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R*pe culture: Being a survivor in the #MeToo era

When the #MeToo hashtag trended on Twitter, people took to the platform to express their experiences with sexual assault.

Noël Waltz, Reporter

March 5, 2019

Content warning: This article addresses topics of sexual assault. I still remember the day I woke up to #MeToo trending on Twitter. Thousands upon thousands of survivors took to social media to combat one of the most pervasive aspects of dealing with this trauma: the feeling of being alone. The popul...

Preview: Women’s team hosts Cleveland State on Senior Day

NKU Women's Basketball Players cheer after a point during the game against Green Bay. The Norse fell 81-61.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 24, 2019

The NKU women’s basketball team hosts Cleveland State Vikings Sunday, Feb. 24 at BB&T Arena. The game will be the final home game of the season and honor senior guard Taryn Taugher. The game will also be NKU’s pink game, the Norse partner with the Pink Ribbon Girls, an organization that provides various services to individuals with breast and gynecological cancers.

Cleveland State Preview: No. 1 meets No. 10 at BB&T

NKU Players Celebrate after a point during the game against UNC Asheville. The Norse won 77-50.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 23, 2019

NKU men’s basketball hosts the number 10 team in the Horizon League Saturday night at BB&T Arena. The game is not only the last home game of the season but it is Senior Night. NKU Athletics will be recognizing graduate student point guard Zaynah Robinson and senior forward Drew McDonald.

Preview: NKU hosts No. 2 in the Horizon League

Kailey Coffey (23) is introduced prior to the game against University of Pikeville.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 22, 2019

The NKU women’s basketball team, currently seventh  in the Horizon League, takes on the second-place Youngstown State Penguins on Friday, Feb. 22. The Norse sit at 7-17 overall and 6-8 in the conference, while the Penguins are 20-6 on the season with a 12-3 conference record.

#WrightStateHateWeek preview: Norse hope to remain ‘Kings of Horizon’

Jalen Tate (11) is introduced before the homecoming game against Oakland. The Norse defeated Oakland 79-64.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 15, 2019

The last time the Norse clashed with the Wright State Raiders, they narrowly achieved victory with a score of 68-64.

Valentine’s Day: Editor’s ideas for cheap, free last-minute plans

Valentine's Day: Editor's ideas for cheap, free last-minute plans

Northerner Staff

February 14, 2019

Need some ideas for how to spend Valentine's Day weekend? Whether you're in a couple or loving the single life, here are some cheap and free ideas for what to do around campus from our editors: "As my girlfriend and I met in college, we have yet to go back to her (booming) hometown of Columbus together. ...

REVIEW: History no longer black and white in ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’

REVIEW: History no longer black and white in ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’

Billy Keeney, Contributor

February 11, 2019

“They Shall Not Grow Old” brings the Great War to life for a new generation through impressive restoration, sound design and colorization of century-old World War I footage. In the film’s intro, Director Peter Jackson (“Lord of the Rings,” “King Kong”) explains how he was approached in 20...

Preview: Norse look to get even with Oakland Grizzlies

NKU students cheer after a Norse point during the game against Detroit Mercy. The Norse defeated Detroit 97-65.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 8, 2019

NKU men’s basketball team is on top of the Horizon League with only one loss on the board. On Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. the Norse look to settle the score against Oakland in the main event of Homecoming weekend. It’s also Kenton County Night meaning tickets will be $9 with proof of residence.

Guest Column: Race, personified

Guest Column: Race, personified

India Hackle, Contributor

February 6, 2019

We were 13 and he had a childlike curiosity about my Blackness. He’d trace my skin and was certain it felt different, not wrong, just different. Yet, I had a cowardly liking for his Whiteness, a liking that I ignored when around others. I concluded that being Black was the cornerstone of my existence...

My Brown Skin I’m In

My Brown Skin I'm In

Micah Petway, Contributor

February 6, 2019

My brown skin I’m in Ain’t it nice So many shades of beauty So smooth and so much melanin My brown skin ain’t just something for your eyes to fancy See There’s so much behind this pretty brown skin, you just don’t know I can be more than just a sports player, rapper or singer, thug or ...

I Am Not

I Am Not

Raven McNeal, Contributor

February 6, 2019

I Am not A trend I am not the music you listen to the clothes you buy the hair you wear the food you eat the language you speak I am not the elephant in the room the butt of the joke the angry black woman I am not I am not I am not I am a collection of soulful songs and praises stren...

EDITORIAL: One year after Zac Efron came to NKU

In the first trailer for

Josh Kelly, Arts & Life Editor

January 26, 2019

Read one student's story about his experience hunting down Zac Efron on the NKU-based set of "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile".

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