The Northerner

Meal plan needs to change

Nicholas Jones

April 5, 2010


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When I moved to NKU's campus my freshman year of college, I was excited to begin a new life away from home. I had never been away from home for more than two days without a parent, and I was excited to live on my own. Now that I'm in my fourth semester of living on campus, I am almost willing to do an...

Come on, just smile for me

Melissa McLeod

March 24, 2010


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There is nothing more awkward than running into someone on campus that you have only met once or twice and expect to receive a cheerful greeting in passing, only to find them looking away once eye contact is made. Even worse, a good friend passes you by and is far more concerned about shuffling through...

Give the students an answer (Staff Editorial)

Staff Editorial

March 3, 2010


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Ah! Northern Kentucky University: The market place of ideas. Disclaimer: However, if your ideas don’t align with the members of the university administration you could be removed from your position. Such is the case with the recent fi rings of Blanche Pringle-Smith and Michael Griffin, coordin...

Driving in the snow (Editorial)

Betina Kemker

February 10, 2010


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Waiting until 9:30 to cancel classes is bullshit. It is unfair to the professors and students, not to mention all the students who did make it to class, despite the slick roads, nervous drivers and the snow piling up on the highway. At around 9:00, according to www.wlwt.com, there were 242 school and...

Web Exclusive: Last Thoughts on Ted Kennedy

Brandon Barb

August 26, 2009


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Chuck Kennedy/MCT CampusWednesday was a sad day in politics.' The last line of defense for what is right has died. The last Kennedy brother has died at the age of 77. Senator Edward Kennedy is dead, and so is the Kennedy flame. Camelot is no more - where is the Kennedy I can look to and see a ray of h...

Hunting season open for on-campus parking

By Brandon Barb, By Brandon Barb, and By Brandon Barb

August 25, 2009


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CharlotteEtherton/Photo editorParking at Northern Kentucky University remains a problem. Not only are there are too many cars and too few parking spaces, but the price of parking passes has increased as well. The price of a full year pass has gone up to $187, which is up from $175 last year. That's on...

Sorry, see you in the spring

By Heather Willoughby, By Heather Willoughby, and By Heather Willoughby

August 25, 2009


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Imagine this: you're graduating from high school and you have your college choice settled. You love NKU '- the campus, albeit a bit gray, just feels right. It has all of the classes that you wanted. Then, right when you feel like you can kick back because you got your application in, the school announces th...

Web Exclusive: Battling bedbugs

By Heather Willoughby, By Heather Willoughby, and By Heather Willoughby

August 25, 2009


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Archive PhotoArchive Photo' ' Last year, Northern Kentucky University experienced its share of the bedbug scare.' Is the university taking precautions to prevent such a thing from happening again?' Yes!' Peter Trentacoste, director of university housing, is doing everything in his power to preven...

myNKU isn

By Brandon Barb

August 25, 2009


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Ah, isn't a new school year lovely? New friends. New faces. A new batch of classes with a whole new batch of tests and papers and homework. But all of those things have nothing on the new Norse Express, renamed myNKU - a new and 'improved' Norse Express, so to speak. If one isn't familiar with myNKU,...

myNKU isn?t Norse Express – yet

By Brandon Barb and By Brandon Barb

August 25, 2009


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Ah, isn't a new school year lovely? New friends. New faces. A new batch of classes with a whole new batch of tests and papers and homework. But all of those things have nothing on the new Norse Express, renamed myNKU - a new and 'improved' Norse Express, so to speak. If one isn't familiar with myNKU,...

In St. Louis

Mark Payne

March 6, 2009


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I finally made it to St. Louis around seven last night. I had dinner, then listened to a speaker. This is the first media convention that I have been to that offered free alcohol. Well, due to the alcohol, I stayed out a little later than expect last night and am now about to fall asleep listening...

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