The Northerner

Turn up the volume!

April 17, 2012

With Geoffrey Mearns now officially the incoming Northern Kentucky University president, there is a lot of talk about what is going to be changed and implemented. For the most part, The Northerner has been quiet about asking questions or presenting requests to presidential candidates. While we’re...

Staff stands by recent controversial article

April 3, 2012

A recent story published by The Northerner has caught the eye of many people, including journalism professors, the department of communication chair and even the dean of the college of informatics. Critics are calling “Student voices discontent with professor” “unethical,” “sloppy journalism”...

Staff writers’ rebuttal

Tara Derington & Caitlin Centner, Staff writers

April 3, 2012

Claire Higgins’ article, “Student voices discontent with professor,” has created a lot of buzz this past week. We are not apprehensive about publishing an article with a touchy subject; as journalists it is our job to report the facts. But reporting comes with moral and ethical responsibilities...

Debate livens up candidates

March 27, 2012

On Monday, March 26, the SGA presidential and vice presidential candidates met in the Governance Room of the Student Union for their only debate before the election. They took questions and challenged each other in front of a crowd of around 50 students. The event, hosted by The Northerner, gave...

Pres. forums a must

March 20, 2012

On March 19, Northern Kentucky University announced that it has reached its decision on the final three candidates for the presidential search. Jonathan Gibralter, president of Frostburg State University in Maryland, and David Eisler, president of Ferris State University in Michigan, have been chosen...


February 29, 2012

#bellarminehateweek. A trending topic on Twitter in Cincinnati. While Northern Kentucky University students may have been excited about the prospect of a rivalry -- a certain boost in school spirit -- the behavior intertwined with this rivalry wasn’t handled in the most positive manner. NKU students...

Chi Omega declines

February 21, 2012

Recently, and rather unexpectedly, students were told that the Chi Omega sorority decided to not create a chapter at Northern Kentucky University. According to Chi Omega’s website, they are the largest sorority in the world and have initiated over 300,000 people. They currently have 173 chapters...

February 14, 2012

Welp, in case you haven’t noticed, our website,, was hacked. Early Tuesday morning, our adviser Jacque Day logged on only to see an error page. Apparently, the “hack” happened within the last few days. According to our host School Newspapers Online (SNO), we had over 7,000 subscribers,...

The $4,087 student

January 31, 2012

In this week’s issue, staff writer Zachary Rogers previews The Rally for Higher Education. The event, which will be held Feb. 7, is exactly the type of call to action that Northern Kentucky University students need to respond to. We can all afford to be lazy occasionally. On a Friday night, when...

Oh, lucky thirteen

January 25, 2012

Thanks to the Great Icy Doom of 2012, we weren’t able to make it Lexington this year to accept our Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association awards. So we relied on our brave adviser Jacque Day to return them to us. Here’s the low-down on what we missed: For 2011, The Northerner received 13 KIPA...

More than tweets

Staf Editorial

January 17, 2012

The brief Jan. 11 Board of Regents meeting set Twitter feeds on fire because the Student Union will be renamed. However, one very important bit of information fell by the wayside: the potential budget cut of up to 7 percent that NKU could face in the next fiscal year. NKU draws most of its funding...


Karli Wood, Editor-in-chief

January 10, 2012

It seems that every time a new editor-in-chief addresses The Northerner readership for the first time, we make it a point to detail the large amount of “change” that has happened. Well, yet again, things have changed here at The Northerner. As displayed to readers in our Dec. 7 issue, the last...

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