The Northerner

How my life changed in 10 months

Brook visited her brothers grave right after his passing.

Brook Clifford, Managing Editor

November 19, 2014

I will never forget the fullness of the church at my father’s funeral. Or at my grandfather’s. Or even at my little brother’s. I will never forget the stories of their lives—the stories of how they impacted so many other people’s lives. I won’t forget my father’s co-workers telling me what ...

Theatre class promotes practice over teaching

Theatre class promotes practice over teaching

Lizzie Kibler

September 16, 2014

“It’s the Fine Arts building’s best kept secret,” stage manager Katarina Anhofer said. This secret is Studio 307, also known as the 307 Series, which is a completely student-run series of stage productions tucked quietly away in Fine Arts’ room 307. The cast, director, and stage managers ...

Religious activist’s message sparks controversy

Jesse Morrell, religious advocate, preaches his gospel on NKU's campus.

Brook Clifford, Managing Editor

September 15, 2014

Dozens of students sit anxiously, almost on the edge of their seat. Some stand, ready to protest whenever the speaker pauses. Some seem bored, some annoyed, some proud and some furious. People pull out their phones and videotape the religious man who loudly protests sin in the amphitheatre. Two NKU p...

Battling bookstores lightens sting on students

The chart below compares the prices of five common textbooks required for NKU courses and sold by three prominent retailers, including Barnes & Noble College, Campus Book & Supply and Chegg.com.
The cheapest books are denoted by the lightest color and the most expensive by the darkest.

Brittany Smart, Reporter

August 19, 2014

Barnes & Noble College is consistently shown as the most expensive seller of textbooks for NKU students. However, the store’s senior corporate marketing specialist Judith Buckingham said affordability continues to be the top priority for the bookstore. “This year, more than 80 percent of titles...

Q & A with Northern Terrace’s new hall director

Q & A with Northern Terrace's new hall director

Tori Lentz, Assistant News Editor

August 19, 2014

NKU’s newest dorm Northern Terrace provided additional housing for residents and a new friendly face will be there to welcome all the new residents. The newest member of the University Housing staff, Lauren Mountain, will be serving as the hall director of Northern Terrace. The Boston native earned he...

Q & A with President Mearns

Former Athletic Director Scott Eaton.

Kevin Schultz, Brook Clifford, and Stephen Wilder

May 2, 2014

As the dust settles in the Scott Eaton embezzlement investigation, the university is now focusing on preventing incidents of this nature from occurring again. Editors from The Northerner spoke to NKU President Geoffrey Mearns about the closure of the case and the changes taking place on campus.   Q: Do...

Bittersweet symphony this softball life

Bittersweet symphony this softball life

Troy Bendgen, Contributing Writer

May 1, 2014

From the first ever practice session to the last road trip these women have been through many ups and downs the past four years. And for the seniors of the NKU softball team it’s going to be hard to say goodbye to the sport they have played competitively for so long. “We weren’t as close...

New sports business courses delve into rivalry and riches

RJ Bryant, Staff Writer

May 1, 2014

Passionate is a word commonly used to describe the way Joe Cobbs, assistant professor of sports business, approaches to his classes and students. Cobbs and other NKU professors were able to take advantage of that passion and expand the sports business program at NKU for the 2014-15 school year. Starting...

Goodbyes from our staff-Rob

Goodbyes from our staff-Rob

Robert Huelsman, Video Editor

May 1, 2014

I never imaged when I started school at NKU that I would one day work for The Northerner. I didn’t even know it existed until my sophomore year. I was then and now very aware of the reputation that the paper has on campus and being a part of this team has left me with an entirely different opinion....

Goodbyes from our staff-Erica

Goodbyes from our staff-Erica

Erica DiMartino, Business Manager

May 1, 2014

People are my religion. This is my way of life and my purpose. I am at my best when I am working, laughing, meeting, and even competing with people. NKU’s biggest strength, and my reason for becoming a Norse, is people. To-do lists are my strength. In fact, this is how I have chosen to decorate...

New campus club marches to battle on Griffin Lawn

The Dagorhir club triumphantly raise their weapons.

Marc Kennedy, Staff Writer

April 24, 2014

The sounds of foam swords and shields clanking together might not be as intimidating as actual metal weapons, but that hasn’t stopped two students from forming their own unique group that involves full-fledged battling on the center lawn in front of Griffin Hall. Bright Beginnings Freshman EMB ma...

Top ten tips toward a ‘greener’ you

Top ten tips toward a 'greener' you

Brook Clifford, Sports Editor

April 17, 2014

“One person can make all the difference in the world. For the first time in recorded human history, we have the fate of the whole planet in our hands.” Chrissie Hynde 1. Use reusable cups Who doesn’t want 10 cents off at Starbucks or Einsteins? If you bring a reusable mug for your next cup of joe, you ...

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