The Northerner

Fresh perspectives can be found in most unlikely of places

Fresh perspectives can be found in most unlikely of places

Tori Lentz, Staff Writer

March 21, 2014


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Over spring break I participated in a research trip to Mammoth cave with students from my Mammoth Cave honors class, our instructor, David Kime and Student Orientation Coordinator Jeff Iker. In addition to cataloging artifacts, discussing geologic formations and hiking through trails in the national ...

The need for stars: “Need for Speed” a good video game movie?

Robert Huelsman, Video Editor

March 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Viewpoints

As I stated before, I have a soft spot for action movies and St. Michael Bay, the patron of explosions. While Bay is not involved with this film, the amount of stuff exploding and crashing makes you wonder what influence his work may have had. “Need for Speed” is a film that in essence is either 10...

With freedom comes responsibility

Alyson Schoenung, Staff Writer

March 5, 2014


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The first amendment is something that college students should be very familiar with. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…” You may not have had to recite it word for word in...

myNKY: Make your voice heard

Kristen Sunday, Community Contributor

March 4, 2014


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Have you seen myNKY materials dispersed around campus? Been wondering what it is? myNKY is the next visioning and community engagement campaign for Northern Kentucky. myNKY’s goal is to gain feedback, opinions, perceptions, and wants from the Northern Kentucky community as to what they would like to...

Dark comedy is defined in “Big Fan”

Marc Kennedy, Staff Writer

February 26, 2014


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Dark comedy… it’s a phrase that’s lost a bit of its luster for me – and not because there aren’t a lot of great films coming out in this genre. It’s just because everyone seems to be calling their light comedy film a “dark” comedy in an attempt to escape the readily available, generic labe...

A closing Norse Commons brings air of nostalgia

Tori Lentz, Staff Writer

February 25, 2014


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I understand it needs fixing. I understand that the plumbing is messed up, that the C store is a “retail loser” and that the facility is just plain outdated. And although the new renovation plans look amazing, I’m not going to lie. I am going to miss the old Norse Commons. The current Norse...

El Duderino or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Abiding

Robert Huelsman, Video Editor

February 25, 2014


Filed under Reviews, Viewpoints

Way out west, they made this film about a fella that I wanna tell ya about. A fella by the name of Jeff Lebowski. At least that was the name his parents gave him. It takes place back in the early 90s during the conflict with Sad'm and the I-raqis. Sometimes there's a hero, well not a hero, The Dude is m...

Horrors of the parking garage

Alyson Schoenung, Staff Writer

February 18, 2014


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Swipe after swipe after swipe, NKU faculty and students use their $200+ piece of green plastic to let themselves into NKU’s most sought after car hangout: the Kenton parking garage. Parking on this campus has always, and I’m assuming, will always be a major hot button issue for NKU and its communi...

A Most Unusual Winter Slumber

A Most Unusual Winter Slumber

Marc Kennedy, Staff Writer

February 13, 2014


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There are times when my pig-headed stubbornness somehow morphs into admirable conviction. What typically starts out as me just going about things in my usual ways, somehow turns into me feeling as though I achieved something great. But in reality, it was really just a minor victory that could have been h...

Picking up the Pieces: “The Lego Movie”

Robert Huelsman, Video Editor

February 13, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews, Viewpoints

Movies are a social experience. As a society, it is rare that we watch movies alone. They have become a gathering place for everyone at some point as we seek to entertain ourselves for an hour and half at a time. Our opinions of films are often shaped before we enter the theater as we hear about critics an...

A tale of ‘never been kissed’

Chanell Karr, Promotions Director

February 12, 2014


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I am 22 years old and have never been kissed. Drew Barrymore understands. I have lived my life with just me, myself and I-- having an abundance of time to get to know myself and hone in on my quirks, my strengths, my weaknesses. It's not just that I have never been kissed. I've also never had a boy...

Blessings can be found in even the worst situations

Richard Cracchiolo, News Editor

February 5, 2014


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The current snowpocalypse has not been fun. While each of us here at The Northerner love our jobs, the weather and other factors have made this a difficult week. And for me it all began with illness. Over the weekend, I had gotten food poisoning. For the sake of sparing myself some embarrassment, I...

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