The Northerner

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...

Diversifying NKU

Ashley Hempfling, Contributer

December 2, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

Thursday, Nov. 13, I entered my Journalism 220 class like it was any other day. I didn’t know the conversation made in class that day would open my eyes and change my views forever. The class discussion was about diversity on campus. Pamela Fisher, a journalism instructor, wanted to know what ever...

Music as art unifies cultures, has power to open minds

Stephen Wilder, Managing/Copy Editor

January 29, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

The phrase “art for art’s sake” has always stood out to me ever since I took a music appreciation course here at NKU a few years ago. Oxford Dictionaries define the phrase as: “used to convey the idea that the chief or only aim of a work of art is the self-expression of the individual artist who c...

Take advantages of endless opportunities to give back

Kevin Schultz, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2013

Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

Giving back to the community has proven itself time and time again as a beneficial practice to not only the benefactor of the service and to those providing the service, but to the entire surrounding community. And at our university this notion rings true as well. Through the success of NKU programs and...

Creativity could help Obama solve higher education funding issues

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

September 5, 2013

Filed under Editorial

President Barack Obama’s carrot-and stick-approach to making higher education more affordable is a good idea, but it does not address the most significant problem - the precipitous decline in state funding. Nor can he control the income inequality that has been widening dramatically in this country...

The Northerner says farewell to friends

April 25, 2013

Filed under Editorial

CLAIRE HIGGINS Editor-in-chief This has to be a joke. I don’t think it’s set in yet that we’re graduating and that I’ve dedicated three years to The Northerner. It’s turned out to be so much more than I expected walking through the Founders Hall 301 door that first time. But I did and I ...

Review week a baby step to dead week

Staff editorial

April 18, 2013

Filed under Editorial

The end of the semester is hot on our trails. Two weeks to go and projects, final assignments and exams are already starting to pile up. And it won’t stop until May 10 because NKU does not currently have a week for students to focus on reviewing and reviewing alone. SGA President Erik Pederson and ...

Organization funding needed for growth

Staff editorial

April 11, 2013

Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

Northern Kentucky University is a growing and progressing school. Ask anyone around the NKU community about our school and you can be sure to hear something very similar if not that exact same line. Yet, there is still that same stigmatic idea that seems to manifest itself into the idea of our university:...

Rumors on the rise, administration stays quiet

March 21, 2013

Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

Eaton firing leads to speculation across campus Staff editorial: With the termination of Athletic Director Scott Eaton, it seems like the games have really begun on NKU’s campus. Students campus-wide have been piecing together news bits, using them as clues and trying to figure out just what et...

Glass ceiling still exists for women in workplace

R.L. Gladden, Contributing writer

February 28, 2013

Filed under Editorial

Look around in your classes. And then look around on campus. You may have noticed that, more often than not, you are likely to see more female than male students. In fact, more than half of NKU’s student population is comprised of women, according to the NKU website. This trend is mirrored nationally...

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