The Northerner

NKU alum calls mascot change ‘a shame’

NKU alum calls mascot change ‘a shame’

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News, Sports Features

NKU alum Steve Ruch remembers his friend, Mark Buerger, dressing up like a Norse and patrolling the sidelines during basketball games, long before Victor E. Viking made his first appearance on campus. Ruch said he has watched athletics grow with the size of the university, but he said he is not a ...

Feelings mixed on NKU’s It’s On Us campaign

Feelings mixed on NKU’s It’s On Us campaign

Abby Anstead, Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

Reva Short thinks it’s important to bring awareness to the issue of sexual assault. The NKU junior supports the national It’s On Us Campaign, an initiative focused on shifting the way people think about and respond to sexual assault, but she also thinks the university’s participation in the c...

What you missed at the SGA meeting

What you missed at the SGA meeting

Mackenzie Manley, News Editor

August 29, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

This week’s SGA meeting covered topics ranging from a drop in summer enrollment rates, as well as a plan to improve enrollment in summer courses and reserved parking spaces for veterans who have received a purple heart. A dip in summer enrollment Over the past five years, NKU has suffered a loss of summer enrollment rat...

BREAKING: Weber, Wilshire win SGA presidential election

BREAKING: Weber, Wilshire win SGA presidential election

Abby Anstead, Managing Editor

April 1, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus Events

With five slates running for the Student Government Association president and vice president positions, Will Weber and Ellen Wilshire came out on top, receiving a total of 291 votes from the student body. A group of 30 students cheered as Chief Justice Joey Smith declared the pair winners of the 20...

Retention, representation hot topics at SGA presidential debate

Retention, representation hot topics at SGA presidential debate

Andrea Carter, Copy Editor

March 30, 2016


Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story, News

The prevailing topics of the Student Government Association presidential debate were retention rates among minority students and the alleged underfunding of minority organizations such as fraternities and sororities under the National Pan-Hellenic Council.The debate, which was held on March 29 in the...

SGA 2016-17 Presidential Candidates

SGA 2016-17 Presidential Candidates

Abby Anstead and Mackenzie Manley, Managing Editor and News Editor

March 24, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

Campaigns are well underway with the Student Government Association elections coming up on March 30-31. The Northerner talked to each presidential candidate to gather the points of emphasis for each of their campaigns. Learn more about the candidates platforms and hopes for NKU at a debate Tuesday, ...

Town hall addresses campus safety

Town hall addresses campus safety

Abby Anstead, News Editor

November 5, 2015


Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story, News

Students from a variety of backgrounds and affiliations gathered in the Student Union Monday evening for a town hall meeting. Despite their differences, the students expressed one common concern-- the safety of the campus community.  The town hall, hosted by the Student Government Association, ...

VIDEO: NKU pushes back spring commencement

VIDEO: NKU pushes back spring commencement

Andrea Carter, Copy Editor

August 26, 2015


Filed under News, Video

Sue Ott Rowlands, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, notified graduating students Tuesday that the May 2016 Commencement ceremony date has been pushed back one week. The ceremony will now be held on Friday, May 13 for Chase Law students, while the undergraduate and graduate c...

Rec Center construction to wrap up Fall 2015

Rec Center construction to wrap up Fall 2015

Richard Cracchiolo and Tori Lentz

April 8, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, News

With the Rec Center construction set to wrap up construction by the fall semester, the Student Government Association was invited on a tour of the construction site. What they saw included the early steps of a pool, a first floor locker room and a lounge area among other things. Fortunately, they in...

GALLERY: Hahnel, Weber win in landslide

GALLERY: Hahnel, Weber win in landslide

Moe Daniels, Reporter

March 26, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, News

Tears of joy and loss were shed tonight as a long week of campaigning and debating came to an end as Katherine Hahnel and Will Weber were voted president and vice president of Student Government Association for the 2015-16 school year. They won in a massive margin against presiential and vice president...

Student Government Election 2015: Meet the Candidates

Student Government Election 2015: Meet the Candidates

Tori Lentz, News Editor

March 24, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, News

Current Vice President Kat Hahnel and Senator Will Weber are ready to fight for more state funding, a strict budget, and continuing scholarships. But will Senators Ellie Kremer and Hannah French sweep NKU off their feet with a vision of a closer-knit NKU community and an expanded Road to NKU tour? Find...

Norse Walk brings beautification, safety issues to light

Norse Walk brings beautification, safety issues to light

Abby Anstead, Reporter

March 17, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, News

Members of student government conducted the Norse Walk on Monday, March 16, pointing out potential safety problems as well as beautification and branding opportunities around campus. According to Senator Ella Mravec, who facilitated the walk around main campus, student government is concerned with clea...

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