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Director steps down due to supervisor’s ‘abuse’ and ‘incompetence’

Director steps down due to supervisor's 'abuse' and 'incompetence'

Claire Higgins, News editor

February 22, 2012

The coordinator of a graduate studies program at Northern Kentucky University has resigned citing “abuse, insensitivity, and incompetence” and the “radical differences” — according to emails — in educational standards of his supervisor, a claim the supervisor has yet to deny. Communication...

Baseball player one step ahead

Baseball player one step ahead

Andrew Despotes, Staff writer

February 22, 2012

Brent Wagner, left-handed pitcher for Northern Kentucky University’s baseball team, entered college with more of a head start than most traditional students. Wagner is 20 years old and is already in graduate school. According to Wagner, he took a lot of Advanced Placement courses in high school. The...

Jazz in NKU

Jazz in NKU

Brett Schreiner, Contributing writer

February 22, 2012

On a brisk Saturday night in downtown Cincinnati, a substantial amount of people have gathered at the newly located Blue Wisp Jazz Club to have a drink, socialize, and listen to some exceptional jazz music to enhance their experience. The place is comfortably low lit, with every table occupied with...

Transfer looks to give team boost

Transfer looks to give team boost

John Minor, Sports editor

February 22, 2012

The Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball has added a player to the roster late in the season. Junior guard Antonio Bumpus transferred from Division I Utah State University Aggies. He never played for the Aggies as he was redshirting to recover from injuries. It is still unclear what impact...

New housing plans making room for more connections

New housing plans making room for more connections

Zachary Rogers, Staff writer

February 22, 2012

To better accommodate incoming first year students, and in an attempt to promote participation in school events, Northern Kentucky University Housing will revamp the program known as “The Norse Experience.” The program will include apartment-style living accommodations for first year students,...

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”...

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