The Northerner

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...

Women’s rights activist speaks about Indian widows

Women’s rights activist speaks about Indian widows

Stacey Barnes, contributing writer

October 11, 2012


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V. Mohini Giri, founder and trustee of The Guild for Service, a widow relief organization in India, came to Northern Kentucky University’s Otto Budig Theater to speak about the injustices to women in India. Abandoned widows, forced child marriages and high incidents of rape were the main topics of...

Hogwarts meets the suite life

Hogwarts meets the suite life

Nancy Curtis, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

The Hogwarts Express will be arriving at Northern Kentucky University this month and any witch, wizard or muggle can join in on the festivities. For the entire month of October, University Suites will be hosting various Potter-themed events for everyone to enjoy. While this may be NKU’s first Month...

Frat raises over $5K in fundraising

Frat raises over $5K in fundraising

Caitlin Centner, Staff Writer

October 11, 2012


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The recent loss of a fraternity brother inspired an idea for Sigma Phi Epsilon, to focus their fall philanthropy event on epilepsy awareness. Epilepsy awareness lasted a full week; SigEp surpassed their goal of raising $3,000 in the first night. Totaling to over $5,000, SigEp raised more than they...

Sororities get physical for good cause

Sororities get physical for good cause

Jessica Cox, Contributing writer

October 11, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Fall has officially begun. The NFL season is in full swing, the leaves are falling off the trees and some of Northern Kentucky University’s women have battled it out for breast cancer. The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity hosted its annual Powder-puff Flag Football Tournament on Oct. 6. According to Matt...

UPDATED: Outside speaker voices abortion opinions, debates with students

UPDATED: Outside speaker voices abortion opinions, debates with students

Staff report

October 8, 2012


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Northern Kentucky University received a visit from an anti-abortion and anti-Barack Obama activist Oct. 8 afternoon. The speaker did not register to speak on campus per the university’s recent policy change, but was allowed to stay as long as he stayed within the policy’s guidelines. The man,...

Norse tie home opener

Norse tie home opener

John Minor, Contributing writer

October 5, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Northern Kentucky University's men’s soccer team battled Florida Gulf Coast University to overtime on Oct. 4 and came out of the match with a 1-1 tie. The match against the two-time defending Atlantic Sun champions was a very physical one, as it included four yellow cards and a red card. “Anytime...

Battle for Boobies

Battle for Boobies

Caitlin Centner, Staff Writer

October 4, 2012


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On a crisp Saturday morning a sea of pink and white filled the streets of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio and into the streets of Newport, Ky. as men and women of all ages participated in the 15th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. According to the Komen Greater Cincinnati Race for the Cure there...

Recruiting for basketball in the Division I era

Recruiting for basketball in the Division I era

Stephen Wilder, Sports editor

October 4, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

In a state and region where basketball is the dominant sport, Northern Kentucky University will have advantages, disadvantages and changes when it comes to recruiting, as it continues its first year in Division I. The location of NKU gives the university plenty of competition with schools like University...

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