The Northerner

EDITORIAL: First-time voting: importance, reflection

The Daviess county courthouse where Josh Kelly voted.
November 3, 2020

I voted for President Barack Obama in the fourth grade. No, my ballot didn’t count—I was only nine after all. But let me explain. In fourth grade, during the 2008 election, Scholastic had a nationwide...

EDITORIAL: Reflecting on National Suicide Prevention Month

EDITORIAL: Reflecting on National Suicide Prevention Month
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,...

From the editor-in-chief: My thanks to The Northerner

Northerner Editor-in-Chief Sam Rosenstiel.
Thank you, NKU, for trusting us with your stories.
May 13, 2019
Never let a fear of not being good enough keep you from finding what you love. There’s always a reason not to do something. Sometimes, you just have to knock on the door.

From the managing editor: Goodbye to my Northerner family

Northerner Managing Editor Nicole Browning.
You made these four years something I will never forget.
May 13, 2019
I will always love writing and you all helped remind me of that, but you also made these four years something I will never forget.

Valentine’s Day: Editor’s ideas for cheap, free last-minute plans

Valentine's Day: Editor's ideas for cheap, free last-minute plans
February 14, 2019

Need some ideas for how to spend Valentine's Day weekend? Whether you're in a couple or loving the single life, here are some cheap and free ideas for what to do around campus from our editors: "As...

EDITORIAL: One year after Zac Efron came to NKU

In the first trailer for
January 26, 2019
Read one student's story about his experience hunting down Zac Efron on the NKU-based set of "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile".

EDITORIAL: When ‘roomie’ doesn’t equal ‘bestie’

Roommates fill out a roommate agreement when they move into University Housing.
August 20, 2018

A new school year can often mean new roommates. Whether you’re a freshman sharing your room for the first time or a senior living with another random roommate, almost everyone has dealt with the intolerable...

EDITORIAL: Why did I do school?

EDITORIAL: Why did I do school?
May 4, 2018

Ask most students on campus why they came to college and the knee-jerk response is get a job that pays well that (ideally) we don’t hate. There are other expectations, too:  meeting new friends, exploring...

Farewell: Notes from the senior editors

Our advisor, Michele Day, with the seniors.
April 26, 2018

We admit: We're more than a little sad to let our seniors go. From reporting on the fly (sometimes skipping class to do so, shh...) to working long hours and late nights in the newsroom, our graduates...

Farewell: Senior Arts & Life Editor Jude Noel

Farewell: Senior Arts & Life Editor Jude Noel
April 25, 2018

Polarizing as its appearance may be, it’s my opinion that NKU is a beautiful place. I don’t think I realized it until now, taking the opportunity to revisit the past four years of my life, realizing...

EDITORIAL: Student newsrooms must remain independent. Full stop.

EDITORIAL: Student newsrooms must remain independent. Full stop.
#SaveStudentNewsrooms is a campaign against censorship of student press around the nation
April 25, 2018
Today we stand united with the nation’s student journalists and independent student reporting to #SaveStudentNewsrooms.

EDITORIAL: Without job security, how can professors do their job?

Mackenzie Manley and her professor, and mentor, Michele Day.
April 9, 2018

Two weeks ago, on Good Friday, many non-tenure track (NTTR) lecturers at NKU received letters that due to budget uncertainties, they may not have positions next school year. That’s 47 lecturers in...

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