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And Then There Was Silence

And Then There Was Silence

Molly Patrick, Contributor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Viewpoints

September 11th: Some know where we were the minute the planes hit the towers or the look on our parents’ faces, but others only know the tragedy through the stories we’re told; on the anniversary of the terror attack that defined a generation one thing we all can share is grief for everyone and ...

Opinion: In absence of local radio, community is left more fragmented

Opinion: In absence of local radio, community is left more fragmented

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Opinions, Viewpoints

WNKU 89.7’s radio frequency went off-air last week.   The loss of local, independent radio is insurmountable not only for the Greater Cincinnati music scene but for voices in the community as well.  I credit my initial love of music to the independent radio I grew up with, Louisville’s WFPK 91.9. Sliding in...

A goodbye from the editor of The Northerner

A goodbye from the editor of The Northerner

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Viewpoints

It has been a long time coming, but in two weeks, it will finally be done. Mom, I finally did it. When I finally walk across the stage May 7 as a college graduate, she won’t be there. It’s been almost 11 years since she passed away. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about her. I certainly wo...

The NCAA Tournament: A Sports Writer’s Dream

The NCAA Tournament: A Sports Writer’s Dream

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 24, 2017


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, 2017


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...

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, 2016


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 ...

EDITORIAL: A day I’ll never forget

EDITORIAL: A day I’ll never forget

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

September 12, 2016


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, 2016


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...

Leo wins an Oscar… finally

Kelsey Bungenstock, Engagement Editor

March 1, 2016


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, 2016


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...

A Kentuckian’s response to Kim Davis

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-In-Chief

September 19, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

I like to believe that I live by the philosophy of treat others as you’d like to be treated.  I greet people with respect, and I respect those who respect me. I don’t form my opinions based on what they do at any other given time of the day. If you’re good, if you’re honest, if you’re k...

Lauren Hill taught us more than how to shoot a lay-up

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 10, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Sports, Sports Features, Viewpoints

Let me start off by saying that I never met Lauren Hill. I haven’t seen anything more than the images on a computer or the video on the evening news. However, Lauren Hill is one of those people who you don’t need to meet in order for her to touch your heart and soul with her story. Lauren Hill, a f...

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