The Northerner

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


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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


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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...

The girl you heard screaming in Griffin Hall was me

The girl you heard screaming in Griffin Hall was me

Kiana Berry, Social Media Editor

May 7, 2015


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Moments ago I finished my last undergrad final… ever. Although I more than likely scared Greg DeBlasio with my outburst of excitement and out of rhythm happy dance, between awkwardly bouncing through the lobby of Griffin Hall, the bittersweet realization settled. When I found out that the excessive...

The season may end, but the show is far from over

The season may end, but the show is far from over

Nancy Curtis, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2015


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I can write a story about another person. I can write a long, passionate piece about why a television show shouldn’t have killed off my favorite character. Actually I can basically write about TV shows better than anything else. But writing a goodbye is not my forte. I’ve been dreading writing th...

School’s out

School’s out

Richard Cracchiolo, Copy Editor

May 6, 2015


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Wow, it’s hard to believe it’s all over. I always thought that I’d have some impassioned speech when my time at The Northerner came to a close, but I got nothing. I think what I’ll miss most is the people I worked with. When I first started writing, I heard the phrase “The Northerner family”...

Documentary project proves to be an extraordinary experience

Documentary project proves to be an extraordinary experience

Erin Mullins, Reporter

May 5, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, Viewpoints

About this time last year, I was approached by one of my professors and asked if I’d be interested in working on a documentary project with a few EMB students and a non-profit in Cincinnati. Not really knowing what I was agreeing to, I said, “Yes,” and while it has been a struggle at times, it has b...

Not ready to say good-bye NKU so I’ll just say so-long

Not ready to say good-bye NKU so I’ll just say so-long

Erin Mullins, Reporter

May 4, 2015


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In January 2010, I took my first step onto NKU’s campus as a freshman and on May 9 I will join many other seniors as we take our last steps across the stage, but perhaps I’m getting ahead of myself. When I was young, I firmly believed I would never go to college. The simple reason was because o...

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