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My last piece as Editor: An ode to my Northerner family

My last piece as Editor: An ode to my Northerner family

Abby Anstead, Editor-in-Chief
December 6
Filed under Editorial, Featured Story

I didn’t want to write a farewell. I know my time as editor has run out … I just didn’t want to put it in writing. But, in true Northerner fashion, I’ll write my farewell now, as every editor of The Northerner has before me. But, in true Abby Anstead fashion, I think I’ll do things a little ...

A voice and a choice: Student opts for third party

A voice and a choice: Student opts for third party

Mackenzie Manley, News Editor
November 8
Filed under Featured Story, News, Viewpoints

It was her first time voting in a presidential election. Along with her brother, they pulled into an adjacent parking lot at AJ Linderman Elementary School, their polling place. Mary Andrikus, a junior economics and Spanish major, marked her ballot for Jill Stein, a green party candidate.   ”I...

Opinion: What the results of the election will mean for the Supreme Court

Opinion: What the results of the election will mean for the Supreme Court

Aaron Thatcher, Contributor
November 8
Filed under Featured Story, News, Viewpoints

The next president of the United States will appoint at least one U.S. Supreme Court Justice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. According to Article III, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution, a Supreme Court Justice's appointment is essentially life-long with “good behavior”, potentially mea...

Column: NKU Shouldn’t give into pressure

Column: NKU Shouldn’t give into pressure

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor
November 2
Filed under Opinions, Sports, Viewpoints

Not five minutes after the NKU men’s soccer team lost their sixth straight game, this tweet appeared in the mentions of the Northerner Sports account, after reporting the final score of the game. @northernersport ugh, if we're D1, we need to hold our coaches accountable — Andy Kroeger (@A_Kroeger) S...

Music review: Bon Iver – 22, A Million

Music review: Bon Iver – 22, A Million

Jude Noel, Contributor
October 12
Filed under Featured Story, Opinions, Reviews, Uncategorized

Five years removed from the monumental prog-folk of his self-titled sophomore record, Justin Vernon's third Bon Iver project is a starkly minimal testament to the limitations of technology and the human mind. Though retaining much of the atmospheric texture employed by its predecessors, 22, A Million tr...

EDITORIAL: A day I’ll never forget

EDITORIAL: A day I’ll never forget

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor
September 12
Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Viewpoints

It was a morning like so many before outside the studios of Southwest Ohio Broadcasting in Wilmington, Ohio. I stood on the porch of our building, which looked more like a house than a professional radio studio. I felt the cool morning air as I inhaled the second-hand smoke of my friend and colleague...

FACULTY COLUMN: We’re all one, a remembrance of 9/11

FACULTY COLUMN: We’re all one, a remembrance of 9/11

Tom Ramstetter, Contributor
September 11
Filed under Editorial, Featured Story

We’re all one, now. Now we all come together. Those weren’t my dad’s last words, but they’re the last truly clear words I remember him saying to me. It was a brief moment of clarity for him during the final days of his battle with prostate cancer, which would take him from the world and his f...

EDITORIAL: We stand with UK’s Kentucky Kernel

EDITORIAL: We stand with UK’s Kentucky Kernel

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor
September 2
Filed under Featured Story, Viewpoints

The University of Kentucky, the largest public university in the Commonwealth, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against its own student newspaper. UK filed a lawsuit against its own students. Students who are encouraged to get an education and learn real-world experience working for the Kentucky Kernel, the ind...

No restrictions, no excuses for Division I Norse

No restrictions, no excuses for Division I Norse

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor
August 10
Filed under Featured Story, Opinions, Sports, Viewpoints

In a moment four years in the making, Northern Kentucky University is now a full member of NCAA Division I athletics. Press releases from the NCAA and NKU confirmed the expected this week.The Norse have served what is, quite frankly, an absurd and unnecessarily severe penance for daring to move up f...

Finding the story: A reflection on my heroin series

Finding the story: A reflection on my heroin series

Abby Anstead, Managing Editor
May 4
Filed under Featured Story, Viewpoints

I sat in a small office across from Dr. Perilou Goddard, a psychology professor who specializes in drug policy. Eyes locked and ears attentive, I listened as she discussed some of the common misconceptions society has about heroin and those who are addicted to the drug. She must have read the interest in...

Leo wins an Oscar… finally

Kelsey Bungenstock, Engagement Editor
March 1
Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

Hollywood’s hottest attended the 88th annual Academy Awards Sunday night, and the Internet has been abuzz ever since. Chris Rock’s opening dialogue boldly addressed #BlackLivesMatter and #OscarsSoWhite, “Mad Max” won six Oscars in varying categories and Whoopi Goldberg was mistaken for Oprah.Despite...

The man who sold the world and the other who saved it

Mackenzie Manley, Assistant news editor
January 15
Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

On Sunday, Jan. 10, musician, actor and fashion icon David Bowie died. Four days later actor Alan Rickman died. Both died peacefully in their homes after battles with cancer. Both Rickman and Bowie died at the age of 69.Each were memorialized on countless social media and news feeds. Their deaths, d...

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