The Northerner

Norse Force and fans rally up for road trip

Norse Force and fans rally up for road trip

Kyle Biggs, Contributing writer

December 6, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

The Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team traveled to Columbus to play Ohio State University on Dec. 1. It was a game where the Norse were a huge underdog, but you would not have known it based on the NKU fans and Norse Force members that were in attendance. Norse Force and NKU put...

Ohio State welcomes the Norse to the big leagues

Ohio State welcomes the Norse to the big leagues

Stephen Wilder, Sports Editor

December 6, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

All the talk and hype of Northern Kentucky University going Division I came to life on Saturday (Dec. 1), as the Norse traveled to Columbus, Ohio to take on the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes in Value City Arena, in what may have been NKU’s biggest game in school history. The No. 4 team in the country...

Adored professor says goodbye to NKU

Adored professor says goodbye to NKU

Kyle Sebree, Staff Writer

December 6, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Northern Kentucky University history lecturer Terence Fleming has earned adoration from history students and colleagues in his tenure at NKU. As he plans to move to California this month and end his time on campus, Fleming reflects on his life and time as a professor at NKU. “Over the last 10 years,...

‘Grease’ premieres tonight, actors and crew weigh in

‘Grease’ premieres tonight, actors and crew weigh in

Kyle Sebree, Staff Writer

November 29, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

The stage is brightly lit and the ensemble cast vibrantly dressed in ‘50s garb practices a dance routine to the music of “Summer Nights.” This is one of the last rehearsals before the show opens and the cast and crew are staying focused and dedicated to ironing out any rough edges left from months...

Innocent man speaks out against death penalty

Innocent man speaks out against death penalty

Brook Clifford, Staff Writer

November 29, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

A bible, blanket, towel and a bar of soap were the four things that replaced the comfort of Randy Steidl’s home when he was wrongfully convicted of the tragic murder of Dyke and Karen Rhodes on June 14, 1987. Steidl sat on death row for 12 out of the 17 years (6305 days) he was in the Danville Correctional...

RA’s hold high responsibility for students

RA’s hold high responsibility for students

Brook Clifford, Staff Writer

November 29, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

College holds a lot of responsibilities in itself: making the grades, disciplining yourself to do homework, going to class, maybe getting a job and the list goes on. One thing that may not be at the top of a college student’s list is taking care of all the other people that inhabit their floor, or...

Men leave San Diego 0-4 to begin D-I era

Men leave San Diego 0-4 to begin D-I era

Brook Clifford, Staff Writer

November 29, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Northern Kentucky University’s men’s basketball team traveled to San Diego to play a round-robin set of games, where everyone plays everyone, at the University of San Diego. The games began on Nov. 14 and ended on Nov. 18, the first game was against San Diego, the second against Tulsa, then Siena...

Norse baseball field undergoes transformation

Norse baseball field undergoes transformation

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

November 15, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Next season, Northern Kentucky University’s baseball team will not only be Division I, but they will look the part as well. Renovations to the Bill Aker Baseball Complex began two weeks ago and are hoped to be completed by the first game of the 2013 season. Renovations include putting in a new...

Service becomes a family tradition for student veteran

Service becomes a family tradition for student veteran

Caitlin Centner, Staff writer

November 15, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Soldiers stepped out from large tents that held about 30 people, winds picked up and sand began to assault the men who got down in a squatting position to protect themselves. Quarter size rain drops began to fall. The rain was a brownish color, having mixed with the sand in the atmosphere. Jason Earhart,...

Alum writes children’s book with a purpose

Alum writes children’s book with a purpose

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

November 15, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

After graduating, Dennis Charlton began his business career and made use of his business administration degree. While pursuing business, he wrote a draft for a children’s book a few years ago and set it down, only to pick it back up again last year when his business career came to a temporary stop...

Art and visual communication come together in senior show

Art and visual communication come together in senior show

Nancy Curtis, Staff writer

November 15, 2012


Filed under Featured Story

On Nov. 8, Surge: the Second Annual BFA Visual Communication Design Senior Capstone Exhibition opened in the Fine Arts building galleries. Both the main floor and the third floor galleries, will feature various pieces from Bachelor of Fine Arts senior students from the visual communication course. The...

University honors veterans with day of ceremonies

University honors veterans with day of ceremonies

Tara Derington, Staff writer

November 15, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Faculty and students gathered outside of Steely Library at Northern Kentucky University on Nov. 9 to pay their respects to the nation’s veterans. Silence fell over the crowd on the relatively warm November day as the American flag waved in the pale blue sky moments after being raised to full mast....

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