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Students Compete for Best Solution

Students Compete for Best Solution

Karli Wood, Editor-n-chief

February 22, 2012

At approximately 8 a.m. Feb. 18, around 30 students and eight local organizations met in the Griffin Hall Digitorium to kick off MashComm36. The event, the first of its kind to be held by Northern Kentucky University, allowed students 36 hours to find solutions to problems that the organizations were...

A matter of context

A matter of context

Roxanna Blevins, Assignment editor

February 15, 2012

Two new exhibitions opened to the public Feb. 9 in the third floor galleries of Northern Kentucky University’s Fine Arts Center. “The Valentine’s Exhibition” and “Contextual: An Exhibition of Image and Word” incorporate the talent of artists on both a local and a national level. “Contextual,”...

Natural Beauties

Natural Beauties

Brittany Granville, Cartoonist

February 15, 2012

When you think of “good hair,” what comes to mind? Creator, editor and producer of the film “Natural Women,” Cindy Hurst, recalls a discussion she had with a group of black children. Long, straight and silky is how many of the children described it. “Bad hair” was called short, nappy, kinky...

Students challenged to find solutions in 36 hours

Students challenged to find solutions in 36 hours

Ryan Cahill, Contributing writer

February 15, 2012

Northern Kentucky University students have the opportunity to help local businesses and organizations in a high-intensity 36-hour Griffin Hall event the weekend of Feb. 18. In the first-ever MashComm36, sponsored by the department of communication and the College of Informatics, students majoring in...

Norse prepare for final GLVC season

Norse prepare for final GLVC season

Andrew Despotes, Staff writer

February 15, 2012

It’s that time of year again when the weather improves and the leaves start growing back. Baseball season is right around the corner, and practice is underway. Northern Kentucky University’s baseball team is coming off a strong season after having a 36-21 record. They had a season high eight-game...

Laugh out loud: Comedian humors audience

Laugh out loud: Comedian humors audience

Caitlin Centner, Staff writer

February 8, 2012

The Activities Programming Board at Northern Kentucky University dove into spring semester events with their kickoff event Club Norse, which featured comedian Jonny Loquasto on Feb. 2 in the Student Union Ballroom. The 30-year-old native of Pennsylvania traveled to NKU from Los Angeles, Ca. With a forte...

Sign course offered in a unique way

Sign course offered in a unique way

Brandon Barb, A&L Editor

February 8, 2012

Growing up senior communication major Crystal Hudson was able to hear the food cooking on a stove. As the years progressed and a few unfortunate accidents happened the her sense of hearing faded and she wasn’t able to hear when the stove would alert to her food being cooked. Being “late deaf”...

Students fight for more funding at the capitol

Students fight for more funding at the capitol

Zachary Rogers, Staff writer

February 8, 2012

It was brisk and seasonable the morning of Feb. 7, and around 100 Northern Kentucky University students took this time to gather outside the Student Union building. Each waited patiently to sign up, grab a box lunch and pile into the waiting buses for the forthcoming 90-mile journey that would take them...

On-campus childcare benefits student parents

On-campus childcare benefits student parents

Casey Binder, Contributing writer

February 8, 2012

A purple and yellow papier-mâché butterfly floats from the ceiling, overlooking the children below. The bright walls support a long coat rack stuffed full of marshmallow-like winter coats with Disney-inspired backpacks and matching lunch boxes. The rooms are filled with children laughing and the undeniable...

Univ. takes new approach to pedestrian safety

Univ. takes new approach to pedestrian safety

Claire Higgins, News editor

February 8, 2012

Students may have noticed some new noises echoing across campus as they drive into campus or await their turn to cross the street. The recently added rumble strips at crosswalks are the campus’ newest additions to increase security for students. According to Jeff Baker, interim director of operations...

Early grads not hurting the university

Early grads not hurting the university

Georgina Alamilla, Contributing writer

February 1, 2012

Northern Kentucky University does not lose money when students graduate early. NKU currently has 15,738 students who generate approximately $98 million in student tuition and scholarship fees per year. “Even though students who graduate early are no longer paying tuition, the university no longer...

Stem Majors switch gears

Stem Majors switch gears

Roxanna Blevins, Assignment editor

February 1, 2012

Many individuals will begin to pursue college degrees that they will not complete. Of the 2,211 students who enrolled as freshman at Northern Kentucky University in fall 2010, 1,466, or 66.3 percent, returned in fall 2011. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) majors constitute one...

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