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Minds of Tomorrow: Alpha Phi Alpha hosts Leadership Development Institute

Minds of Tomorrow: Alpha Phi Alpha hosts Leadership Development Institute

Jude Noel, Reporter

August 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Over a hundred high school students from across seven states in the Midwest gathered on NKU’s campus for a weekend meant to shape young black men into the next generation of leaders. The event, hosted by NKU and Cincinnati’s chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha (Rho Gamma and Delta Gamma Lambda, respec...

‘Bust Moves 2017’: Radio hosts In a studio of their own

‘Bust Moves 2017’: Radio hosts In a studio of their own

Jude Noel, Reporter

July 17, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Editor’s Note: The writer of this piece has his own show on Norse Code Radio. The piece was originally meant to focus on hip-hop culture at NKU. However, through interviewing the sources, the story of Thursday Night Lights stood apart as its own entity.  “Bust moves 2017,” said Malik Washington, leaning forward f...

GALLERY: NKU Music Prep fuses community, education and musical experience

GALLERY: NKU Music Prep fuses community, education and musical experience

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

June 18, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

Children line the stage of Greaves Hall. Their arms are raised and faces taut in concentration. One steps forward and sings before the rest lend their voices, joined by a slick piano.  Earlier in the day, young string players poured over their violins, cellos, violas and more; their hands in harmony a...

NKY Pride: Putting a face to LGBTQ community

NKY Pride: Putting a face to LGBTQ community

Mackenzie Manley, Jude Noel, Editor-in-Chief & Reporter

June 14, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Bonnie Meyer was stationed at Braxton Brewing Company when group after group filed down the road, holding signs and flags representing messages that included the entirety of the LGBTQ rainbow and, in turn, a spectrum of queer identities. Co-chair of the NKY Pride for five years and director of LGBT...

Listen to NKU professor stump panelists on podcast

Listen to NKU professor stump panelists on podcast

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

June 9, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Joe Cobbs traveled on a whim to Chicago after being contacted to be a part of a podcast called “Tell Me Something I don't know.” A sports business associate professor, Cobbs was one of four ‘contestants’ who prepared a question they believed the celebrity panelists wouldn't know.  His area of ex...

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...

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