The Northerner

Organization funding needed for growth

Staff editorial

April 11, 2013

Northern Kentucky University is a growing and progressing school. Ask anyone around the NKU community about our school and you can be sure to hear something very similar if not that exact same line. Yet, there is still that same stigmatic idea that seems to manifest itself into the idea of our university:...

Rumors on the rise, administration stays quiet

March 21, 2013

Eaton firing leads to speculation across campus Staff editorial: With the termination of Athletic Director Scott Eaton, it seems like the games have really begun on NKU’s campus. Students campus-wide have been piecing together news bits, using them as clues and trying to figure out just what et...

Glass ceiling still exists for women in workplace

R.L. Gladden, Contributing writer

February 28, 2013

Look around in your classes. And then look around on campus. You may have noticed that, more often than not, you are likely to see more female than male students. In fact, more than half of NKU’s student population is comprised of women, according to the NKU website. This trend is mirrored nationally...

Instagram ethics still up for debate

Staff editorial

February 21, 2013

The ethics and guidelines for journalism are always in question. Ethics are a touchy subject because they are so hard to define, and every journalist has different ethical codes. Of course there are the obvious basics that journalists follow (seek truth and report it, minimize harm, act independently...

Call to SGA: Wake up and reach out

Staff editorial

February 14, 2013

The Student Government Association at NKU is a hardworking group of people. They hold formal meetings every Monday, work with the university administration and executives, they even create their own resolutions to better student life on campus. This year though, it’s not exactly clear who SGA is serving. For...

Nervous about public speaking?

Stephen Johnson, Contributing writer

February 7, 2013

It’s no far stretch to say that perhaps the most dreaded class during most college students’ experience is public speaking.  The very thought of having to address an audience of two dozen peers plus a professor judging you can cause rueful feelings of fear, nausea and anxiety.  For most, the experience...

The Northerner brings home awards

January 31, 2013

Being on staff at a student newspaper like The Northerner is hard work. The staff works countless hours every week to produce a newspaper that serves the NKU community, which includes students, faculty and staff. The staff still goes to classes,  and racks up late hours doing homework like any other...

Twitter can be a good move for Mearns

Twitter can be a good move for Mearns

Staff editorial

January 17, 2013

Northern Kentucky University’s president has joined the ranks of other university leaders in the Twitter-verse. Geoff Mearns sent his first tweet Jan. 11, in response to many students who tweeted him first, welcoming him to the social media giant. Tweeting, Mearns said, is his way of becoming more...

Student Media seniors say farewell

Student Media seniors say farewell

Samantha Hayden, Photo Editor

December 6, 2012

Jeffonia Wynn “Ms. Ebony J” Norse Code Radio General Manager My time here at NKU has been more than I could ever imagine. I have made lifetime friends and have learned skills that will take me a long way as I continue to pursue a career in EMB. Thank you everyone for your support over the years, I am tr...

The Northerner adopts new comment policy

Claire Higgins, Editor-in-chief

November 29, 2012

The Thanksgiving break wasn’t all fun and games for The Northerner, instead we faced an issue I had yet to experience or deal with. On Nov. 19, The Northerner published an article online about a former NKU staff member recently being charged with voyeurism. By the end of the night, comments were...

New resolution should be thought through some more

November 14, 2012

Should end of the semester student evaluations for professors be released to students when they are signing up for classes? Well, that is the question that our student government has seemed to answer for us — and it is yes. This is mainly because ratemyprofessor.com, which is heavily referred to...

Learning process continues for student media outlets

Claire Higgins, Editor-in-chief

November 7, 2012

With the excitement of the presidential election and the coverage that needed to be done in the final days of campaigning, leaving for a college media conference may not have been the best idea. But, we couldn’t say no to the opportunity to learn from some of the best broadcasters and journalists in...

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