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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

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...

Passing the paper: A farewell to Colleen

Assistant Arts and Life editor Nicole Browning and Colleen Dixon pose for a picture

Nicole Browning, Assistant Arts and Life Editor

May 5, 2017

When the last of the ink dried on the final copy of The Northerner for the year, above each article and below each photo sat a byline. A credit for all the work that goes into the process: brainstorming, finding sources to interview, taking photos, laying out pages, writing and editing countless stori...

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

Erinn Sweet, a freshman, and her family on a cruise. The experience made her reflect on the disconnect between nature and society.

Erinn Sweet, Contributor

April 22, 2017

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...

A goodbye from the editor of The Northerner

A goodbye from the editor of The Northerner

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2017

It has been a long time coming, but in two weeks, it will finally be done. Mom, I finally did it. When I finally walk across the stage May 7 as a college graduate, she won’t be there. It’s been almost 11 years since she passed away. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about her. I certainly wo...

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

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

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 the tunnel that connects the court to the media work area underneath the arena. Walking next to me wa...

Column: Win or Lose, NKU winners no matter what

The Norse warm up for practice on Wednesday ahead of their trip to Indianapolis

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

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 University of Kentucky’s seeding in the NCAA Tournament. At the beginning of the conversation, Wilbon uttered t...

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

A different view of Griffin Hall that most have not seen yet. The construction is set to be complete in the summer of 2018.

Nicole Browning, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

March 16, 2017

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

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.

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 ...

A voice and a choice: Student opts for third party

Mary Andrikus casted a vote for third party candidate Jill Stein. Her vote, she said, is not a wasted one.

Mackenzie Manley, News Editor

November 8, 2016

It was her first time voting in a presidential election. Along with her brother, they pulled into an adjacent parking lot at AJ Linderman Elementary School, their polling place. Mary Andrikus, a junior economics and Spanish major, marked her ballot for Jill Stein, a green party candidate.   ”I...

Opinion: What the results of the election will mean for the Supreme Court

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2015 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Aaron Thatcher, Contributor

November 8, 2016

The next president of the United States will appoint at least one U.S. Supreme Court Justice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. According to Article III, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution, a Supreme Court Justice's appointment is essentially life-long with “good behavior”, potentially mea...

Column: NKU Shouldn’t give into pressure

Senior Chrissy Spears shares a hug with head coach Bob Sheehan prior to Friday's game with Valparaiso.

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 2, 2016

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...

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