The Northerner

New MBB coach wants ‘a thousand students in the gym’

New MBB coach wants ‘a thousand students in the gym’

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

August 23, 2019

Head men’s basketball coach Darrin Horn is looking to make NKU the hardest place to play in the Horizon League. Through the summer, he’s prepared his team to play a more competitive schedule, and wants Norse Nation to match the energy.  “We need a thousand students in BB&T Arena,” Horn said. ...

‘The Big Event’ brings students together

‘The Big Event’ brings students together

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

August 22, 2019

Lots of unfamiliar people, a variety of odd yet exciting events and everyone in attendance confused and unsure of what they should be doing—NKU’s first annual The Big Event was the perfect metaphor for college.

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.

Student comedian drafting show about when ‘it’ hits the fan

Student comedian drafting show about when ‘it’ hits the fan

Abby Behrens, Assistant Video Editor

February 26, 2019

Theatre performance sophomore Trevor Browning has found a home in SOTA's Henry Konstantinow Theatre writing and producing his very own stand up comedy shows. Northerner Assistant Video Editor Abby Behrens digs deeper to further understand Browning’s inspiration and writing process for his performances.

WATCH- Nontraditional Students and Their Stories

WATCH- Nontraditional Students and Their Stories

December 5, 2018

Nontraditional students tend to blend into the crowd among the traditional students on campus. You may not notice how different their life is compared to yours and the hardships they go through. Luckily at Northern Kentucky University we are fortunate enough to have a variety of resources available ...

WATCH- How Steely Library Can Get You Through Finals

WATCH- How Steely Library Can Get You Through Finals

December 5, 2018

As finals are quickly approaching, students are coming to Steely Library more than ever to study for exams, complete homework, or finish final projects. However, many students are unaware of all of the resources that are available to them at Steely.

WATCH- Norse on the Rise! Part 2

WATCH- Norse on the Rise! Part 2

December 3, 2018

Community support has been a crucial part of Norse Basketball success since the programs beginning. Rick Meyers and Kim Vance has seen this support from basketball's early days to now and how the changes in the community have effected the community.

WATCH- Phi Mu Hosts Charity Spelling Bee

WATCH- Phi Mu Hosts Charity Spelling Bee

December 3, 2018

Phi Mu Sorority hosted an All Greek Spelling Bee on Thursday, November 29th. This even brought together greek chapters for a friendly spelling competition to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network Hospital

WATCH- Seniors Present Their Capstones in Art Gallery

WATCH- Seniors Present Their Capstones in Art Gallery

November 30, 2018

NKU Graphic Design BFA students showcase their senior capstone projects for the public to enjoy. Project topics range greatly, from marketing designs to art focused on women empowerment. Students work on these projects all year long to have them displayed in the fine arts gallery on NKU's campus. ...

WATCH- Norse Basketball on the Rise! Part 1

WATCH- Norse Basketball on the Rise! Part 1

November 26, 2018

Men's basketball is on the rise at NKU and over the past few years it has garnered national attention. Student support is an important part of the continued success of the basketball team. Unaffiliated student-run accounts such as Valhalla Vanguard have popped up, creating further buzz on different ...

NKU saxophonist paves way for black women in jazz

NKU saxophonist paves way for black women in jazz

Noël Waltz, Reporter

November 19, 2018

At 9 years old, Kayla Upthegrove received her first saxophone. She immediately joined her parents, who are also musicians, in their basement to play. “I was just playing random notes, just having a ball making noises come out of this instrument,” said Upthegrove. Little did they know that Upthegrove...

Karamo Brown wows SU crowd with message of love, self-esteem

Karamo Brown wows SU crowd with message of love, self-esteem

Kane Mitten, Copy Editor

October 10, 2018

Karamo Brown, social activist and star of Netflix’s original series “Queer Eye” took the stage for a sold-out event in the Student Union ballroom on Monday night during NKU’s celebration of LGBTQ History Month.

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