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OPINION: Why I advocate for Kentucky universities

OPINION: Why I advocate for Kentucky universities

Hannah Edelen, Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, Opinions, SGA, Viewpoints

Hannah Edelen, secretary of public relations for NKU’s Student Government Association, joined hundreds of others across the Commonwealth on Tuesday at the state capitol to rally for higher education and stand against proposed budget cuts. Here’s why she advocates.

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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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Fall 2017 Editor Farewells

Fall 2017 Editor Farewells

December 7, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Opinions, Viewpoints

We would type some goodbye cliches--that would probably reference Dr. Seuss--but instead, your faithful team of Northerner staff members will leave you with this: you're pretty swell. 10/10, would work with again. Here's some sentimentality, delivered straight from the cool folks themselves.  Cole Grec...

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...

VIDEO | Pumpkin Spice Man on the Street

November 6, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Video

In recent years, Pumpkin Spice has seen a rise in both popularity and resentment. Some may associate it simply with Starbucks and their nationally popular seasonal 'Pumpkin Spice Latte', but the craze that is Pumpkin Spice is much bigger than just a flavor of coffee. It's found its way into a myriad of...

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 ...

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...

OPINION: On a cruise a student explores the disconnect between nature, humanity

OPINION: On a cruise a student explores the disconnect between nature, humanity

Erinn Sweet, Contributor

April 22, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Opinions, Student Voices, Viewpoints

Courtesy of my grandmother’s graduation gift to me, my family and I went on a seven-day cruise to the Dominican, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The trip was a surprise and I did not have the heart to tell my grandmother that I was not exactly fond of cruises. The issue with cruising is that it doe...

OPINION: Just discovered NKU? 10 totally serious facts you need to know

OPINION: Just discovered NKU? 10 totally serious facts you need to know

Nicole Browning, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

March 16, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Opinions, Student Voices, Viewpoints

Editor’s Note: Because so many people are discovering Northern Kentucky University for the first time this week, we here at The Northerner (who, by the way, have covered every NKU basketball game this season and have sat alone in many postgame press conferences as the only external media outlet) felt ...

WATCH | NKU students talk Oscars

WATCH | NKU students talk Oscars

Christopher Decker, Gil Brummett, Matt Krimmer, Sports Editor and Contributors

February 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Opinions, Video

With the 89th Annual Oscars right around the corner, we find out what NKU thinks about the ceremony, their favorite movies, and what they’re excited for in 2017.

Column: NKU Shouldn’t give into pressure

Column: NKU Shouldn’t give into pressure

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Sports, Viewpoints

Not five minutes after the NKU men’s soccer team lost their sixth straight game, this tweet appeared in the mentions of the Northerner Sports account, after reporting the final score of the game. @northernersport ugh, if we're D1, we need to hold our coaches accountable — Andy Kroeger (@A_Kroeger) S...

No restrictions, no excuses for Division I Norse

No restrictions, no excuses for Division I Norse

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

August 10, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Opinions, Sports, Viewpoints

In a moment four years in the making, Northern Kentucky University is now a full member of NCAA Division I athletics. Press releases from the NCAA and NKU confirmed the expected this week.The Norse have served what is, quite frankly, an absurd and unnecessarily severe penance for daring to move up f...

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