The Northerner

How COVID-19 affected NKU

NKU has fully transitioned to an online university amid coronavirus concerns.

Northerner Staff

May 8, 2020

COVID-19 has completely stopped the world. Schools now operate online. Grocery stores are no longer open 24/7. Masks are strongly encouraged to be worn in public—even just for exercise. Coronavirus has changed lives. Coronavirus will always be a significant moment in history. Coronavirus has...

Spring Theatre Preview

Spring Theatre Preview

Northerner Staff

February 19, 2020

The theatre is meant to be a reflection of society. Good theater makes us laugh, cry or shout—but above all, it makes us think about the world we live in. NKU's School of the Arts comes together to put on different shows each semester, whether the shows are on the main stage or in the completely...

NKU v WSU: Who will end on top?

Graphic with The Northerner logo, NKU Norse logo, The Wright State Guardian logo and Wright State athletics logo in all four corners.

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

Top: Mackenzie Manley. Middle: Tara Derington. Bottom: Abby (Anstead) Dawn.

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.

Basketball Preview: The Norse Return

Basketball Preview: The Norse Return

Northerner Staff

November 6, 2019

The Norse return for their 2019-20 season with a new rhythm to winning, coaches and players. The Northerner breaks down what games you need to see, who you need to know and what impact the Norse will make in their quest to the Horizon League tournament and beyond.

LGBTQ History Month: pride, visibility

LGBTQ History Month: pride, visibility

Northerner Staff

October 9, 2019

October's LGBTQ+ History Month on campus highlighted prominent campus leaders and held special events. In addition, guest columns, poetry and art from members of the LGBTQ+ community on campus were contributed in an effort to be inclusive and promote diverse voices.

Things to do in NKY and Cincinnati

A view of the Cincinnati skyline.

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

August 21, 2019

New student? Don't know how to spend your weekends? Check out The Northerner's list of the best things to do in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

How higher ed employees cope with no paid parental leave

Regional higher education institutions don't offer paid parental leave packages. How does that affect employees?

Nicole Browning and Corinne Byrne

April 25, 2019

There is no current standard for paid parental leave in America, and regional universities including NKU, UK, UC, WKU, EKU, Murray State and Morehead State also do not offer paid leave, but are legally protected under the Family Medical Leave Act, which prevents eligible employees from being terminated...

What it takes to be an NKU Cheerleader

What it takes to be an NKU Cheerleader

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

April 18, 2019

What sport encompasses heights, flips, jumps, potential balls hurtling toward you and lifting other people all while remaining smiling and energized? None other than the beast of cheerleading.

Women’s History Month: female empowerment, leadership

Women's History Month: female empowerment, leadership

Northerner Staff

March 8, 2019

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, a celebration of women of all walks of life, The Northerner presents inspiring true stories of NKU’s female students, faculty and administrators. From exceptional athletes who show courage and poise on the course to administrator...

Paving the future, reflecting on the past

Paving the future, reflecting on the past

Natalie Hamren and Josh Kelly

February 6, 2019

 Since the creation of Black History Month in 1976, America comes together every February to celebrate the accomplishments of its Black citizens. Each year, historians always give a platform to Black icons like Muhammed Ali and Rosa Parks, whose stories are often told and retold. For this issue...

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