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The NCAA Tournament: A Sports Writer’s Dream

The NCAA Tournament: A Sports Writer’s Dream

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor
March 24
Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports, Viewpoints

Somewhere between the time the 15-seeded NKU Norse fell in their first ever NCAA Tournament game to the two-seeded Kentucky Wildcats and when I exited Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, I was walking through the tunnel that connects the court to the media work area underneath the arena. Walking next to me wa...

Column: Win or Lose, NKU winners no matter what

Column: Win or Lose, NKU winners no matter what

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor
March 17
Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports, Video, Viewpoints

Monday evening during the daily showing of Pardon the Interruption, one of ESPN’s most popular talk shows, hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon were discussing John Calipari's comments about the University of Kentucky’s seeding in the NCAA Tournament. At the beginning of the conversation, Wilbon uttered t...

OPINION: Just discovered NKU? 10 totally serious facts you need to know

OPINION: Just discovered NKU? 10 totally serious facts you need to know

Nicole Browning, Asst. Arts & Life Editor
March 16
Filed under Featured Story, Opinions, Student Voices, Viewpoints

Editor’s Note: Because so many people are discovering Northern Kentucky University for the first time this week, we here at The Northerner (who, by the way, have covered every NKU basketball game this season and have sat alone in many postgame press conferences as the only external media outlet) felt ...

WATCH | NKU students talk Oscars

WATCH | NKU students talk Oscars

Christopher Decker, Gil Brummett, Matt Krimmer, Sports Editor and Contributors
February 25
Filed under Featured Story, Multimedia, Opinions, Video

With the 89th Annual Oscars right around the corner, we find out what NKU thinks about the ceremony, their favorite movies, and what they’re excited for in 2017.

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...

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