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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...

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...

Latino vote crucial for Republicans in next election

Michael Topmiller, Staff writer

November 14, 2012


Filed under Opinions, Viewpoints

If there is one thing that can be concluded from the 2012 presidential election, it is the value of the Latino vote. Barack Obama came out on top but a crucial component to his success was due to him receiving nearly 75 percent of the Latino vote. In 2008, President Obama received about 68 percent of...

Democracy for sale: Where the money comes from for political campaigns

Marina Schneider, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2012


Filed under Opinions, Viewpoints

The Center of Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan research group, predicts the 2012 presidential and congressional elections will cost $5.8 billion, the most expensive on record. Understanding where all this money comes from and how it is used is a fundamental part of a democratic system. In the current...

Romney walks away from debate ahead of Obama, but there are two left

Bradon Barb, Managing Editor

October 10, 2012


Filed under Opinions, Viewpoints

The first presidential debate was last week and it was interesting to say the least. If you haven’t made up your mind about which candidate to vote for, these debates are designed to sway you to either side of the fence. If you missed the debate you didn’t miss much. The most notable takeaways...

Romney trailing Obama, turnaround plausible for Republican candidate

Brandon Barb, Managing editor

October 4, 2012


Filed under Opinions, Viewpoints

Heading into the presidential debate, Mitt Romney was trailing President Obama in the polls. Obama was ahead a few points but it should have been a larger margin. After the conventions the president should have put his foot on the gas not ease off and coast to election. In a poll conducted by Quinnipiac...

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