28, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

Last Thursday, the Newport Aquarium unveiled the more than 300-foot-long and 33-foot-tall shark wall mural. While a large group helped to complete the work, several of the hands that put paint to the wall belonged to NKU students. Jenna Webster, a freshman graphic design major and media informatics minor, wa...

University Suites hall director expresses enjoyment with her new position

University Suites hall director expresses enjoyment with her new position

Andrea Carter, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

This semester residents of University Suites will welcome Lisa Koenig as their new hall director. She is one of three new hall directors on campus this year. Koenig is a graduate from Clemson University in South Carolina as well as the University of Wisconsin where she obtained her undergraduate degree in...

YouTube phenom visits NKU

Katie Smolkovich, Contributor

August 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

YouTube phenomenon Judson Laipply, known for the early YouTube favorite “Evolution of Dance,” made his Victorfest debut on Aug. 22 as part of his Evolution of Dance tour. At the height of its popularity, “Evolution of Dance” was the most viewed video in YouTube’s history. Now a comedian an...

Victor Fest service day benefits the community

Lizzie Kibler, Staff Reporter

August 25, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

Students gathered in the bottom floor of the James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union at 11:30 AM on Saturday for the Victor Fest Day of Service event. 200 students signed up to help out and meet other students, according to Alex Collins, Americorp Vista volunteer coordinator. “Freshmen dominate the eve...

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