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Nikola Rackers ’15
This is my second year writing for The Purple Quill. As a junior, I was the News Editor and I am currently Co-Editor of the print edition of the Quill. I especially enjoy writing about news and current events. In addition to writing for the Quill, I have also been a member of Student Council for three years now. I am an avid long-distance runner, and I'm currently a varsity cross country runner. I have ran cross country and track since my freshman year. My other interests include politics, history, exotic foods, hockey, and foreign languages, especially Serbian. I aspire to study journalism and political science in college and to become a journalist. My favorite journalists are James Foley and Simon Ostrovsky.

Nikola Rackers '15, Print Co-editor

May 10, 2015
Ten years later, the force is with Star Wars (Story)
Apr 29, 2015
Rise: 50 years of struggle (Story)
Apr 29, 2015
Baltimore burns after powder keg explodes (Story)
Apr 13, 2015
Gone but not forgotten, Kelsie Crow touched many (Story)
Apr 08, 2015
Mother Nature’s gems shine bright (Story)
Mar 06, 2015
Prom: get ready for it! (Story)
Mar 03, 2015
The Kurds fight tenaciously for freedom (Story)
Feb 11, 2015
After a year of crisis, Ukraine ponders an uncertain future (Story)
Feb 04, 2015
Four years later, the Arab Spring continues to falter (Story)
Jan 28, 2015
Heroin epidemic wreaks havoc across the United States (Story)
Jan 12, 2015
Three days of violence rock France (Story)
Jan 06, 2015
Exploring the Islamic Association of Cincinnati (Story)
Jan 05, 2015
Celebrate a new year with the same problems! (Story)
Dec 03, 2014
In Ferguson, justice and truth died in a cloud of tear gas (Story)
Nov 19, 2014
End the war on women’s body image (Story)
Nov 10, 2014
Dance the night away at victory dance (Story)
Nov 05, 2014
Despite regional disappointment, the Purple Pack gave it all (Story)
Oct 21, 2014
Chemical weapons: ghosts of Saddam’s regime haunt Iraq (Story)
Oct 06, 2014
Students struggle to sleep enough at night (Story)
Oct 02, 2014
Elder soccer kicks it’s way to victory (Story)
Sep 18, 2014
The Offspring’s “Smash” hit turns 20 (Story)
Sep 15, 2014
Journalists risk lives for the truth (Story)
Sep 10, 2014
Crises in Ukraine and the Middle East test the West’s resolve (Story)
Sep 09, 2013
How the Syrian civil war began (Story)
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Nikola Rackers ’15