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NBA Legend Kobe Bryant and eight others pass: An NKU basketball community mourns

NBA Legend Kobe Bryant and eight others pass: An NKU basketball community mourns

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

January 27, 2020

Sunday morning, NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13 year-old daughter Gianna “Gigi” Maria-Onore Bryant died in a helicopter crash along with seven others. TMZ was the first to break the story of Kobe Bryant being involved in the helicopter crash.

NKU Women’s basketball ends weekend 2-0 with Detroit Mercy win

NKU Women’s basketball ends weekend 2-0 with Detroit Mercy win

Ty DeBonis, Reporter

January 26, 2020

The Northern Kentucky women’s basketball team collected their second win of the weekend on Saturday. The Norse won by a score of 72-60 against Detroit Mercy, with the victory the Norse improve to 11-9 on the season. 

WSU remains top of the Horizon League with 95-63 win over NKU

WSU remains top of the Horizon League with 95-63 win over NKU

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

January 25, 2020

Friday nights match up at Nutter Center ended in the Wright State Raiders favor with a whopping 32 point win. NKU now falls to 14-7 on the season and 6-3 in the conference. Wright State advances to 18-4 overall and 8-1 in the Horizon League, only falling to UIC 76-72.

Two SOTA professors nominated for Grammys

Two SOTA professors nominated for Grammys

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

January 24, 2020

Two faculty members of NKU’s School of the Arts will have their names read aloud on music’s biggest night. Kurt Sander and Jason Vest both received Grammy nominations for their work on two different projects.

NKU v WSU: Who will end on top?

NKU v WSU: Who will end on top?

Sierra Newton and Makenzie Hoeferlin

January 24, 2020

Wright State University (WSU) and Northern Kentucky University (NKU) hold the most intense rivalry in the Horizon League, starting in 2015 when NKU joined the league. NKU and WSU have fought back and forth for years, taking turns earning Horizon League titles and going to the NCAA championships. This intense, long-term rivalry began in July of 2015 when it was announced that NKU would be joining the Horizon League.

From college to career: Exploring Northerner alums’ life post-grad

From college to career: Exploring Northerner alums’ life post-grad

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2020

Take a look at where former Northerner reporters, editors, photographers, videographers, designers and other staff members are now.

Immerse yourself in German with Deutschklub

Immerse yourself in German with Deutschklub

Bee Klapper, Reporter

January 22, 2020

Since 2007, NKU’s German club—formally known as “Deutschklub”—has offered opportunities for involvement and immersion into German language and culture to both NKU and German communities in the area. The club doesn't limit membership to only people currently studying German, and the events they’v...

New professor bolsters audio production program

New professor bolsters audio production program

Megan Bechtold, Reporter

January 21, 2020

If you’ve ever heard songs by Peter Frampton, WALK THE MOON or Adam Lambert, or watched an episode of “Seinfeld” or “Everybody Loves Raymond,” you’ve probably heard audio production work from Ashley Shepherd, the new NKU audio production professor of practice.

Covering a community: How an NKU alum shares stories

Covering a community: How an NKU alum shares stories

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2020

Mackenize Manley started at NKU undeclared. Her first semester, she took science courses and hated it; chemistry was not her strong suit.  Eventually, she realized she had a passion for writing and wanted to pursue it more. A friend encouraged her to contribute to The Northerner, so she wrote a ...

Her love of journalism started at NKU. Now she shares it with Cincinnati

Her love of journalism started at NKU. Now she shares it with Cincinnati

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2020

Abby Dawn’s favorite Northerner memory is being pushed down Griffin Hall’s first floor in a chair, spinning and laughing as she and her co-workers awaited election results.  Dawn (née Anstead), along with every other Northerner staff member, was working until 2 a.m. in 2016 to find out who the nex...

From NKU to BuzzFeed: Exploring an alum’s career

From NKU to BuzzFeed: Exploring an alum’s career

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2020

“What kind of a tree are you?” It’s the question that sparked Tara Derington’s love for journalism.  Barbara Walters followed-up Katharine Hepburn’s statement about being a tree in the 1981 ABC interview by asking her what kind of tree she would be.  Ever since then, Derington has b...

Students, faculty, staff volunteer for MLK Day of Service

Students, faculty, staff volunteer for MLK Day of Service

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

January 21, 2020

More than 600 NKU students, faculty, staff and alumni volunteered on campus to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the second annual NKU Day of Community Service, according to Arnie Slaughter, co-interim chief student affairs officer and dean of students.

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