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Teach me how to Hobby | Photography

Teach me how to Hobby | Photography

Hannah Hagedorn, Assistant News Editor

April 5, 2017

Teach me how to hobby: Lyra

Teach me how to hobby: Lyra

Hannah Hagedorn, Asst. News Editor

March 22, 2017

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 desperate to find employment to take care of his family.   Following his footsteps, Pedro and his m...

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 Frederick was 3-years-old, his father fled to the U.S., two years before he and his family ...

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 to breathe.” Maria’s family struggled to find proper medical treatment in Mexico and began to p...

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,” Juan said.   Running from an abusive and alcoholic husband, Juan’s mother took him and his in...

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 about my family.” Rosa’s family risked everything to give their children a better education and chance at a successf...

Voices from the shadows: NKU student immigrants call for humanity

Voices from the shadows: NKU student immigrants call for humanity

Emily Sherry, Copy Editor

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 Trump was elected, Leo Calderon looked around his office at Northern Kentucky University. Sever...

Teach Me How to Hobby | Crochet

Teach Me How to Hobby | Crochet

Hannah Hagedorn, Assistant News Editor

February 21, 2017

The John Basalyga story: part 3

Basalyga, according to his daughter, is goofy and lovable away from the soccer field

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

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 is weird as sin. He’s extremely playful. He says I love you all the time, he’s a hugger,” Lin...

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