The Northerner

False positives: Forcing faculty evaluations skews results (Editorial)

Zachary Rogers

April 12, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

The Northern Kentucky University Office of the Registrar has sent out a notification that they will withhold student grades, transcript requests and degree audits by two weeks if a student does not complete an online course evaluation or select an option to “opt out.” The practice of students eva...

Editor fail: guilty as charged

Cassie Stone

April 5, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

The only thing more difficult than fixing a mistake is admitting it ever happened. Last week, I broke the first rule of reporting. I ran a story without first checking the facts. In “Faculty vetoes outside speaker policy,” run on page seven of issue 10, I wrote that the Faculty Senate did not...

SGA can matter

Jesse Call

March 23, 2011

Filed under Editorial, News, Viewpoints

Let’s make them matter. Sure, most students would probably agree that the Student Government Association at Northern Kentucky University is really a waste of time. Instead of scoffing at them and their self-importance, why don’t we all come together and decide that we want them to step it up ...

Editorial: SGA caught double-dealing

Cassie Stone & Jesse Call

March 2, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

Student government leaders from the eight Kentucky universities convened in Frankfort, Ky., Tuesday to rally for higher education. Kevin Golden, Northern Kentucky University’s Student Government Association President, said the idea behind the rally is to make sure Kentucky legislators don’t for...

Editorial: AASA should push play

Jesse Call

February 16, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

If you keep a movie paused long enough then the image on the screen ends up being there forever. When you finally come back and push play, you might find that the image has permanently burned in and all the new scenes are always cast behind that scar. Northern Kentucky University’s Office of Afr...

Recent grad offers career advice

Rich Vos

February 8, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

Future entrepreneurs of NKU: Last year, I graduated from NKU with a B.A. in political science and since then have started my own business, opening CrossFit Hustle, the premier strength and conditioning facility in Northern Kentucky. There is so much needed to operate a successful business; I thought...

Staff Editorial: Proposed Speech Policy Goes Too Far

Staff Editorial

February 3, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

They’re annoying. They yell at you. They pass out the same green bible to you each and every time. They tell you that you are sinful and will burn in hell forever. Sometimes they do not even make sense and it seems like more of a sideshow than a person with a valid viewpoint. Those people who wander...

“Everything’s changed:” A letter from the (interim) Editor-in-Chief

Jesse Call

January 26, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

Newspapers are not supposed to make news; neither does anyone particularly enjoy some dude incessantly talking about himself. Well, here at The Northerner, we are about to engage in both of those taboos but only because so many important changes have come to pass in a single week that it is almost r...

Laptops top list of classroom distractions

Roxanna Blevins

January 19, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

I encourage you to read The Northerner. I encourage you to read any news source, for that matter. I think that everyone who is able should read everything they possibly can, whether it’s fact, fiction, news or opinion. But if you are reading this in a classroom where a class is being taught, I reques...

Something looks a bit different

Vern Hockney

January 12, 2011

Filed under Editorial, News, Opinions, Viewpoints

Welcome back to another semester full of possibilities at Northern Kentucky University. The staff at The Northerner worked over the winter break to give your print newspaper a new feel and look. We wanted to bring that “news” feeling back to the paper and hope the new design helps to accomplis...

A better world starts with you

Vern Hockney

January 12, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

Men have thought for, presumably, quite a long time. Of course to 20-something-years-olds, 50 years seems like a quite a long time. But regardless of how long man has actually been thinking, one point that stays in contention are accepted virtues, values or morally desirable characteristics. There are...

I’m only worth $2.75

Vern Hockney

April 14, 2010

Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

The evening began innocently enough. Sitting in The Northerner's office talking to the other editors, I decided that perhaps covering the Date Night auction hosted by the coed KKPsi band fraternity would be worthwhile. Little did I know that this event would draw me in past the point of no return i...

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