The Northerner

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


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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...

Student media memories

Student media memories

Heidi Rink, Promotions Director

May 4, 2015


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My time here at NKU has been more than I could ever imagine. I have made friends and have learned valuable skills that will take me through my future career. I am so glad that I found The Northerner. I am going to miss walking from the Business Center to Griffin Hall and going down the stairs to go i...

A farewell to The Northerner

A farewell to The Northerner

Kody Kahle, Web Editor

May 1, 2015


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Coming to NKU, I never thought I would be working for a newspaper for three of my four years on campus. I never thought I would be spending my multiple weeknights stuck in an office after class working on the paper, editing pictures and laying out the edition. I never thought I would be working for a ...

From loss to victory in four years: the Clayton Castle story

From loss to victory in four years: the Clayton Castle story

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

May 1, 2015


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If there’s one thing I’ve learned during my time at NKU, it’s that one’s loss and grief is the greatest force behind an even more positive future. If you had told me that on March 28, 2013, I wouldn’t have believed you. When the words “and for president and vice-president” come out of...

‘Encore, Encore’ weaves a tale of humor and horror

‘Encore, Encore’ weaves a tale of humor and horror

Dylan Tierney, Reporter

April 21, 2015


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Dorothy Parker’s quick wit, silver tongue, and harsh criticism made her one of the greatest voices of the early 20th century. Behind her rough exterior, however, lied a tragic, tormented soul that wanted nothing more but to leave behind her home life. This is “Encore, Encore.” The play immediate...

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