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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


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Viewpoints

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


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Editorial, Featured Story, Viewpoints

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


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Viewpoints

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...

Have you been a victim of hate or bias at NKU? Tell us your story

Have you been a victim of hate or bias at NKU? Tell us your story

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Viewpoints

The Northerner is partnering with investigative reporting nonprofit ProPublica, alongside newsrooms across the nation, to document hate and bias in our community. The FBI definition of hate crimes are “criminal offenses motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender’s bias against a race, reli...

OPINION: I march because ‘Love Saves Lives’

OPINION: I march because ‘Love Saves Lives’

Maria Dossett, Social Media Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Viewpoints

The immense crowd slowly takes shape in the streets. Signs and flags from groups all over the nation wave high above us. Cheers, prayers and songs fill the air around us as we start our journey to the Supreme Court building, where in 1973 the world was changed. My feet are already aching as we walk a...

The Northerner’s top 10 stories of 2017

The Northerner’s top 10 stories of 2017

Northerner Staff

December 30, 2017


Filed under 2017 Recap, Arts & Life, Editorial, Featured Story, News, Opinions, Sports, Student Voices, Viewpoints

2017 was a busy year for us. Revisit our 10 most viewed stories here!

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OPINION: An intersection where ‘Riot Grrrl’ meets modern-day

OPINION: An intersection where ‘Riot Grrrl’ meets modern-day

McKenzie Eskridge, Contributor

December 27, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Editorial, Viewpoints

Dr. Diana Belland’s “Feminist Punk Rock” class presented their final projects in the basement of the Honor’s House the last week of fall semester. Centered around the “Riot Grrrl” movement that emerged in the Pacific Northwest and Washington, D.C. in the late 1980s and early 90s, the cour...

OPINION: The Northerner stands with the College Heights Herald

OPINION: The Northerner stands with the College Heights Herald

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

December 1, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Opinions, Viewpoints

In journalism school, we’re told that we’re the “voice for the voiceless,” and “the watchdogs” of society. So, I pose a question: If this is what we’re taught, why are more and more educational institutions attempting to stifle what we’re meant to do? Without student newspapers, the foundations of free sp...

OPINION: Where’s the end?

OPINION: Where’s the end?

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Opinions, Viewpoints

When the news of Harvey Weinstein first broke, I sat down to write an editorial. Then a rape on NKU’s campus was reported. By the time I was finished with my op-ed, I felt as if the piece was no longer timely. I placed it on a shelf of unfinished work, only for it to come crashing back down with a ...

And Then There Was Silence

And Then There Was Silence

Molly Patrick, Contributor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Viewpoints

September 11th: Some know where we were the minute the planes hit the towers or the look on our parents’ faces, but others only know the tragedy through the stories we’re told; on the anniversary of the terror attack that defined a generation one thing we all can share is grief for everyone and ...

Opinion: In absence of local radio, community is left more fragmented

Opinion: In absence of local radio, community is left more fragmented

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Opinions, Viewpoints

WNKU 89.7’s radio frequency went off-air last week.   The loss of local, independent radio is insurmountable not only for the Greater Cincinnati music scene but for voices in the community as well.  I credit my initial love of music to the independent radio I grew up with, Louisville’s WFPK 91.9. Sliding in...

A goodbye from the editor of The Northerner

A goodbye from the editor of The Northerner

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2017


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It has been a long time coming, but in two weeks, it will finally be done. Mom, I finally did it. When I finally walk across the stage May 7 as a college graduate, she won’t be there. It’s been almost 11 years since she passed away. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about her. I certainly wo...

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