The Northerner

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...

Apology from the newsroom

Tim Owens and Tim Owens

November 10, 2009


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In the last two issues, The Northerner ran an ad for a business called Resistance Records. The ad was cut-and-dry. It listed all of the types of music it sells and listed its URL at the bottom. But after this past weekend, we found the intent behind the ad was not so cut-and-dry. Via an inquiry from Chan...

Parental felicity

Brandon Hill and Brandon Hill

November 5, 2009


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Joe Castelli/Web Editor-in-ChiefI never realized child rearing would include waking up several times a night. The reasons include everything from potty requests, making sure she is covered properly on cool nights or just general concerns for her welfare during the night. The job description did not inc...

Roundabout users need learning curve

Heather Willoughby and Heather Willoughby

November 3, 2009


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Charlotte Etherton/ Photo editorMany studies confirm that the roundabout is the most efficient intersection there is. Supposedly, the roundabout accomplishes minimal traffic build up, keeps traffic moving smoothly and results in the least amount of collisions per any type of intersection. From these ...

Losing your love for reading?

M. Gordon Willis and M. Gordon Willis

November 3, 2009


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After doing some research online, I realized that there is a problem some college students are running into after a few semesters - there is so much reading and writing in college, that they are losing their passion for what was once a leisure activity for them. I love to read and I am finding that I ...

Speak up

Heather Willoughby and Heather Willoughby

October 25, 2009


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The Northerner is almost complete; we have news, features, opinions from staff members and we have a cool new format and lots of snazzy pictures and graphics. However, we are missing one huge component - you. The Views page of The Northerner is supposed to represent the views, opinions and concerns of...

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