The Northerner

Call to SGA: Wake up and reach out

Staff editorial

February 14, 2013


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The Student Government Association at NKU is a hardworking group of people. They hold formal meetings every Monday, work with the university administration and executives, they even create their own resolutions to better student life on campus. This year though, it’s not exactly clear who SGA is serving. For...

Nervous about public speaking?

Stephen Johnson, Contributing writer

February 7, 2013


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It’s no far stretch to say that perhaps the most dreaded class during most college students’ experience is public speaking.  The very thought of having to address an audience of two dozen peers plus a professor judging you can cause rueful feelings of fear, nausea and anxiety.  For most, the experience...

The Northerner brings home awards

January 31, 2013


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Being on staff at a student newspaper like The Northerner is hard work. The staff works countless hours every week to produce a newspaper that serves the NKU community, which includes students, faculty and staff. The staff still goes to classes,  and racks up late hours doing homework like any other...

Twitter can be a good move for Mearns

Twitter can be a good move for Mearns

Staff editorial

January 17, 2013


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Northern Kentucky University’s president has joined the ranks of other university leaders in the Twitter-verse. Geoff Mearns sent his first tweet Jan. 11, in response to many students who tweeted him first, welcoming him to the social media giant. Tweeting, Mearns said, is his way of becoming more...

Student Media seniors say farewell

Student Media seniors say farewell

Samantha Hayden, Photo Editor

December 6, 2012


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Jeffonia Wynn “Ms. Ebony J” Norse Code Radio General Manager My time here at NKU has been more than I could ever imagine. I have made lifetime friends and have learned skills that will take me a long way as I continue to pursue a career in EMB. Thank you everyone for your support over the years, I am tr...

The Northerner adopts new comment policy

Claire Higgins, Editor-in-chief

November 29, 2012


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The Thanksgiving break wasn’t all fun and games for The Northerner, instead we faced an issue I had yet to experience or deal with. On Nov. 19, The Northerner published an article online about a former NKU staff member recently being charged with voyeurism. By the end of the night, comments were...

New resolution should be thought through some more

November 14, 2012


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Should end of the semester student evaluations for professors be released to students when they are signing up for classes? Well, that is the question that our student government has seemed to answer for us — and it is yes. This is mainly because ratemyprofessor.com, which is heavily referred to...

Learning process continues for student media outlets

Claire Higgins, Editor-in-chief

November 7, 2012


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With the excitement of the presidential election and the coverage that needed to be done in the final days of campaigning, leaving for a college media conference may not have been the best idea. But, we couldn’t say no to the opportunity to learn from some of the best broadcasters and journalists in...

Technology in Griffin Hall needs some improvement

October 10, 2012


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As student journalists, we are ever grateful for the recently constructed building that houses the resources we need to prepare for the real world. Griffin Hall is a state-of-the-art building, with a Digitorium, media labs, a broadcast news desk and radio capabilities, that provides students with technology...

Free speech not free after policy change

October 3, 2012


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As journalists we like free speech, our job is based on it for the most part. It is something this country has really taken for granted to be honest, but this isn’t a long diatribe on what free speech means to Americans. Instead, it’s a look at the entertaining people that used to come onto campus. New...

We are here to help, so don’t hesitate in interviews

September 26, 2012


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As reporters we are going to talk to you, it’s just the way the machine works. We have to talk to people in order to make a living, or in our case here at The Northerner, learn how to make a living. It might be a little unnerving to speak to a reporter, but ultimately we are here to help you. We’re...

Students need to balance tech with old-school skills

September 20, 2012


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The ability to read and write is one of the most important skills a human being can possess in life. This is a fact that most of us are often guilty of taking for granted. The U.S. has been blessed in its ability to at least churn out students who can read, write and do basic mathematical functions....

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