The Northerner

One NKU student does it all, known on campus for it

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A NKU student performs on the Cyr wheel in the amphitheater for the Celebration of Student Creativity and Research. Kirk Wallace, a math and physics major, is known around campus for his creative athletic demonstrations and unusual hobbies

Maggie Pund, Staff writer

May 9, 2013

Whether it is peering over crowds while scaling the side of a building or spinning around the amphitheater inside of a massive metal ring as an audience circles, some students enjoy looking at life from a different perspective on a daily basis around NKU’s campus. “You would be surprised how many peo...

Staying stress free during finals week

Theresa Wiehoff, Contributing writer

May 9, 2013

Staying stress free during finals week is easier said than done but with a little stress management ideas this can be obtainable. The student health and wellness center at NKU recommends five tips to help students get through finals week stress free. It is important to plan your schedule. Spend a f...

NKU theater continues in the summer with dinner and a show

Sarah McIntosh, Contributing writer

May 8, 2013

What began as an NKU summer dinner theatre has grown into what is now known as NKU’s premiere professional theatre whose cast members include some of the most talented regional and national performers known as the Commonwealth Theatre Company. What exactly does the Commonwealth Theatre bring to the table? W...

How to find the best price for summer vacations: Travel agents weigh in

Ryan Repasky, Contributing writer

May 7, 2013

Summer vacation is just days away, which also means college budgets play a major factor into traveling and destination choices. From handling flights to using a travel agent, there are several ways college students can manage their budget when planning a summer vacation. Using a travel agent to book a pack...

Senior runner takes school record, competitive edge before graduation

Senior runner takes school record, competitive edge before graduation

Erin Pierce, Contributing writer

May 7, 2013

Wrapping up her fourth track season with NKU, senior Kayla Justice said being a student-athlete in college has been one of the most unique experiences she could have imagined. Though it was a tough start four years ago, she has overcome many obstacles and even cracked a school record. “The initial tran...

Students spent semester researching the mystery of black holes

Students spent semester researching the mystery of black holes

Maggie Pund, Staff writer

May 6, 2013

With gravitational forces powerful enough to warp space-time, black holes are considered among the most mysterious and alarming things in the universe. This semester at Northern Kentucky University, a guided research course was created for a group of physics students with a specific interest in black ...

Fre$h Shop: “Healthy food is awesome”

Erin Pierce, Contributing writer

May 6, 2013

NKU Wellness takes popular song to promote healthy eating No, that isn’t Macklemore you’re hearing. It's NKU Wellness Ambassadors, LJ Adkins and Artie Minera, who put their passion for wellness and musical talent to work in their new video, Fre$h Shop. Artie Minera said, initially, this wasn’t a planned...

Local cafes with the right studying atmosphere

Ryan Repasky, Contributing writer

May 3, 2013

With finals week quickly approaching, it’s no secret that last minute studying will be taking place.  Here are three local coffee shops that offer a quiet and relaxed environment, prime for studying as well as delicious drinks and tasty treats. Mammoth Cafe Mammoth Cafe is a simple and eclectic coffee shop on ...

Chase alum becomes first graduate elected to state Supreme Court

Emily Hodges, Contributing writer

May 3, 2013

Gov. Steve Beshear saw something in the 23 years of experience Michelle Keller offered. On April 3 he appointed her as Justice on the Supreme Court of Kentucky. Michelle Keller gained “the ultimate position of an attorney” but doesn’t let her success go to her head. She is humbled by the trust t...

Technology in the classroom, both beneficial and a distraction

Theresa Wiehoff, Contributing writer

May 3, 2013

Many college students across the country have had the distracting experience of sitting behind or next to a student during class who would rather watch You Tube videos or check their Facebook news feeds rather than pay attention to the teacher. “I think it’s very distracting for me to sit behind...

Feast for Finals returns to round out the semester

Feast for Finals returns to round out the semester

Shelby Rodgers, Contributing writer

May 3, 2013

Over 400 students waited to get their late-night breakfast and take a break from studying Thursday night in Norse Commons. Feast for Finals, an event with free food and games held at the end of every semester to give students a chance to relax before finals week, was hosted by Activities Programming ...

Q & A with APB’s new president

Dejoira Phillips, Contributing writer

May 2, 2013

NKU’s Activities Programming Board helps students develop relationships, meet new people and enjoy exciting events with others who share a common interest. Every year, APB elects a new president to organize events for NKU students throughout the year. The president plays a major role in the organizat...

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