The Northerner

‘Equus’ looks to shock, scare audiences

‘Equus’ looks to shock, scare audiences

Haley Millay, Writer

September 25, 2019

NKU’s Henry Konstantinow Theatre in the School of the Arts has put on a number of outrageous and shocking student-directed productions, and “Equus” is no exception. 

“Homecoming” sees NKU alum return to her roots

“Homecoming” sees NKU alum return to her roots

Emily Broyles, Contributor

September 20, 2019

In the School of the Arts’ newest gallery, “Homecoming”, Hollis Hammonds imbues her past in her art, telling the story of her upbringing in Independence, KY. Hammonds, a 1998 NKU graduate and current Chair of Visual Studies at St. Edward’s University, wanted to highlight the shared American experience to hold onto objects and how the things we keep resonates meaning in others. 

Graffiti stairwell: proposed plans to paint over

Graffiti stairwell: proposed plans to paint over

Kyle Wade, Contributor

September 16, 2019

It’s back to the drawing board for the faculty of School of the Arts as they continue to pursue solutions to promote self-expression, not vandalism. The Fine Arts Building’s graffiti stairwell is an underground attraction on NKU’s campus, and faculty of SOTA are discussing various ways to mak...

Society of Pro Journalists honors Northerner for 2018 report on sexual harassment

Society of Pro Journalists honors Northerner for 2018 report on sexual harassment

Northerner Staff

April 12, 2019

The Society of Professional Journalists honored two Northerner editors for the independent student news outlet’s reporting on sexual harassment and misconduct in NKU’s School of the Arts.

“Initiative” brings Kentucky playwright’s career full circle

“Initiative” brings Kentucky playwright’s career full circle

Kane Mitten, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

April 3, 2019

Initiative, opening Thursday at Y.E.S. Fest, centers around a man's cancer diagnosis and his love for tabletop gaming.

VIDEO: Student comedian drafting show about when ‘it’ hits the fan

VIDEO: Student comedian drafting show about when ‘it’ hits the fan

Abby Behrens, Assistant Video Editor

February 26, 2019

Theatre performance sophomore Trevor Browning has found a home in SOTA's Henry Konstantinow Theatre writing and producing his very own stand up comedy shows. Northerner Assistant Video Editor Abby Behrens digs deeper to further understand Browning’s inspiration and writing process for his performances.

Pipe bursts in SOTA ceiling

Pipe bursts in SOTA ceiling

Josh Kelly, Arts & Life Editor

January 31, 2019

A sprinkler line near Greaves Concert Hall broke at about 3:30 p.m., knocking down ceiling tiles and covering the ground in about an inch of water.

NKU Philharmonic to bring multimedia to life

NKU Philharmonic to bring multimedia to life

Taylor Leach, Reporter

December 4, 2018

What’s the most important part of a movie? To the musicians of the NKU Philharmonic, it’s the score, and with their first multimedia excursions show they hope to show their audience why. By holding this concert, NKU Philharmonic director and conductor Dr. Amy Gillingham hopes to create an experienc...

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

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 from Earth to the heavens. All, of course, with a spooky twist. Planetarium director Christa Speigh...

‘Big Fish’ lead explores where NKU path takes him

‘Big Fish’ lead explores where NKU path takes him

Natalie Hamren, News Editor

October 4, 2018

When Collin Newton was a kid, his grandfather told him he caught a leprechaun under a bridge near his house and that the leprechaun had to give him a gold coin to be set free. His grandfather would pull out a gold coin at the end of the story as a token for Newton and his friends. Newton, now much old...

“Erratics” art exhibit explores deconstructed boundaries

“Erratics” art exhibit explores deconstructed boundaries

Maria Dossett, Arts & Life Editor

September 12, 2018

Katie St. Clair's exhibition, "Erratics: Neither Here nor There," is currently on display in the SOTA's Main Gallery.

Student: ‘I didn’t want there to be a girl after me’

Student: ‘I didn’t want there to be a girl after me’

Sam Rosenstiel and Mackenzie Manley

April 11, 2018

As a freshman, she was self-conscious and lonely—qualities she believes were later taken advantage of by Dr. Randy Pennington, NKU’s choral studies director.

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