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2020 hasn’t stopped these students

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Students find ways to create, advocate and grow during the global pandemic
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...

The Northerner’s Election Guide

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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...

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

Senior Theatre and Philosophy major Isabel Sleczkowski sits in her apartment where she's been quarantining since July.
Three COVID-19 stories—ranging from ER visits to no symptoms at all
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...

How COVID-19 affected NKU

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

NKU v WSU: Who will end on top?

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Editor's Note: Made in conjunction with Wright State Campus Reporter, 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.
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
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
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

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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?
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...

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