The Northerner

NKU behind bars

Mark Payne and Mark Payne

October 7, 2009


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Photo illustration by Mark PayneI do not support what Dr. W.A.S., the latest fanatic to visit Northern Kentucky University, has to say. His arguments, for the most part, are random and do not make sense. If there is a message he is trying to relay it is not clearly coming through. 'Convert or leave,'...

Fantasy Football: Week four

Alex Owsley and Alex Owsley

October 7, 2009


Filed under Opinions, Sports

Week four ended with the highly anticipated NFC North battle between the Vikings and the Packers Monday Night. Brett Favre's Minnesota Vikings defeated the Green Bay Packers 30 to 23. Week four also featured the 72nd installment of the Battle of Ohio. The game ended in dramatic fashion as the Cincinna...

Playing the time game

Dan Robards and Dan Robards

October 6, 2009


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' Budgeting is more than an Excel spreadsheet displaying a person's income minus expenses.' Although for most of us budgeting our money is the skill we most need to master, it's not the only aspect that needs budgeting. ' Life is a balancing act that leaves most of us endless goals, wants and ne...

Quiet the crazies on campus

Emily Teaford and Emily Teaford

October 5, 2009


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Charlotte EthertonIt happens every semester: an outrageously-dressed person shows up in front of the University Center and begins spouting preachings that are almost always debatable. Some students gather around him (I have never once seen a female speaker) to listen and argue the validity of what the sp...

Welcome to the real world

Mike Willis and Mike Willis

October 5, 2009


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Now that you are in college and one step closer to being a part of the 'real world', it is important to be informed as to what is happening around you. Whether it is the taxes that have to come out of our paychecks, the school grants or loans we receive, it all comes down to politics. It is hard to ...

What McDonalds can teach you

Dan Robards and Dan Robards

September 28, 2009


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One thing that makes NKU unique is that most of the students work to pay for some of their college experience. According to NKU President James Votruba, 85 percent of NKU students work at least 20 hours a week. Some work at a part-time job as a way to get through school, and others work full-time at...

Finding a place to take a rest

Brandon Barb and Brandon Barb

September 28, 2009


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MCT CampusWhen I take a nap I like to be comfortable. I like to sprawl out on my bed or on any given couch. But when I am on campus I do noy have bed and I do not have my couch. So the question arises, where on campus is the best place to take a nap? I am going to be going over the best places to tak...

Responsibility is not optional

Mark Payne and Mark Payne

September 21, 2009


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I have been a vegetarian for over six years. I switched from a meat-based diet because, at the time, I was young and influenced by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (P.E.T.A). Soon after (and it continues to this day), I mostly do it for my health. Vegetarian food is in the news here at Northe...

In search of the golden egg

Dan Robards and Dan Robards

September 21, 2009


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Dan Robards/Staff Financial Writer In speech class we learn that words have connotative meanings. So let's take the next few moments to play the word association game. When I say retirement, what do you think of? Most of us probably think of cleaning our dentures while sitting in the old-folks hom...

It’s not all about the extra things you do

Heather Willoughby and Heather Willoughby

September 15, 2009


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It is that time of year when classes have all settled in, everyone has gotten into their own routine so they can prioritize to find their 'downtimes' and all of the student organizations on campus are beginning to recruit full-force. Students are making the decision on whether to participate, at what de...

College over pro ball

Brandon Barb and Brandon Barb

September 15, 2009


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MCT CampusFootball season is upon us. So I beg the question - College or professional? As I sit here writing this, I am flipping back and forth between a college game - Clemson University vs. Georgia Tech, and the opening NFL game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tennessee Titans. The Georgia Tec...

NKU behind bars

Mark Payne and Mark Payne

September 15, 2009


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MCT campusI hate when I lose something. I hate it even more when I realize I lost something at a place where I probably will not get it back again. There are those rare occasions, however, when somebody calls you and says that he or she had found your lost item and returned it. I'm not bragging, but wh...

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