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Staff editorial

March 23, 2010


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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...

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 ...

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. ...

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