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REVIEW: Rich Brian – “Amen”

REVIEW: Rich Brian – “Amen”

Kayla Lumpkins, Reviewer

February 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews, Viewpoints

Rich Brian, formerly known as Rich Chigga, just dropped his highly anticipated debut album “Amen,” a cohesive body of work that proves the 18-year-old rapper from Indonesia is more than a fluke. The 14-track album includes the hit single “Glow Like Dat,” “Attention,” which features Offset, and his ...

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.

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

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Viewpoints

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 “criminal offenses motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender’s bias against a race, reli...

REVIEW: Drake’s ‘Scary Hours’ frighteningly introspective

REVIEW: Drake’s ‘Scary Hours’ frighteningly introspective

Kayla Lumpkins, Reporter

January 28, 2018


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Reviews, Viewpoints

Drake dropped his new EP “Scary Hours" last week, making it the first project fans have heard since last year’s “More Life.”  The Grammy-winning artist released an EP comprised of two-tracks,  “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity.” As a Drake fan, I felt like he’d been quiet f...

OPINION: I march because ‘Love Saves Lives’

OPINION: I march because ‘Love Saves Lives’

Maria Dossett, Social Media Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Viewpoints

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 Supreme Court building, where in 1973 the world was changed. My feet are already aching as we walk a...

Review: ‘Losing Sleep’ tour countrified BB&T Arena

Review: ‘Losing Sleep’ tour countrified BB&T Arena

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews, Viewpoints

My dad introduced country music to me when I was a little kid. The radio in our garage would blare the Indiana’s Eagle 99.3 as he worked on various tasks. On our fishing trips to Kentucky Lake, the old, beat up radio in our Triton boat played the southern drawls of older country music artists I didn’...

An editor’s guide to ‘snow cream’

An editor’s guide to ‘snow cream’

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

January 12, 2018


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Viewpoints

Begin scene: Me, at the age of six. The pants I’m wearing are so puffy that I waddle. My mother made me wear them, despite my protests that I could stay warm in a pair of jeans. I open the door of my suburban home (memories of the place are now awash in nostalgic, smudged tones) to a blinding landscape: ...

New Year: Now, Crosswords!

Kairi Freudenberg, Crossword Editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Viewpoints

You asked for it -- we delivered! Test your wits with our first crossword puzzle of 2018, inspired by the month of January. If you find yourself stumped, take a peek at our nifty cheat sheet. Happy solving!...

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!

The Northerner’s 2017 Recap

The Northerner’s 2017 Recap

Northerner Staff

December 30, 2017


Filed under 2017 Recap, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Multimedia, News, Sports, Viewpoints

From sending off a departing president to welcoming a new one, from a March Madness bid to Horizon League honors, from selling WNKU to building new facilities, from festivals to protests to games and more, The Northerner was there. 

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

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

McKenzie Eskridge, Contributor

December 27, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Editorial, Viewpoints

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 that emerged in the Pacific Northwest and Washington, D.C. in the late 1980s and early 90s, the cour...

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...

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