The Northerner

Safewave: ‘My goal is to at least save some lives’

Safewave Technology LLC poses with prototype.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

Trevon Bruch, a Northern Kentucky native and INKUBATOR participant, was awoken one night to a fire alarm. It dawned on him that not everyone has the privilege of hearing alarms, intruders or defending themselves if a situation were to occur. 

NKU men’s basketball Alum, Cole Murray has high school jersey retired

Cole Murray being honored at Delphi High school.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 5, 2020

Cole Murray, a 2017 graduate and men’s basketball star, had his jersey retired by his high school on Jan. 25. Murray was instrumental in NKU’s first appearance in the NCAA Tournament and graduated with 259 career 3-pointers and scored a total of 930 points. 

From college to career: Exploring Northerner alums’ life post-grad

Top: Mackenzie Manley. Middle: Tara Derington. Bottom: Abby (Anstead) Dawn.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2020

Take a look at where former Northerner reporters, editors, photographers, videographers, designers and other staff members are now.

Derek Daley

Derek Daley is a product designer for Kroger Digital.

January 21, 2020

When were you at The Northerner?  2015-2017. When did you graduate? Major? I graduated in May of 2017 with a Bachelor's Degree in Media Informatics. What did you do at The Northerner?  At The Northerner, I was the Digital Content Manager. Within that role, I assisted the writers with creating the best possible disp...

Lizzie Kibler

Lizzie Kibler is the digital and social media specialist at NKU.

January 21, 2020

When were you at The Northerner? 2013-2016. When did you graduate? Major? Journalism, with EMB and MIN minors. What did you do at The Northerner? I wrote articles mostly pertaining to arts and life, but I did a few news stories. I eventually became the arts and life editor for The Northerner. In ...

Jude Noel

Jude Noel freelances for CityBeat.

January 21, 2020

When were you at The Northerner? 2016-2018 When did you graduate? Major? 2018, English What did you do at The Northerner? In 2017, I started off as the Northerner's social media editor, creating aesthetically-arranged promotions for new issues on Instagram and scheduling Facebook posts as articles...

Matt Sexton

Matt Sexton is a broadcaster for NKU's ESPN3/ESPN+ coverage.

January 21, 2020

When were you at The Northerner?  Fall 2015 through Spring 2017. When did you graduate? Major? Graduated in May, 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a minor in EMB. What did you do at The Northerner?  I was the Sports Editor through the 2015-2016 school year. I was Managing Editor in...

Sam Rosenstiel

Sam Rosenstiel is a real-time editor at WCPO.

January 21, 2020

When were you at The Northerner? I wrote my first story for The Northerner in fall 2016. When did you graduate? Major? I graduated in May 2019 with a BA in JOU and an EMB minor. What did you do at The Northerner?  I started as a staff writer, moved up to copy editor and later became news editor. ...

Ashley Hempfling Dawn

Ashely Dawn is a radio personality for The Big Dave Show on B105.

January 21, 2020

When were you at The Northerner?  Fall 2015 to Spring 2016 When did you graduate? Major? May of 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Electronic Media and Broadcasting and a Minor in Journalism. What did you do at The Northerner?  I was part of the advertising sales department at The Northerner from Fall 2015 to ...

Mike Canizales

Mike Canizales (far right) is a sports reporter and sports weekend anchor for KBMT-12NewsNow in Beaumont, Texas.

January 21, 2020

When were you at the Northerner? September 2017 - December 2018. When did you graduate? Major? December 2018; Major in Electronic Media Broadcasting/Minor in Journalism. What did you do at The Northerner? Started out as a sports contributor then after a few articles worked my way to sports reporte...

Brent Donaldson

Brent Donaldson is a  senior editor at Gardner Business Media.

January 21, 2020

When were you at The Northerner? 2003-2005. When did you graduate? Major?  2005, journalism. What did you do at The Northerner? News/features writer. What has your career been like since graduating? I began interning for Cincinnati Magazine during my last two years at NKU. In 2005, just before gr...

Covering a community: How an NKU alum shares stories

Mackenzie Manley is the arts and culture editor at CityBeat.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2020

Mackenize Manley started at NKU undeclared. Her first semester, she took science courses and hated it; chemistry was not her strong suit.  Eventually, she realized she had a passion for writing and wanted to pursue it more. A friend encouraged her to contribute to The Northerner, so she wrote a ...

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