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VIDEO: Callahan Hall Haunted House

Abby Murphy and Cameron Hollstegge November 2, 2022

On this year's Halloween, Friends of Dorothy, Leadership Mentors and Resident Hall Association collaborated to transform the Callahan Hall basement, infamous for its creepy atmosphere and haunted status,...

Students line up while waiting to enter the haunted house.

Community, collaboration and change: How this year’s haunted house is influencing change on campus

Anariah Powell, Contributor November 1, 2022

The Resident Housing Association in collaboration with the Northern Kentucky Leadership Institute and Friends of Dorothy hosted a haunted house at Callahan Hall on Monday, Oct. 31. The leadership of RHA,...

Some of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” cast after the last showing on Friday.

Starting from the left is The Criminologist (Trace Maloney), Janet Weiss (Sarah Rhodes), Transylvanian (Max Morgan), and Transylvanian (Kimberly Legal).

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” was back this fall with four shows

Jenna Fryer, Contributor October 16, 2022

In accordance with the Halloween season, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” was back on Oct. 7 in the Corbett Theater at NKU. This show was the fifth annual fundraiser for The Henry Konstantinow Studio...

Students shopping around the many racks of costumes outside Corbett Theatre at SOTA.

SOTA hosts Costume Extravaganza Sale

Braden White, Arts & Life Editor October 26, 2021

Tuesday afternoon, NKU’s SOTA hosted their Costume Sale Extravaganza, where items from the costume shop were sold to help raise money for Norse Offstage, a student organization that sets out to provide...

VIDEO: What Halloween looks like in a pandemic

Abby Behrens, Video Editor October 18, 2020

The ongoing pandemic has the power to put a damper on typical Halloween activities, but the holiday spirit lives on with people like Kylie Flick and her roommates, who are making TikToks with new costumes...

VIDEO: Dent Schoolhouse, COVID-19

Morgan King, Ryan Shauberger, and Dylan Shelton October 18, 2020

Dent Schoolhouse is a popular choice of entertainment around the Halloween season, but COVID-19 has required some changes to keep the business up and running. Northerner reporters met with owner Bud Stross...

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.

Editors 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...

The Halloween costumes of the past disguised people from spirits; today, we dress up for fun.

Favorite Halloween traditions have dark origins

Darien Parker, Contributor October 31, 2018
Halloween wasn’t always about fake blood and flimsy outfits— it used to be a bleak affair.
Every year, parents panic that their kids Halloween candy is being poisoned or tampered with.

Tricky treats: Did Mom and Dad ever check your candy?

Natalie Hamren, News Editor October 31, 2018

Some of the biggest traditions of Halloween include dressing up as monsters, watching scary movies or going to haunted houses. But one of the biggest fears that has existed for decades is that Halloween...

Dying with the Stars will have two more shows Friday Oct. 26 and Saturday Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Planetarium’s ‘Dying with the Stars’ shows how spooky space can be

Noelle Horn, Contributor October 25, 2018

From the ceiling of the tomb of the great Senenmut of Egypt to the explosive tombs of stars in space, Haile Digital Planetarium’s Halloween special, "Dying with Stars," takes its viewers on a journey...

Take a trip to the basement of former nursing home on campus

Take a trip to the basement of former nursing home on campus

Sierra Gibson , Reporter October 22, 2016

NKU’s Callahan Hall, formerly Lakeside Place Nursing Home, is a residence hall with a history. Each year around Halloween, the residence hall is transformed to fit the the legend of the old nursing...

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