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EDITORIAL: Defending DEI against legislative threats is vital to the future of Kentucky

EDITORIAL: Defending DEI against legislative threats is vital to the future of Kentucky

Kentucky state legislators have put forth an attack on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across the commonwealth’s public university campuses, failing to recognize these initiatives are the best...

A sticker from Patriot Front.

‘Do not silence yourselves’: Editor’s letter motivating students to push further

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor April 4, 2021

The acts of Patriot Front are not accidental. They are not incidentally discriminating against people. When they came to campus in late January, they spray-painted over the names of African women as...

Griffin Hall at night. Its dark outside and there are bright color lights.

EDITORIAL: The Northerner does not tolerate hate

Natalie Hamren and Josh Kelly February 9, 2021

After the impeachment vote of SGA President Lauren Goodwin during Monday’s SGA meeting, many people took to social media to voice their opinion.  Some people were upset at the decision to not impeach...

The Daviess county courthouse where Josh Kelly voted.

EDITORIAL: First-time voting: importance, reflection

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor 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

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,...

Northerner Editor-in-Chief Sam Rosenstiel.

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

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief 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.
Northerner Managing Editor Nicole Browning.

From the managing editor: Goodbye to my Northerner family

Nicole Browning, Managing Editor 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.
Valentines Day: Editors ideas for cheap, free last-minute plans

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

Northerner Staff 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...

In the first trailer for Extremely Wicked, you can see the NKU logo on the side of Steely library.

EDITORIAL: One year after Zac Efron came to NKU

Josh Kelly, Arts & Life Editor 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".
Roommates fill out a roommate agreement when they move into University Housing.

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

Kate Fulmer, Social Media Editor 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?

McKenzie Eskridge, Reporter 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...

Our advisor, Michele Day, with the seniors.

Farewell: Notes from the senior editors

Northerner Staff 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...

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