The Northerner

Farewell: Notes from the senior editors

Our advisor, Michele Day, with the seniors.

Northerner Staff

April 26, 2018

We admit: We're more than a little sad to let our seniors go. From reporting on the fly (sometimes skipping class to do so, shh...) to working long hours and late nights in the newsroom, our graduates will be missed. Here are their goodbyes. Ugh, do you have to go? ...

Farewell: Senior Arts & Life Editor Jude Noel

Farewell: Senior Arts & Life Editor Jude Noel

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

April 25, 2018

Polarizing as its appearance may be, it’s my opinion that NKU is a beautiful place. I don’t think I realized it until now, taking the opportunity to revisit the past four years of my life, realizing that my fondest memories of college are abstract, sensory experiences. I let myself slip into a daydre...

EDITORIAL: Student newsrooms must remain independent. Full stop.

EDITORIAL: Student newsrooms must remain independent. Full stop.

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

April 25, 2018

Today we stand united with the nation’s student journalists and independent student reporting to #SaveStudentNewsrooms.

EDITORIAL: Without job security, how can professors do their job?

Mackenzie Manley and her professor, and mentor, Michele Day.

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

April 9, 2018

Two weeks ago, on Good Friday, many non-tenure track (NTTR) lecturers at NKU received letters that due to budget uncertainties, they may not have positions next school year. That’s 47 lecturers in the arts & sciences, 15 in informatics, 16 in education, and more across campus. They’re the...

REVIEW: Lil Yachty – Lil Boat 2

REVIEW: Lil Yachty - Lil Boat 2

Kayla Lumpkins, Reviewer

March 22, 2018

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

NKLI hosted the Spring Empowerment Retreat.

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2018

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

Reporter McKenzie Eskridge examines self-love in a  consumer culture.

McKenzie Eskridge, Reporter

February 12, 2018

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 -

Kayla Lumpkins, Reviewer

February 11, 2018

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

Members of SGA met with lawmakers and rallied against proposed funding cuts in Frankfort on Feb. 6.

Hannah Edelen, Contributor

February 7, 2018

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

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

Album artwork for Drake's new EP

Kayla Lumpkins, Reporter

January 28, 2018

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’

Attendees took to the streets of Washington Jan. 19 to participate in the 45th annual March for Life.

Maria Dossett, Social Media Editor

January 26, 2018

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...

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