The Northerner

Freshmen applications up 30 percent

Kevin Schultz, News editor

January 31, 2013


Filed under Kentucky News, National News, News

Interest in NKU is on the rise from potential freshmen students, with applications for the class of 2017 up over 30 percent, according to an announcement made by Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Paul Orscheln at the Jan. 9 Board of Regents meeting. The reasons for this dramatic increase...

Freshman impresses coach, teammates and conference

Freshman impresses coach, teammates and conference

Brook Clifford, Staff Writer

January 31, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, National News, Sports

Tyler White is the new kid on the block from Lima, Ohio. A freshman guard on the NKU men’s basketball team, White entered the starting line up about three weeks ago and was just awarded a Newcomer of the Week title from the Atlantic Sun Conference. Since he’s been starting and playing more, he...

Norse basketball makes SportsCenter top 10

Norse basketball makes SportsCenter top 10

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

January 31, 2013


Filed under Kentucky News, National News, Sports

Junior guard Chad Jackson had a put-back dunk against Kennesaw State University on Jan. 26, energizing the homecoming crowd of almost 5,000 people. The dunk was featured on SportsCenter’s top 10 plays that same night as number 10. “The fact that it’s our first year in Division I makes it incredible...

What we can learn from online hoax

Staff editorial

January 24, 2013


Filed under National News, Opinions, Viewpoints

It might be sort of an odd story, the one of Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o’s supposed dead girlfriend hoax, but in an era of “catfishing” online and a 24-hour news cycle that is too concerned with publication instead of facts, it’s not that surprising to students and student journalists. In...

NKU no. 2 in state safety rankings

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

January 17, 2013


Filed under Kentucky News, National News, News

For two years running Northern Kentucky University has ranked second for lowest on-campus crime rates for public schools in Kentucky on stateuniversity.com. Two years ago, this website decided to get information from campuses all over the United States about crime on campus to provide information for...

Norse achieve highest grades in athletics history

Norse achieve highest grades in athletics history

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

January 17, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, National News, Sports

Northern Kentucky University athletes are held to a high standard when it comes to academics. Not only do they have to be in good standing with the university, but they also have to meet the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility requirements, goals they set for themselves and that...

Students take a stand, raise money before India trip

Andrew Zeiser, Contributing writer

November 21, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, National News, News

Students at Northern Kentucky University may have noticed more white being worn in the Math Education Psychology building on Thursday. The College of Health Professions launched its first campus Whiteout. The event was to raise awareness for widows in India. Indian widows are shunned from society...

NKU students help lead Cincinnati Marriage Equality Protest

Tara Derington & Karli Wood

November 5, 2011


Filed under Featured Story, National News, News

NKU students helped coordinate the Marriage Equality Protest in Cincinnati on Nov 5. Adam Hoover, a 17-year-old Harrison High School student, originally posted the event via Facebook. "Everyone has their God-given right to marry the one they love," said Hoover. Hoover decided to create the...

iRIP: He made the 21st century

October 12, 2011


Filed under Featured Story, National News, News

Candles flickered outside Apple stores, where bouquets of flowers encircled photos of Steve Jobs. Thousands of mourners replaced their Facebook photos with the black Apple logo. And tributes flooded in from world leaders and industry pillars, including Apple’s most bitter rivals. The outpouring of sentiment – the kind usually reserved for pop culture icons l...

Technology proving to be new addiction

Caitlin Johnston/MCTCampus

September 21, 2011


Filed under National News, News

Michael Decker is always reachable. The 42-year-old creative director from Dallas sleeps with his phone nearby on his nightstand. From when he wakes up and checks it until he sets it down before bed, his phone is constantly with him. “It’s an intrusion into your own private life,” he says. “...

National tragedy hit home

Jesse Call

January 26, 2011


Filed under Crime, National News, News

Almost every news source he flashed through kept repeating one word. “Dead.” News agencies reported that the inspirational provider of one of the most meaningful experiences in the life of a Northern Kentucky University student had been killed. Kevin Golden, an NKU student from Louisville, too...

Indian Head Rock returned to Kentucky

Associated Press

November 8, 2010


Filed under National News, News

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The three-year battle with Ohio for an 8-ton boulder that state archaeologists say is steeped in Kentucky history concluded Thursday when the artifact was returned. The boulder known as Indian Head Rock traveled about an hour via flatbed truck and is being stored in Greenup...

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