The Northerner

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...

Student Government Association: How does it work?

Student Government Association: How does it work?

Chelsea Livers Gowdy, Reporter

February 11, 2019

With 30 Senate members and an Executive Board of 10, Student Government Association is a dedicated, hardworking student-run organization that advocates for NKU students. “SGA does a lot of great things for this university, a lot of fun things and difficult things,” said Matt Frey, vice presid...

Athlete Spotlight: Track and field runner on Black History

Athlete Spotlight: Track and field runner on Black History

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 11, 2019

BriAuna Keys is a sprinter for NKU women’s track and field team. The senior accounting and business information systems double major aspires to be a certified public accountant for a public accounting firm. Keys’ senior season will mark her 10th year of running track. She had a hand in short dist...

Athlete Spotlight: Soccer defender on Black History

Athlete Spotlight: Soccer defender on Black History

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 6, 2019

Abdul Kooistra is a redshirt senior defender on NKU’s men’s soccer team, who hails from Madison, Wisconsin. Kooistra studies communications and is seeking a minor in marketing. Kooistra has played soccer for as long as he can remember and has always strived to play at a high level. “Play...

Black History Month: a time for celebration, education

Black History Month: a time for celebration, education

Natalie Hamren, News Editor

February 6, 2019

In 1925, historian, journalist and author Dr. Carter G. Woodson created the idea for the first Negro History Week—a celebration of experiences and accomplishments of African-Americans, said Dr. Eric Jackson, Black studies and history professor at NKU. Woodson, a graduate from Harvard University ...

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...

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