The Northerner

Finding hope and security: Give me your tired and your poor

Finding hope and security: Give me your tired and your poor
February 21, 2017

Four walls. One bath. One stove. And a family of two. Pedro and his mother lived in a single room in Mexico City. When he turned two, his father fled to the U.S. with only one visa; he was...

Escaping the Civil War: Give me your huddled masses

Escaping the Civil War: Give me your huddled masses
February 21, 2017

A day after Frederick was born, the first Civil War in Liberia broke out. “My house was raided by the rebels,” Frederick said. “They were going to shoot anyone who didn’t stand with them.” When...

Seeking a healthy life: Yearning to breathe free

Seeking a healthy life: Yearning to breathe free
February 21, 2017

Maria could hear her infant sister struggling to breathe. At 3-years-old, Maria already had a fear of losing her sister to asthma. “All she needed was an inhaler,” Maria said. “She just needed...

Risking a life to save a life: Send these, the tempest-tossed to me

Risking a life to save a life: Send these, the tempest-tossed to me
February 21, 2017

Juan and his brother never thought they would get to see their mother again. Taking a deep breath, Juan stopped and looked for words to say. “Being separated from my mom … I forgot who she was,”...

Learning to be me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door

Learning to be me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door
February 21, 2017

Born and raised in the U.S., Rosa didn’t understand the struggles her family faced being illegal immigrants. “I never knew why my parents were so quiet,” Rosa said. “I knew something was different...

Voices from the shadows: NKU student immigrants call for humanity

Voices from the shadows: NKU student immigrants call for humanity
February 21, 2017

Editor’s note: To protect the privacy and security of undocumented individuals interviewed in this story, names and some identifying characteristics have been changed. The day after President Donald...

The John Basalyga story: part 3

Basalyga, according to his daughter, is goofy and lovable away from the soccer field
Never too far away to help
February 9, 2017

On the field Basalyga’s passion and competitiveness were ever present, but if you were lucky enough to get to know him off the field you would meet a slightly different character. “He’s goofy. He...

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