The Northerner

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...

Technology in Griffin Hall needs some improvement

October 10, 2012

As student journalists, we are ever grateful for the recently constructed building that houses the resources we need to prepare for the real world. Griffin Hall is a state-of-the-art building, with a Digitorium, media labs, a broadcast news desk and radio capabilities, that provides students with technology...

Free speech not free after policy change

October 3, 2012

As journalists we like free speech, our job is based on it for the most part. It is something this country has really taken for granted to be honest, but this isn’t a long diatribe on what free speech means to Americans. Instead, it’s a look at the entertaining people that used to come onto campus. New...

We are here to help, so don’t hesitate in interviews

September 26, 2012

As reporters we are going to talk to you, it’s just the way the machine works. We have to talk to people in order to make a living, or in our case here at The Northerner, learn how to make a living. It might be a little unnerving to speak to a reporter, but ultimately we are here to help you. We’re...

Students need to balance tech with old-school skills

September 20, 2012

The ability to read and write is one of the most important skills a human being can possess in life. This is a fact that most of us are often guilty of taking for granted. The U.S. has been blessed in its ability to at least churn out students who can read, write and do basic mathematical functions....

College loans on the rise, students beware of future

September 12, 2012

Going to college is a serious business, in more ways than one. Student loan debt is on the rise with no end in sight. Northern Kentucky University should be active in making sure student loans don’t continue to rise. According to the U.S. Government, the national student loan debt is over $1 trillion....

Drivers frustrated with gravel lots, high parking pass prices

September 6, 2012

With all of Northern Kentucky University’s recent updates and changes, the administration seems to neglect parking lot renovation every year, even though parking passes cost students as much as $210 and full-time faculty $335. The one complaint that is guaranteed to return with students at the beginning...

Standing for independence, but welcoming the support

August 30, 2012

As a student-controlled newspaper, The Northerner has always been carefully critiqued and even sometimes ridiculed. But we’re not the only ones. Public universities nationwide face the same problems. It’s important to remember that we are a student-controlled publication, which means that the...

Summer ends, campus news coverage continues

August 23, 2012

Here we are. The Northerner’s back in action. After a summer of position changes, absences and adding new staff members, a new publication date and big changes at the university, we are still ready to serve the campus as a go-to news source, but we’re hoping for some more input. First off, I...

So long and thanks for…

So long and thanks for…

Karli Wood, Editor-n-chief

April 24, 2012

Dammit, I don’t want to leave. I never thought I’d be saying that. When I joined this staff as a freshman, I intended to stay a staff writer or assistant designer. I didn’t want to touch professional cameras, Mac computers, Photoshop or investigative news stories. Now, here I am, sitting...

One more time: Thanks for the memories

One more time: Thanks for the memories

Elizabeth Parsons, Copy desk chief

April 24, 2012

I have always been what you might call a “Grammar Nazi.” There’s a joke in my family that I was born with a dictionary and pencil in my grubby little hands. Working for The Northerner has served to solidify that aspect of my life. I’m that person behind the scenes making sure the copy is as...

It’s not easy saying goodbye

It’s not easy saying goodbye

Roxanna Blevins, Assignment editor

April 24, 2012

I came to Northern Kentucky University at the perfect time. It was a strange period, rife with changes, both in my personal life and on NKU’s campus. When I came to NKU, Griffin Hall was still under construction. This year, the building was finished, and I got to take advantage some of the technology...

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