The Northerner

Football flagged as a success

John Minor

September 14, 2011


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

There is no tackling, no tucking of the ball after a catch, no pushing nor shoving allowed. There are only seven on the field for each team at a time, and twenty yards are needed for a first down. It is not your normal football game, but the abnormality has not stopped intramural flag football fro...

Name changes alter campus face

Karli Wood

September 14, 2011


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“If the sidewalks weren’t enough, we’re renaming all the buildings, so good luck,” quipped Northern Kentucky University president James Votruba at the Fall Convocation. Despite the jovial nature of the comment, Northern Kentucky University did some heavy lifting this summer. With the con...

Events celebrate Latino heritage

Roxanna Blevins

September 14, 2011


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The Office of Latino Student Affairs will celebrate its progress at the reception for its 10th annual National Hispanic Heritage Month. When NKU started participating in National Hispanic Heritage Month 10 years ago, 57 Hispanic students were enrolled, according to administrative assistant of Lat...

Latino students fight for space

Georgina Alamilla

September 14, 2011


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Student delegates of the Office of Latino Student Affairs (LSA) met with Dean of Students Jeffrey Waple on Sept. 13 to discuss obtaining a bigger lounge space with more equipment for Hispanic students. In the meeting, sophomore sociology major Mayra Guzman and sophomore electronic media and broadcasting maj...

On-campus housing hits capacity

Caitlin Centner

September 7, 2011


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With not enough space in on-campus living areas, some Northern Kentucky University students were assigned to temporary off-campus housing for the first few weeks of the semester, and some of them are still living in extended occupancy in University Housing. According to Arnie Slaughter, interim dir...

Throw your Norse up

Stephen Wilder

September 7, 2011


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Northern Kentucky University’s athletic department has joined with the student spirit group, Norse Force, to help promote school pride and improve attendance at sporting events. All NKU students receive free admission to all regular-season home games with a swipe of their NKU All-Cards. If the...

Artist’s unique style breaks industry fads

Brandon Barb

September 7, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

“All you need to know is that there is a scar on my face, I’m starting a new life, and I have a friend who is helping me.” — Kabuki. My first thought upon reading “Kabuki: The Alchemy” was Terry Gilliam. That might sound a bit strange, but when the graphic novel is looked at as a fil...

Planetarium challenges perceptions

Roxanna Blevins

September 7, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

If you are interested in learning about the seven wonders of the ancient world you can, at the Haile Digital Planetarium, in the Science Center. “Seven Wonders” will be showing for free, the first and third Fridays of the month, at 7:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 9. and every Monday, from noon to 1 p...

Freshmen elections today

Staff Report

September 7, 2011


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Fifteen freshmen are running for five open senate seats in the Student Government Association. Students can view candidate profiles on SGA's website. How to vote: 1. Log on to the SGA voting website at http://elections.nku.edu/sga between 7:30 a.m. Sept. 7 and Sept. 8 at 10 p.m. 2. Or visit com...

Northerner cartoonist honored

Karli Wood

September 2, 2011


Filed under Featured Story, News

Walter Deller, graphic artist at The Northerner received an Honorable Mention from the Associated Collegiate Press for his work that ran in the Feb. 23 issue of The Northerner. The ACP is a national organization for college journalists. Deller said that it was a “nice surprise,” and seemed exc...

Opinions still differ on GenEd changes

Cassie Stone

August 31, 2011


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The debate over Foundations of Knowledge, NKU’s general education program, is at a standstill for now, but the university is still waiting to hear the results of the U.S. Department of Education’s inquiry into how the curriculum change was approved and how complaints about the change were handled. A Jun...

Bad Veins go retro

Roxanna Blevins

August 31, 2011


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Cincinnati band Bad Veins returned to the city Saturday to shoot a music video at WCET-TV studio, for their song “Dancing on TV” from their recently completed second album. The new album, yet to be released, is a departure from the sound of the band’s self-titled debut album, according to ...

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