The Northerner

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sorry, see you in the spring

By Heather Willoughby, By Heather Willoughby, and By Heather Willoughby

August 25, 2009


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Imagine this: you're graduating from high school and you have your college choice settled. You love NKU '- the campus, albeit a bit gray, just feels right. It has all of the classes that you wanted. Then, right when you feel like you can kick back because you got your application in, the school announces th...

Web Exclusive: Battling bedbugs

By Heather Willoughby, By Heather Willoughby, and By Heather Willoughby

August 25, 2009


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Archive PhotoArchive Photo' ' Last year, Northern Kentucky University experienced its share of the bedbug scare.' Is the university taking precautions to prevent such a thing from happening again?' Yes!' Peter Trentacoste, director of university housing, is doing everything in his power to preven...

myNKU isn

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,...

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,...

Over before it ever began

Josh Hartnik, Josh Hartnik, and Josh Hartnik

April 28, 2009


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As I stood on Honor Hill in Fort Benning, my legs felt like jelly after a 24-mile road march. With a sandy canteen cup full of blue Gatorade, I stood at attention and waited for my drill sergeant to come by and pin the infantry cross rifles on me. 'Who are you? Are you in my platoon?' said Drill Ser...

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