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From EMB to in front of the camera: NKU alum reports in Cincinnati

From EMB to in front of the camera: NKU alum reports in Cincinnati

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2019

Dan Griffin was in seventh grade home economics class when he first realized he wanted to become a news reporter. He remembers learning how to sew pillows when a teacher burst into his classroom, tears streaming down her face. She told the teacher at the front of the room to switch on the TV. On ...

What you missed at SGA Mar. 18

What you missed at SGA Mar. 18

Billy Keeney, Copy Editor

March 19, 2019

Senator Jontay Brown presented the second reading of his resolution asking the university to “provide preemptive, adequate and effective health counseling services to minority students.”

Homecoming 2019: Carry the Torch

Homecoming 2019: Carry the Torch

Josh Kelly, Arts & Life Editor

February 3, 2019

Homecoming week is a time that allows NKU to celebrate what it means to be a Norse. Kim Vance, director of fraternity and sorority life, recalled that during her undergraduate years, homecoming used to be celebrated during soccer season. Since then, NKU has changed a lot over the years. Back then,...

How should you learn about college debt?

How should you learn about college debt?

Nicole Browning and Sam Rosenstiel

November 28, 2018

With tuition on the rise at universities around the country, more and more students are taking out loans to afford a college degree, and NKU students are no exception. How students learn about debt and eventually overcome it is up to them, but what’s available at NKU to help them on their financial journey?

Alumni chili cook-off cancelled as flu season intensifies

Alumni chili cook-off cancelled as flu season intensifies

Carrie Blair, Reporter

February 10, 2018

The recent flu season hit the nation hard, and NKU is no exception.

‘Kill the Messenger’ captures story of former Northerner editor’s rich life and tragic death

‘Kill the Messenger’ captures story of former Northerner editor’s rich life and tragic death

Nancy Curtis, Editor-In-Chief

October 6, 2014

On December 10, 2004 acclaimed and eventually disgraced journalist Gary Webb was found dead from two gunshots to the head. The death would be ruled a suicide. After a struggle with depression and what should have been a career making story in 1996, that ended up destroying his career, Webb was no lo...

NKU graduate returns to play the Southgate House

NKU graduate returns to play the Southgate House

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor

September 17, 2014

Six months after moving to Los Angeles to become an actress, Jesse Thomas had run out of money and her lease was up. “I moved in with my buddy who played in Goldfinger. The only reason I knew him was I went to a Goldfinger show like right out of college and ended up meeting one of the guys,” Thomas sa...

NKU Alum tells of poverty, challenges faced by students of Newport Intermediate

Alyson Schoenung, Staff Writer

February 11, 2014

Andy Rachford finds himself sitting in his fourth grade classroom, surrounded by children who may or may not be ready to conquer the day’s science lesson. Rachford, a 23-year-old who, fresh out of college, is new to being the head of the classroom, along with the environment that comes with this sp...

Recent graduate joins Peace Corps

Recent graduate joins Peace Corps

Amber Coakley, Staff writer

August 29, 2013

For many NKU students, summer’s end meant heading back to classes. But for recent NKU graduate Samantha McKenzie, the end of the summer meant preparing to move to Central America. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in biology accompanied with minors in Spanish and chemistry she chose to join...

Sports Business Club celebrates 10 years

Matt Spaulding, Contributing writer

March 28, 2013

April 12 event set to host speakers, networking for students and alumni The Sports Business Club will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an event at the Bank of Kentucky Center on April 12. Students, alumni and those working in the industry will gather to meet and catch up with old acquaintances. ...

Alum writes children’s book with a purpose

Alum writes children’s book with a purpose

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

November 15, 2012

After graduating, Dennis Charlton began his business career and made use of his business administration degree. While pursuing business, he wrote a draft for a children’s book a few years ago and set it down, only to pick it back up again last year when his business career came to a temporary stop...

Alumni overcome unemployment

Alumni overcome unemployment

Darren Jones, Contributing writer

February 1, 2012

Northern Kentucky University students have something to look forward to during their academic career beyond the remnant glory of receiving their degrees. More alumni are said to have been getting jobs in their fields post-graduation. According to the Workforce Kentucky website, as of December 2011,...

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