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Hot Seat with Brian Lewin

John Rasp
December 8, 2004
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BlueIn this week's Hot Seat, John interviews Brian Lewin. Brian is a sophomore forward on the men's basketball team. John Rasp: Which of the men's basketball assistants can you beat one-on-one? Brian Lewin: I can beat Coach Elrod. I like to think I can beat Coach Marshall and Coach Listerman, but I'v... Read more »

Men’s basketball splits weekend series

December 8, 2004
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BlueRENSSELAER, Ind. - Derek Smith and Pat Cary combined for

Women’s hoops records first win

December 8, 2004
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BlueRENSSELAER, Ind. - Nikki Perkins scored 20 points and dished out three assists as Northern Kentucky University snapped a season-opening five-game losing streak with an 83-70 win over Saint Joseph's on Dec. 4. Karyn Creager added 18 points for the Norse, who improved to 1-5 overall, 1-3 in the Grea... Read more »

Race tight for Heisman

Zack Staten
December 8, 2004
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In 2004, NCAA football has seen a season of debates, arguments and controversy. Awarding the Heisman Trophy this year should be no different than the current theme. Unlike past years, the Heisman race is wide open and should go right down to the wire. This year's Heisman field includes three quarterbac... Read more »

MLB needs drug testing

December 8, 2004
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With the recent revelations about the steroid use of Barry Bonds and Jason Giambi, there is speculation about the affect this will have on Major League Baseball. One thing is certain: whatever action baseball takes, it will be years too late to curb the drug problem. For years, the NFL has realized... Read more »

Synthesizers and horns fuse punk, jazz on Cougars EP

Chad Snowden
December 8, 2004
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Eight-piece, Chicago rock band, Cougars, have only been around a short time, releasing their debut LP Nice, Nice in 2003. Rigorous touring and word-of-mouth spread by the sonic brilliance of Nice, Nice, helped prove Cougars point against those that think rock n' roll is dead. Enter their newest re... Read more »

Shop smart when buying holiday decorations

Jamie McIver
December 8, 2004
Filed under Arts & Life

Adam McIver It may be your first Christmas on your own, and you have to start on your very own collection of Christmas decorations. Don't let it put a dent in your wallet. Here are some great holiday ideas for college students. First, Target seemed to have a majority of the Christmas decorating ... Read more »

‘Romeo and Juliet’ actors adapt well to 1950s setting

Amy Ehrnreiter
December 8, 2004
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For the NKU Department of Theatre's rendition of "Romeo and Juliet," director Mike King chose to set the play in the 1950s to help the audience connect with the action happening on stage. The actors not only had to play characters from 1595, but also take into consideration the customs of the 1950s. Jo... Read more »

Children exhibit LEGO creations

Katie Walker
December 8, 2004
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Playing with LEGOS has just taken on a whole new meaning. When some talented youngsters get together, they don't just build planes, trains and automobiles. They build robots; fully functioning, specially programmed robots. And they're eager to show everyone what they can do. Approximately 300 children from acros... Read more »

Art grads say farewell

Kristin Koester
December 8, 2004
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After a long journey, nine senior art students can finally close the books for good. The soon-to-be Northern Kentucky University alumni have some of their best work displayed in the fine arts gallery. Mike Maydak, who has been entertaining NKU with his comic strip Slimbone for the last two years, is e... Read more »

Tree Truths

Daniel Cooper
December 8, 2004
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Eric Draper1. How did the tradition of decorating evergreens at Christmas begin? The tradition of decorating evergreens can be traced back to ancient times in Rome and Egypt in celebration of the winter solstice. In 1510, the first Christmas tree was displayed in Riga, Latvia. Early decorations incl... Read more »

Santa exists in holiday spirit

Steve Funaro
December 8, 2004
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Dear Santa, My name is Steve Funaro, I am a young man that lives in Kentucky. I am sure you know who I am, I have been on your lists for quite some time now. It has been a while since I have written but I thought I could make up for that this year. When I was about 12 years old, I found out that there w... Read more »

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