The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.

The Northerner

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.

The Northerner

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.

The Northerner

Kinsey Roses new single Speed Of A Broken Heart is set to drop on Friday.

NKU alum and country singer Kinsey Rose drops new single

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor April 19, 2023

Kinsey Rose’s days of tirelessly chasing country music stardom started even before her time at NKU. The Louisville native picked up music around age 10 and played coffee shop and church gigs as a young...

The Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills will square off on Sunday, Jan. 22 in a playoff matchup.

Bengals vs. Bills predictions

Northerner Staff January 20, 2023

The Cincinnati Bengals have proven themselves as potential contenders in the 2023 Super Bowl with their successful season and playoff appearance. The road to a consecutive appearance in Super Bowl LVII...

Students gathered outside the soccer complex adjacent to Truist Arena, setting up awnings and grilling before the game against UC.

A tailgate… at NKU!?

Ashlee Cobble, Contributor November 18, 2022

A Wednesday night tailgate for a basketball game in November was breaking traditions at NKU. It was something that has never been done before, but had great success thanks to the Department of Student...

A look upon Greaves Concert Hall from the stage vantage.

SOTA Music Program prepares to kickoff fall concerts

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor September 28, 2022

Every semester, NKU’s School of the Arts hosts a series of concerts with ensembles of different sizes and styles taking the stage to showcase various areas of music studies in the program.  This...

Reds fans enjoying a past Opening Day outside of Smoke Justis.

Businesses, Reds fans gearing up for a day that looked unlikely just two months ago

Kenton Hornbeck, LINK nky Reporter April 12, 2022

Baseball is back, folks! Local baseball fans are gearing up for another exciting Reds home opener. Peanuts, hot dogs, beer, and family fun are just around the corner for Northern Kentuckians. We might...

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow enters the field during the Super Bowl LVI Opening Night Fan Rally on Feb. 7, 2022, in Cincinnati.

Bengals lose Super Bowl LVI to Rams, but the future remains bright in Cincinnati

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief February 14, 2022

It was an unforgettable season for the 2021 Cincinnati Bengals. A season that saw the team win the AFC North division, snap their 31-year playoff win drought, and advance to their first Super Bowl since...

The outside of Griffin Hall lit up orange in honor of the Cincinnati Bengals playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Super Bowl LVI predictions from The Northerner staff

Northerner Staff February 13, 2022

On Sunday, the Cincinnati Bengals will play the Los Angeles Rams in their first Super Bowl appearance since 1989. After going 4-11-1 in 2020, the Bengals and star quarterback Joe Burrow have enjoyed a...

Victor E. Viking guards Who Dey in the mascot game at halftime of the NKU vs. Cleveland State game in 2017.

What a Bengals Super Bowl appearance means to the NKU community

Andrew Dixon, Reporter February 13, 2022

On Jan. 30, the Cincinnati Bengals made history defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 in overtime, thanks to a game-winning field goal by kicker Evan McPherson to advance to the Super Bowl. 34 years in...

The Norse huddle before their game against Tennessee Tech. NKU would go on to win 74-65.

NKU Sports Talk Radio Show: Episode 4

Northerner Staff February 1, 2022

In the latest episode of the NKU Sports Talk Radio Show, Brendan Connelly, Justis White and Noah Schuler share their thoughts on the Cincinnati Bengals victory in the AFC Conference Championship game,...

A sign that, in black text, says NKU. Clouds are in the sky.

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,...

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

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

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...

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...

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