The Northerner

An editor’s guide to ‘snow cream’

An editor’s guide to ‘snow cream’

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

January 12, 2018


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Viewpoints

Begin scene: Me, at the age of six. The pants I’m wearing are so puffy that I waddle. My mother made me wear them, despite my protests that I could stay warm in a pair of jeans. I open the door of my suburban home (memories of the place are now awash in nostalgic, smudged tones) to a blinding landscape: ...

New Year: Now, Crosswords!

Kairi Freudenberg, Crossword Editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Viewpoints

You asked for it -- we delivered! Test your wits with our first crossword puzzle of 2018, inspired by the month of January. If you find yourself stumped, take a peek at our nifty cheat sheet. Happy solving!...

SHEP founder seeks inclusion, finds inspiration in family

SHEP founder seeks inclusion, finds inspiration in family

Belle Leininger, Contributor

January 8, 2018


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

It began with a question a little over ten years ago after a Thursday evening graduate class. One of Missy Jones’ students, Nancy Bardgett, a high school special education teacher at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, Ky., wanted to know how to get her students more involved on campus. The two...

The Northerner’s top 10 stories of 2017

The Northerner’s top 10 stories of 2017

Northerner Staff

December 30, 2017


Filed under 2017 Recap, Arts & Life, Editorial, Featured Story, News, Opinions, Sports, Student Voices, Viewpoints

2017 was a busy year for us. Revisit our 10 most viewed stories here!

The Northerner’s 2017 Recap

The Northerner’s 2017 Recap

Northerner Staff

December 30, 2017


Filed under 2017 Recap, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Multimedia, News, Sports, Viewpoints

From sending off a departing president to welcoming a new one, from a March Madness bid to Horizon League honors, from selling WNKU to building new facilities, from festivals to protests to games and more, The Northerner was there. 

OPINION: An intersection where ‘Riot Grrrl’ meets modern-day

OPINION: An intersection where ‘Riot Grrrl’ meets modern-day

McKenzie Eskridge, Contributor

December 27, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Editorial, Viewpoints

Dr. Diana Belland’s “Feminist Punk Rock” class presented their final projects in the basement of the Honor’s House the last week of fall semester. Centered around the “Riot Grrrl” movement that emerged in the Pacific Northwest and Washington, D.C. in the late 1980s and early 90s, the cour...

English student’s band bridges genres to create online niche

English student’s band bridges genres to create online niche

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

December 18, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

By day, Solomon Underwood is a freshman English major at NKU, hoping to attend Chase Law School after graduation. By night, (or at least whenever he logs into his Soundcloud account), he’s known as Solly, one half of genre-bending hip-hop duo Starship Emo. “I can go from Soundcloud rapper to law school, like...

Second-annual O.I.N.K Festival features student cinema

Second-annual O.I.N.K Festival features student cinema

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

December 11, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

The Official Impromptu Northern Kentucky film festival (OINK) begins at 5:00 p.m. Monday in Griffin Hall. This is the second year for the event, inaugurated last year after the ReelAbilities film festival in Cincinnati was delayed. “We were going to help screen for them, that was going to be our...

GALLERY: Before Winter break, a Kwanzaa celebration

GALLERY: Before Winter break, a Kwanzaa celebration

Mesa Serikali, Reporter

December 6, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Traditional drum music permeated the University Center ballroom. Around tables, colors of green, black and red decorate the space: symbolic of the holiday. On Dec. 1, African American Programs and Services hosted its annual Pre-Kwanzaa event. Traditionally, the holiday is celebrated between Dec. 26 an...

Six years later, director of AAP&S as dedicated as ever

Six years later, director of AAP&S as dedicated as ever

Mesa Serikali, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

A student comes buzzing out as the next bombards the entrance for a meeting. “Are you busy?” Out of breath, she sets her backpack on the floor and closes the door. One student claims her attention as others crowd around, waiting. For a majority of first-year students, Tracy Stokes is their first person...

Mary Pat Kremer cherishes time with NKU students

Mary Pat Kremer cherishes time with NKU students

Nicole Browning, News Editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

A fixture at NKU’s on-campus residential cafeteria, Mary Pat Kremer sits at the Norse Commons register; a single bobby pin holds back her gray locks and a red cardigan complements her work uniform. She invites students in for dinner, asking each individual how they’re doing with a look of genuine conce...

REVIEW: Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water

REVIEW: Guillermo del Toro’s <i>The Shape of Water</i>

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

November 25, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews

Green: The medicinal-pale exterior of a new 1963 Cadillac Coupe de Ville. The shade of twenty half-eaten key lime pie slices, stored in a refrigerator. The Jell-O wiggling at the focal point of a Norman Rockwell-esque painting. And the reptilian skin of The Shape of Water’s aquatic love interest: the p...

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.
Arts & Life