The Northerner

Twins embrace connection, competition

Twins embrace connection, competition

Kyle Biggs, Contributing writer

February 14, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Christine and Courtney Roush could rarely play one-on-one basketball against each other when they were growing up. The twins (Christine is older by nine minutes) would get too competitive, get mad and then fight. The limited competition at home while growing up in Louisville didn’t affect their...

Hip-hop artist debuts CD ‘4 Lovers Only’

Hip-hop artist debuts CD ‘4 Lovers Only’

Mary-Kate Gnotek, Copy desk chief

February 14, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Anthony Morgan, or as he prefers to be called I$e, has been working hard on promoting and growing NKU’s first on-campus record label Climb Time Ent since he founded it last fall. As president of the organization he has been busy recruiting students and helping them “keep climbing” in their musical...

Behind the curtain

Behind the curtain

Alyson Schoenung, Contributing writer

February 14, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

[imagebrowser id=16] Photos by: Kody Kahle The year’s most expensive production for NKU’s Department of Theatre and Dance, “Legally Blonde,” hits the stage later this month on Feb. 21. Cast members are finally at the “stumble-through” stage of running through all parts of the play as...

Alcohol, diet drink study goes nationwide

Alcohol, diet drink study goes nationwide

Tara Derington, Staff writer

February 14, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, News

An NKU professor is receiving national publicity once again after last week’s release of her study on mixing alcohol and diet soft drinks. Cecile Marczinski is an assistant professor in the department of psychological science. Her most recent study to be published in the Alcoholism: Clinical &...

Leading scorer cares more about team success than personal gain

Leading scorer cares more about team success than personal gain

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

February 7, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

NKU men’s basketball senior guard Eshaunte “Bear” Jones scored the College Sports Madness Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week for two consecutive weeks. The title is awarded each Monday nationally and is given to the player who has made the biggest contribution toward their team. Jones...

School spirit is strong among members at Norse basketball games

School spirit is strong among members at Norse basketball games

Derek White, Contributing writer

February 7, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, Sports

When watching any college basketball team, the band is often something heard echoing in the background but not seen. The same is often the case with the NKU Pep Band, a group comprised of on average just 40 students.  But don’t be fooled by their size; this small group gives off big energy in the...

Internet piracy ‘not as big of a problem’

Internet piracy ‘not as big of a problem’

Mac Payton, Staff Writer

February 7, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

There are certain entertainment staples that college students find difficult to survive without: television shows, movies and music. Rather than pay for this media though, some students choose to download these things illegally, so that they can be entertained for free. John Schlipp, Steely Library’s...

Kentucky’s First Lady at local Kroger

Kentucky’s First Lady at local Kroger

Claire Higgins, Editor-in-Chief

February 2, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, News

UPDATED This weekend Kentucky’s First Lady Jane Beshear stopped by the Martha Layne Collins Boulevard Kroger as part of the annual Shop and Share event. Beshear was joined by a local girl scout troop, about 30 students, Victor E. Viking and NKU’s First Lady Jennifer Mearns to “stand up against...

BREAKING: Provost announces retirement

BREAKING: Provost announces retirement

Claire Higgins, Editor-in-chief

January 31, 2013


Filed under Featured Story

President Geoffrey Mearns announced in an email today that Provost Gail Wells is retiring from her position on Jan. 1, 2014 and will then return to a faculty position. Wells, who has been in the provost position for nine years, told Mearns she wants to “step up the faculty.” With the creation...

Technology to improve after open forums

Technology to improve after open forums

Maggie Pund, Staff writer

January 31, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

As technology continuously spreads throughout the campus and into the lives of the NKU community, the Office of Information Technology is hosting a series of open forums to allow faculty, staff and students to influence the university’s technological direction and expansion in the future. Due to...

Norse men and women work through D-I season

Norse men and women work through D-I season

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

January 31, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, Sports

Women Saturday: The women’s team took control early, keeping Kennesaw State University to 11 points at halftime, while scoring 37 of its own. This was the first time the Owls and Norse have ever played each other. The final score was 65-49. Senior guard Kayla Thacker led the team with 16 p...

No rain on the fashion parade

No rain on the fashion parade

Caitlin Centner and Tara Derington, Arts & Life editor/ Staff writer

January 31, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

The abnormally warm, wet winter weather hasn’t slowed down NKU students or their fashion sense. In fact, many embraced the damp weather with rain boots and trench coats. A variety of footwear arrayed the campus, allowing a glimpse of the owner’s character. Everything was on display from ducks and...

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