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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...

Valentines Day: Editors 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...

Onyinye Uwolloh speaks on Ishmael na my Name, her sequence of haiku in Pidgin English based on Herman Melvilles Moby Dick.

Lecture showcases classic novel through new lens

Onyinye Uwolloh presented the classic novel "Moby Dick" in her native language of Pidgen English
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...

Upthegrove paves the way for Black women in jazz.

NKU saxophonist paves way for black women in jazz

Kayla Upthegrove is first black saxophonist in the Cincinnati area
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...

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...

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

Review: Day two of Midpoint Music Festival

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...

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

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

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...

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