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A conversation with senior BFA major Jackson Hurt

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor May 2, 2021

Senior theatre BFA major Jackson Hurt didn’t always want to be a performer, but he said there was a moment on stage during his first show that made him realize he was at home. When he entered college,...

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A conversation with alumna Jasmine Watson

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor May 2, 2021

Since alumna Jasmine Watson graduated last spring with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography, she said she has felt like her life has been put on pause.  “When the pandemic hit, I was in the middle...

Four dancers wearing face masks and popping their leg up.

A conversation with freshman dance BFA Lindsey Dean

May 2, 2021

What is your year/major? Freshman, dance BFA. Did you work on any projects last summer or continue dancing at all?  Last summer due to the pandemic, I was actually still teaching at The Dance...

Taylor Musgroves self portrait for the @nkusocial Instagram account.

SOTA artist discusses recent projects

Kiley Steiner , Contributor April 18, 2021

Noelle Stevenson. Mel Springer. These names may not be familiar to some, but for Senior Visual Communication Design (VCD) Major Taylor Musgrove they serve as inspiration for her own artwork.  Musgrove...

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Getting creative with SOTA

Kiley Steiner April 18, 2021

These NKU School of the Arts students are using social media and other outlets to express themselves creatively.

New student organizations in a pandemic: Mattingly Brothers Garage

New student organizations in a pandemic: Mattingly Brothers Garage

Noah Schuler, Contributor March 29, 2021

This past year has made proper social engagement difficult for many students. Without the ability to gather in person,  Student organizations have had to adapt and adjust their activities to fit the...

SOTA hosts Interconnected Lecture Series event with Maurice Woods

SOTA hosts Interconnected Lecture Series event with Maurice Woods

Braden White, Contributor February 26, 2021

Thursday evening, Microsoft Principal Design Lead, Executive Director and Founder of The Inneract Project Maurice Woods spoke in the first event this semester of the Interconnected Lecture Series hosted...

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SOTA hosts virtual allyship and equity of LGBTQ+ artist event

Autumn A. Howard, Contributor November 19, 2020

On Wednesday, the School of the Arts hosted its fourth event as part of a summit series in which social issues of the art industry have been discussed by guest speakers within the field. This event in...

JeShaun Jackson wears a yellow shirt with a black romper over it. Hes carrying theatre playbills and smiling.

Theatre student welcomed pandemic as opportunity for self discovery

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor October 27, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic started in March, junior musical theatre major Je’Shaun Jackson believed that it was the best thing to happen for him as a performing artist. Despite the circumstances being...

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...

Journey to starlight: dancer stays busy despite pandemic

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor October 27, 2020

When senior dance major Bri Mullins was around 3 years old, she was small for her age and very shy around other children and adults. Her mother wanted to help coax her out of her shell, so she enrolled...

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...

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