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Retired NKU professor’s new sci-fi book hits shelves in February

Stephen Leigh sitting on rocks in Ireland.
January 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story was originally published in the Northern Kentucky Tribune.  Retired Northern Kentucky University professor and current author Stephen Leigh is releasing a new book, Amid the...

NKU sociology professor Joan Ferrante creates book about the pandemic

Joan Ferrante wearing a pink shirt staring off to the side of the camera.
January 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story was originally published in the Northern Kentucky Tribune.  Northern Kentucky University sociology professor Dr. Joan Ferrante woke up one morning when the COVID-19 pandemic...

SGA president Lauren Goodwin reflects on her time in the organization

Lauren Goodwin, left, and Mia Derks, right, stand next to each other and smile. They are wearing light pink shirts.
January 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story was originally published in the Northern Kentucky Tribune. It took a concussion for Lauren Goodwin to realize she wanted to get involved in student government at Northern Kentucky...

Iconic Dough: NKU alum started cookie business during quarantine

Two jars of cookies filled with chocolate chip, cinnamon roll and more.
January 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story was originally published in the Northern Kentucky Tribune.  NKU public relations alum Jontay Brown spent his time in quarantine making a cookie business. Brown has always...

Farewell: Senior News Editor Noelle Horn

Farewell: Senior News Editor Noelle Horn
December 7, 2020

Like many things this year, this doesn’t feel real. Although it has only been a couple of years, it feels like The Northerner has been a part of my life for a decade. Honestly, journalism was not something...

Farewell: Senior Photo, Design Editor Billy Keeney

Farewell: Senior Photo, Design Editor Billy Keeney
December 6, 2020

My first two years at NKU were kind of a mess. I changed majors and minors, made friends, lost friends and began to develop a sense of what I wanted in not only my career but in my life overall. I never...

Computer malfunctions, absentee ballots: How NKU students voted

The 2020 General Election is Nov. 3
November 3, 2020

Sydney Kramm Sydney Kramm, freshman Visual Communications Design major, voted by mail in her first election.  Kramm said she voted by mail because she feels it’s the safest option for her. “I...

A conversation about conservation: NKU student advocates sustainability on campus

Maria Osbourn sits on a bridge in a park. She's wearing a white sun dress and a sun hat.
October 27, 2020

Sustainability is a series of steps. Maria Osbourn said she takes them one at a time. “At the moment, I am really working on reducing my plastic consumption,” Osbourn said. “I think it's hard...

Trevon Faulkner ready to lead NKU MBB as lone returning starter

Trevon Faulkner (12) stares down Antoine Davis (0) during the Horizon League Tournament game against Detroit Mercy. Faulkner had 1 steal on the game.
October 27, 2020

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team will have a much different look to it than last season, and with all the upheaval, the door is open for a new leader to emerge both on and off the court, and...

‘Be brave’: NKU student wants diversity, representation on campus, SGA

Kaitlin Minniefield sits on a chair in front of an NKU logo. She's wearing a white shirt and black pants.
October 27, 2020

Kaitlin Minniefield, sophomore biological sciences major, recently joined the Student Government Association (SGA) to amplify and advocate for the Black community on campus.  The SGA senator said she...

Ally Niece embraces leadership role entering junior season for NKU WBB

Ally Niece (25) waits to shoot a free throw the Semi-Final game of the Horizon League Tournament against Green Bay. Niece shot 3-of-3 from the line and had 20 points on the game.
October 27, 2020

As a point guard, Ally Niece has always known her role on the Northern Kentucky Women’s basketball team was to be a leader. Entering her junior season—a season that, due to COVID-19, promises to...

Theatre student welcomed pandemic as opportunity for self discovery

Je'Shaun Jackson wears a yellow shirt with a black romper over it. He's carrying theatre playbills and smiling.
October 27, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic started in March, junior musical theatre major Je’Shaun Jackson believed that it was the best thing to happen for him as a performing artist. Despite the circumstances being...

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