The Northerner

For student poet, the biggest risk is not taking one

For student poet, the biggest risk is not taking one

Noël Waltz, Reporter

February 6, 2019

From deciding to attend a university over 5,000 miles away from her home in Lagos, Nigeria, to the interdisciplinary challenges she took head on, Onyinye Uwolloh is no stranger to taking risks. The elemental logistics of scholarships and tuition weighed on Uwolloh’s decision to come to NKU, but...

New initiatives director aims to spark engagement

New initiatives director aims to spark engagement

Kane Mitten, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

February 6, 2019

Carlous Yates, NKU’s new director of African American Student Initiatives (AASI) office, is fiercely passionate about helping students—perhaps because he’s still a student himself. During the week, Yates leads the AASI office at NKU. But on his weekends, he has class at Western Kentucky University, as a seco...

A dancer’s perspective on race in ballet

A dancer’s perspective on race in ballet

Josh Kelly, Arts & Life Editor

February 6, 2019

NKU dance major Lavette Patterson found herself playing the role of Margaret Garner, a slave that lived on a Boone County plantation in the mid-1800s, last semester during Dr. Joan Ferrante’s documentary “Let Our Loss Be Heard.” The role was an educational experience for Patterson, as she did...

Guest Column: Race, personified

Guest Column: Race, personified

India Hackle, Contributor

February 6, 2019

We were 13 and he had a childlike curiosity about my Blackness. He’d trace my skin and was certain it felt different, not wrong, just different. Yet, I had a cowardly liking for his Whiteness, a liking that I ignored when around others. I concluded that being Black was the cornerstone of my existence...

My Brown Skin I’m In

My Brown Skin I’m In

Micah Petway, Contributor

February 6, 2019

My brown skin I’m in Ain’t it nice So many shades of beauty So smooth and so much melanin My brown skin ain’t just something for your eyes to fancy See There’s so much behind this pretty brown skin, you just don’t know I can be more than just a sports player, rapper or singer, thug or ...

Dean of students wins influential faculty award

Dean of students wins influential faculty award

Halley Gamble, Contributor

February 6, 2019

Arnie Slaughter was recently named the recipient of the Faculty/Staff Strongest Influence Award by NKU alumni, and he’s worked hard to achieve it. While winning the award was certainly not his goal when starting at NKU in 2003, his close relationships with student advocacy and engagement proved hi...

I Am Not

I Am Not

Raven McNeal, Contributor

February 6, 2019

I Am not A trend I am not the music you listen to the clothes you buy the hair you wear the food you eat the language you speak I am not the elephant in the room the butt of the joke the angry black woman I am not I am not I am not I am a collection of soulful songs and praises stren...

Homecoming 2019: Carry the Torch

Homecoming 2019: Carry the Torch

Josh Kelly, Arts & Life Editor

February 3, 2019

Homecoming week is a time that allows NKU to celebrate what it means to be a Norse. Kim Vance, director of fraternity and sorority life, recalled that during her undergraduate years, homecoming used to be celebrated during soccer season. Since then, NKU has changed a lot over the years. Back then,...

Lecture showcases classic novel through new lens

Lecture showcases classic novel through new lens

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 discoveries. NKU Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement hosted Moby Dick through a Nigerian...

Enrollment is up, online classes boost new numbers

Enrollment is up, online classes boost new numbers

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

January 17, 2019

On Jan. 16, NKU’s Board of Regents gathered for their first meeting of 2019. After a fall semester that fell short of enrollment expectations, President Ashish Vaidya was pleased to announce some changes that came with the new year. Enrollment trending up for start of spring semester As of the fi...

‘Tampon Revolution’ to provide free products in NKU bathrooms

‘Tampon Revolution’ to provide free products in NKU bathrooms

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...

National science grant makes scholarships ‘SOAR’

National science grant makes scholarships ‘SOAR’

Jack Flesch, Contributor

November 29, 2018

In fall 2019, 36 new NKU students will join hundreds of current NKU students and alumni as members of the Scholarships, Opportunities, Achievements and Results (SOAR) Project as a recent National Science Foundation grant puts the SOAR Project back on its feet. The SOAR Project began at NKU in 2008 in eff...

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