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The trans-disciplinary approach: Science meets the humanities at NKU

The trans-disciplinary approach: Science meets the humanities at NKU

Jude Noel, Contributor
May 12, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Scrawling a web of circles on the chalkboard, Dr. KC Russell motioned for his students to move closer. Though the professor’s diagrams and frequent references to chemical compounds might have given any passers-by the impression of an organic chemistry lecture, it was apparent to anyone sitting cro...

Passing the paper: A farewell to Colleen

Passing the paper: A farewell to Colleen

Nicole Browning, Assistant Arts and Life Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Viewpoints

When the last of the ink dried on the final copy of The Northerner for the year, above each article and below each photo sat a byline. A credit for all the work that goes into the process: brainstorming, finding sources to interview, taking photos, laying out pages, writing and editing countless stori...

Norse Snaps: Degrading or conversation starter?

Norse Snaps: Degrading or conversation starter?

Brittney Gunter, Reporter
May 2, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Students gathered to study when one pulled out her phone to scroll through Snapchat stories. Along with her friends, she viewed every snap on an anonymous account called "Norse_Snaps." They began to laugh, only to later be disturbed by the more lewd posts.  Norse_Snaps is an unofficial and anonymous Snapchat a...

Fun or Foul: NKU Weighs in on Rate My Professors

Fun or Foul: NKU Weighs in on Rate My Professors

Emily Sherry and Hannah Hagerdon, Copy Editor and Assistant News Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Video

    Before going to MyNKU to sign up for his classes, Thomas Gerding makes a stop at another popular website first. Gerding uses ratemyprofessors.com every semester during the registration season for Northern Kentucky University. The senior environmental science major said he and his fr...

WATCH: Students take stress break at petting zoo

WATCH: Students take stress break at petting zoo

Alana Setty, Contributor
April 20, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story, Video

As the lawn outside the Student Union filled with zoo animals on Tuesday, crowds gathered for a chance to pet the various wildlife brought in by the Activities Programming Board. The animals ranged from farm animals like chickens, goats and rabbits to a kangaroo, camel and a llama. Alecia Siegel, d...

NKU professor strives for success with psychological thriller

NKU professor strives for success with psychological thriller

Nicole Browning, Asst. Arts & Life Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

With a dream to make it big in the TV industry, Blaise Weller’s production “FixAte” is slowly progressing into a series, fueled by his passion for writing and film. “I think the writing and the people I’ve gathered around it, everything from the crew to the cast, we can compete with Orange...

NKU students find on-campus vegetarian options limited

NKU students find on-campus vegetarian options limited

Nicole Browning, Asst. Arts & Life Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Editor's Note: Nicole Browning is the Assistant Arts & Life Editor of the Northerner, and she is a vegetarian. Finding a nutritious meal on NKU’s campus is often a challenge for Autumn Baker. Baker, sophomore sociology major, became a vegetarian her senior year of high school when she started d...

Take Back the Night: Survivors share their stories

Take Back the Night: Survivors share their stories

Brittney Gunter, Reporter
April 14, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Students shuffled around a white leather couch and tried to find a seat in the University Center Ballroom. Names that represent survivors are written on the shiny material in purple ink.   The couch, and all that it represents, is a part of The K.A.S.S.I.E. Project. The K.A.S.S.I.E. Project helps sur...

Weber looks back on time as SGA president

Weber looks back on time as SGA president

Nicole Browning, Assistant Arts and Life Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Preparing to graduate after five years at NKU, Will Weber looked around at his office. The walls were covered in pieces of NKU memorabilia that he had collected; pictures, posters, even a foam finger. Over the last year serving as SGA president, the office had become his home. “It took me almost ...

Sustainability: Where to go and where we’ve been

Sustainability: Where to go and where we’ve been

Emily Moran and Mackenzie Manley, Reporter, Managing Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

As an intern at NKU’s Sustainability Office, one of Ronald Brown’s projects involves sorting through waste.  Here, he begins to collect data on what, as a campus community, we’re throwing away. Tess Phinney, the sustainability manager for campus, said that the office will roll out a new Recy...

Sketching it out: Aliens, animation and a festival

Sketching it out: Aliens, animation and a festival

Chris Robertson, Reporter
April 10, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Brice Mills, who has always had an interest in animation, saw an announcement for the College Movie Festival and decided to pursue the experience. In the past, he’s made minute-long animated videos. This year’s effort was more ambitious. His new short, titled “The World’s Best,” will be the...

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