The Northerner

Holiday horror stories

The Northerner staff

November 24, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Viewpoints

To get in the spirit of the holidays, the staff of The Northerner, the independent student newspaper of Northern Kentucky University, came together to share their best "holiday horror stories." You know, when things during the holidays just turn into big family disasters. Please enjoy the carnage. "The Christmas Ponch...

Grab your broomsticks and see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Shawn Buckenmeyer

November 22, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, News, Reviews

Dumbledore is dead, and Harry Potter and his friends are older and no longer under the protection of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry begins the greatest battle of his life in the first half of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.“ Harry, played by Daniel Radcliffe in a role...

Congressman impressed with NKU’s treatment of veterans

Claire Higgins

November 17, 2010


Filed under Campus Events, News

The sun was shining and the air was cool as the American flag waved over Northern Kentucky University on Nov. 11, Veterans Day. NKU V.E.T.S. presented the on-campus Veterans Day activities with a flag-raising and Veterans Recognition Luncheon. The flag-raising outside of Steely Library was a short, sim...

Victim says giving birth after rape was right decision

Tabitha Peyton

November 17, 2010


Filed under Campus Events, Crime, News

Liz Carl, a senior at the University of Louisville, was raped at the age of 17. As a result, Carl became pregnant and decided to give birth to her child instead of choosing to end the pregnancy. Now, she is spreading her story to audiences like the one gathered at Northern Kentucky University on Nov....

Prove you’re a citizen! Immigration debate hits NKU

John Minor

November 17, 2010


Filed under Campus Events, News

Anytime a law is made dealing with a controversial subject, discussion is going to continue to swarm for months after. “Everyone is for legal immigration,” said Thomas Wurtz, owner of a consulting business in Cincinnati and member of the Kenton County Tea Party movement. “We love when they com...

Editor talks battlefield journalism

Matthew Brewer

November 17, 2010


Filed under Campus Events, News

Veterans Day was an appropriate time for Northern Kentucky University’s Six@Six lecture series to host an evening with John Daniszewski. Daniszewski, the Associated Press’ senior managing editor for International News and Photos, spent a great deal of time behind enemy lines in his career as a journalist....

Explore careers outside our borders at NKU

Roxanna Blevins

November 13, 2010


Filed under Campus Events, News

Professionals from international businesses, governments, and non-profit organizations will gather at Northern Kentucky University during its third annual International Education Week Nov. 15-19, to host an International Careers Panel to allow student to explore options beyond our county's borders. “The...

Changing India: Women helping women one image at a time

Shawn Buckenmeyer

November 10, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

A baby is born in a village in India. She is promised marriage. When she reaches a certain age, she is sent to live with the betrothed’s family as a servant in that household. At the marrying age, she is then married to the family’s son. When the husband dies, many wives are thrown out of the house...

World culture converges on NKU

Jesse Call

November 10, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, News

A Nobel Peace Prize nominee, a filmmaker, and representatives from the American Red Cross will converge on the campus of Northern Kentucky University to join in a celebration featuring authentic international cuisine, music, art and martial arts. Important international issues will also be addressed...

One woman takes four views on eating disorders

Claire Higgins

November 10, 2010


Filed under Campus Events, News

A small group of students gathered in the Student Union Ballroom at Northern Kentucky University Tuesday night and were fed the facts about eating disorders through a one-woman show. All it took was three chairs, two pairs of glasses, one table, and one red coat for Paten Hughes to transform into...

Consensus discovered during NKU political debate

Elizabeth Parsons

November 3, 2010


Filed under Campus Events, News

Democrats and Republicans came together to see the debate on Oct. 27, when the Alumni Lecture Series hosted Howard Dean and Jeb Bush in the Student Union Ballroom at Northern Kentucky University. Moderated by Clyde Gray of WCPO-TV Channel 9 News, questions arose from the audience as people wrote on ...

A new game in town

Jennifer Parker

November 3, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

Hantis is a unique hybrid of ping-pong, tennis, volleyball and sometimes dodge ball. Instead of using paddles to hit the ball, the selected method is using your body. It is also a non-contact sport. Four lengthy tables are lined up to make a square and they are set three to five feet apart. Once the...

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