The Northerner

Frat raises awareness, money for epilepsy

Frat raises awareness, money for epilepsy

Brooke Ginn, Staff writer

October 4, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

The Kentucky ETA chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon at Northern Kentucky University began their annual week of philanthropy on Sept. 24. Each year, SigEp hosts an awareness week in support of an organization they are passionate about. Ryan Hall, senior electronic media and broadcasting major, said, “We...

Norse Nights Carnival a success

Norse Nights Carnival a success

Brooke Ginn, Staff writer

October 4, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

With a line stretching from the Albright Health Center to the Griffin Hall lawn, passerby was sure to stop and ask what all of the excitement was about late Wednesday evening as hundreds of students flooded campus to enjoy the highly anticipated Norse Nights Carnival. Credited with pulling the entire...

Semester’s first play opens with a laugh

Semester’s first play opens with a laugh

Michael Topmiller, Staff writer

October 4, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

This past weekend, the Northern Kentucky University Department of Theatre and Dance began its season with the classic comedy “You Can’t Take It With You,” a three-act masterpiece written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The production had a well-balanced dose of comedic moments and insightful...

Virtual exploration inspires NKU-based forum

Virtual exploration inspires NKU-based forum

Maggie Pund, Staff writer

October 4, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

Have you ever pictured a world full of pieces that you can manipulate or destroy at will to create new landscapes or structures at your leisure? Two Northern Kentucky University students created an exclusive virtual space for students to congregate and create things together without the limitations of...

Chase admission standards questioned

Chase admission standards questioned

Kevin Schultz, Staff Writer

October 4, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

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


Filed under Featured Story, News

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


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

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 ...

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