The Northerner

2020 hasn’t stopped these students

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

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...

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.

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...

Women’s History Month: female empowerment, leadership

Women's History Month: female empowerment, leadership
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
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...

Spring Sports Preview

NKU's spring sports have started and the Northerner has everything you need to know for each team
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...

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