The Northerner

Student took over for president’s seat for a day

Student took over for president’s seat for a day

Tara Derington, Staff writer

April 24, 2013

NKU had a new president on Monday with the kickoff of Presidential Ambassadors’ third annual event, President for a Day. Colin Kremer traded places with President Mearns, attending and partaking in board meetings, interviews and conference calls while Mearns sat in on Kremer’s classes. “It is really coo...

Old west faces the undead

Old west faces the undead

Maggie Pund, Staff writer

April 17, 2013

Professor reveals promising film after six years of work Originating at a time when zombies were starting to invade mainstream culture, a concept an NKU professor has been developing for six years has become a reality. Known to many at NKU as the “zombie movie guy,” John Gibson and his crew hav...

Future auto engineers take team project off roading

Future auto engineers take team project off roading

Maggie Pund, Staff writer

April 17, 2013

Norse Baja presents at Celebration, prep for upcoming competition Late at night during the spring semester for the last four years, people around NKU’s campus might have heard the roar of an engine or witnessed a vehicle whipping around gravel Lot A. NKU’s Society of Automotive Engineers has ap...

Students, faculty do some community spring cleaning

Students, faculty do some community spring cleaning

Amber Tewes, Contributing writer

April 17, 2013

As the weather warms up and school is winding down, students are volunteering their extra time to people in need. On April 13, students teamed up to spend their morning doing outdoor clean up around the city of Highland Heights. This is the third annual Spring into Service event at the university in which the...

Greeks will sing, dance for a good cause

Greeks will sing, dance for a good cause

Matt Popovich, Staff writer

April 17, 2013

Honors fraternity and several Greek organizations sang and danced to support Newport’s Brighton Center at the third annual Greek Sing. The honors fraternity Order of Omega and several Greek organizations from NKU organized the third annual Greek Sing musical ensemble April 9 in the MEP auditorium...

Common Ground continues to raise awareness through drag show

Common Ground continues to raise awareness through drag show

Shelby Rodgers, Contributing writer

April 17, 2013

Common Ground hosted a Drag show April 12 to promote equality and acceptance for the LGBTQ community. The show, hosted by drag queen Crystyle Starr also featured local queens and kings such as Jayda Brooks, Justin Beaver and Christina Lustra. Whether they were performing and dancing to Rihanna or Just...

Rock music brings in big crowds on campus

Rock music brings in big crowds on campus

Kevin Schultz, News editor

April 12, 2013

Music lovers trickled into the Student Union’s multipurpose room Thursday night as Cincinnati “creative radio rock” band Cinema Sleep took the stage and sent their mix of traditional heavy rock and melodic pop booming up and out to the rest of the building. Around 100 listeners consisting of s...

Construction on the way for Brent Spence Bridge

Construction on the way for Brent Spence Bridge

Matt Spaulding, Contributing writer

April 10, 2013

Students who cross the I-71/75 Brent Spence Bridge even occasionally should listen closely as the project unfolds this April. Construction could affect not only the traffic that crosses that bridge but also divert traffic to the I-471 bridge as well and impact traffic routes for Cincinnati and Northern...

Search is on for 2013-14 cheerleaders

Search is on for 2013-14 cheerleaders

Kyle Biggs, Staff writer

April 10, 2013

Newcomers and veterans will be tested at next week’s tryouts Northern Kentucky University’s recent move to Division I continues to affect athletic programs on campus, and Norse Cheerleading is no different. With tryouts set for April 19-21, head cheerleading coach Shayla Myles-Aaron hopes that new a...

Former athlete turned student coach

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

April 10, 2013

  During her first two years at NKU, Katie Sullivan played third base for the softball team. She left the team her sophomore year because of a heavy class load. But before she left, her coach offered her another opportunity as a student assistant coach for the 2012 season. Now the senior...

Initiative uses art, language to raise awareness

Initiative uses art, language to raise awareness

Alyson Schoenung, Staff writer

April 10, 2013

NKU announced a new project partnership with Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement to clean up and bring out potential in a historical, low-income Northern Kentucky neighborhood. The west side of Newport, Ky. is home to many single family dwellings, some of which are the oldest in the city, dating...

Folk-rock duo stems from a love of the art and for each other

Folk-rock duo stems from a love of the art and for each other

Sarah McIntosh, Contributing writer

April 10, 2013

It started as a simple role as love interests on the set of an NKU play and soon blossomed into something more, as Robbie Tieman and Miranda Hamilton developed a relationship that was not only built on a love for each other but one also formed around a love for music. While their stories may have...

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