The Northerner

A conversation with senior Dylan Woodruff

Dylan Woodruff marketing major

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 8, 2020

Major: Marketing What organizations have you been involved in during your time at NKU? Golden Key International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma What have been the biggest challenges for you with transitioning to online? The biggest challenge is probably just having to tackle everythi...

From the perspective of Shomari Kee

NKU's campus recreation center.

Shomari Kee, Director of Campus Recreation

May 8, 2020

The Coronavirus has had a significant impact on Campus Recreation at NKU. The greatest of which was the decision to close the Campus Recreation Center at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18. The initial plan was to close until today. However, the university closed all on-campus events through June 30 which re...

From the perspective of Trevor Browning

A rehearsal of Eurydice. Costume design by Emmy Kaeppner, props designed by Kristin Craven.

Trevor Browning, Producer, The Henry Konstantinow Studio Series

May 8, 2020

The Henry Theatre—our campuses studio outlet for student directors, student actors, student producers, student writers, and student designers—has and always will be a non-profit student organization which is why it has been hit rather hard by the spread of COVID-19 and its effect on campus life a...

A conversation with senior Chris Riehl

Chris Riehl, public relations major

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 8, 2020

Major: Public relations with a minor in health studies What organizations have you been involved in during your time at NKU? Currently I serve as the president of Presidential Ambassadors. I’m also a member of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), and I’m also in Greek life. Wha...

For many essential workers, risking our health is not a choice

Many people still have to work despite the pandemic.

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

May 8, 2020

Sunday was the busiest day of the week for grocery stores. I was on my way to my part-time job as a cashier where I live in Ohio. Leading up to this point, I remember that things were tense and confusion and uncertainty about the COVID-19 pandemic was impacting both customers and employees.  The sto...

A conversation with senior Chinedu Asinugo

Chinedu Asinugo, computer information technology major

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 8, 2020

Major: Computer Information Technology and my focus is on cybersecurity. I have minors in information security and computer forensics.  What organizations have you been involved in during your time at NKU?  Freshman Service Leadership Committee as a leadership mentor President of African Student...

A grocery deliverer’s first-hand experience with COVID-19

Corinne Byrne works for Shipt, a food delivery service.

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 8, 2020

It’s interesting that the very jobs many consider to be worthless are the ones that are deemed essential during a pandemic. The countless times I’ve overheard people demean employees at Walmart, McDonald’s, anywhere where a college degree isn’t necessary to be employed didn’t prepare me fo...

‘Scared and tired’: My story of working during a pandemic

Noël Waltz works at a grocery store.

Noël Waltz, Assistant Design Editor

May 8, 2020

It was my first day back to work after NKU moved to virtual courses and the quarantine was announced. A woman with neatly styled brown hair and a pearl bracelet comes through my check out line. I scan her groceries and, expectedly she asks, “How are you?”  It felt strange hearing such a familiar phra...

A conversation with senior Charlie Kays

Charlie Kays, BFA drawing major

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 7, 2020

Major: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in drawing What have been the biggest challenges for you with transitioning to online? It’s definitely slowed down my workflow a bit. I’m a digital artist, so you would think that it wouldn’t, but transitioning from the concentrated studio space dedicated f...

Farewell: Senior Arts & Life Editor Kane Mitten

Farewell: Senior Arts & Life Editor Kane Mitten

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

May 6, 2020

The Northerner saved my life. I don’t mean this as some kind of joke or exaggerated statement. I came to The Northerner at my lowest point in life after some personal trauma I wouldn’t wish on anyone. The Northerner re-energized me. It gave me a purpose. It helped me find what I’m passionate abou...

Farewell: Senior Sports Editor Sierra Newton

Farewell: Senior Sports Editor Sierra Newton

Sierra Newton, Super Sports Editor

May 5, 2020

I’ve known I wanted to be a journalist since the fifth grade when I wrote an article on our new playground made out of recycled material, but I didn’t really believe I could do it until I joined The Northerner. Joining in the fall of 2018, I didn’t know what to expect but once I started writing,...

The best TV shows to binge while stuck at home

From left to right, top to bottom: Screencaps from

Kane Mitten and Northerner Staff

April 13, 2020

The Northerner editors list the best shows to watch while we're all stuck inside.

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