The Northerner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 24, 2013

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 ...

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