The Northerner

College loans on the rise, students beware of future

September 12, 2012


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Going to college is a serious business, in more ways than one. Student loan debt is on the rise with no end in sight. Northern Kentucky University should be active in making sure student loans don’t continue to rise. According to the U.S. Government, the national student loan debt is over $1 trillion....

Drivers frustrated with gravel lots, high parking pass prices

September 6, 2012


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With all of Northern Kentucky University’s recent updates and changes, the administration seems to neglect parking lot renovation every year, even though parking passes cost students as much as $210 and full-time faculty $335. The one complaint that is guaranteed to return with students at the beginning...

Standing for independence, but welcoming the support

August 30, 2012


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As a student-controlled newspaper, The Northerner has always been carefully critiqued and even sometimes ridiculed. But we’re not the only ones. Public universities nationwide face the same problems. It’s important to remember that we are a student-controlled publication, which means that the...

Summer ends, campus news coverage continues

August 23, 2012


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Here we are. The Northerner’s back in action. After a summer of position changes, absences and adding new staff members, a new publication date and big changes at the university, we are still ready to serve the campus as a go-to news source, but we’re hoping for some more input. First off, I...

So long and thanks for…

So long and thanks for…

Karli Wood, Editor-n-chief

April 25, 2012


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Dammit, I don’t want to leave. I never thought I’d be saying that. When I joined this staff as a freshman, I intended to stay a staff writer or assistant designer. I didn’t want to touch professional cameras, Mac computers, Photoshop or investigative news stories. Now, here I am, sitting...

One more time: Thanks for the memories

One more time: Thanks for the memories

Elizabeth Parsons, Copy desk chief

April 25, 2012


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I have always been what you might call a “Grammar Nazi.” There’s a joke in my family that I was born with a dictionary and pencil in my grubby little hands. Working for The Northerner has served to solidify that aspect of my life. I’m that person behind the scenes making sure the copy is as...

It’s not easy saying goodbye

It’s not easy saying goodbye

Roxanna Blevins, Assignment editor

April 25, 2012


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I came to Northern Kentucky University at the perfect time. It was a strange period, rife with changes, both in my personal life and on NKU’s campus. When I came to NKU, Griffin Hall was still under construction. This year, the building was finished, and I got to take advantage some of the technology...

Turn up the volume!

April 18, 2012


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With Geoffrey Mearns now officially the incoming Northern Kentucky University president, there is a lot of talk about what is going to be changed and implemented. For the most part, The Northerner has been quiet about asking questions or presenting requests to presidential candidates. While we’re...

Staff stands by recent controversial article

April 4, 2012


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A recent story published by The Northerner has caught the eye of many people, including journalism professors, the department of communication chair and even the dean of the college of informatics. Critics are calling “Student voices discontent with professor” “unethical,” “sloppy journalism”...

Staff writers’ rebuttal

Tara Derington & Caitlin Centner, Staff writers

April 4, 2012


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Claire Higgins’ article, “Student voices discontent with professor,” has created a lot of buzz this past week. We are not apprehensive about publishing an article with a touchy subject; as journalists it is our job to report the facts. But reporting comes with moral and ethical responsibilities...

Debate livens up candidates

March 28, 2012


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On Monday, March 26, the SGA presidential and vice presidential candidates met in the Governance Room of the Student Union for their only debate before the election. They took questions and challenged each other in front of a crowd of around 50 students. The event, hosted by The Northerner, gave...

Pres. forums a must

March 20, 2012


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On March 19, Northern Kentucky University announced that it has reached its decision on the final three candidates for the presidential search. Jonathan Gibralter, president of Frostburg State University in Maryland, and David Eisler, president of Ferris State University in Michigan, have been chosen...

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