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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...

Je'Shaun Jackson wears a yellow shirt with a black romper over it. He's 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. She's 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. She's 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...

Griffin Hall's JRG Cyber Threat Intelligence Laboratory, usually packed with students, can now be found mostly empty.

How NKU’s IT Department transformed campus for the pandemic

Noah Schuler, Contributor October 10, 2020

There have been a lot of changes to campus this semester thanks to the IT department here at NKU. The pandemic has changed the way we interact with one another on a daily basis. We have gone from spending...

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...

Buried Child, Mamma Mia! moved to next year

Buried Child, Mamma Mia! moved to next year

The shows were previously canceled by SOTA faculty
Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor April 3, 2020
The School of the Arts announced Friday that the previously canceled mainstage productions “Buried Child” and “Mamma Mia!” will now be performed next school year.
SOTA Stream keeps the music flowing despite campus closure

SOTA Stream keeps the music flowing despite campus closure

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor March 28, 2020

In the midst of social distancing, SOTA faculty and staff began brainstorming ways to encourage others to stay creative. In addition to virtual open mics and virtual coffee hours, SOTA Stream, an ongoing...

SOTA: All events, including mainstages and Henry shows, canceled

SOTA: All events, including mainstages and Henry shows, canceled

Tickets can be exchanged by contacting SOTA's box office
Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor March 19, 2020
NKU’s School of the Arts has canceled all mainstage shows, according to an official statement by the department. All art exhibitions and concerts by the music department are also canceled. Student-run plays in the Henry Konstantinow Theatre were canceled last Friday. 
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