The Northerner

Northerner editor-in-chief says farwell

Northerner editor-in-chief says farwell

Cassie Stone, Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2011

All the thinking and planning and dreaming of what I would say on the day I finally got to write my farewell editorial has done me absolutely no good. I’m sitting at my desk Tuesday night, about two hours from deadline with a stack of flats that need editing and I have no idea what to say. Who knew...

An adiós from NCR’s Manager

An adiós from NCR's Manager

Charlie “DJ Chuck” Mattingly, General manager of Norse Code Radio

December 7, 2011

It’s hard to believe, but I’ll be leaving this campus of concrete and rebar; our beloved Concrete Jungle. It’s been a long, long five and a half years, but then again that seems to be too short. This campus has changed significantly since I started in Fall of ‘06. Two new buildings and a few...

Copy chief says farewell

Copy chief says farewell

Emily Christman, Copy desk chief

December 7, 2011

Finally. It’s that time. I’ve gone through countless panic attacks, hundreds of flashcards, too much stress and too many awful professors. But I’ve had an amazing number of really awesome ones. I want to thank Dr. Barclay Green for giving me the courage to become a published author. He restored...

More debt for students not the answer to college costs

December 7, 2011

There’s a lot of talk right now about federal student financial aid funding, ranging from the House of Representatives subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training all the way down to Northern Kentucky University’s Student Government Association. Recently, SGA President Dustin Robinson...

Student safety needs higher priority

November 30, 2011

Another student was hit on campus Nov. 29. While the initial reaction is to blame the driver, the trend of students getting bowled over on campus is starting to raise some eyebrows. Particularly, ours. After The Northerner learned of the incident, conversation flew through our office. In specific,...

Housing options leave out one group: gender-neutral

November 16, 2011

A recent trend in university housing should be more than just that. While affinity housing is something that NKU addresses through Greek housing, honors housing, international housing and more, gender neutral housing is something that hits a deeper level of necessity. For LGBTQ students and other...

Not much work to give midterm grades to all

November 9, 2011

The ability to adapt and remain efficient are tenets that are embodied in a technologically driven society. They are in every aspect of functioning, even on a daily basis. That being said, Northern Kentucky University should better understand the integral role of efficiency in this two-fold calling. An...

Wireless option a plus for students


November 2, 2011

How many times has it happened that students rush to a computer to print off the paper they spent all night working on, only to get to a lab and discover that all the computers were full? We at The Northerner don’t have scientific data to back this up, but we’ve all encountered the same predicament...

A call for student involvement


October 26, 2011

Open forums for the Presidential Search and Screen Committee begin Oct. 26 and run through Oct. 28. There will be seven total forums: two for faculty, two for staff, two for the outside committee (down one from the originally slated three), but only one for students. When asked why there was not...

No error in GenEd headline

Cassie Stone

October 11, 2011

I make mistakes. I’ll be the first to admit that. And when I do, I take every step I can to clarify, fix and correct them. But I will not admit a mistake I didn’t make. I appreciate Kent Johnson’s letter, which appears on page two of this issue, and that he cared enough to address the issue...

The Rise of Edupunk

Christopher McGee & Aaron Sprinkles

September 21, 2011

In keeping with last week’s theme of educational infrastructure, I want to cover some recent paradigms in the world of pedagogy, particularly the “Edupunk” movement. So what is ‘Edupunk’? Stephen Downes, a researcher at the National Research Council of Canada, offers ”… something lik...

That thing we do

Karli Wood

September 7, 2011

As the semester settles for most NKU students, things are still gearing up at The Northerner. We receive a lot of questions and comments about what we choose to cover and why, our general thought processes and our ethical decisions. After a unanimous vote during our annual Fall Orientation, we deci...

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