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Fall 2017 Editor Farewells

Fall 2017 Editor Farewells

December 7, 2017


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We would type some goodbye cliches--that would probably reference Dr. Seuss--but instead, your faithful team of Northerner staff members will leave you with this: you're pretty swell. 10/10, would work with again. Here's some sentimentality, delivered straight from the cool folks themselves.  Cole Grec...

OPINION: The Northerner stands with the College Heights Herald

OPINION: The Northerner stands with the College Heights Herald

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

December 1, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Opinions, Viewpoints

In journalism school, we’re told that we’re the “voice for the voiceless,” and “the watchdogs” of society. So, I pose a question: If this is what we’re taught, why are more and more educational institutions attempting to stifle what we’re meant to do? Without student newspapers, the foundations of free sp...

VIDEO | Pumpkin Spice Man on the Street

November 6, 2017


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In recent years, Pumpkin Spice has seen a rise in both popularity and resentment. Some may associate it simply with Starbucks and their nationally popular seasonal 'Pumpkin Spice Latte', but the craze that is Pumpkin Spice is much bigger than just a flavor of coffee. It's found its way into a myriad of...

OPINION: Where’s the end?

OPINION: Where’s the end?

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2017


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When the news of Harvey Weinstein first broke, I sat down to write an editorial. Then a rape on NKU’s campus was reported. By the time I was finished with my op-ed, I felt as if the piece was no longer timely. I placed it on a shelf of unfinished work, only for it to come crashing back down with a ...

And Then There Was Silence

And Then There Was Silence

Molly Patrick, Contributor

September 11, 2017


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September 11th: Some know where we were the minute the planes hit the towers or the look on our parents’ faces, but others only know the tragedy through the stories we’re told; on the anniversary of the terror attack that defined a generation one thing we all can share is grief for everyone and ...

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


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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

Passing the paper: A farewell to Colleen

Nicole Browning, Assistant Arts and Life Editor

May 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Viewpoints

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

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...

A goodbye from the editor of The Northerner

A goodbye from the editor of The Northerner

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2017


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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

The NCAA Tournament: A Sports Writer’s Dream

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 24, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports, Viewpoints

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

Column: Win or Lose, NKU winners no matter what

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 17, 2017


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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

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 ...

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