The Northerner

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...

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 ...

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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...

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


Filed under Opinions, Sports

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...

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