The Northerner

French Film Festival visits campus

The festival has two more films to show before wrapping up.

Christian Glass, Reporter

April 30, 2015

For the past four Thursdays, and the next two, Griffin Hall’s Digitorium has been home to The Tournées Festival, a celebration of some of France’s top contemporary films and directors.The festival, which has been on campus the past five years, was brought to NKU via grants from the French American ...

Pride March postponed but their pride marches on

Christian Glass, Reporter

April 9, 2015

Mother Nature prevented the LGBTQ community from taking over the Student Union plaza with their second annual Pride March, a celebration of the differences they all share together. Instead of simply calling it a day after rescheduling the march, which they did for Wednesday, they trickled and then fl...

Editor lists his favorite releases of 2014

A pile of records before getting filed into my collection.

Matt Spaulding, Arts and Life Editor

March 26, 2015

During one of the free hours I had over spring break, I began to file the new releases of 2014 into my collection and I started compiling and editing my list of favorites. This is never an easy thing to do. What separates one great release from being ranked above another? Either way, here it is. D’Ange...

The journey of NKU’s ‘Miss Congeniality’

Katie Himes being crowned Miss Kentucky. The contest was held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Taylor Upchurch, Reporter

March 19, 2015

She didn’t feel quite as confident as some may have thought, but she knew she fully enjoyed the experience in every way. Her family were all gathered in the front row, awaiting the final decision of who would win the title of Miss Kentucky 2015. She looked to them for comfort, and then soon heard wh...

‘Mardi Taus’ fights cancer with style

Evan Wall guides a first- time putt-putter.

Christian Glass, Reporter

March 2, 2015

Feb. 28, students and faculty alike gathered into the Student Union ballroom, dawned beads, grabbed their game tokens and shared a message: “Cancer Sucks.” Alpha Tau Omega put together their “Mardi Taus” charity event for a second straight year, raising money for breast cancer awareness while pro...

“Better Call Saul” feels like we never left Albuquerque

Dylan Tierney, Reporter

March 2, 2015

It would be all too easy to write off "Better Call Saul" as a cash-grab prequel to one of television’s biggest hits  - and co-creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould know this. Kicking "Better Call Saul" off with a stylized flash-forward immediately paints a picture for what Jimmy McGill is in fo...

Super Smash Bros. tournament is a huge hit

Dylan Tierney, Reporter

February 20, 2015

No game in the Student Union Game Room draws crowds quite like Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. New characters, stages, and the inclusion of an eight-player mode make it the most accessible entry in the long-running franchise to date. “Before the new Smash Bros. came out there would be a game of Super ...

Funds from Rocky Horror Show to Benefit the Center Stage Players’ 307 Series Projects

Lizzie Kibler, Assistant Arts and Life Editor

February 13, 2015

“I nearly passed out,” Center Stage Players treasurer, Jennifer Rhodenhiser said after she found out the amount of money raised after the Rocky Horror Picture Show fundraising event. Rhodenhiser was surprised to find that one event raised more than $1,000 when their fundraisers usually make arou...

MTV’s “Girl Code” star visits Student Union

Students at NKU had the opportunity for a meet and greet with Jamie Lee of MTV’s “Girl Code.” Lee performed a stand-up routine at NKU on Feb. 11, 2015.

Lizzie Kibler, Assistant Arts and Life Editor

February 12, 2015

A sea of women and some men stood outside the Student Union Ballroom on Wednesday, Feb. 11 waiting to see one of the stars from MTV’s “Girl Code,” Jamie Lee. After Activities Programming Board’s (APB) Director of Speaker Events, Hattie Clark introduced the star, Lee came on to begin her stand...

Mentalist visits campus

Mark Toland speaks to the crowd.

Gavin Colton, Contributor

January 15, 2015

Mentalist from Chicago, Mark Toland, left NKU students feeling amazed, stunned and astounded after a series of tricks and mind reading. The event was the first of series of events planned and sponsored by the Activities Programming Board’s (APB), available to all NKU students for free. Tanner Coleman from the...

King’s Island haunts NKU students

 King’s Island haunts NKU students

Lizzie Kibler, Reporter

October 29, 2014

Most college students find themselves ducking behind cash registers or driving around in a pizza delivery car. However, some NKU students have landed a job scaring customers at King's Island's Halloween Haunt. As the fog rolls in, two of the scarers emerge from the theatre department: Bethany Ellen an...

Drag show pushes NKU closer to “Common Ground”

NKU sophomore Kaitlyn Sansome and friend pose with Sarah Jessica Darker, one of the drag queens who performed in the show.

Kiana Berry, Reporter

October 28, 2014

The runway stage protrudes into the audience, its backdrop adorning the rainbow ribbon wrapped triangular emblem of Common Ground. The lights dim and the spotlight takes center stage as people take their seats among the 400 chairs positioned in the Student Union Ballroom. “This is my first show,” ...

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