The Northerner

Revisiting Lakeside Place

Claire Higgins

October 27, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Residential Housing Association transformed the Callahan Hall basement into a creepy, spine-chilling nursing home for the third annual Callahan Hall Haunted House Thursday Oct. 21. Before Callahan Hall was a part of Northern Kentucky University, it was Lakeside Place, a nursing home. Lakeside Place...

Revelation Trail: Surviving the frontier just got harder

Shawn Buckenmeyer

October 27, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Reviews

If you woke up tomorrow morning to a zombie apocalypse, would you arm yourself with a gun or a sword? John Gibson, a professor and media engineer for the Electronic Media and Broadcasting department and Norse Media at Northern Kentucky University, says he would go with the gun. Professor John Gibson...

Norse Poll: Who is your favorite horror movie villain? Why?

Brandon Barb & Brittany Granville

October 27, 2010


Filed under Opinions, Reviews, Viewpoints

Norse Poll: Who is your favorite horror movie villain? Why? Each week, The Northerner interviews four Northern Kentucky University students to get their perspective on an issue. Readers are encouraged to share their answer in the comments section below. Readers may also suggest issues for the Norse P...

NKU brings Rocky to life

Brandon Barb

October 27, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, Opinions, Viewpoints

As a fan of the original 1975 film I, like every fan on campus, was happy to hear that the cult classic is coming here to Northern Kentucky University. That’s right, the Department of Theatre and Dance is putting on its second production: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The story is one that has...

Good scare on the cheap

Matthew Brewer

October 27, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinions, Viewpoints

Resting upon a hilltop overlooking St. Rita School for the Deaf is the site of a very believable haunted house. Other soon-to-be-scared folks and I waited in line for nearly an hour on Friday for our admission into the creepy 19th-century manor, while anticipation continued to build for the frights to...

Best scary movies

The Northerner Staff

October 27, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinions, Reviews, Viewpoints

Jennifer Parker My favorite scary movie would have to be the original "Friday the 13th." Don't ask me why because it’s not even funny. Its a train wreck and you can't help but look and keep watching ;) Claire Higgins My favorite scary movie is "Saw 1" because it has always kept me on the edge of my se...

Horror Story Contest Winner: The Souvenir

Jenna Louden

October 27, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

10:26. I rubbed my eyes and stood up. I’d been in the darkroom at NKU for hours. I was exhausted, but I was still working thanks to strong coffee and some extremely loud music. Suddenly, my heart stopped. To my right I noticed the long black curtain that separated the darkroom from the re...

Weekly Cartoon: Oct. 27

Brittany Granville

October 27, 2010


Filed under Cartoons, Opinions, Viewpoints

Go forth and spread the blood of the innocent

Students legally bust pumpkins on campus

Vern Hockney

October 13, 2010


Filed under Campus Events, News

Students gathered to participate in the pumpkin bust outside the Herman Science Center beneath an overcast sky Oct. 12 to, of course, smash pumpkins. But students also participated in many other activities during the annual event. The bust has been modified over the years and this year also saw its...

Never the same show twice

Shawn Buckenmeyer

October 13, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Are there any virgins in the house? If you have never seen “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” in the cinema, then you are considered a virgin. “The Rocky Horror Picture” is a campy, fun slice of cinema. Brad and Janet have just gotten engaged and are off to see their mentor Dr. Scott when the...

Fear comes to americana

Claire Higgins

October 13, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinions, Viewpoints

The artificial fog, throngs of teenagers and horrifically haunted houses were in full swing Friday night at Kings Island’s annual Halloween Haunt. Every year Halloween Haunt, held at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, offers the tri-state a wicked park featuring 12 haunted houses, mazes and trails, along...

Remember that creepy janitor?

Derick Bischoff

October 6, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinions, Viewpoints

Dent Schoolhouse focuses on the strange disappearance of many of the school’s students between 1942 and 1952. The story goes that people began to detect a foul odor coming from the basement of the schoolhouse. The school janitor, known as Charlie, convinced them that the smell was only backed-up pipes...

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