The Northerner

Dr. Proctor leaving, but will always love NKU

Dr. Proctor stands in front of the Student Union, which is named after one of his dearest friends, former NKU President James Votruba.

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2016

His classes always started the same. A jump followed by hands held in the air.  "Now is the time when all cell phones go off, all communication with the external world ceases and at the drop of my hands you say to me, 'Good afternoon.' Good afternoon." By the end of each semester there wasn't...

NKU participating in Drug Take-back Day

NKU participating in Drug Take-back Day

Leonard Ivey, Reporter

April 27, 2016

NKU’s Responsible Education About Life Peer Educators are accepting any unwanted or expired prescription pills and patches this Thursday in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency’s semi-annual “Drug Take-back Day” event on Saturday. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second floor of the Student Uni...

Saudi student population set to vanish

Hathal Alroqi is from Saudi Arabia and is studying at NKU through the King Abdullah Scholarship Program. He is one of the last students that will attend NKU through the program.

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2016

When students begin rolling back onto campus in the fall, there is one minority group that will be significantly lacking in number. Formerly able to study anywhere in the world courtesy of a government scholarship, Saudi Arabian students will now be restricted to studying at the top 100 universities i...

Budget to cause tuition increases

This slide from President Geoffrey Mearns' presentation shows how much tuition would increase at different percentage rates.

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2016

Retention rates, tuition increases and budget cuts were all key topics in NKU President Geoffrey Mearns’ Annual Budget Report on April 18. While Mearns was excited to announce that there will be no increase in the cost of parking, the university is currently considering multiple options for tu...

Spring Vocal Jazz Concert

Cole Grecco, Reporter

April 13, 2016

Two semesters of work were capped off Tuesday night in front of a crowd of about 50 students, parents and jazz fans, at the York Street Cafe in Newport, Kentucky for NKU’s Spring Vocal Jazz Concert. The concert featured the Valhalla Voices, a group of nine NKU student singers who began working wit...

Navigating the PR Cultural Terrains

Nathan Garbig discusses his poster at the Celebration Festival with Zach Hart, co-chair of the event.

Molly Patrick, Reporter

April 13, 2016

Nathan Garbig interned in Germany this past summer at a PR firm. While he was there he conducted research on how business in Germany is very structured and much more hierarchical.  Garbig said Germany is a more strict environment compared to the laid-back environment in the U.S.“I wanted to comp...

The 27 Club

Ally Jasper, Contributor

April 13, 2016

The 27 Club refers to a group of famous musicians who lived a very short life, ending at age 27. Ellen Yates, senior business major became very interested in the subject after her Humanity and the Imagination class discussed the Pioneers of American Music. The class studied musical trends, decades and the history of ...

Students analyze PCB-treated mice

Cole Grecco, Reporter

April 13, 2016

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), pollutants that are found in the human food supply, have been known to cause health concerns in humans, such as cancer and learning deficits.   Two NKU students have been studying the effects PCBs have on mice and presented their findings at NKU’s Celebration of St...

Do celebrities effect what you buy?

Chris Decker, Assistant Sports Editor

April 13, 2016

A study on the effects of celebrity endorsements on consumers was on display in the student union for the Celebration of Student Creativity and Research.The study done by students Doug Carson, Taylor Weaver, and Justin Wolstenholme surveyed 256 NKU students and asked what they thought about celebrity endorsemen...

GALLERY: Dance Troupe takes over Strauss Theatre

GALLERY: Dance Troupe takes over Strauss Theatre

Matt Gahris, Contributor

April 13, 2016

The Dance Tour Troupe blended a variety of dance styles in a performance in the Fine Arts Center’s Stauss Theater on April 12 as part of NKU’s Celebration of Research and Creativity. “We do everything from jazz to modern to contemporary,” troupe member Emanuel Picazo said. “We’re workin...

Finding satisfaction and belonging through social media engagement

Mackenzie Manley, News Editor

April 13, 2016

As state funding for public colleges continues to decline not only locally, but across the United States, tuition costs continue to rise colleges can struggle to connect with students. The research of Melissa Powell, Brent Donaldson and Kelsey Sphar target the use of social media in relation to ...

VIDEO: Setting insecurities ablaze

Students stop by Alpha Phi Omega's booth in the Student Union to get rid of their insecurities. The project, Trash Your Insecurities,

Sarah Clark, Reporter

March 19, 2016

Alpha Phi Omega is embracing spring and encouraging all students on campus to adopt the new season with a new beginning and a new self-image.   Trash Your Insecurities was a program on campus this past week encouraging students to let go of all that is holding them back.   “Throw away...

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.