The Northerner

Students legally bust pumpkins on campus

Vern Hockney

October 13, 2010

Students gathered to participate in the pumpkin bust outside the Herman Science Center beneath an overcast sky Oct. 12 to, of course, smash pumpkins. But students also participated in many other activities during the annual event. The bust has been modified over the years and this year also saw its...

Never the same show twice

Shawn Buckenmeyer

October 13, 2010

Are there any virgins in the house? If you have never seen “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” in the cinema, then you are considered a virgin. “The Rocky Horror Picture” is a campy, fun slice of cinema. Brad and Janet have just gotten engaged and are off to see their mentor Dr. Scott when the...

Fear comes to americana

Claire Higgins

October 13, 2010

The artificial fog, throngs of teenagers and horrifically haunted houses were in full swing Friday night at Kings Island’s annual Halloween Haunt. Every year Halloween Haunt, held at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, offers the tri-state a wicked park featuring 12 haunted houses, mazes and trails, along...

Trash turned into treasure

Tabitha Peyton

October 13, 2010

Take it or Leave it is a new program at Northern Kentucky University that allows students to take and leave items — for free. “We’re trying to keep useful things out of the trash and into student’s hands,” said Jane Goode, coordinator and space planner for NKU. “With the cost of education...

NKU celebrates diverse campus community

Claire Higgins

October 7, 2010

Hola y bienvenidos a la celebracion de Mes de la Hispanidad! (Hello and welcome to Northern Kentucky’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration!) NKU’s Office of Latino Student Affairs is hosting events throughout the 30-day period dedicated to honoring the histories, cultures and contributions of the...

Authentic Mexican Food Finally Comes to N.Ky.

Brandon Barb

October 7, 2010

What I like about Acapulco is the welcoming atmosphere and the amazing food, generally under $10. The most expensive items on the menu are the seafood, steak and fajita entrees, reaching the $20 range. But the best item on their eight-page menu is the Enchiladas Rancheras ($8.50)—a plate of thr...

Get noticed with “The Social Network”

Shawn Buckenmeyer

October 7, 2010

How many times do you check your Facebook account a day? Do you find yourself addicted to the experience that is Facebook? With anything that becomes popular there is a darker side waiting to creep out. David Fincher’s new movie explores the dark side of Facebook and its creator in “The Social Network.” The cen...

Don’t Be Afraid to Tell

Jesse Call

October 6, 2010

Being courageous enough to share the truth was the main theme of Lt. Dan Choi’s address to Northern Kentucky University on Oct. 4. Choi was an Army reservist who fought in the Iraqi conflict before he was honorably discharged under the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in 2009. For...

SGA looks to create consensus on campus rec

Jesse Call

October 6, 2010

When all else fails, study. That’s what the Student Government Association is proposing to the Northern Kentucky University administration as it continues to try and build consensus on what is the best option for improving intramural sports and campus recreational facilities to meet the needs of the...

“Attachments” are “Mighty Sexy”

Shawn Buckenmeyer

October 6, 2010

Northern Kentucky University allows audiences to see two artistic visions with the opening of two art shows: “Awfully Mighty Sexy,” a retrospective of Donald Henry, and “Attachments: New Work” by Rondle West. “Awfully Mighty Sexy” shows a large amount of artwork created by Henry during his...

Remember that creepy janitor?

Derick Bischoff

October 6, 2010

Dent Schoolhouse focuses on the strange disappearance of many of the school’s students between 1942 and 1952. The story goes that people began to detect a foul odor coming from the basement of the schoolhouse. The school janitor, known as Charlie, convinced them that the smell was only backed-up pipes...

Lt. Dan Choi on Love

Jesse Call

October 5, 2010

Check out this video clip from Lt. Dan Choi's presentation to NKU students on Oct. 4, 2010. Check out the article and video story on the remarks in Wednesday's edition of The Northerner and thenortherner.com. Lt. Dan Choi on Love Lt. Dan Choi, the West Point graduate and Iraqi War veteran, was honorably...

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