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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...

Alumni overcome unemployment

Alumni overcome unemployment

Darren Jones, Contributing writer

February 1, 2012

Northern Kentucky University students have something to look forward to during their academic career beyond the remnant glory of receiving their degrees. More alumni are said to have been getting jobs in their fields post-graduation. According to the Workforce Kentucky website, as of December 2011,...

Bulletin draws attention to issues

Bulletin draws attention to issues

Samantha Hayden, Contributing writer

February 1, 2012

A German man convicted of cannibalism found his way to a bulletin board in Landrum Hall at Northern Kentucky University. Although it has been several years, his name and story will remain a memorable news article for years to come. Over the years, the bulletin board displaying the title “Ethical...

Northern Fare shifts venues

Northern Fare shifts venues

Karli Wood, Editor-in-chief

February 1, 2012

Upon their return in January, students at Northern Kentucky University may have noticed some changes to the Student Union food court, Northern Fare. Over the break, two Northern Fare venues, Al Dente and Whole + Sum, switched spots. Whole + Sum is now located next to Papa John’s, and Al Dente is...

University follows nationwide trend of decreasing full-time/part-time numbers

University follows nationwide trend of decreasing full-time/part-time numbers

Claire Higgins, News editor

January 25, 2012

Nationwide, colleges across the country are lowering their numbers of full-time faculty, while the number of part-time faculty continues to increase. Not only is the number of full-time faculty decreasing, but the number of tenured faculty is also on the decline. To compensate, many schools are increasing...

State cuts funding, NKU could increase tuition

State cuts funding, NKU could increase tuition

Casey Binder, Contributing writer

January 25, 2012

Northern Kentucky University President Votruba confirmed last week that NKU will receive less state funding due to Gov. Steve Beshear’s budget plan for 2012-2013. The plan calls for a 6.4 percent decrease in state funding for public institutions, leaving NKU with $3.2 million in deductions Students...

New sport added to NKU intramurals

New sport added to NKU intramurals

Kevin Erpenbeck, Staff Writer

January 25, 2012

The Hollywood-created sport of BASEketball has come to life, thanks to the intramural league at Northern Kentucky University. The sport of BASEketball was originally created by director David Zucker (“Airplane!,” “Scary Movie 3”), who also directed a movie of the same name centered around his...

The war for the Internet has begun

The war for the Internet has begun

Aaron Sprinkles & Brandon Barb, Viewpoints editor & A&L editor

January 25, 2012

What would we do without a website like YouTube? Imagine if videos of cute kittens with a hit pop song playing in the background were gone. Cover song videos are erased completely. What if a good portion of the beloved video site was gone? All of that could happen thanks to two bills, the Stop Online...

Temporary parking, a long-tern hassle

Temporary parking, a long-tern hassle

Claire Higgins, News editor

January 18, 2012

When a student stops by campus to pay a bill, rent a book or quickly print a paper within a 20-minute time period, parking spaces are limited. Because of this, many students park illegally or have to park in a lot that is far away from their destination, and when they are on a time crunch, frustration...

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