The Northerner

From the perspective of Dr. John Alberti

President Ashish Vaidya with members of the English department.

Dr. John Alberti, Chair of the English Department

May 8, 2020

“So what can you do with an English major?” Reflecting on the past six weeks of teaching and learning under quarantine, this perennial question—one that makes English majors and teachers alike roll our eyes and sigh—has taken on a new relevance.  My usual answer is to, like a good En...

Students bypass rising textbook prices

Data sourced from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

February 5, 2020

“It’s ridiculous that I’m spending $30 on a book I’m going to use in a class for one semester,” freshman computer science major Seth Mac said.  The cost of course materials is a common complaint on college campuses, but some students and programs at NKU are finding ways to undercut the...

Are you a film buff? There’s a minor for that

The Esquire Theatre shows a variety of films including blockbuster hits, gems from the past and indie flicks only your cool friend knows about.

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

January 21, 2020

Class begins with the lights turned off. Students settle in their seats—some with water bottles or sodas, maybe even a bag of popcorn—as the screen comes to life from the projector hanging above. The textbook is the film screen; the minor is cinema studies. Cinema studies is designed to teach NKU stud...

Professors on their favorite Cincinnati films

Screencaps from Fresh Horses, The Asphalt Jungle, Traffic, Carol and Rain Man

Billy Keeney, News Editor

December 6, 2019

Cincinnati has been home to a growing amount of critically acclaimed films this past decade. Most notably is Todd Haynes’ 2015 indie darling “Carol” starring Rooney Mara (The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Cate Blanchett as two star-crossed lovers, featuring Cincinnati as...

‘OK Boomer’: Are you a millennial or Gen Z?

‘OK Boomer’: Are you a millennial or Gen Z?

Noël Waltz, Assistant Design Editor

December 4, 2019

Have you ever used a fidget spinner? Do you have a TikTok account? Do you remember 9/11? These are questions that can answer a query many born between the years 1995-2000 have—are you a millennial or part of Gen Z? Pew Research Center defines millennials as someone born between 1981 and 1996—mea...

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