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

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What are the bills that would impact diversity, equity and inclusion in Kentucky?

Killian Baarlaer, News Editor February 27, 2024

A bill that would reshape diversity, equity and inclusion programs at public higher-education institutions in Kentucky passed the Kentucky Senate earlier this month. Senate Bill 6, which the Senate...

PHOTOS: Fog covers campus on Thursday

PHOTOS: Fog covers campus on Thursday

Killian Baarlaer, News Editor January 25, 2024

A thick blanket of fog covered NKU and the Greater Cincinnati region Thursday. The National Weather Service issued a special statement to dozens of counties in the tri-state about the fog, saying that...

NKU closes campus Friday due to winter weather

NKU closes campus Friday due to winter weather

Braden White, Editor-in-Chief January 19, 2024

NKU announced Friday morning via Norse Alert and social media that all classes, activities, offices and events will be canceled entirely Friday due to severe winter weather. Due to the winter weather,...

NKU students can catch plenty of festive Halloween activities all week around campus.

Eight haunting Halloween events happening on campus

Emily Sisk, News Editor October 26, 2023

With Halloween just around the corner, NKU students can find plenty of haunting entertainment and feel-good festivities right here on campus. 1. Halloween Fest, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. For a Halloween...

New international students from Ivory Coast, India and Japan gather to share their experiences at NKU.

International students’ first month in America

Emily Sisk and Wyatt Kain October 26, 2023

In the bustling Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, freshman Sahil Bachwani found himself in America for the first time. Suitcases in hand, the Ivory Coast native and his parents made their...

Students gather in the Health Innovation Center.

NKU ranks in top 50 nationally for best value

Emily Sisk, News Editor September 19, 2023

NKU ranked among the best of the best universities in the nation when it comes to value, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. In a list of the top 50 “best value” schools, NKU earned...

What students will see when while passing by or beginning an order with the robotic food machines

New robotic food machines on-campus starting this fall

Braden White, Editor-in-Chief August 28, 2023

Have you ever craved a White Castle slider late at night? Or a warm Krispy Kreme donut? Starting this fall students can get food in Callahan Hall and the Health Innovation Center all with the help...

Bonnie Meyer, former Director of LGBTQ Programs and Services at NKU, received a $75,000 settlement from the university in January 2022,

NKU withholds details over $75k settlement to former LGBTQ services director

Mildred Nguyen and Emily Sisk June 22, 2023

NKU entered into a $75,000 “confidential agreement” with former Director of LGBTQ Programs and Services Bonnie Meyer on Jan. 20, 2022. The agreement referenced an Oct. 12, 2021 demand letter brought...

The sign located at the corner of US 27 and Wilson Rd welcomes citizens to the city of Highland Heights.

NKU and Highland Heights: A model symbiotic relationship

Emily Sisk, News Editor May 3, 2023

When Northern Kentucky State College held its grand ribbon cutting back in 1968, all seemed to be as it should for the city of Highland Heights. While the small Northern Kentucky city had seized the moment...

The reviewer posts photos of their food plates captioned with earnest reviews and ratings of the meal.

Inside the mysterious Norse Commons Review Instagram

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor April 2, 2023

Behind the veil of an Instagram account boasting nearly 700 followers and teeming with photos of food plates ranging on a spectrum of unappetizing to moderately enjoyable sits the character NKU’s student...

Lauren Prather visited NKU to talk about the history of African American English, capping off Black History Month programing by African American Student Initiatives.

We Talk Right: A discussion of African American English, identity and progress

Anariah Powell, Reporter March 1, 2023

To conclude NKU’s month-long celebration of Black History Month, the office of African American Student Initiatives hosted “Talking Black in America with Lauren Prather.”  The event, which took...

Lou Lou’s Cafe at Spare-Time, located at 7807 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria KY 41001

Lou Lou’s Cafe at Spare-Time showcases American fare and community heart

Elita St. Clair, Reporter March 1, 2023

Lou Lou’s Cafe at Spare-Time is a family owned and operated restaurant and sweet shop by Joe, Lorri, Maddy and Collen Kim. Spare-Time, in Alexandria, Kentucky, carries on a legacy of the historic 1950s...

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