The Northerner

‘It’s all about the turnover’: Parking Services sells more passes than spots available

Two cars fighting over a parking space.

Kyle Wade, Reporter

November 20, 2019

With 10,734 parking passes issued and only 6,694 parking spots available as of Nov. 14, 2019, finding a parking spot has become a difficult task for NKU students and faculty alike.  “It’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack; it’s just impossible,” Devaughn Allen, sophomore marketing major, said about his experience with NKU parking. Allen is a recent transfer student who...

‘Tampon Revolution’ to provide free products in NKU bathrooms

Period hygiene products will now be free at NKU.

Taylor Leach, Reporter

December 17, 2018

With the help of Student Government Association, NKU is making the change to offer free period products in all women’s restrooms on campus. During the fall 2018 semester, SGA President Hannah Edelen and the current administration enacted a resolution first introduced under former president Sami Dada...

Julia Oldham combines feminism and science through art

Oldham makes ASMR videos to help the reader relax while also exploring the universe.

Corinne Byrne, Contributor

October 23, 2018

Multimedia artist Julia Oldham spoke to students and staff in the Digitorium in Griffin Hall Thursday about past, present and upcoming projects. Oldham grew up with a physicist for a father who told her bedtime stories about the beginning of the universe. This sparked her desire to blend science and...

Cybersecurity: NKU symposium celebrates the tech that protects us

The JRG Cyber Threat Intelligence Laboratory located in Griffin Hall.

Natalie Hamren, News Editor

October 10, 2018

For 15 years, October has been National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Various events and conferences happen throughout October to promote awareness for cybersecurity. On Oct. 11 and 12, NKU will be hosting their 11th annual Cybersecurity Symposium. I...

Pixar designer breathes life into “Coco” in Digitorium

NKU Informatics hosted a Q&A with Pixar character supervisor Christian Hoffman on Tuesday in Griffin Hall.

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

November 8, 2017

Christian Hoffman, character supervisor at Pixar, shared film clips and concept art for the studio’s latest animated feature “Coco” in the Digitorium on Tuesday.

New esports team balances intercollegiate competition with love of games

New esports team balances intercollegiate competition with love of games

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

October 2, 2017

“Getting people to actually see each other when they play each other builds bonds that are way stronger than playing on the internet.”

NKU students present Purrpulsion game at Ohio Game Developer Expo

The logo for Purrpulsion, the game that students from the Center for Applied Informatics have created.

Dylan Tierney, Contributer

November 12, 2014

Video games are a part of many students’ lives, but few have the opportunity to actually create them. Students at the Center For Applied Informatics recently had the opportunity to present their passion project, Purrpulsion, to the Ohio Game Developer Expo. “We’re a team of eight and are looking ...

5 things you missed at the SPJ Lunch with the Pros

5 things you missed at the SPJ Lunch with the Pros

Brook Clifford, Managing Editor

September 19, 2014

You’ll never have the same day twice. You’ll question the trustworthiness of law enforcement. And you’ll need to work on your interpersonal communication skills. These are just a few of the things you may need to be a crime reporter in the digital age, according to the media professionals who ca...

The Northerner multimedia project nominated for national award

The Northerner multimedia project nominated for national award

Nancy Curtis, Editor-In-Chief

September 4, 2014

A Northerner story produced by a team that included a journalist, web developer, graphic designer, photographer and videographer has earned national recognition. The story, ““The underground world of NKU recycling”,  is one of three national finalists in the College Media Association Pinnacl...

NKU helps community string together its vision

Emily Hodges, Contributing writer

March 12, 2014

NKU hosted a community forum in Griffin Hall’s digitorium to address Northern Kentucky’s strategic plan, Vision 2015. Vision 2015 launched myNKY Jan. 16, 2014, as their next step in envisioning the growth of Northern Kentucky, according to their website. This forum aimed to gather the communit...

Standing room only: Getting fit at work

Standing room only: Getting fit at work

Kelsey Noland, Contributing writer

February 21, 2013

In mid-July of 2012, Pam Atkinson, Master of Health Informatics  program director and lecturer at NKU, traded her desk chair for a treadmill. After reading a study by the Mayo Clinic, Atkinson decided it was time to start living a healthier life in spite of her long hours in her office. Atkinson...

Technology in Griffin Hall needs some improvement

October 10, 2012

As student journalists, we are ever grateful for the recently constructed building that houses the resources we need to prepare for the real world. Griffin Hall is a state-of-the-art building, with a Digitorium, media labs, a broadcast news desk and radio capabilities, that provides students with technology...

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