The Northerner

Volleyball splits two games at home

John Minor

October 24, 2010


Filed under Campus Events, Sports

The Northern Kentucky University volleyball team split a pair of matches against Great Lakes Valley Conference competition on Oct. 22 and 23 at Regents Hall. NKU lost a five set heartbreaker to the University of Indianapolis, which was ranked 19th nationally. The Greyhounds took the game three set...

A ‘fundamental difference’

Jesse Call

October 13, 2010


Filed under Campus Events, News

Hundreds of supporters and students gathered at Northern Kentucky University to hear the top two candidates for U.S. Senate in Kentucky spar on the issues during a live televised debate held in Greaves Hall. Even before the debate, the otherwise quiet area around Loch Norse was filled with chanting...

Students legally bust pumpkins on campus

Vern Hockney

October 13, 2010


Filed under Campus Events, News

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


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

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


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinions, Viewpoints

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


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

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


Filed under Campus Events, News

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


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinions, Viewpoints

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


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinions, Reviews, Viewpoints

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


Filed under Campus Events, News

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


Filed under Campus Events, News, Sports

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


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

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...

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