The Northerner

Social interracial dating experiment pairs diverse students

Brittany Wren, Contributing writer

February 13, 2014

What do you get when you mix open discussions about sex, relationships and diverse cultural backgrounds? You get a social experiment focusing on the perceptions and struggles associated with interracial dating. Latino co-ed fraternity Alpha Psi Lambda National Inc. and the African American fraterni...

Winter wreaks havoc through all corners of campus

Hazardous weather hit campus and had lasting effects this semester across the NKU community.

Maggie Pund and Staff Report

February 13, 2014

From facilities using about $200,000 worth of salt to help secure campus grounds to students feeling “cheated” out of about 12 percent of their class sessions for Tuesday night courses, the NKU community is still feeling the effects of the recent hazardous weather in a variety of ways. “I think some of ...

NKU community withstands arctic weather

Throughout the polar blast, students found ways to handle the low temperatures on their walks across campus. “I wear a hat all the time,” Alexus Berns, a senior creative writing major, said. “My nose is constantly runny. I can’t feel my face and I feel like I don’t have a nose.”

Maggie Pund and Richard Cracchiolo

January 31, 2014

The NKU community braved the subzero temperatures and winds that rolled throughout campus and across the Midwest this week. "I've just been avoiding going outside," said Shea Cecilia, a sophomore music major. "I almost fell outside the Student Union the other day on ice." The dangerously cold temperature set...

Compromise could welcome more positive reception on tobacco ban

Richard Cracchiolo, News Editor

January 23, 2014

The countdown has finally ended; tobacco has been banned from NKU. And I’m just going to say it. Northern Kentucky University makes me want to smoke. While I know this ban is a campus-wide policy, it only directly affects a small portion of those who find their way onto campus. I am one of those peo...

NKU hosts a weeklong celebration of global education

Amber Hemmerle, Contributing writer

November 10, 2013

The office of education abroad and other organizations on campus are teaming up to present International Education Week from Nov. 11-15.  The International Education Week program celebrates the importance of gaining a well-rounded global education through a series of academic and cultural events on campus...

Collegiate 4-H club no longer just focusing on farming

Katie Smolkovich, Contributing writer

October 30, 2013

Head, heart, hands and health are the core values of Norse Collegiate 4-H according to the organization’s website. Norse Collegiate 4-H recruits members and socializes, according to BJ Narwold, the club's founder and president and a senior majoring in organizational leadership. 4-H on the collegiate l...

Callahan’s Haunted Past Comes to Life

Student volunteer works to scare visitors of Callahan Hall's annual haunted house.

Andrew Kell, Contributing writer

October 30, 2013

Many old buildings do not have a great past. Sometimes this leads to the belief that they may even be haunted. Callahan Hall wasn’t always the dormitory it is now; it was a nursing home. This year, the Association of Campus Residents chose to focus on the nursing home as a theme for their haunted h...

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