The Northerner

Plastic 101

Dan Robards and Dan Robards

September 14, 2009


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Dan Robards/Staff Financial Writer Americans love it.' If you don't have it, you want it.' If you have it, you try your best not to lose it.' ' That's right, we're talking about convenience.' When it comes to consumer spending, convenience comes in a thin, plastic 2x3 inch rectangle commonly known ...

Don?t fear the pig

Brandon Barb

September 7, 2009


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Charlotte Etherton/Photo EditorTim Lee/MCT CampusAs summer turns to fall and the weather becomes enjoyable, there is something evil lurking that could affect us all. The H1N1 virus, 'swine flu' as it's commonly called, recently showed its ugly face at Northern Kentucky University. What does that mea...

Web Exclusive: Fantasy football sure-fires

Mike Collins and Mike Collins

September 7, 2009


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Chris Mowder/MCT CampusIt's time to dig out the deep fryer and drop in those mouth-numbing hot wings.' Get out the tortilla chips and whip up the sour cream, beef and cheddar cheese dip for that ultimate snack attack.' Don't forget about those sweet chocolate brownies and little cakes that will follo...

The new grading scale is a plus

Heather Willoughby and Heather Willoughby

September 7, 2009


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Northern Kentucky University has implemented a plus/minus scale that has some people rejoicing, while others are left resentful.' According to the poll on The Northerner's Web site, thenortherner.com, about 70 percent of responding students said they felt the new grading scale would affect them negatively. Person...

NKU behind bars

Mark Payne and Mark Payne

September 7, 2009


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I am a huge fan of The Office. I watch, rewatch it and rewatch it. It's probably the greatest show to ever hit the United States. My favorite character is Dwight Schrute. Yes, the lovable kiss-ass, who hides an assortment of weapons around the office, just in case some type attack were to happen. He had to use...

Don

Brandon Barb

September 7, 2009


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Charlotte Etherton/Photo EditorTim Lee/MCT CampusAs summer turns to fall and the weather becomes enjoyable, there is something evil lurking that could affect us all. The H1N1 virus, 'swine flu' as it's commonly called, recently showed its ugly face at Northern Kentucky University. What does that mean...

Promote yourself

Heather Willoughby, Heather Willoughby, and Heather Willoughby

September 1, 2009


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If your Facebook, Myspace or Twitter popularity is off the charts, you may very well be a narcissist. According to a recent study by associate professor W. Keith Campbell and Laura Buffardi, a doctoral student in psychology from the University of Georgia, social networking sites , especially Facebook , have...

NKU BEHIND BARS

Mark Payne, Mark Payne, and Mark Payne

September 1, 2009


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The Northern Kentucky University police department is busy these days. After they are done with crossing guard duty in the mornings, they are out investigating the mysterious case of 'the missing decoy coyote.' The investigation began on Aug. 22, when an unidentified female took one of the decoy co...

Despite the poo, I miss the geese

Heather Willoughby, Heather Willoughby, and Heather Willoughby

September 1, 2009


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MCT Campus provided photoGeese poop, on average, about once every 12 minutes, according to 'The Truth About Poop' by Susan E. Goodman. Apparently that's one of the reasons Northern Kentucky University officials felt the need to place ugly coyote decoys around Loch Norse. Personally, I always liked seei...

Web Exclusive: Last Thoughts on Ted Kennedy

Brandon Barb

August 26, 2009


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Chuck Kennedy/MCT CampusWednesday was a sad day in politics.' The last line of defense for what is right has died. The last Kennedy brother has died at the age of 77. Senator Edward Kennedy is dead, and so is the Kennedy flame. Camelot is no more - where is the Kennedy I can look to and see a ray of h...

myNKU isn?t Norse Express – yet

By Brandon Barb and By Brandon Barb

August 25, 2009


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Ah, isn't a new school year lovely? New friends. New faces. A new batch of classes with a whole new batch of tests and papers and homework. But all of those things have nothing on the new Norse Express, renamed myNKU - a new and 'improved' Norse Express, so to speak. If one isn't familiar with myNKU,...

Hunting season open for on-campus parking

By Brandon Barb, By Brandon Barb, and By Brandon Barb

August 25, 2009


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CharlotteEtherton/Photo editorParking at Northern Kentucky University remains a problem. Not only are there are too many cars and too few parking spaces, but the price of parking passes has increased as well. The price of a full year pass has gone up to $187, which is up from $175 last year. That's on...

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