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No more excuses (Viewpoints)

Heather Willoughby

January 27, 2010


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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...

A second take on Greek Life (Viewpoints)

Heather Willoughby

January 27, 2010


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In the last issue of The Northerner, an article was published concerning the representation of students in the Student Government Association and the question of how much is too much Greek influence. Viewing this piece as both a Greek and a Northerner staff member, I felt a myriad of emotions. I appre...

Get the heck outta here!

Tim Owens | Joe Castelli

December 8, 2009


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Tim I swore I wouldn’t do this. I promised myself that I wouldn’t do what countless other parting Northerner staff members have done in the past. I wanted my goodbye to be unique. In short, I wanted to not focus it on The Northerner itself. But attempting to do so only left me with a blank ...

This week’s cover: Breaking apart NKU

The Northerner and The Northerner

December 8, 2009


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What's cool ' Basketball The basketball programs at Northern Kentucky University are among the nation's elite in Division II competition, and the teams are led by coaches who carry on the tradition of winning. The NKU men's and women's basketball teams are continuing to grow as they attract players...

Freshman 15

M. Gordon Willis and M. Gordon Willis

December 7, 2009


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Charlotte EthertonI am sure all of you have heard of the Freshman 15 - the dreaded 15 pounds you gain as a freshman, usually in the first semester, if not by the end of the year. Okay, so I am going to be straight forward with all of you. I would be kidding myself if I said that I was not a hefty guy. ...

The coolest of the cool

Heather Willoughby and Heather Willoughby

December 7, 2009


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Nancy BholaThis time in the semester always gets me feeling quite nostalgic.' It brings to mind my favorite things about this university. So, without further ado, I bring you the coolest... Professor: While at Northern, I have had my fair share of doozies, but, for the most part, I have had a slew of ...

The attributes of a single parent

Brandon Hill and Brandon Hill

November 30, 2009


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Joe Castelli/Web Editor-in-ChiefI find myself stifled by our perceptions of what constitutes gender-based roles of parenting. As a man, I am to be the macho breadwinner and inspire a multitude of characteristics that are supposedly male-oriented. Characteristics such as being physical, functional, sexual, e...

NKU offers help to the weary

Heather Willough and Heather Willough

November 30, 2009


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Charlotte Etherton/Photo EditorIt's that time of year again. Projects and papers are getting more time consuming; finals are just around the corner. Things are beginning to get crazy here in the last few weeks of the semester, and it's no wonder that everyone is stressing. The rate of suicide and dep...

A letter from Generation NeXt

Samantha Del Vecchio and Samantha Del Vecchio

November 29, 2009


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Dear Traditionals, Boomers, and Generation X, It seems like no matter what we do, you'll never listen to us. You might hear what we say, but - per your ancient clich'eacute; '- it will likely go in one ear and out the other. But one of the great things about my generation is that we are outspoken, and...

Say no to ‘no-knowledge college’

Heather Willoughby and Heather Willoughby

November 17, 2009


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'No-knowledge college' is a term I want stricken from Northern Kentucky University's vocabulary. In fact, I want that attitude eliminated from NKU's student body altogether. Good news is that stigma is slowly fading away, according to Chris Cole, director of Media Relations and Communications. 'A school's p...

When registering, take aspirin

Heather Willoughby and Heather Willoughby

November 17, 2009


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I sit in front of my computer screen once again; my course catalogue, my Post-its, loose-leaf papers and bits of pulled out hair lay scattered around me. Registration time is here...ugh. Why is registering so difficult? Is it not as simple as choosing your courses and plopping the class numbers into the ...

Go beyond evals, take a stand!

Heather Willoughby and Heather Willoughby

November 10, 2009


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For the first time in your life, you feel inspired to log onto eval.nku.edu to complete your professor evaluations because one of your professors was a dud. Or perhaps your ethics professor was a genius and you can't wait to let his or her department chair know how awesome the class was! You know wh...

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