The Northerner

Letter from the editors: reporting on injustice

Letter from the editors: reporting on injustice

Natalie Hamren and Josh Kelly

June 3, 2020

As journalists, it’s our job to report the truth.  We strive for objectivity, neutrality and unbiased reporting.  While the facts of our nation’s history may be uncomfortable and disheartening, in order to grow from our history, we must first learn it truthfully. Let us tell you the t...

The original ‘Sin City’: exploring Newport’s past of mobs, crimes and more

Newport Syndicate, formally known as Glenn Schmidt Playtorium, was a mob hangout.

Rachel Smith, Reporter

October 25, 2019

1955 Frank Sinatra gambled in the back room of the casinos on York Street. Dean Martin entertained guests at infamous mafia member Frank “Screw” Andrews’ house parties. And criminal racketeer Melvin Clark collapsed with a bullet lodged in his throat on Central Avenue. This was Newport—desirab...

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

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

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 ...

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. ...

Lecture showcases classic novel through new lens

Onyinye Uwolloh speaks on

Noël Waltz, Reporter

January 28, 2019

Tremendous things happen when you step away from the safe and familiar. The interdisciplinary format of the honors college encourages students to think beyond their majors, a test that can lead to great discoveries. NKU Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement hosted Moby Dick through a Nigerian...

NKU saxophonist paves way for black women in jazz

Upthegrove paves the way for Black women in jazz.

Noël Waltz, Reporter

November 19, 2018

At 9 years old, Kayla Upthegrove received her first saxophone. She immediately joined her parents, who are also musicians, in their basement to play. “I was just playing random notes, just having a ball making noises come out of this instrument,” said Upthegrove. Little did they know that Upthegrove...

What to do Aug. 22-Sept. 4

What to do Aug. 22-Sept. 4

Josh Kelly, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

August 29, 2018

Check out the cool on-campus happenings and events around Greater Cincinnati this week: Resumes and Cover Letters | Aug. 29 | 4-5 p.m. | UC 135 Need help making your resume catch an employers eye? Northern Kentucky Leadership Institute will be giving lessons on how to organize your resume, describe your ...

Review: Day two of Midpoint Music Festival

Walk the Moon frontman Nicholas Petricca donned a multicolored button-down for the night's closing set.

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

September 25, 2017

“Seven years ago, a young guy walked into my office on a Friday afternoon with a CD called I Want! I Want! and two tickets to the studio release at the Mockbee,” said WNKU’s station manager Aaron Sharpe, addressing a Taft Theatre crowd so densely-packed that extra security had to be called in to keep...

REVIEW: Ubahn Fest brings 2 Chainz, Big Sean under ground

2 Chainz rolled around the stage in a wheelchair after breaking his leg in August.

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

September 14, 2017

Despite its relatively small size, Ubahn Fest boasted an impressive lineup. 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane have been at the forefront of the Atlanta trap scene that has blown apart the mainstream over the past year. Steve Aoki is easily one of the most recognizable figures in electronic dance music. Big Sea...

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