The Northerner

The ultimate student job

Dan Robards and Dan Robards

October 19, 2009

' According to the United States Department of Labor, the unemployment rate is 9.8 percent as of September.' It doesn't take a genius to figure out that this means more competition for fewer jobs.' With the job market becoming increasingly competitive, college students are at a slight downhill d...

Older, wiser and in the right place

M. Gordon Willis and M. Gordon Willis

October 13, 2009

As a 26-year-old, first-semester freshman, I have to admit that at moments, I feel as though I am out of place. There are definitely moments of awkwardness as I am sitting in classes with people that are, on average, seven years younger than I. According to common data sets for the 2007-08 and 2008-09 sch...

Are organic vegetables better?

Heather Willoughby and Heather Willoughby

October 13, 2009

Cassie Graves/Staff PhotographerCassie Graves/Staff PhotographerAn apple a day keeps the doctor away. The old adage, a thing we have all heard since we were very young, is used to teach the importance of fruits and vegetables. When we are taught the saying, however, there is only one type of apple, o...

Pardon the interruption

Heather Willoughby and Heather Willoughby

October 13, 2009

Photo Illustration by Charlotte Etherton/Photo EditorWith recent outbreaks like Kanye West's at the MTV Video Music Awards and Joe Wilson's at President Obama's speech, I cannot help but wonder what is up with people nowadays. The way more and more people are coming out with ridiculously rude behavior late...

Fantasy Football: Week four

Alex Owsley and Alex Owsley

October 7, 2009

Week four ended with the highly anticipated NFC North battle between the Vikings and the Packers Monday Night. Brett Favre's Minnesota Vikings defeated the Green Bay Packers 30 to 23. Week four also featured the 72nd installment of the Battle of Ohio. The game ended in dramatic fashion as the Cincinna...

NKU behind bars

Mark Payne and Mark Payne

October 7, 2009

Photo illustration by Mark PayneI do not support what Dr. W.A.S., the latest fanatic to visit Northern Kentucky University, has to say. His arguments, for the most part, are random and do not make sense. If there is a message he is trying to relay it is not clearly coming through. 'Convert or leave,'...

Playing the time game

Dan Robards and Dan Robards

October 6, 2009

' Budgeting is more than an Excel spreadsheet displaying a person's income minus expenses.' Although for most of us budgeting our money is the skill we most need to master, it's not the only aspect that needs budgeting. ' Life is a balancing act that leaves most of us endless goals, wants and ne...

Quiet the crazies on campus

Emily Teaford and Emily Teaford

October 5, 2009

Charlotte EthertonIt happens every semester: an outrageously-dressed person shows up in front of the University Center and begins spouting preachings that are almost always debatable. Some students gather around him (I have never once seen a female speaker) to listen and argue the validity of what the sp...

Welcome to the real world

Mike Willis and Mike Willis

October 5, 2009

Now that you are in college and one step closer to being a part of the 'real world', it is important to be informed as to what is happening around you. Whether it is the taxes that have to come out of our paychecks, the school grants or loans we receive, it all comes down to politics. It is hard to ...

What McDonalds can teach you

Dan Robards and Dan Robards

September 28, 2009

One thing that makes NKU unique is that most of the students work to pay for some of their college experience. According to NKU President James Votruba, 85 percent of NKU students work at least 20 hours a week. Some work at a part-time job as a way to get through school, and others work full-time at...

Finding a place to take a rest

Brandon Barb and Brandon Barb

September 28, 2009

MCT CampusWhen I take a nap I like to be comfortable. I like to sprawl out on my bed or on any given couch. But when I am on campus I do noy have bed and I do not have my couch. So the question arises, where on campus is the best place to take a nap? I am going to be going over the best places to tak...

In search of the golden egg

Dan Robards and Dan Robards

September 21, 2009

Dan Robards/Staff Financial Writer In speech class we learn that words have connotative meanings. So let's take the next few moments to play the word association game. When I say retirement, what do you think of? Most of us probably think of cleaning our dentures while sitting in the old-folks hom...

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