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EDITORIAL: Reflecting on National Suicide Prevention Month

EDITORIAL: Reflecting on National Suicide Prevention Month

Corinne Byrne, Arts & Life Editor

September 13, 2020

Content Warning: This article discusses mental health and suicide. If you or someone you know are experiencing suicidal thoughts, call or text the national suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255, available 24/7.  The counselor looked at me from across his desk, hands folded, and asked me what ...

Student Poetry Corner

Student Poetry Corner

Sarah Williams-Bryant and Samantha Harrell

September 7, 2020

"Miss America Protest" by Sarah Williams-Bryant, junior creative writing studies major There is no doubt in my mind,  That I am a raging feminist.  If I had been alive in 1968,  I would have burned my bra,  In 1920 I’d be friends with Alice Paul. In 2011, if I was not 13 at the time,  I would ha...

What face mask would your zodiac sign wear?

What face mask would your zodiac sign wear?

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

August 29, 2020

As a part of Healthy@NKU, students, faculty, and staff are mandated to wear a mask when they are on campus. Students are using this opportunity to express their interests, hobbies and other traits about themself, but what masks do the stars say fit your personality? Aries: The strong and confident Aries will ...

REVIEW: Phoebe Bridgers Releases ‘Punisher’

REVIEW: Phoebe Bridgers Releases ‘Punisher’

Noelle Horn, News Editor

June 19, 2020

“I’m not pushing the record until things go back to ‘normal’ because I don’t think they should. Here it is a little early. Abolish the police. Hope you like it,” is how indie rock artist Phoebe Bridgers announced on twitter that her sophomore album “Punisher” would be releasing a day e...

Letter from the editors: reporting on injustice

Letter from the editors: reporting on injustice

Natalie Hamren and Josh Kelly

June 3, 2020

As journalists, it’s our job to report the truth.  We strive for objectivity, neutrality and unbiased reporting.  While the facts of our nation’s history may be uncomfortable and disheartening, in order to grow from our history, we must first learn it truthfully. Let us tell you the t...

How COVID-19 affected NKU

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

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 has changed lives. Coronavirus will always be a significant moment in history. Coronavirus has...

A conversation with senior Janiah Miller

Janiah Miller, integrative studies major.

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 8, 2020

Major: Integrative studies. I have three minors. Political science, social justice and university honors with two focus areas in women and gender studies and public service. What organizations have you been involved with during your time at NKU? I was in the Student Government Association for 2.5 years,...

A conversation with senior Alex Navarro-Guzman

Alex Navarro-Guzmán, international business and human resource management major

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 8, 2020

Major: International Business and Human Resource Management  What organizations have you been involved in at NKU? Resident Assistant for the Office of University Housing  Student Worker for Latino Programs & Services President of Alpha Psi Lambda Vice President of Delta Sigma Pi,...

From the perspective of Allison Weihe

President of the College Panhellenic Association Allison Weihe, center.

Allison Weihe, PHC President

May 8, 2020

The influence that COVID-19 has had on the NKU community like many others has been incredibly significant, and our fraternity and sorority life community has been especially affected. The vast majority of our reach leaned on in-person programming and events designed to educate and support our communi...

From the perspective of A.J. Miller

Far left, coordinator for student engagement A.J. Miller

A.J. Miller, Coordinator, Student Engagement

May 8, 2020

Spring Break is typically a time of renewal. For students, it’s an opportunity to take a break from classes, maybe explore a new city or even pick up some extra shifts at work. For Faculty/Staff it’s a week to get caught up and hopefully maybe even get ahead. This year, Spring Break is associate...

From the perspective of Dr. John Alberti

President Ashish Vaidya with members of the English department.

Dr. John Alberti, Chair of the English Department

May 8, 2020

“So what can you do with an English major?” Reflecting on the past six weeks of teaching and learning under quarantine, this perennial question—one that makes English majors and teachers alike roll our eyes and sigh—has taken on a new relevance.  My usual answer is to, like a good En...

From the perspective of Dr. Kimberly Lazzeri

In 2019, the music department performed Menotti’s “The Old Maid and the Thief”

Dr. Kimberly Lazzeri, Associate Professor of Voice

May 8, 2020

As musicians, we rely upon togetherness.  We sing together, play together, listen together, breathe together, and even tune together so that we are completely in sync with one another. And what’s more, we rely upon togetherness with our audiences—the bond that is formed between human beings all ...

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