The Northerner

Tuition rate jumps as housing, dining and parking fees rise

Tuition rate jumps as housing, dining and parking fees rise

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

March 26, 2019

It just got slightly more expensive to attend NKU. The Board of Regents approved several rate increases, including a 2.8 percent tuition hike, for various goods and services on campus during their March 20 meeting, on par with market changes. In a recommendation for the 2019-2020 academic year...

Pensions: Bills could freeze NKU’s payment or help school leave system

Pensions: Bills could freeze NKU’s payment or help school leave system

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

March 25, 2019

Another spring, another pension crisis. Universities across the commonwealth could soon feel the strain of Kentucky’s underfunded state retirement system through sweeping budget cuts. But as the legislative session draws to a close, two new bills are aimed at solving the pension quandary. One...

Womanhood and motherhood: how one student chooses both

Womanhood and motherhood: how one student chooses both

Natalie Hamren, News Editor

March 7, 2019

Senior English major Charlotte Kalfas wants to inspire other students by showing them that motherhood doesn’t mean giving up on your career goals.

What you missed at SGA Mar. 4

What you missed at SGA Mar. 4

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

March 6, 2019

SGA talks Chick-fil-A Andy Meeks, director of business operations and auxiliary services, sat in on Monday’s SGA meeting to help facilitate an open dialogue about coming food vendor options. According to Meeks, NKU’s food and beverage services have gone up for bid and in an unusual turn of event...

R*pe culture: Being a survivor in the #MeToo era

R*pe culture: Being a survivor in the #MeToo era

Noël Waltz, Reporter

March 5, 2019

Content warning: This article addresses topics of sexual assault. I still remember the day I woke up to #MeToo trending on Twitter. Thousands upon thousands of survivors took to social media to combat one of the most pervasive aspects of dealing with this trauma: the feeling of being alone. The popul...

Why you’re you: The science behind introverts, extroverts

Why you’re you: The science behind introverts, extroverts

Jack Flesch, Contributor

February 25, 2019

Many have heard about the Myers-Briggs personality assessment or the big five personality test. Often, people lump themselves into two categories: introverts or extroverts. Despite familiarity with the terms, people may not be well accustomed to what they mean. Even though these personality tests are supp...

Habitat for Humanity taking on Collegiate Challenge

Habitat for Humanity taking on Collegiate Challenge

Casey Crowe, Contributor

February 22, 2019

Several NKU students are using their spring break as a way to make a difference in the lives of others. Students from the Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter will be travelling to Hardin County, Kentucky the week of March 10-15. “It’s work; it’s not like a spring break where you lay on the beach....

Storytelling company hopes to unite people despite polar politics

Storytelling company hopes to unite people despite polar politics

Natalie Hamren and Josh Kelly

February 20, 2019

Chelsea Aguilera never fully listened to her grandma’s stories growing up. Her raspy-voiced, gruff grandma used to sit in her garden, talking to plants, God and telling stories that Aguilera wishes she appreciated then. One story in particular was about the Zoot Suit Riots in Los Angeles, wher...

SOTA’s ‘Cabaret’ opens Thursday

SOTA’s ‘Cabaret’ opens Thursday

Corinne Byrne, Reporter

February 14, 2019

To an outsider, watching students dance across a stage in their underwear may seem odd. Fishnet tights, sparkly bras and high heels demand attention. But the costume pieces are only a glimpse into the exciting world of “Cabaret." “Cabaret “ first hit the stage in 1966. Based on the 1951 play “I Am a Camera,...

March Madness: Norse basketball projected 14 seed

March Madness: Norse basketball projected 14 seed

Nick Porras, Contributor

February 14, 2019

In the most recent bracketology done by ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi, the Norse men’s basketball team finds themselves as a 14-seed in the South region. Lunardi has them playing in the east region with their opening round in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The opponent offers the most intrigue as Lunardi has th...

Will Title IX change?

Will Title IX change?

Josh Goad, Assistant New Editor

February 13, 2019

Title IX was a part of the Education Amendments of 1972 and has since become an integral part of the way education works in America. This major piece of legislation states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or b...

What you missed at SGA Feb. 11

What you missed at SGA Feb. 11

Josh Goad, Assistant New Editor

February 12, 2019

On Feb. 11, SGA hosted the directors of university housing and business operations, who both gave presentations. SGA student senate was also excited to vote on a new resolution aimed at extending library hours. Library hour extension Senators Noelle Brooks and Zachary Dichtl presented their resol...

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