The Northerner

Activist brings message of AIDS awareness

Activist brings message of AIDS awareness

Stacey Barnes, Contributing writer

November 29, 2012


Filed under News

The room was silent as she reached for the microphone and began walking up and down the aisles in the Student Union ballroom, where over 250 Northern Kentucky University students sat waiting to hear what she had to say. She told the technology people she did not need the podium. She wanted to get up...

Innocent man speaks out against death penalty

Innocent man speaks out against death penalty

Brook Clifford, Staff Writer

November 29, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

A bible, blanket, towel and a bar of soap were the four things that replaced the comfort of Randy Steidl’s home when he was wrongfully convicted of the tragic murder of Dyke and Karen Rhodes on June 14, 1987. Steidl sat on death row for 12 out of the 17 years (6305 days) he was in the Danville Correctional...

RA’s hold high responsibility for students

RA’s hold high responsibility for students

Brook Clifford, Staff Writer

November 29, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

College holds a lot of responsibilities in itself: making the grades, disciplining yourself to do homework, going to class, maybe getting a job and the list goes on. One thing that may not be at the top of a college student’s list is taking care of all the other people that inhabit their floor, or...

Chase lessens the stress about court attire

Chase lessens the stress about court attire

Andrew Zeiser, Staff Writer

November 29, 2012


Filed under News

“It’s the best thing that has happened to a law school since the constitution,” Logan Forsythe, chair of Chase Closet Committee, said. Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University is preparing to open its Chase Closet; a program that is meant to help struggling students acquire...

Game-winning shot gives Norse first win

Game-winning shot gives Norse first win

Kevin Ward, Contributing writer

November 29, 2012


Filed under Sports

The Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball edged out a thrilling 66-64 comeback win against Youngstown State University in its first home game of the season. The win marked the first victory at the Division I level and the first under new head coach Dawn Plitzuweit. Freshman guard Christine...

Men leave San Diego 0-4 to begin D-I era

Men leave San Diego 0-4 to begin D-I era

Brook Clifford, Staff Writer

November 29, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Northern Kentucky University’s men’s basketball team traveled to San Diego to play a round-robin set of games, where everyone plays everyone, at the University of San Diego. The games began on Nov. 14 and ended on Nov. 18, the first game was against San Diego, the second against Tulsa, then Siena...

NKU reviewing online trend, no plans to join at this time

Eric Caldwell, Contributing writer

November 28, 2012


Filed under News

Northern Kentucky University officials won’t rule out joining a trend to offer select online courses to thousands of students outside of the traditional university system, but added there are no formal plans to take part at this time. An online teaching model, Massive Open Online Courses, makes...

Expanded meal plans could offer value, convenience

Kevin Schultz, Staff Writer

November 28, 2012


Filed under News

Groups of students can be seen gathered around the same tables in the Student Union every day. The students trickle in from classes around lunch time, pulling out brown paper bags, opening up plastic sandwich baggies, popping open bags of chips, peeling back containers of yogurt or fruit and twisting...

Former NKU staff member charged with voyeurism

Brandon Barb, Managing Editor

November 28, 2012


Filed under News

Former WNKU broadcast engineer, and communications department equipment and facilities manager, Bob McCoy was charged with 20 counts of voyeurism Nov. 16. Voyeurism is a class A misdemeanor with a maximum of one year in prison for each count. The Campbell County attorney’s office is handling the...

Student success based on preparation, motivation in all class types

Eric Caldwell, Contributing writer

November 28, 2012


Filed under News

A Northern Kentucky University administrator said two factors, preparedness and motivation, often determine how well students succeed, or fail, in online courses at the university. “With new students and particularly with freshmen, it’s important to talk to them about their ability to self-direct,”...

Across the University 11/29/2012

November 28, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life

One more week to log 12 Days of Fitness The Campus Rec Center is hosting 12 Days of Fitness, in which participants can take 12 Norse Fitness classes by Dec. 7 and receive a free T-shirt. Visit the Campus Recreation website for the complete Norse Fitness schedule (http://campusrec.nku.edu). Students part of team to create e...

What to do this weekend 11/29/2012

November 28, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life

Image Factory: Andy Warhol and Photography Nov. 29- Dec. 2, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati The final weekend of the Image Factory will take place until Sunday. Exhibition co-organized by the Contemporary Arts Center and Rose Art Museum devoted to Warhol’s use...

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