The Northerner

EDITORIAL: Why did I do school?

EDITORIAL: Why did I do school?

McKenzie Eskridge, Reporter

May 4, 2018

Ask most students on campus why they came to college and the knee-jerk response is get a job that pays well that (ideally) we don’t hate. There are other expectations, too:  meeting new friends, exploring your identity and seeking new experiences. But,at the end of the day it seems impossible to ...

Esports club gives competitive gaming a proper home on campus

Club president Ryan Guard playing League of Legends.

Kane Mitten, Reporter

May 4, 2018

They have the drive and dedication of athletes. They train for countless hours, play in scrimmages and compete in intercollegiate tournaments. They dedicate their time and energy to their sport, pouring themselves into the competition. And they’re doing it while playing video games. Electronic ...

SOTA seniors’ art comes from introspection.

Art by Chloe Collins

Chelsea Livers-Gowdy, Reporter

April 27, 2018

  The School of the Arts is a place on campus where students discover their passions and turn them into art. Senior Chloe Collins, who is pursuing a BFA in art, took a gender studies class that challenged her perception of feminism.  Through the course, Collins grew and became more aware of h...

Farewell: Senior Arts & Life Editor Jude Noel

Farewell: Senior Arts & Life Editor Jude Noel

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

April 25, 2018

Polarizing as its appearance may be, it’s my opinion that NKU is a beautiful place. I don’t think I realized it until now, taking the opportunity to revisit the past four years of my life, realizing that my fondest memories of college are abstract, sensory experiences. I let myself slip into a daydre...

GALLERY: Activities Programming Board brings petting zoo to campus

Imagine feeling this relaxed. Don't worry; summer break is just around the corner,

Emerson Swoger and Jude Noel

April 25, 2018

If you missed the petting zoo that took over NKU's Science Center lawn yesterday morning, don't fret. Northerner photographer Emerson Swoger was able to attend the event, presented by Activities Programming Board with help from Honey Hill farm, and snapped some pictures of the cutest animals on displ...

Rachael Denhollander takes back the night

Denhollander visited campus Tuesday to speak as part of Take Back the Night.

Kane Mitten, Reporter

April 23, 2018

“The most powerful thing you can do with your voice is speak the truth to a society that often does not want to hear it,” Rachael Denhollander said to over 75 students in the University Center ballroom last Tuesday. She spoke as part of the sixth annual Take Back the night, an event within NKU...

Editor’s Chat: Rick Meyers

Editor's Chat: Rick Meyers

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

April 18, 2018

Editor’s note: This feature is part of an ongoing series of profiles catching up with Northerner editorial alumni, in honor of NKU’s 50th anniversary. When Rick Meyers first stepped on campus in the fall of 1972, it wasn’t just the St. Thomas graduate’s first day of college: it was also N...

Family Divided: Diane Guerrero speaks on memoir, immigration

Family Divided: Diane Guerrero speaks on memoir, immigration

Pavel Klementyev, Reporter

April 17, 2018

Diane Guerrero—known for her roles as inmate Maritza Ramos on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black and Lina on Jane the Virgin—spoke at Northern Kentucky University about her recent memoir, In the Country We Love: My Family Divided, which shares her personal story in hopes of raising awareness on immi...

Pride Week Open Mic helps student artists make their voices heard

NKU's annual Open Mic Night took place in the Multi-purpose room this year.

Kane Mitten, Reporter

April 8, 2018

Nearly every seat available in the Student Union multi-purpose room was filled Tuesday night as students, parents, and friends came to support the lineup of artists and poets at the 5th annual NKU Open Mic Night—part of the campus’ yearly Pride Week. Birdy, a trans student at NKU, gave a moving...

Student-organized walk raises money for suicide awareness

Student-organized walk raises money for suicide awareness

Kyra McClendon, Reporter

April 8, 2018

According to Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE), suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America for all ages. Over 38,000 Americans die from suicide each year, which equates to one every 12 minutes. Twenty to 25 percent of Americans ages 18 and older are affected by depression. University police ...

International Student Union dinner rolls out the red carpet

International Student Union dinner rolls out the red carpet

Pavel Klementyev, Reporter

April 4, 2018

On April 7th, International Student Union (ISU) and ISSS will host their annual International Dinner and Talent Show to represent and engage a rich diversity of NKU students from over 50 countries with domestic students, faculty, and staff. This year’s theme is the ‘A Night at the Golden Globes’....

‘Let Our Loss Be Heard’: Dance 18 piece examines race and American history.

'Let Our Loss Be Heard': Dance 18 piece examines race and American history.

McKenzie Eskridge, Reporter

April 2, 2018

The notion that art can express ideas, concepts and emotions seemingly impossible to grasp conversationally is nothing new, but the truth of the cliché struck souls in one of Dance 18’s feature pieces, Let Our Loss be Heard.

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