The Northerner

First look at ‘Alpha Sapphire’

First look at ‘Alpha Sapphire’

Richard Cracchiolo, News Editor

November 24, 2014


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The first thing I did after leaving school on Friday was pick up my pre-ordered copy of Alpha Sapphire and I pretty much played it nonstop over the weekend. Currently I’ve beaten the first five gyms and I thought I’d share my thoughts so far. To me, a good remake should strengthen what was good an...

How my life changed in 10 months

How my life changed in 10 months

Brook Clifford, Managing Editor

November 19, 2014


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I will never forget the fullness of the church at my father’s funeral. Or at my grandfather’s. Or even at my little brother’s. I will never forget the stories of their lives—the stories of how they impacted so many other people’s lives. I won’t forget my father’s co-workers telling me what ...

‘Gunvolt’ could be this generation’s ‘Mega Man’ (SPOILERS)

‘Gunvolt’ could be this generation’s ‘Mega Man’ (SPOILERS)

Richard Cracchiolo, News Editor

November 18, 2014


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As I browse through the selection of games on the Nintendo 3DS’ eshop page, I’m realizing that there’s a lot of new 2D platformers out there. I’ve found a few that I really like, but none more so than Azure Striker Gunvolt. Since it came bundled with another game, Mighty Gunvolt (I think tha...

A tale of fear, grief and comedy: Lonely Planet review

A tale of fear, grief and comedy: Lonely Planet review

Lizzie Kibbler, Reporter

November 6, 2014


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"These people are boring," Jack Manion as lead character Carl exclaims after storming into Jody's Maps store. Although Carl spends a good portion describing how drab and uneventful the people around him are, Carl and Jody are hardly boring people. The show opens with one setting that is used througho...

Pokémon remakes play with nostalgia factor (SPOILERS)

Pokémon remakes play with nostalgia factor (SPOILERS)

Richard Cracchiolo, News Editor

November 5, 2014


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Nov. 21 marks the release date of the new Pokémon games. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are retellings of the franchise’s third generation games Ruby and Sapphire, complete with a more in-depth story and the inclusion of new mega evolutions. I was lucky enough to play the demo for them, and...

Hollywood and journalism: the unseen connection

Kevin Schultz, Digital Projects Manager

October 3, 2014


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Sitting side-by-side around the circular table of the twelfth floor guest room in New York City's grand Ritz Carlton Hotel, the keen, thirty or forty-something veteran entertainment reporter two seats down flippantly let out the question: “So, if Gary Webb were alive today, what would you ask him?” The sun poure...

A slice of the life: one editor’s ‘Kill the Messenger’ journey to NYC

Nancy Curtis, Editor-In-Chief

October 3, 2014


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Jeremy Renner and New York City, two things I’d never gotten close to, but always wanted to be near. Then on a Wednesday afternoon, while dealing with about a million things, I got the call. I was going to New York to be a part of the ‘Kill the Messenger,’ an upcoming film about journalist Gary We...

Theatre department brings Greek Gods to life

Erin Mullins, Reporter

October 1, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story, Viewpoints

NKU’s opening night production of The Bacchae was an exciting, sensual experience that left the audience mesmerized and certainly people were talking about it. This classic Greek tragedy by Euripides follows the journey of the god Dionysus who has come to his hometown of Thebes to prove his divini...

Features Editor List: Top 10 bands to see at MidPoint

Features Editor List: Top 10 bands to see at MidPoint

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor

September 25, 2014


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In honor of MidPoint Music Festival we asked our Arts & Life editor (John) and our Features editor (Matt) to write up their top ten must-see acts. Check out their choices and explanations below, and follow @northernermedia for their live Twitter coverage of MidPoint all weekend long! Read our Arts &a...

Arts & Life Editor List: Top 10 must-see bands at MidPoint Music Festival

Arts & Life Editor List: Top 10 must-see bands at MidPoint Music Festival

John Flaherty, Arts & Life Editor

September 25, 2014


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In honor of MidPoint Music Festival we asked our Arts & Life editor (John) and our Features editor (Matt) to write up their top 10 must-see acts. Check out their choices and explanations below, and follow @northernermedia for their live Twitter coverage of MidPoint all weekend long! Read our Feature...

Skyline all day shouldn’t be your way

Tori Lentz, Assistant News Editor

September 4, 2014


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“Who wants to eat McDonald’s for three days like in Supersize Me?” Brook Clifford, our managing editor, asked The Northerner staff as we were preparing our healthy living edition of the newspaper. Brook had grand plans for documenting the process: calorie-counting, a webcam diary, pictures, measur...

Robin Williams and depression looking in

Robin Williams and depression looking in

Samuel Lapin, Contributor

August 27, 2014


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The suicide of Robin Williams is confusing. How can someone who has so much going for him and who seems to have joy flow from him like water from a fountain not have the will to live? It’s hard for people who have never experienced it to understand. As someone who has experienced it, I want to tell...

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