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EDITORIAL: In the mountains, the option to serve

NKLI hosted the Spring Empowerment Retreat.
Some students spent Spring Break in Appalachia for Northern Kentucky Leadership Institute's (NKLI) Empowerment Service Retreat.
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...

EDITORIAL: Liking yourself is rebellious in a consumer culture

Reporter McKenzie Eskridge examines self-love in a  consumer culture.
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...

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
The Northerner is partnering with ProPublica project Documenting Hate.
February 3, 2018

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...

OPINION: I march because ‘Love Saves Lives’

Attendees took to the streets of Washington Jan. 19 to participate in the 45th annual March for Life.
January 26, 2018

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...

The Northerner’s top 10 stories of 2017

The Northerner's top 10 stories of 2017
December 30, 2017
2017 was a busy year for us. Revisit our 10 most viewed stories here!

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

An honors class that focused on feminist punk rock met to give their final presentations after a semester of musing about feminism is, through the lens of punk rock movements.
McKenzie Eskridge navigates a classroom exploring '90s-era Riot Grrrl punk, waxing her own sentiments on what feminism means in the modern-era.
December 27, 2017

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...

OPINION: The Northerner stands with the College Heights Herald

WKU Herald's logo.
From The Northerner staff to The College Heights Herald: We stand with you.
December 1, 2017

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...

EDITORIAL: End-of-semester horoscopes

EDITORIAL: End-of-semester horoscopes
November 7, 2017

Aries: someone will catch your eye in the SU--your infatuation mirrored with the overwhelming scent of French fries glazed in grease at Steak n' Shake. You'll construct an image of who they are based on...

OPINION: Where’s the end?

Kevin Spacey in 2011 arriving for the Mikhail Gorbachev 80th birthday concert. This week, several men have come forward with sexual assault allegations about the House of Cards actor.
No. Really, where?
November 2, 2017

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...

And Then There Was Silence

And Then There Was Silence
September 11, 2017

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...

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

Opinion: In absence of local radio, community is left more fragmented
August 23, 2017

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....

A goodbye from the editor of The Northerner

A goodbye from the editor of The Northerner
April 19, 2017

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...

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