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An infographic depicting the timeline for NKU Esports over the last few years.

NKU Esports program celebrates promising start to varsity program

The program had a very successful first year at NKU
Noah Schuler, Reporter May 11, 2021

Over the past year, NKU has seen the rise of its Esports program in ways few might have seen coming. At this time last year, NKU’s Esport Club had just received a $75,000 grant from NKU’s Innovation...

The Bias Incident Response Team was introduced in a Zoom town hall discussion on Wednesday, April 21.

NKU creates Bias Incident Response Team for more supportive campus

Dung Nguyen, Reporter May 8, 2021

The Office of Inclusive Excellence introduced the Bias Incident Response Team in a public town hall discussion via Zoom on Wednesday, April 21. Based on Northern Kentucky University’s Bias Incident Response...

The entrance to Health, Counseling and Student Wellness in University Center. A frosted glass door.

Counseling center: meeting students where they are

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor May 2, 2021

One of the biggest concerns for Amy Clark, director of Student Counseling Services, during the past year has been being able to meet students’ needs—wherever they are. Because of COVID-19 and the need...

Empty seats inside BB&T Arena.

How NKU Athletics has been hit by the pandemic financially

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor May 2, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that began to spread across the United States and the rest of the world last year, the NCAA experienced a $600 million drop in revenue from 2019, due in large part to the cancellation...

“Thank you for practicing social distancing” sign in front of the Rec Center on campus in the grass.

‘Science is not political’: Faculty discuss COVID-19 cases and vaccines

Madison Plank, News Editor May 2, 2021

NKU COVID-19 cases have been tracked for the last year or so and have, overall, been low compared to the rest of the surrounding Northern Kentucky counties. However, steps still need to be taken to overcome...

Students sitting on the steps inside the HIC.

‘I’m seeing a light at the end of the tunnel’: faculty discuss 2021 fall semester plans

Rachel Smith, News Editor May 2, 2021

NKU is returning to mostly in-person classes in the fall, but campus community members are still planning to carry impactful experiences and lessons from the pandemic with them as they return to a new...

Facial coverings are now required to be worn on campus over the summer.

‘It feels like it’s been forever’: Students discuss why they got a COVID-19 vaccine

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief May 2, 2021

Junior neuroscience major Katie Clough received both doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Her reasoning? Simply wanting everything to go back to normal.  “I know that the more people that get the...

A sign that, in black text, says NKU. Clouds are in the sky.

How NKU is moving forward during COVID-19

Northerner Staff April 30, 2021

Over the last year, NKU has had to adapt to virtual operations. Classes, appointments, meetings and even commencement were all virtual. Students, staff and faculty learned to adapt to the online environment...

Vanessa Khong, sophomore integrative studies major, is NOVA’s social media coordinator. She describes her experience with anxiety related to Asian-American discrimination.

NOVA: ‘It Needs to Stop’

Kyle Wade, Reporter April 30, 2021

A virus wasn’t the only thing spreading since the onset of COVID-19 as Asian Americans have recently been experiencing an increase in hate crimes. NOVA, an NKU multicultural organization, is working...

A 2021 SGA timeline: everything you need to know

A 2021 SGA timeline: everything you need to know

Madison Plank, News Editor April 28, 2021

Need an overview of every SGA meeting this semester? Here’s an interactive timeline to view the events that occurred at every meeting so far, including some outside events that occurred as well:

Senior Farewell: Editor-in-Chief Natalie Hamren

Senior Farewell: Editor-in-Chief Natalie Hamren

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2021

My entire college experience has been with The Northerner—from my very first day of classes my freshman year to now. It’s hard to imagine what my life will be like after The Northerner since it’s...

Senior Farewell: Managing Editor Josh Kelly

Senior Farewell: Managing Editor Josh Kelly

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor April 27, 2021

I stumbled into The Northerner’s meeting by a matter of being pushed by none other than Natalie. After spending weeks that turned into months in the same classes she and I were waiting in the lobby of...

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