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GALLERY: Millennium Falcon touches down at BB&T Arena

Celebrate Star Wars’ Day early this year. May the force be with you
Owen Treolo , Reporter April 27, 2018

In a galaxy not-so-far away, Han Solo’s famous Millennium Falcon landed at BB&T Arena this weekend, featuring a recreation of the interior of the famous freighter. The "Millennium Falcon Experience"...

Dr. Cecile Marczinski

Students who drink regularly more likely to underperform, says psych professor

Natalie Hamren , Assistant News Editor April 27, 2018
According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 15.1 million adults ages 18 and older has had an alcohol use disorder.
A farewell from the Editor-in-Chief Mackenzie Manley

A farewell from the Editor-in-Chief Mackenzie Manley

Mackenzie Manley , Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2018

For more than half of my college career, The Northerner has consumed me. In fall 2015, I wrote a news story on the first gender-inclusive bathrooms coming to campus. The move came after SGA passed...

Following a sexual harassment case in late October 2017, choral studies director Dr. Randy Pennington resigned after investigations found that he violated NKUs sexual harassment policy.

Student: ‘I didn’t want there to be a girl after me’

Students, faculty reported choral director touching, texting
Sam Rosenstiel and Mackenzie Manley April 11, 2018
As a freshman, she was self-conscious and lonely—qualities she believes were later taken advantage of by Dr. Randy Pennington, NKU’s choral studies director.
Mackenzie Manley and her professor, and mentor, Michele Day.

EDITORIAL: Without job security, how can professors do their job?

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief April 9, 2018

Two weeks ago, on Good Friday, many non-tenure track (NTTR) lecturers at NKU received letters that due to budget uncertainties, they may not have positions next school year. That’s 47 lecturers in...

As student Alex Voland collected student signatures to Save the Early Childhood Center, she recalled one student saying that they would miss the kids on campus, laughing and playing. The center is slated to close June 1.

In the wake of the Early Childhood Center’s closure, students work to save it

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief April 2, 2018

In a small room next to the Early Childhood Center, Samantha Hamilton holds her youngest son on one knee. In front of them are stacks of research and statistics that detail the struggle single parents...

Four sets of candidates pitched their platforms to the student body on March 22. (Top L to R) Hannah Edelen and Matt Frey, Caleb Tiller and Taylor Gagne. (Below L to R) Derek Holden and Samantha Marcum, Jachelle Sologuren and Alex Voland.

RECAP: SGA candidates debate for the student body vote

Josh Kelly, Reporter March 24, 2018
All four Student Government Association presidential candidates and their vice presidents worked to turn the upcoming student body vote in their favor. In front of a crowd of about 35, students gathered for the Thursday night debate on topics that ranged from statewide and university budget challenges, making the campus better for under-represented minorities and handling issues of sexual misconduct.
Carson Williams (23) goes up for a shot in the game against Detroit.

Williams granted release from NKU

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor March 23, 2018

NKU’s sophomore forward Carson Williams has been granted his release from the university and will transfer to a different program. The release was confirmed by NKU director of communications Bryan...

Art by Brice Mills

For NKU, retaining students is a multi-pronged effort

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief March 23, 2018

As a first-generation student, Neila Smith came to NKU as a biology major from Belize. When she returned for the current spring semester, she struggled to find funds to pay off her $2,800 balance. As February...

Kathleen Roberts is the Senior Advisor to the President for Inclusive Excellence.

NKU trends toward diversity

Josh Goad, Reporter March 21, 2018

Dr. Kathleen Roberts serves as NKU’s Senior Advisor to the President for Inclusive Excellence. From her office at the top of the Lucas Administrative Center she coordinates with staff and faculty across...

In this file photo, Audrey Wilson works with some of the students at the Early Childhood Center.

Early Childhood Center closing in June

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief March 16, 2018

In light of financial challenges, interim president Gerard St. Amand announced on Friday that the Early Childhood Center will close its doors by June 1, 2018, citing in a letter to the student body that...

NKLI hosted the Spring Empowerment Retreat.

EDITORIAL: In the mountains, the option to serve

Some students spent Spring Break in Appalachia for Northern Kentucky Leadership Institute's (NKLI) Empowerment Service Retreat.
Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2018

Highways carved into mountains guided three vans of NKU students to the area where the War on Poverty was first declared by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. It’s a surreal encounter with a niche culture unlike...

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