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REVIEW: Lil Yachty – Lil Boat 2

REVIEW: Lil Yachty – Lil Boat 2

Kayla Lumpkins, Reviewer

March 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinions, Reviews

Dropping his sophomore album Lil Boat 2 on the anniversary of his debut project, Lil Boat, Atlanta’s Lil Yachty hopes fans take to his new material better than they did his last album, Teenage Emotions. In an interview with Ebro Darden on Beats1, he discussed how he felt like he let fans down wit...

EDITORIAL: In the mountains, the option to serve

EDITORIAL: In the mountains, the option to serve

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2018


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

Highways carved into mountains guided three vans of NKU students to the area where the War on Poverty was first declared by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. It’s a surreal encounter with a niche culture unlike the one I grew up in, just a few hours away in central Kentucky. Houses and trailers freckle...

EDITORIAL: Liking yourself is rebellious in a consumer culture

EDITORIAL: Liking yourself is rebellious in a consumer culture

McKenzie Eskridge, Reporter

February 12, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Viewpoints

Consumer culture: you’ll never be enough. The road to American consumerism has been a slow build, but the core reason you’ll never feel satisfied with your appearances or confident in your ambitions is quite simple: self-esteem is not good for economic growth. We buy when we feel insecure and worried ab...

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!

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