The Northerner

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...

Music as art unifies cultures, has power to open minds

Stephen Wilder, Managing/Copy Editor

January 29, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

The phrase “art for art’s sake” has always stood out to me ever since I took a music appreciation course here at NKU a few years ago. Oxford Dictionaries define the phrase as: “used to convey the idea that the chief or only aim of a work of art is the self-expression of the individual artist who c...

Compromise could welcome more positive reception on tobacco ban

Richard Cracchiolo, News Editor

January 23, 2014


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The countdown has finally ended; tobacco has been banned from NKU. And I’m just going to say it. Northern Kentucky University makes me want to smoke. While I know this ban is a campus-wide policy, it only directly affects a small portion of those who find their way onto campus. I am one of those peo...

Packing lunches

Mike Caroway, Contributing writer

January 16, 2014


Filed under Student Voices

Catherine is a freshman at NKU. At orientation, she was introduced to the Student Union and all the other hangouts on campus. During her first weeks, she develops a pattern in her schedule. She is eating at the Student Union four times a week with her newly found friends. She is having a blast and beco...

Farewell to NKU

Farewell to NKU

Ashley Hyden, Sales Assistant

December 4, 2013


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I think that the moment that I stepped onto campus I began the countdown to when I would leave. Coming to college was honestly one of the toughest transitions of my life. My first year did not consist of a whole lot. I was your typical NKU commuter student. Come to class. Go to work. Go home. Repeat. ...

Emily Lindeau’s farewell

Emily Lindeau’s farewell

Emily Lindeau, Design Editor

December 4, 2013


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Words can’t even fully explain how difficult it is for me to be writing this right now. I thought this day would be further off in my future... I never expected to have to say farewell so soon. I haven’t had the normal college experience. I have never attended a college party, didn’t join a sororit...

Embracing your diversity and building your identity

Chanell Karr, Promotions Director

November 13, 2013


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In a sea of students, college can make you feel as though you're lost without purpose or a place to call your own. And while some may say these are the best years of your life, this is your prime opportunity to grasp the moments at hand and make the most of them. At this time in our lives, it may be ...

Take advantages of endless opportunities to give back

Kevin Schultz, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

Giving back to the community has proven itself time and time again as a beneficial practice to not only the benefactor of the service and to those providing the service, but to the entire surrounding community. And at our university this notion rings true as well. Through the success of NKU programs and...

Norse Poll 10/24/13

October 24, 2013


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