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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...

OPINION: On a cruise a student explores the disconnect between nature, humanity

OPINION: On a cruise a student explores the disconnect between nature, humanity

Erinn Sweet, Contributor

April 22, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Opinions, Student Voices, Viewpoints

Courtesy of my grandmother’s graduation gift to me, my family and I went on a seven-day cruise to the Dominican, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The trip was a surprise and I did not have the heart to tell my grandmother that I was not exactly fond of cruises. The issue with cruising is that it doe...

OPINION: Just discovered NKU? 10 totally serious facts you need to know

OPINION: Just discovered NKU? 10 totally serious facts you need to know

Nicole Browning, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

March 16, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Opinions, Student Voices, Viewpoints

Editor’s Note: Because so many people are discovering Northern Kentucky University for the first time this week, we here at The Northerner (who, by the way, have covered every NKU basketball game this season and have sat alone in many postgame press conferences as the only external media outlet) felt ...

WATCH | NKU students talk Oscars

WATCH | NKU students talk Oscars

Christopher Decker, Gil Brummett, Matt Krimmer, Sports Editor and Contributors

February 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Opinions, Video

With the 89th Annual Oscars right around the corner, we find out what NKU thinks about the ceremony, their favorite movies, and what they’re excited for in 2017.

Column: NKU Shouldn’t give into pressure

Column: NKU Shouldn’t give into pressure

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Sports, Viewpoints

Not five minutes after the NKU men’s soccer team lost their sixth straight game, this tweet appeared in the mentions of the Northerner Sports account, after reporting the final score of the game. @northernersport ugh, if we're D1, we need to hold our coaches accountable — Andy Kroeger (@A_Kroeger) S...

Music review: Bon Iver – 22, A Million

Music review: Bon Iver – 22, A Million

Jude Noel, Contributor

October 12, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Opinions, Reviews, Uncategorized

Five years removed from the monumental prog-folk of his self-titled sophomore record, Justin Vernon's third Bon Iver project is a starkly minimal testament to the limitations of technology and the human mind. Though retaining much of the atmospheric texture employed by its predecessors, 22, A Million tr...

No restrictions, no excuses for Division I Norse

No restrictions, no excuses for Division I Norse

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

August 10, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Opinions, Sports, Viewpoints

In a moment four years in the making, Northern Kentucky University is now a full member of NCAA Division I athletics. Press releases from the NCAA and NKU confirmed the expected this week.The Norse have served what is, quite frankly, an absurd and unnecessarily severe penance for daring to move up f...

Editor lists his favorite releases of 2014

Editor lists his favorite releases of 2014

Matt Spaulding, Arts and Life Editor

March 26, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Viewpoints

During one of the free hours I had over spring break, I began to file the new releases of 2014 into my collection and I started compiling and editing my list of favorites. This is never an easy thing to do. What separates one great release from being ranked above another? Either way, here it is. D’Ange...

“Better Call Saul” feels like we never left Albuquerque

Dylan Tierney, Reporter

March 2, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Viewpoints

It would be all too easy to write off "Better Call Saul" as a cash-grab prequel to one of television’s biggest hits  - and co-creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould know this. Kicking "Better Call Saul" off with a stylized flash-forward immediately paints a picture for what Jimmy McGill is in fo...

Arts & Life Editor List: Top 10 must-see bands at MidPoint Music Festival

Arts & Life Editor List: Top 10 must-see bands at MidPoint Music Festival

John Flaherty, Arts & Life Editor

September 25, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Opinions

In honor of MidPoint Music Festival we asked our Arts & Life editor (John) and our Features editor (Matt) to write up their top 10 must-see acts. Check out their choices and explanations below, and follow @northernermedia for their live Twitter coverage of MidPoint all weekend long! Read our Feature...

What we can learn from online hoax

Staff editorial

January 24, 2013


Filed under National News, Opinions, Viewpoints

It might be sort of an odd story, the one of Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o’s supposed dead girlfriend hoax, but in an era of “catfishing” online and a 24-hour news cycle that is too concerned with publication instead of facts, it’s not that surprising to students and student journalists. In...

Republicans need to focus on women in future elections

Lauren Wheeler, Contributing writer

November 28, 2012


Filed under Opinions, Viewpoints

Women’s issues were at the forefront for the 2012 election. Between the contraception discussion and the shouts of abortion, it was almost as if it was an election in 1920. Even weeks after the election, women are still going to be an integral part of any future campaigns and elections. According...

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