The Northerner

Be careful, don?t step in a crack

Mark Payne

November 3, 2009


Filed under News

Mark Payne/ Managing editorDespite receiving $2.25 million in stimulus money for university improvements, Northern Kentucky University Facilities Management will not be spending it to permanently repair the cracks and holes in the concrete across campus. Rather, they will be providing short-term fixes by ...

Losing your love for reading?

M. Gordon Willis and M. Gordon Willis

November 3, 2009


Filed under Opinions

After doing some research online, I realized that there is a problem some college students are running into after a few semesters - there is so much reading and writing in college, that they are losing their passion for what was once a leisure activity for them. I love to read and I am finding that I ...

Roundabout users need learning curve

Heather Willoughby and Heather Willoughby

November 3, 2009


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Charlotte Etherton/ Photo editorMany studies confirm that the roundabout is the most efficient intersection there is. Supposedly, the roundabout accomplishes minimal traffic build up, keeps traffic moving smoothly and results in the least amount of collisions per any type of intersection. From these ...

Teams prepare for season finale

Mike Collins and Mike Collins

November 3, 2009


Filed under Sports

Tim Downer/photographerBefore getting geared up for the start of Northern Kentucky University's basketball season, Norse fans should be looking forward to the finale of fall sports competition. The fall teams have enjoyed a successful year thus far as they all begin to prepare for their respective post-...

Transformers

Jeremy Jackson and Jeremy Jackson

November 4, 2009


Filed under Arts & Life

Photo courtesy of the NKU Theatre Department.Social commentary denouncing the scourge of conformity and unchallenged societal tenets are the subjects of the newest play being performed at NKU's Stauss Theatre. Rhinoceros, originally penned in the 1950s by playwright, Eugene Ionesco, tells the tale of a ...

NKU

Holly Henson

November 3, 2009


Filed under News

Northern Kentucky University soon faces a test. NKU is up for reaffirmation this December as an accredited university by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). As an accredited university, this means NKU adheres to a set of standards to improve education and ensures that the courses...

Be careful, don

Mark Payne

November 3, 2009


Filed under News

Mark Payne/ Managing editorDespite receiving $2.25 million in stimulus money for university improvements, Northern Kentucky University Facilities Management will not be spending it to permanently repair the cracks and holes in the concrete across campus. Rather, they will be providing short-term fix...

Event Preview: Haunting in Callahan

Katie Blair and Katie Blair

October 27, 2009


Filed under Arts & Life

Graphic courtesy of MCT CampusNorthern Kentucky University's Callahan Residence Hall will host a terrifying, chilling event Wednesday, October 28, 2009 from 8pm-10pm.' It's Callahan Hall's second annual Haunted House. Admission to the haunted house is free, however, canned food donations are accept...

NKU facilitates breastfeeding

Kelly Phelan and Kelly Phelan

October 27, 2009


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Charlotte Etherton/Photo EditorThe Wellness Center, in conjunction with the Communication Department, has converted an unused faculty office into a breastfeeding room.' Several years ago, when the Communication Department split their offices between Landrum and Applied Science and Technology, Landrum 11...

Taking out the trash

Samantha Del Vecchio and Samantha Del Vecchio

October 27, 2009


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Charlotte Etherton/Photo EditorImagine the weight of ten hippos. Now imagine all that weight in recyclable paper and cardboard. NKU's recycling program recycled about 11 tons of material in just the month of May, according to Roger Reed, the lead material handler at NKU. 'When the semester is in full...

Committee walks the walk

Kelly Phelan and Kelly Phelan

October 25, 2009


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Photo provide by Student Government Association.The Student Government Association's committee University Improvement held a campus safety walk Oct. 26. The walk, attended by senators of SGA, aims at improving various aspects of Northern Kentucky University. 'The campus safety walk is designed to ...

College life full of growing pains

M. Gordon Willis and M. Gordon Willis

October 25, 2009


Filed under Opinions

There is much to talk about in the transition into college. Whether you are attending college right out of high school or, like myself, have been here for a few years, the transition is always a struggle. Most issues consist of having to do everything on your own. Remember in high school and throughout ...

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