The Northerner

Chase admission standards questioned

Chase admission standards questioned

Kevin Schultz, Staff Writer

October 4, 2012


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Contrasting this year’s increase in admission standards by Northern Kentucky University in an effort to form the school’s strongest freshman class to date, Salmon P. Chase College of Law loosened its admission standards to form an entering class that is weaker than the entering class from the previous...

Students Hope For Better Future

Students Hope For Better Future

Stacey Barnes, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2012


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Filling out forms and applications is a part of college life. Financial aid forms, meal plan and housing applications and scholarship applications are commonplace at colleges and universities across the United States. Students expect to fill out something to get what they need or want while in college. But...

All Hail The Pumpking

All Hail The Pumpking

Kevin Ward, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

The weather is getting cooler, football season is underway and now fall beers have hit the shelves. Any avid beer drinker will tell you that the fall season begins when bars begin to carry a variety of pumpkin ales and Oktoberfest lagers. The beers I will examine will put Bud Light, Miller Lite and Coors...

Students climb to success with new book

Students climb to success with new book

Matt Popovich, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Not everyone gazes upon a mundane looking staircase and asks themselves how it could shed light on a city historically, socioeconomically and geographically. But that is exactly what two Northern Kentucky University seniors have done, and on a grand scale. Andrew Boehringer, a history and anthropology...

Annual freshmen show announced

Annual freshmen show announced

Michael Topmiller, Staff Writer

September 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

The Northern Kentucky University Department of Theatre and Dance will celebrate the eighth year of its freshman show this November with the production of a light-hearted political comedy, “The Mouse that Roared.” The cast is set and rehearsals will begin early in October with Terry Powell behind...

Author takes students through his personal journey

Author takes students through his personal journey

Brook Clifford, Staff Writer

September 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

The ballroom in the Student Union was filled with whispers of anticipation as students anxiously waited for Wes Moore, author of “The Other Wes Moore,” to come on stage on Sept. 25. All of the seats were full and some students and faculty were standing against the walls, just to hear him speak. Some...

New features, but same old iPhone

New features, but same old iPhone

Lauren Wheeler, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

On Sept. 21, Apple released the iPhone 5 and before it even hit the shelves, it had already sold out in many places. Northern Kentucky University students, however, are not as excited. The online orders have been delayed for up to a month and customers camped outside the New York City Apple Store for...

NKU grabs its first win in the Atlantic Sun

NKU grabs its first win in the Atlantic Sun

Bret Lonaker, Contributing writer

September 22, 2012


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Northern Kentucky University (12-2) hosted Northern Florida Ospreys (8-4) Friday evening after recently suffering the season's second overall loss and first loss in the Atlantic Sun conference on Tuesday. Each team demonstrated a valiant effort during the first game; keeping the score virtually even ...

A conversation with Wes Moore

A conversation with Wes Moore

Brook Clifford, Staff Writer

September 20, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Wes Moore, a Rhodes scholar, White House Fellow, decorated combat veteran and, most recently, an author is coming to Northern Kentucky University to speak Sept. 25. His book, “The Other Wes Moore,” is the Freshman Book Connection choice this year. The book is about how he found another man with...

Guest speaker to share real-life experience

Guest speaker to share real-life experience

Caitlin Centner, Staff Writer

September 20, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Northern Kentucky University’s Activities Programming Board presents Sex, Drugs, Alcohol & Everything in Between The TRU College Life hosted by 24-year-old Julia Garcia on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Garcia travels to colleges across the country sharing her personal college...

Lecture series focused on road to White House

Lecture series focused on road to White House

Michael Topmiller, Staff Writer

September 20, 2012


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On Tuesday evening, the annual Alumni Lecture Series returned with two distinguished former governors, Jon Huntsman, Jr. and Bill Richardson. This year’s theme “Governing in America: The Battle for the Presidency” drew from insight and experience that both speakers had while campaigning for the...

First-year program helps adjustment process

First-year program helps adjustment process

Stacey Barnes, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

For almost all first-year students attending college is an adjustment. Some of the adjustments involve getting used to living away from home, exposure to a larger student body, managing class schedules and effective time management. A resource that is helping first-year students adjust is NKU R.O.C.K.S....

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