The Northerner

Sean Gardner, Shawn Reed, Paul Phillipy and others stand in a circle and create a massive 0 out of plastic gift cards at the NKU Campus Rec Center.

NKU alum breaks world record by helping reduce waste

Sean Gardner used 10,000 gift cards to break a world record
Braden White, Arts & Life Editor June 14, 2021

Sean Gardner, a 2019 NKU graduate, is set to break the world record for the largest number made of plastic cards.  It all started back in Gardner’s high school guitar class, when many students would...

WLWT Reporter and NKU alumnus Dan Griffin talks with electronic media and broadcasting students in Griffin Halls Digitorium.

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...

Associate Dean of Steely Library Lois Schultz speaks to SGA about the budget concerns of Steely.

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.”
NKU fans react after a Norse Point. The Norse defeated UMBC 78-60

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...

How should you learn about college debt?

How should you learn about college debt?

NKU grads typically owe $25K as national student loan debt rises
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?
Flu concerns caused an alumni homecoming event to be cancelled.

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.
The movie poster for Kill the Messenger starring Jeremy Renner.

‘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...

Jesse Thomas poses for her music poster. She will be returning to the area on Sept. 25 at 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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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