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2021-22 Basketball Preview: NKU Basketball is Back

2021-22 Basketball Preview: NKU Basketball is Back

Matthew Dietz and Brendan Connelly November 8, 2021

It’s early November, and Norse fans know exactly what that means: NKU basketball season is back.  As the NKU men’s and women’s basketball teams kick off their seasons this week, The Northerner...

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Back to School at NKU: New Opportunities and Adjustments

Northerner Staff September 3, 2021

School is back at NKU. After all the tribulations and adaptations that students, staff and faculty endured last year, NKU has resumed in-person operations throughout campus, and some students are experiencing...

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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...

Kaitlin Minniefield sits on a chair in front of an NKU sign. Shes wearing a white shirt with black dress pants. Her hands are crossed on her lap.

2020 hasn’t stopped these students

Students find ways to create, advocate and grow during the global pandemic
Northerner Staff October 27, 2020

Now that the semester is in full swing, we wanted to highlight students who are making the most of their classes, organizations or hobbies during a pandemic.  Many students’ summers and semesters...

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The Northerner’s Election Guide

Northerner Staff October 7, 2020

The 2020 General Election is approaching. Make sure you're ready to vote by educating yourself on the candidates, requesting an absentee ballot or planning to hit the polls. The Northerner created an...

Senior Theatre and Philosophy major Isabel Sleczkowski sits in her apartment where shes been quarantining since July.

‘I want to live past COVID’: students, alum explain what it’s like to have the disease

Three COVID-19 stories—ranging from ER visits to no symptoms at all
Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief September 22, 2020

Read about two NKU students' and one alum's experience with COVID-19. Isabel Sleczkowski, senior philosophy and theatre BFA major, experienced severe symptoms that sent her to the emergency room twice. Emmy...

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

How COVID-19 affected NKU

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...

Women’s basketball starts Horizon League tournament with a 94-47 statement

Four Norse score in double digits.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor March 4, 2020
NKU women's basketball team opened up the first round of Horizon League tournament play with a whopping 47 point win over Detroit Mercy. Four Norse brought in double digit performances.
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...

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NKU v WSU: Who will end on top?

Editor's Note: Made in conjunction with Wright State Campus Reporter, Makenzie Hoeferlin.
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.
Top: Mackenzie Manley. Middle: Tara Derington. Bottom: Abby (Anstead) Dawn.

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.

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.
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