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2020 Editor Albums of the Year

2020 Editor Albums of the Year

Northerner Staff December 11, 2020

This year was long. This year was unprecedented and unforeseen. Music wasn't only a companion for us this year, it allowed us to fantasize about going outside or dancing in our cars or soundtracks for...

Gita Srinivasan sits on a park bench in front of a lake with her cello. Shes wearing a red sweater with dark dress pants.

‘They see you as the blueprint’: student on being a teacher, mentor through cello lessons

Rachel Smith, News Editor October 27, 2020

The best reward a musician can receive is the establishment of a lineage, according to Gita Srinivasan.  Not a lineage in the biological sense, of course. In classical music, lineages describe how...

Kaitlin Minniefield sits on a chair in front of an NKU sign. Shes wearing a white shirt with black dress pants. Her hands are crossed on her lap.

2020 hasn’t stopped these students

Students find ways to create, advocate and grow during the global pandemic
Northerner Staff October 27, 2020

Now that the semester is in full swing, we wanted to highlight students who are making the most of their classes, organizations or hobbies during a pandemic.  Many students’ summers and semesters...

Four dancers rehearse in a parking garage.

How does SOTA operate during a pandemic?

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor September 23, 2020

NKU’s School of the Arts (SOTA) has decided to utilize digital media as an alternative method to typical live performances, open art galleries and music/vocal lessons in order to ensure a safe, socially...

REVIEW: Phoebe Bridgers Releases ‘Punisher’

REVIEW: Phoebe Bridgers Releases ‘Punisher’

Noelle Horn, News Editor June 19, 2020

“I’m not pushing the record until things go back to ‘normal’ because I don’t think they should. Here it is a little early. Abolish the police. Hope you like it,” is how indie rock artist Phoebe...

Students painting The Red Horses with chalk.

SOTA Showcase brings the arts outdoors

Saturday's event featured several live performances.
Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor October 21, 2019
The air is warm and the sun is shining—perfect weather for an outdoor concert at Loch Norse that draws students and community members alike to campus on a Saturday afternoon. Black, yellow and white balloons line the sidewalk, along with chalk art, leading visitors from a do-it-yourself screen printing station to the live performances of Broadway songs, musical theatre previews, jazz ensembles and rhythm and blues groups.
New media art major Zack Hargrove cuts away at a piece of metal for use in Light Streams.

BLINK festival encourages collaboration between students, faculty, alumni

The light-based art festival will feature several pieces from NKU students and faculty, past and present
Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor October 2, 2019
BLINK, a free, light-based art festival, is easily the biggest event in Cincinnati. The inaugural BLINK in 2017 drew more than a million people to the Queen City—almost 400,000 more than Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. After the roaring success of the festival’s first year, Brad McCombs, associate professor of art and music program head, knew that NKU’s School of the Arts had to get involved somehow.
Review: Taylor Swifts Lover

Review: Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’

Swift's new album released Aug. 23
Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor August 29, 2019

Taylor Swift returned this weekend with 18 new tracks on her seventh album, “Lover.” While perhaps not a groundbreaking musical masterpiece, “Lover” is a particularly important album for Swift,...

NKU students Cale Wheeler, Barry Rich, Jackson Moss, Landis Helwig and Ben Eglian formed pop punk band Lost Henry in 2018.

Lost Henry: NKU pop punk act brings fans out to rock

Noël Waltz, Reporter April 10, 2019
Lost Henry is the kind of band that instinctively gets you off your feet.
When Trauma breeds creativity

When ‘Trauma’ breeds creativity

Noël Waltz, Contributor October 5, 2018

An alt-rock band featuring NKU students Garrett Crider and Brendan Jordan was born from an accident. The band’s three members were involved in a car crash, which landed all three in the hospital....

WNKU’s Catfish Ball honors past rock stars with a tribute concert

WNKU’s Catfish Ball honors past rock stars with a tribute concert

Michael Stegner , Reporter October 26, 2016

The musical minds at WNKU have gathered eleven of their favorite local artists for a Halloween party at the Southgate House Revival unlike any other concert. The event, called The Catfish Ball, is...

Huntington hard rockers Ona put on an incredible performance for their fans at the WNKU stage at MidPoint Music Festival this year.

GALLERY: WNKU showcases commitment to local music at MidPoint

Michael Stegner , Contributor September 27, 2016

Just slightly removed from the MidPoint Music Festival’s main stage, a smaller performance space was set up in the adjacent parking lot. The stage belonged to WNKU, a local radio station with a focus...

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