The Northerner

Talking to the press

Staff editorial

April 9, 2010


Filed under Viewpoints

Student Government Association elections are upon us.  With the elections come a chance for new student representatives to be elected to represent the student body. It’s also a chance for new relationships to be built, especially with NKU’s student media outlet, The Northerner. The past year...

Nine years and still poignant

Jeremy Jackson

April 7, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, Opinions, Viewpoints

Wine, decadent food and titillating conversation are the subjects of Northern Kentucky University’s latest production: Omnium Gatherum. The play is a two-hour ride by way of running discourse—but more closely resembles acrimony—covering the breadth of our nation’s hot topics: U.S. enslavement...

Meal plan needs to change

Nicholas Jones

April 5, 2010


Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

When I moved to NKU's campus my freshman year of college, I was excited to begin a new life away from home. I had never been away from home for more than two days without a parent, and I was excited to live on my own. Now that I'm in my fourth semester of living on campus, I am almost willing to do an...

Come on, just smile for me

Melissa McLeod

March 24, 2010


Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

There is nothing more awkward than running into someone on campus that you have only met once or twice and expect to receive a cheerful greeting in passing, only to find them looking away once eye contact is made. Even worse, a good friend passes you by and is far more concerned about shuffling through...

Talking to the press

Staff editorial

March 23, 2010


Filed under Opinions

Student Government Association elections are upon us.' With the elections come a chance for new student representatives to be elected to represent the student body. It's also a chance for new relationships to be built, especially with NKU's student media outlet, The Northerner. The past year for S...

Give the students an answer (Staff Editorial)

Staff Editorial

March 3, 2010


Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

Ah! Northern Kentucky University: The market place of ideas. Disclaimer: However, if your ideas don’t align with the members of the university administration you could be removed from your position. Such is the case with the recent fi rings of Blanche Pringle-Smith and Michael Griffin, coordin...

What are you looking at?

M. Gordon Willis

February 23, 2010


Filed under Opinions, Viewpoints

A couple of months ago, while working on my family tree, I found out something cool: I have an African-American great-great-grandfather on my mother's side.' This' got me to thinking, what would it have been like to date someone of a different race at that time?' Interracial dating is something th...

A word from former faculty

Adalberto J. Pinelo

February 22, 2010


Filed under Opinions

I am writing in reference to your excellent investigative report on the impeachment of former SGA Vice President Dennis Chaney. While Mr. Chaney is the subject of inquiry, what I found most revealing and shocking is the blatant, self-aggrandizing pronouncement of SGA President Keith Kaseke and his be...

Global warming heating up (Editorial)

M. Gordon Willis

February 17, 2010


Filed under Opinions, Viewpoints

Since it’s inception, there have been scientists that have been arguing that Global Warming isn’t true. As of the last few months it’s come under some serious opposition that actually might prove those scientists who disagree to be correct. There are students here such as Jared Burke, who sai...

Driving in the snow (Editorial)

Betina Kemker

February 10, 2010


Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

Waiting until 9:30 to cancel classes is bullshit. It is unfair to the professors and students, not to mention all the students who did make it to class, despite the slick roads, nervous drivers and the snow piling up on the highway. At around 9:00, according to www.wlwt.com, there were 242 school and...

Protecting student rights

Vern Hockney

January 27, 2010


Filed under Viewpoints

With the new year came a new constitution for the Student Government Association. The goal of the new constitution is “to protect and promote the rights of Northern Kentucky University students (and) to democratically represent the student body and its opinions to the institution,” according to the...

No more excuses (Viewpoints)

Heather Willoughby

January 27, 2010


Filed under Viewpoints

Would you be interested to find that the President or Vice President of the United States had been impeached? Are you aware when new laws are passed? What about at Northern Kentucky University? Can you tell me the name of the Student Government Association President? For many people, these answers dif...

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