The Northerner

Taylor Musgrove's self portrait for the @nkusocial Instagram account.

SOTA artist discusses recent projects

Kiley Steiner , Contributor April 18, 2021

Noelle Stevenson. Mel Springer. These names may not be familiar to some, but for Senior Visual Communication Design (VCD) Major Taylor Musgrove they serve as inspiration for her own artwork.  Musgrove...

ART 317 student Kaila Hicks brings greenery inside to practice studio photography.

NKUsocial Instagram serves as unique place for student artists to share work

Kiley Steiner , Contributor April 18, 2021

Assistant Professor of Photography Rachael Banks has created a unique space for the students at Northern Kentucky University who take her ART 317 class: Web and Social Media for Artists to share their...

Norse Violence Prevention Center hosts 'Take Back The Night'

Norse Violence Prevention Center hosts ‘Take Back The Night’

Autumn A. Howard, Reporter April 14, 2021

The Norse Violence Prevention Center (NVPC) Peer Ambassadors hosted a two-part “Take Back The Night” event Tuesday evening. About 20 people virtually attended the first part of the event that featured...

How has the pandemic affected healthy eating and wellness?

Autumn A. Howard, Reporter April 14, 2021

Lyndsay Barto, a registered dietician for Realize Wellbeing, occasionally helps Northern Kentucky University’s (NKU) Director of University Wellness, Kim Baker with assisting faculty and staff on...

New student organizations in a pandemic: Mattingly Brothers Garage

New student organizations in a pandemic: Mattingly Brothers Garage

Noah Schuler, Contributor March 29, 2021

This past year has made proper social engagement difficult for many students. Without the ability to gather in person,  Student organizations have had to adapt and adjust their activities to fit the...

New student organization aims to take action against discrimination on campus

Braden White , Contributor February 22, 2021

After protests sparked across the country last summer calling for racial justice, five students within NKU’s English department agreed that there needed to be a statement not only on behalf of the...

Senate Bill 1 puts undocumented students at risk

Senate Bill 1 puts undocumented students at risk

Proposed bill in Kentucky potentially reinforces immigration law
Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor March 5, 2020
Introduced in the Kentucky Senate on Jan. 7, Senate Bill 1 would prohibit sanctuary policies in the state. Sanctuary areas prevent law enforcement from questioning people on their legal status.
Karla Boldery created Latina Entrepreneur Academy in 2016.

Female entrepreneurs share their road to success

Women of color shared their success stories to students and faculty
Rachel Smith, Reporter November 13, 2019
During the first annual Women's Entrepreneurship Week, NKU invited women of color to share their experiences as entrepreneurs with students and faculty.
Newport Syndicate, formally known as Glenn Schmidt Playtorium, was a mob hangout.

The original ‘Sin City’: exploring Newport’s past of mobs, crimes and more

Rachel Smith, Reporter October 25, 2019

1955 Frank Sinatra gambled in the back room of the casinos on York Street. Dean Martin entertained guests at infamous mafia member Frank “Screw” Andrews’ house parties. And criminal racketeer Melvin...

Isabel Sleczkowski, president of Lavender Society.

Student activist promotes LGBTQ inclusivity, education

The president of Lavender Society is a 'loud, proud lesbian'
Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief October 9, 2019

Isabel Sleczkowski is a loud, proud lesbian. Or at least that’s how she describes herself.  She’s a friend; she’s a safe place. She occasionally puts too much on her plate but tries to give everything...

Student body president Jarett Lopez.

Student body president advocates for on-campus LGBTQ+ rights

Jarett Lopez strives to enact equality for all
Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor October 9, 2019

For Jarett Lopez, student body president, his interests in politics and civic engagement have always derived from his identity as someone who’s gay.  “Once you start looking into queer theory,...

Smelly plants outside HIC: Do the benefits outweigh the assault on our nostrils?

Ever notice a strange odor around HIC? There's a reason for it
Noël Waltz, Copy Editor October 2, 2019

Students have noticed a strange smell on their commute between classes, particularly concentrated near the gardens outside of the Health Innovation Center. The university paid special attention to this...

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