The Northerner

Tired Bill of Rights needs pizazz

James Proffitt

January 10, 2002

The Bill of Rights used to be a good little set of rules for our nation to be governed by. They were simple enough, they made sense, and they were consistent with the beliefs and values of the time they were written. But times they are a-changing. So should our Bill or Rights, so that they are more ...

Cultural Fest provides taste of life in other lands

Karen Andrew

January 10, 2002

Students from a number of African and Caribbean countries want to share their culture with the Northern Kentucky University community. The African Student Union is presenting its Cultural Fest on Saturday, Dec. 1 in the University Center Ballroom from 6-9 p.m. "This is the first time we've tried thi...

Nelson navigates campus’ rough roads

Scott Wartman

January 10, 2002

Scott WartmanWhat may be a small incline to some is a steep precipice to Northern Kentucky University junior Regina Nelson. Paralyzed from the waist down for the last 11 years from a spinal cord injury, Nelson said simple physical tasks take a lot longer for her than for than able-bodied people. She said i...

Denman: The voice of SGA

Sarah Black

January 10, 2002

Walk into UC 208 and you'll find Misty Denman, Student Government Association Vice President of Public Relations, working on one of her many tasks but always ready to talk to you. Denman, a junior Speech Communications major, is obtaining valuable work experience in her position, and when she graduate...

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

Robert Ahlfeld

January 10, 2002

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 10, 2002

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 10, 2002

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


January 10, 2002

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 ...

Women return to Final Four

Shelly Kunz

January 10, 2002

The lady Norse defeated Truman State University, 2-0 in the elite eight game played Sunday Nov. 17 at Kirksville, Mo. to make their third straight trip to the NCAA division II final four game. The Northern Kentucky women now (22-1) is ranked fifth in the NCAA II final poll, while competitor UC San Di...

Shakeup in new AP poll, but Miami still No. 1

Richard Rosenblatt

January 10, 2002

Losses for Nebraska and Oklahoma turned into big gains for Florida, Texas, Oregon and Tennessee in the AP media poll. While Miami (10-0) was a near-unanimous choice at No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday, Florida moved up to No. 2, Texas to No. 3, Oregon to No. 4 and Tennessee to No. 5. Ne...

Male athlete of the week

Elias Hajjar

January 10, 2002

Elias HajjarNorthern Kentucky University's Kevin Alessandro, a senior cross country runner from Fort Thomas, is the Northerner male Athlete of the Week. Alessandro finished his career Nov. 3 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in Kenosha, Wis., placing 69 out of 132 runners in the 10K run with a time o...

Female athlete of the week

Elias Hajjar

January 10, 2002

Elias HajjarNorthern Kentucky University's Elaine Koenig, a sophomore cross country runner from Florence, is the Northerner female Athlete of the Week. Koenig broke the 6K school record on Nov. 3 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in Kenosha, Wisconsin with a time of 23:35. Tabatha Smith held the previou...

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