The Northerner

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...

Author visits Cincy, encourages voting

Author visits Cincy, encourages voting

Brooke Ginn, Staff Writer

October 25, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Though Northern Kentucky University students spent their fall break in many different ways, some had the opportunity to meet the New York Times bestselling author, John Green. Green traveled to the Public Library of Cincinnati to kick off Teen Read Week in his own special way by expressing the importance...

Sisters Rock out for a Reason

Sisters Rock out for a Reason

Brooke Ginn, Staff Writer

October 25, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Music playing outside Griffin Hall could be heard around campus, drawing students over to see what the excitement was all about. Phi Sigma Sigma held their annual Rock-a-Thon on Oct. 23 as part of the Phi Sigma Sigma Gauntlet Philanthropy Week. “The Rock-a-Thon was started on our campus, and it...

Student senate holds biannual safety walk

Student senate holds biannual safety walk

Kevin Schultz, Staff Writer

October 25, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

Members of Northern Kentucky University’s Student Government Association meandered in and out of various parts of campus, while several NKU administrators scurried amongst them, as they checked over the campus’s physical features with aim to ensure a safe and convenient student experience on campus. The...

Norse hosts first Black N Gold Madness for fans

Norse hosts first Black N Gold Madness for fans

Stephen Wilder, Sports Editor

October 25, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

The Norse held its first “Black N Gold Madness” event on Oct. 18, to introduce both the men’s and women’s basketball teams. Fans had the chance to see the squads in action for the first time this year in a scrimmage game. In addition, there were fan giveaways, a dunk contest and a 3-point shootout...

Open forums offer free speech opportunities

Open forums offer free speech opportunities

Maggie Pund, Staff Writer

October 25, 2012


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What started out as a single question written on a portable whiteboard three years ago has grown into a live open dialogue about current events between students, instructors and guest speakers at Northern Kentucky University. Bringing the questions posted on the Democracy Square board to life, Democracy...

Volleyball team sweeps EKU

Volleyball team sweeps EKU

Bret Lonaker, Contributing writer

October 24, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

The Northern Kentucky Norse moved to 20-5 pulling in the win against the now 7-14 Eastern Kentucky University Colonels. This marked the volleyball team’s 20th consecutive season with at least 20 wins. Breast cancer awareness took over Regents Hall. Pink "Dig Pink" t-shirts were available at the entran...

Cincypunk Fest returns to Northern Kentucky

Cincypunk Fest returns to Northern Kentucky

Nancy Curtis and Brody Kenny, Contributing writers

October 15, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

The newly opened Southgate House Revival, located not too far away from the original Southgate House in Newport, Ky., made for a welcome venue to hold the annual Cincypunk Fest. Over two dozen bands split between the lounge and the sanctuary of the renovated Grace Methodist Episcopal Church gave hundreds...

Centuries-old customs bring local middle and high school students to NKU

Centuries-old customs bring local middle and high school students to NKU

Stacey Barnes, Contributing writer

October 15, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Latin music bounces from the walls of the Northern Kentucky University Student Union Ballroom while local middle and high school students take a journey back through history. Masks, flowers and gifts, like piñatas and colorful banners, crowd tables of students visiting NKU to learn about the annual...

Photography Students follow fashion trends

Photography Students follow fashion trends

Michael Topmiller, Staff Writer

October 11, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Facebook users recently might have stumbled upon or seen themselves in photographs on the new Facebook group, NKU Style. This latest Facebook installment centering on Northern Kentucky University culture focuses on the fashion trends that appear each day on campus. Hundreds of photographs of students...

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