The Northerner

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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...

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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 she's 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...

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...

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

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...

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...

Paving the future, reflecting on the past

Paving the future, reflecting on the past

Students, staff and faculty tell us how they make their own Black History
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...

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