The Northerner

Writer’s wheelchair adventure ends in walking semi-accessible campus

Robert Ahlfeld

January 9, 2002


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To see if students with disabilities could adequately get the same education that students without disabilities could get, I decided to spend the day in a wheelchair. And boy, was I surprised. The handicap conditions here are a joke. I started out in the parking lot in front of the Baptist Student Uni...

Public misinformed about terrorism, Middle East

James W. Binney, professor of international relations

January 9, 2002


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Many times, high expectations lead to disappointment. But was it too much to expect an intelligent, academic discussion on the part of the academicians at the recent forum NKU held concerning the cataclysmic events of September 11th. It was indeed disappointing and even agonizing to sit through this tawd...

Professor responds to affirmative action article

Paul Ellis, Learning Assistance Program faculty

January 9, 2002


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In a recent Northerner, a front-page article titled "Affirmative action: Campus groups gathered in support" included these words, quoted from an attorney for the National Conference for Community and Justice: "Affirmative action is one of the tools of remedying a historical injustice." I am pro-affir...

It’s a cold, cold campus

Tarris

January 9, 2002


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Have your ever walked around campus and noticed how cold it is? I'm not talking about temperature cold, but cold in reference to the attitudes of people who move about from destination to destination. Everyone walks around with a mean-mug look on their faces, and God forbid someone attempts to speak ...

‘River Run’ eases access to jobs

Susan Bartels

January 8, 2002


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This weekend, life is about to get a little easier, more enjoyable, safer and cheaper for Northern Kentucky University students. The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky will begin an express bus service from NKU to specific areas of Newport and Covington on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The se...

Board-wielding man attacks DPS officer

Scott Wartman

January 8, 2002


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What the Department of Public Safety deemed the most violent assault on a police officer at NKU took place over the holiday break when a man rammed a white van into the patrol vehicle of Sgt. Jay Baker and then attacked Baker and guard John Fiasco with a four-foot long piece of wood. The confronta...

Letters to the Editor

Doug Grieme , Junior Education Major

January 7, 2002


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Dear Editor, For the past two years there has been a lot of talk about Northern becoming Division I and it seems like the only thing people think is missing is a new convocation center. There are so many other things missing but I will just mention one. Alan Keyes, who ran in the primaries for President in...

Psychic predictions for the new year

Jeanie Fortune

January 7, 2002


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It's that special time of year again. The time of year, when business is booming. My clients have been coming in non-stop since the turn of the year, saying "What does this year hold for me Jeanie Fortune: Psychic Extraordinaire?" And for a certain price, I let them know. However, I'm aware that not ...

Games not to blame for violent acts

Jason Ellis

January 7, 2002


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People are always knocking the video game industry. Video games are the most common thing blamed for horrific incidents involving children and teens. The thing that people need to realize is that these games are not real. The events that occur in some of them can be replayed in a real life fashion. ...

Women’s Soccer: One game and one goal

Shelly Kunz

January 7, 2002


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Jeanna MartinNorthern Kentucky's Women's soccer team fell one goal short of the championship match, losing to University of San Diego California 3-2. The Final Four match took place at Triton Soccer Stadium in front of a record breaking 1,529 standing-room-only crowd. This was the Norse's chance for a...

Comedy show, basketball among Homecoming highlights

Tiffany Lewis

January 7, 2002


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It's that time of year again for Northern Kentucky University's annual homecoming celebration! From Jan. 14 to Jan. 19, events and activities geared to put the NKU population in the homecoming spirit will be offered on campus. This year a freshman or sophomore may also be nominated for the homecoming ...

Female athlete of the week

Elias Hajjar

January 7, 2002


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Northern Kentucky University's Dana Schubeler, a 6-foot-3 senior center from Elizabethtown, is the Northerner Female Athlete of the Week. Schubeler has stepped up big for the Norse in the new year, scoring a career-high 18 points in the 62-43 victory over Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville on...

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