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Greek Life plans to welcome new fraternity next semester

Jessica Cox, Contributing writer
December 7, 2012
Filed under News

After an unsuccessful expansion for Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Northern Kentucky University’s Greek Life is prepared to add another fraternity to its community in Spring 2013. NKU’s Interfraternal Council voted Nov. 29 to extend an invitation for colonization, or starting a chapter on campus, to Theta...

Holiday break means family, food, fun for international students

Stacey Barnes, Contributing writer
December 7, 2012
Filed under Arts & Life

Fahad Albuainain is going home for the holidays. He has no set schedule for his visit home, but he knows he will get to eat a meal with his whole family and visit friends in surrounding cities. It has been almost a year since Albuainain has seen his sister and his parents.  This is his first year...

Volunteers needed this holiday season

Danielle Roberts, Contributing writer
December 7, 2012
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

Northern Kentucky University communication professor Vicki Ragsdale doesn’t mind devoting some of her free time to standing outside of Kroger stores with a bell in her hand, smiling at passing customers and politely asking for monetary donations for her favorite non-profit organization. In fact, she...

Connection Lost

Connection Lost

Brody Kenny, Staff Writer
December 6, 2012
Filed under Featured Story, News

On numerous occasions this semester, campus-wide Internet outages have occurred. Though they tend to not last more than a few hours, they can be a hassle for anyone trying to get work done. With the spring semester almost upon us, the IT department at Northern Kentucky University has been investigating...

Student Media seniors say farewell

Student Media seniors say farewell

Samantha Hayden, Photo Editor
December 6, 2012
Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

Jeffonia Wynn “Ms. Ebony J” Norse Code Radio General Manager My time here at NKU has been more than I could ever imagine. I have made lifetime friends and have learned skills that will take me a long way as I continue to pursue a career in EMB. Thank you everyone for your support over the years, I am tr...

Student Lives Double Feature Life

Student Lives Double Feature Life

Marina Schneider, Contributing writer
December 6, 2012
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

UPDATED at 12:11 p.m. Dec. 10 During the week Danielle Roberts, a 20-year-old, baby-faced blonde with green eyes, is focused on final exams, projects and deadlines on school papers for the end of the semester. On the weekends, however; the outwardly shy Roberts exposes another side of her many tale...

Extended: Former Norse pitcher excels in major league

Extended: Former Norse pitcher excels in major league

Kevin Ward, Contributing writer
December 6, 2012
Filed under Sports

UPDATED at 12:25 p.m. Dec. 7: Article was updated to reflect an extended version of the story, different from the print version which ran Dec. 6. Former NKU baseball player Nate Jones recently finished his rookie season with the Chicago White Sox. Jones ended the year with an 8-0 record, 65 strik...

Sink or swim: Canoe Battleship hits the pool for round two

Sink or swim: Canoe Battleship hits the pool for round two

December 6, 2012
Filed under Arts & Life

Canoe Battleship returned to NKU Friday for the second time. Students, including James Ruehlman, Alayna Simpson, Alli Smith and Ryan Whitaker (pictured in far left canoe), gathered in teams in the rec center pool to try to sink opponsing canoes for two heats and a final championship round. Each member...

Former Norse pitcher excels in major league

Former Norse pitcher excels in major league

Kevin Ward, Contributing writer
December 6, 2012
Filed under Sports

Former NKU baseball player Nate Jones recently finished his rookie season with Chicago White Sox. Jones ended the year with an 8-0 record, 65 strikeouts and a 2.39 ERA in 71.2 innings of work. Jones made 65 appearances for the Sox which made him the second most used relief pitcher for the team, behind...

Norse Force and fans rally up for road trip

Norse Force and fans rally up for road trip

Kyle Biggs, Contributing writer
December 6, 2012
Filed under Featured Story, Sports

The Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team traveled to Columbus to play Ohio State University on Dec. 1. It was a game where the Norse were a huge underdog, but you would not have known it based on the NKU fans and Norse Force members that were in attendance. Norse Force and NKU put...

Plenty of Phish

Derek White, Staff Writer
December 6, 2012
Filed under News

From time to time you may receive an email that just doesn’t seem right. These emails vary. It may be about a promotion some website is doing that just seems too good to be true, or it might be what appears to be a warning from the school that your account will be expiring in a set amount of days. Whatever...

Student Senate making progress toward Pederson’s “Big Eight Goals”

Kevin Schultz, Staff Writer
December 6, 2012
Filed under News

Student Government Association has, according to President Erik Pederson, made great progress this semester; it passed eight resolutions, held the biannual campus safety walk, created the SGA grievance page and video blog and promoted SGA recommendations at several committee meetings across campus. Pederson...

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