The Northerner

Veterans Day events planned tomorrow, prep for donations

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

November 8, 2012


Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story, News

On Friday, NKU will recognize Veteran’s Day with an array of events and campaigns going on on-campus. These events include a flag raising and wreath laying ceremony, veterans recognition luncheon, the static display, and the help fill the boot and care package campaigns. This year the two campaigns...

Obama secures four more years

Obama secures four more years

Claire Higgins, Editor-in-chief

November 8, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

As of Tuesday evening, it’s official. Barack Obama will continue his presidency for the next four years. He faced tough competition in Mitt Romney, but with more money spent on campaigning and wrangling in more youth voters, Obama was able to secure his spot in the White House. Students, who make...

The dangers of hookah smoking

The dangers of hookah smoking

Danielle Roberts, contributing writer

November 8, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

The first time Northern Kentucky University senior A.J. Hastings tried smoking hookah, he had just turned 18. He had gone with his friends to a hookah bar, which is a lounge-like setting where people can pay to smoke from a hookah pipe that is provided to them by the establishment. The experience made...

Their popularity grows, so do the risks in health

Their popularity grows, so do the risks in health

Marina Schneider, contributing writer

November 8, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Last December, a young girl in Maryland died after consuming two cans of an energy drink. This event may not have been heard in the local news, but emergency rooms across the country have seen a dramatic increase of caffeine overdose among young adults in the last few years. One of the main ingredients...

School spirit takes off around campus as the Norse grow

School spirit takes off around campus as the Norse grow

Kyle Biggs, Contributing writer

November 8, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

School spirit at Northern Kentucky University is important to students. It seems that everywhere on campus, someone is wearing athletic gear. The University of Kentucky, University of Cincinnati, University of Louisville, Ohio State University and many other schools are all heavily represented. The...

Norse defeat Kennesaw State University in four sets

Norse defeat Kennesaw State University in four sets

John Minor, Contributing writer

November 8, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

The Northern Kentucky University volleyball team defeated Kennesaw State University in the final home game of the season on Nov. 3 in four sets (25-17, 20-25, 25-19, 25-23). The game was also the last game for the six seniors in front of the home crowd. “It was definitely an emotional game as it...

Local band hits the NKU ballroom stage, a hit with the crowd

Local band hits the NKU ballroom stage, a hit with the crowd

Brooke Ginn, Staff writer

November 4, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, Featured Story

Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, Belle Histoire didn’t have to travel far to put on a great concert for Northern Kentucky University students on Thursday evening. The Activities Programming Board welcomed the four-piece indie alternative band made up of Jane Smith, Austin Livingood, Mitch Winsett,...

Students to see some benefits from rec fee

Students to see some benefits from rec fee

Caitlin Centner, staff writer

November 1, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

The recently implemented student recreation center fee is revealing some benefit for students who will be attending Northern Kentucky University in Spring 2013. Construction began Oct. 22 on the Intramural Field Complex with plans of completion by the conclusion of the Spring 2013 semester. This...

Prof. researches Jurassic fossils for drought signs

Prof. researches Jurassic fossils for drought signs

Matt Popovich, Contributing writer

November 1, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Northern Kentucky University professor Janet Bertog recently took several 120-million-year-old fossils to Western Kentucky University’s NOVA Center for examination by its Large Chamber Scanning Electron Microscope, or LC-SEM, which is the only microscope of its kind in North America. Bertog, professor...

NKU immune to politicial fever?

NKU immune to politicial fever?

Danielle Roberts, Contributing writer

November 1, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

Since June, Northern Kentucky University freshman Patrick Reagan has made close to 200 phone calls, and has knocked on more than 150 doors in order to promote his favored candidate for the 2012 presidential election. He devotes time to speaking with independents and undecided voters about the issues...

Knock out Drag off!

Knock out Drag off!

Brooke Ginn, Staf Writer

November 1, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Campus was invaded on Friday evening by drag queens and kings, who received a very friendly welcome from an audience of over 200, according to Samantha Durbin, Common Ground vice president and senior psychology major. Common Ground held their annual Charity Drag Show on Oct. 26, with proceeds split...

Mearns sworn in as NKU president

Mearns sworn in as NKU president

Claire Higgins, Editor in chief

October 26, 2012


Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story, News

Amidst a rainy morning and a chilly arena, Northern Kentucky University made the president’s welcome official Friday at the Installation of Geoffrey Mearns. The Bank of Kentucky Center hosted the ceremony, which was attended by members of the university, the community and delegates from across the...

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