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

Chris Young performing at BB&T Arena in front of a sold out crowd

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 20, 2018

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’

The Northerner's Editor-in-Chief as a kid, running through snow in suburbia.

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

January 12, 2018

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

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

2017 was a busy year for us. Revisit our 10 most viewed stories here!

The Northerner’s 2017 Recap

The Northerner's 2017 Review

Northerner Staff

December 30, 2017

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

An honors class that focused on feminist punk rock met to give their final presentations after a semester of musing about feminism is, through the lens of punk rock movements.

McKenzie Eskridge, Contributor

December 27, 2017

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

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...

OPINION: The Northerner stands with the College Heights Herald

WKU Herald's logo.

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

December 1, 2017

In journalism school, we’re told that we’re the “voice for the voiceless,” and “the watchdogs” of society. So, I pose a question: If this is what we’re taught, why are more and more educational institutions attempting to stifle what we’re meant to do? Without student newspapers, the foundations of free sp...

EDITORIAL: End-of-semester horoscopes

EDITORIAL: End-of-semester horoscopes

Jude Noel and Mackenzie Manley

November 7, 2017

Aries: someone will catch your eye in the SU--your infatuation mirrored with the overwhelming scent of French fries glazed in grease at Steak n' Shake. You'll construct an image of who they are based on outer appearance, but ultimately be disappointed by reality: they're an ass. Taurus: As an iPhone user...

VIDEO | Pumpkin Spice Man on the Street

November 6, 2017

In recent years, Pumpkin Spice has seen a rise in both popularity and resentment. Some may associate it simply with Starbucks and their nationally popular seasonal 'Pumpkin Spice Latte', but the craze that is Pumpkin Spice is much bigger than just a flavor of coffee. It's found its way into a myriad of...

OPINION: Where’s the end?

Kevin Spacey in 2011 arriving for the Mikhail Gorbachev 80th birthday concert. This week, several men have come forward with sexual assault allegations about the House of Cards actor.

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2017

When the news of Harvey Weinstein first broke, I sat down to write an editorial. Then a rape on NKU’s campus was reported. By the time I was finished with my op-ed, I felt as if the piece was no longer timely. I placed it on a shelf of unfinished work, only for it to come crashing back down with a ...

And Then There Was Silence

And Then There Was Silence

Molly Patrick, Contributor

September 11, 2017

September 11th: Some know where we were the minute the planes hit the towers or the look on our parents’ faces, but others only know the tragedy through the stories we’re told; on the anniversary of the terror attack that defined a generation one thing we all can share is grief for everyone and ...

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