The Northerner

False positives: Forcing faculty evaluations skews results (Editorial)

Zachary Rogers

April 12, 2011


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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...

Weekly Comic: 4/6/2010

Brittany Granville

April 6, 2011


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You can't always get what you want?... Comic by Brittany Granville

Editor fail: guilty as charged

Cassie Stone

April 6, 2011


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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...

Weekly Comic: 3/30/2011

Brittany Granville

March 30, 2011


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Oh, Mother Nature.... Comic by Brittany Granville

Weekly Comic: 3/23/2011

March 23, 2011


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In other news... Comic by Brittany Granville

Editorial: SGA caught double-dealing

Cassie Stone & Jesse Call

March 2, 2011


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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


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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...

Pendulum’s U.S. release is worth a listen

Jesse Call

February 11, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinions, Viewpoints

Editorial Note: This article was written to preview a scheduled Linkin Park/Pendulum concert on Feb. 13 in Cincinnati which has now been cancelled due to the illness of Linkin Park's lead vocalist. But, the article also reviews Pendulum's newest album which was recently released in the U.S. An amazing show is coming to Cin...

Norse Poll: How do you feel about the library being open 24 hours a day during important study times?

February 9, 2011


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Each week, The Northerner interviews four Northern Kentucky University students to get their perspective on an issue. Readers are encouraged to share their answer in the comments section below. Readers may also suggest issues for the Norse Poll Responses here. “I think they should extend their hours ...

Staff Editorial: Proposed Speech Policy Goes Too Far

Staff Editorial

February 3, 2011


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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


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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


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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...

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