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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.

Basketball Preview: The Norse Return

Basketball Preview: The Norse Return

Northerner Staff

November 6, 2019

The Norse return for their 2019-20 season with new 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

Things to do in NKY and Cincinnati

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

How higher ed employees cope with no paid parental leave

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...

GALLERY: NKU’s 5th Annual Pride March

GALLERY: NKU’s 5th Annual Pride March

Jude Noel and Emerson Swoger

April 2, 2018

  Students took to the Student Union Plaza this morning to attend NKU's 5th Annual Pride March, which officially kicked off Pride Week, organized by LGBTQ Programs and Services. The march started at 11:50 a.m. and ended back at the Student Union, where attendees were invited to a resource ...

Spring Sports Preview

Spring Sports Preview

Northerner Sports Staff

February 21, 2018

The unseasonably warm temperatures the past week and a half have welcomed with open arms the start of the spring sports season here at Northern Kentucky University. Baseball and softball opened their respective seasons last weekend while tennis has played several indoor matches so far. While the re...

TIMELINE: A Northerner retrospective

TIMELINE: A Northerner retrospective

Mackenzie Manley and Jude Noel

February 13, 2018

NKU is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. For almost as long as this university has operated, The Northerner has been there through the rises, the falls and the parking woes (the one constant in all of NKU's history). Here are some of the highlights of our coverage since the presses started...

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