The Northerner

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

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.

From the managing editor: Goodbye to my Northerner family

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.

Valentine’s Day: Editor’s 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 my girlfriend and I met in college, we have yet to go back to her (booming) hometown of Columbus together. ...

EDITORIAL: One year after Zac Efron came to NKU

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".

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

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 roommate drama during their college experience. Here are some tips and tricks to help you wit...

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 your identity and seeking new experiences. But,at the end of the day it seems impossible to ...

Farewell: Notes from the senior editors

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 will be missed. Here are their goodbyes. Ugh, do you have to go? ...

Farewell: Senior Arts & Life Editor Jude Noel

Farewell: Senior Arts & Life Editor Jude Noel

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

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 that my fondest memories of college are abstract, sensory experiences. I let myself slip into a daydre...

EDITORIAL: Student newsrooms must remain independent. Full stop.

EDITORIAL: Student newsrooms must remain independent. Full stop.

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

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?

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

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

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 the arts & sciences, 15 in informatics, 16 in education, and more across campus. They’re the...

EDITORIAL: In the mountains, the option to serve

EDITORIAL: In the mountains, the option to serve

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2018

Highways carved into mountains guided three vans of NKU students to the area where the War on Poverty was first declared by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. It’s a surreal encounter with a niche culture unlike the one I grew up in, just a few hours away in central Kentucky. Houses and trailers freckle...

EDITORIAL: Liking yourself is rebellious in a consumer culture

EDITORIAL: Liking yourself is rebellious in a consumer culture

McKenzie Eskridge, Reporter

February 12, 2018

Consumer culture: you’ll never be enough. The road to American consumerism has been a slow build, but the core reason you’ll never feel satisfied with your appearances or confident in your ambitions is quite simple: self-esteem is not good for economic growth. We buy when we feel insecure and worried ab...

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