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The NCAA Tournament: A Sports Writer’s Dream

Bam Adebayo wins the opening tip-off over Carson Williams in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
March 24, 2017

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...

Column: Win or Lose, NKU winners no matter what

The Norse warm up for practice on Wednesday ahead of their trip to Indianapolis
March 17, 2017

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...

My last piece as Editor: An ode to my Northerner family

My last piece as Editor: An ode to my Northerner family
December 6, 2016

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...

EDITORIAL: A day I’ll never forget

Plumes of smoke billow from the World Trade Center towers in Lower Manhattan, New York City on Sept. 11, 2001.
September 12, 2016

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...

FACULTY COLUMN: We’re all one, a remembrance of 9/11

On September 11, 2001 Tom Ramstetter was a student at NKU. He first heard the news on the radio while driving to his morning class.
Tom Ramstetter, currently a NKU journalism professor, was a student at the university on September 11, 2001. He shared his story with The Northerner in honor of the 15th anniversary of the attacks.
September 11, 2016

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...

Leo wins an Oscar… finally

March 1, 2016

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,...

The man who sold the world and the other who saved it

January 15, 2016

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...

A Kentuckian’s response to Kim Davis

September 19, 2015

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...

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

April 10, 2015

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...

Diversifying NKU

December 2, 2014

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...

Music as art unifies cultures, has power to open minds

January 29, 2014

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...

Take advantages of endless opportunities to give back

November 1, 2013

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...

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