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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...

‘The Divine Visitor:’ a tale of time travel and deceit

‘The Divine Visitor:’ a tale of time travel and deceit

Gavin Colton, Reporter

April 20, 2015


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Picture this, it’s 1665 in a small town in England where inhabitants are plagued with emotional turmoil and social oppressions similar to those at the turn of the 21st century. After the return of an unexpected guest and the arrival of an archangel from present day New York City, the town has changed fo...

Lauren Hill taught us more than how to shoot a lay-up

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 10, 2015


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Let me start off by saying that I never met Lauren Hill. I haven’t seen anything more than the images on a computer or the video on the evening news. However, Lauren Hill is one of those people who you don’t need to meet in order for her to touch your heart and soul with her story. Lauren Hill, a f...

Editor lists his favorite releases of 2014

Editor lists his favorite releases of 2014

Matt Spaulding, Arts and Life Editor

March 26, 2015


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During one of the free hours I had over spring break, I began to file the new releases of 2014 into my collection and I started compiling and editing my list of favorites. This is never an easy thing to do. What separates one great release from being ranked above another? Either way, here it is. D’Ange...

“Better Call Saul” feels like we never left Albuquerque

Dylan Tierney, Reporter

March 2, 2015


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It would be all too easy to write off "Better Call Saul" as a cash-grab prequel to one of television’s biggest hits  - and co-creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould know this. Kicking "Better Call Saul" off with a stylized flash-forward immediately paints a picture for what Jimmy McGill is in fo...

‘Bravely Default’ puts new spin on classic JRPG formula

‘Bravely Default’ puts new spin on classic JRPG formula

Richard Cracchiolo, Copy Editor

February 26, 2015


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When I was a kid, my absolute favorite game was Final Fantasy 6 (or Final Fantasy 3 if you played the Super Nintendo Entertainment System incarnation of the game). From the story to the battle system, the game seemed to get everything spot-on and even now defines what makes a good Japanese Role Playing Gam...

Oscars conclude with unexpected results

Oscars conclude with unexpected results

Nancy Curtis, Editor-In-Chief

February 24, 2015


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Awards season officially came to a close on Sunday night. The big winners took home golden awards during the 87th Annual Academy Awards and I said goodbye to the 2015 edition of my favorite season of the year: awards season. For me the Oscars are like the Super Bowl, each award winner is a touchdown, ea...

In memoriam: Mary Cupito

In memoriam: Mary Cupito

Richard Cracchiolo, Copy Editor

February 5, 2015


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I speak for myself and my family here at The Northerner when I say that we are mourning one of our own. Mary Cupito, a journalism professor, passed away after a long struggle with cancer. It’s a common misconception in The Northerner office that I began my journalism career here, but that’s not ...

Making a difference: four social work students look at the changes they hope to make in the community

Kim Haubner, Lori Mangan, Megan Gerber, and Faye Perkins

February 4, 2015


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Spotlight on Kim Haubner: The homeless are people too My name is Kim Haubner and I am a third year, master of social work student at Northern Kentucky University. The MSW field program is a spectacular supplement to class work. Last semester, I was given the opportunity to work at the Jimmy Heath Hous...

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