The Northerner

Romney walks away from debate ahead of Obama, but there are two left

Bradon Barb, Managing Editor

October 10, 2012


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The first presidential debate was last week and it was interesting to say the least. If you haven’t made up your mind about which candidate to vote for, these debates are designed to sway you to either side of the fence. If you missed the debate you didn’t miss much. The most notable takeaways...

Romney trailing Obama, turnaround plausible for Republican candidate

Brandon Barb, Managing editor

October 4, 2012


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Heading into the presidential debate, Mitt Romney was trailing President Obama in the polls. Obama was ahead a few points but it should have been a larger margin. After the conventions the president should have put his foot on the gas not ease off and coast to election. In a poll conducted by Quinnipiac...

What to expect and watch for during the upcoming presidential debate

Steven Weiss, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2012


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Presidential debates do not necessarily have an effect upon the outcome of presidential elections. But they are important rites performed as part of the presidential election narrative. Since 1976, no presidential election has been held without debates as a prelude. And we also have vice-presidential...

Mitt Romney’s energy plan would increase drilling and mining fossil fuels in the US

Brandon Barb, Managing editor

September 20, 2012


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The Republican National Convention left people on both sides of the political fence wanting to know more about Mitt Romney’s plans for this country. He introduced his five-part plan but never went into full detail about any of his preliminary plans. The first part of his plan, as said during his...

Good game! The future of e-sports

Good game! The future of e-sports

Aaron Sprinkles

November 16, 2011


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In the popular science fiction short story Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, the future of the human race is dominated by struggle with an insectoid alien race – the consequence of which is that humans have concentrated their intellectual capital into an elite training program for gifted children;...

What’s on our bucket lists?

November 9, 2011


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Cassie Stone: Well, I crossed one thing off my bucket list last summer: Taking a cross-country road trip. I grabbed a friend and my little brother, loaded up a rental car and drove 7,000-plus miles to the Pacific coast and back, visiting something like 17 states. A few months later I took a trip to...

Is God still needed in our motto?

Michael Shermer

November 9, 2011


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The House voted 396-9 last week to reaffirm as the national motto the phrase “In God We Trust” and encouraged its pronouncement on public buildings and continued printing on the coin of the realm. The motto was made official in 1956 during the height of Cold War hysteria over godless communism and...

Occupational Hazard

Aaron Sprinkles

November 2, 2011


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The Occupy Wall Street movement began with a proposal by the Adbusters Media Foundation, an anti-consumerist group, to stage a peaceful protest in response to outrages by the finance sector in recent years. The protest has endured since mid-September and escalated as groups in cities around the country...

Nonprofit backs student media

August 24, 2011


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Editor’s note: The following letter was sent Aug. 19 to President Votruba and several other NKU administrators from the Student Press Law Center in response to Student Media’s move from Student Affairs to the College of Informatics. Open publication - Free publishing - More nku Dear President ...

Staff Editorial: Faculty changes to Student Media raise suspicions

Staff Editorial

June 9, 2011


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Remember back to the days in gym class when teams were picked? And there was no way of knowing if you would eventually be picked or would be left out to watch from the bleachers. Well, here at The Northerner, we feel like we were left in the bleachers. Since the beginning of the year, we’ve been wat...

I know you won’t miss me

Jesse Call

April 27, 2011


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I’m sure a lot of you NKU administrators are glad to see me go. Throughout the years, I’ve read your e-mails, questioned your motives, spelled your names wrong and created a lot of paperwork for you. Everything except spelling your names wrong, however, has really resulted from a campus-wide epi...

Now a ‘why not’ person

Shawn Buckenmeyer

April 27, 2011


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As the time on the clock runs down, the end of the semester grows near. Throughout my time with Northern Kentucky University I have gained a wealth of experiences. The greatest reward has been meeting and talking with the students of Northern Kentucky University about their passions, projects and activities...

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