The Northerner

EDITORIAL: A day I’ll never forget

EDITORIAL: A day I’ll never forget

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

September 12, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Viewpoints

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


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story

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...

EDITORIAL: We stand with UK’s Kentucky Kernel

EDITORIAL: We stand with UK’s Kentucky Kernel

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

September 2, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Viewpoints

The University of Kentucky, the largest public university in the Commonwealth, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against its own student newspaper. UK filed a lawsuit against its own students. Students who are encouraged to get an education and learn real-world experience working for the Kentucky Kernel, the ind...

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...

Finding the story: A reflection on my heroin series

Finding the story: A reflection on my heroin series

Abby Anstead, Managing Editor

May 4, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Viewpoints

I sat in a small office across from Dr. Perilou Goddard, a psychology professor who specializes in drug policy. Eyes locked and ears attentive, I listened as she discussed some of the common misconceptions society has about heroin and those who are addicted to the drug. She must have read the interest in...

Leo wins an Oscar… finally

Kelsey Bungenstock, Engagement Editor

March 1, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

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


Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

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...

BREAKING: Silent protest addresses gun violence

BREAKING: Silent protest addresses gun violence

Lizzie Kibler, Arts & Life Editor

October 19, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Campus Events, Featured Story, News, Student Voices

Students stood in silence outside of the Student Union on Monday wearing targets on their chests. Their homemade shirts bore a black target on the front. Written on the bottom of the shirt was “#StudentsNotTargets.”Propped against their legs were signs that called for awareness and solidarity. The silen...

A Kentuckian’s response to Kim Davis

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-In-Chief

September 19, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

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...

Feeling the loss of a fellow journalist

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-In-Chief

September 3, 2015


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I watch the news, good or bad, and more often than not, it’s the latter. I cringe as scenes unimaginable flicker before me and wonder how a person could commit such terrible acts, no matter which side of good or bad they stand on.  Aug. 26 struck hard for many like myself and hundreds of thou...

Defining our purpose

Defining our purpose

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

August 26, 2015


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We're not the biggest or baddest of student news organizations in the land, but that doesn't mean that we don't work like them. We have an editorial staff of 15 and multiple staff writers. We work in the crevices of time that we carve out between classes and other jobs to produce daily online content and a w...

Onto the next adventure

Onto the next adventure

Matt Spaulding, Arts and Life Editor

May 8, 2015


Filed under Viewpoints

About a month ago, I remember waking up exhausted. As my bare feet hit the chilly floor I started toward the bathroom and mumbled with frustration.Everyone has those days where they just want to stay home, but with the eventuality of my last days at NKU setting in, I have to look back on days like that...

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