The Northerner

What do you do or want to do to be better toward the environment?

April 17, 2014


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Norse Poll 4-17-2014   Brock Larkins, Senior, Media Informatics “I recycle pretty regularly. I try to sort out my plastic garbage.”   Monique Lamb. Freshman, Exercise Science “I car pool. I try to recycle when recycling bins are near. I should probably be better about it....

Religion and Morality on Campus

Kati Herman, Community Contributor

April 16, 2014


Filed under Student Voices, Viewpoints

Northern Kentucky University is a beautiful, busy campus where free speech and new ideas are expressed openly.  As a sophomore walking about this campus, these displays are intriguing to me.  I see so much culture and passion.  Although I enjoy even the controversial subjects such as morality and...

On trip to the capital, Northern Kentucky leadership advocates for key issues

Ediz Rehberg, Community Contributer

April 16, 2014


Filed under Student Voices, Viewpoints

During a two-day visit to Washington, D.C. last week, leaders from Northern Kentucky met with federal legislators and executives to discuss important issues and strengthen the region’s ties to the capital. Leadership from Northern Kentucky as well as Washington, D.C. stressed NKU’s indispensability for Kentucky...

Handle with caution and care

Marc Kennedy, Staff Writer

April 16, 2014


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America prides itself on individualism above all other things. And for many important social issues that face our country and the world in general, it is that same individualism that allows us to freely engage in political dialogue and come up with individual solutions to our collective problems. M...

SGA proves it has humor

Richard Cracchiolo, News Editor

April 2, 2014


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As many people know by now, our Student Government Association decided to pull a prank this week using a fake resolution that said NKU would adopt a school uniform. What’s probably equally common knowledge is that many people truly thought SGA was serious. Another thing that you may know from read...

Fresh perspectives can be found in most unlikely of places

Fresh perspectives can be found in most unlikely of places

Tori Lentz, Staff Writer

March 21, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Viewpoints

Over spring break I participated in a research trip to Mammoth cave with students from my Mammoth Cave honors class, our instructor, David Kime and Student Orientation Coordinator Jeff Iker. In addition to cataloging artifacts, discussing geologic formations and hiking through trails in the national ...

The need for stars: “Need for Speed” a good video game movie?

Robert Huelsman, Video Editor

March 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Viewpoints

As I stated before, I have a soft spot for action movies and St. Michael Bay, the patron of explosions. While Bay is not involved with this film, the amount of stuff exploding and crashing makes you wonder what influence his work may have had. “Need for Speed” is a film that in essence is either 10...

With freedom comes responsibility

Alyson Schoenung, Staff Writer

March 5, 2014


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The first amendment is something that college students should be very familiar with. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…” You may not have had to recite it word for word in...

myNKY: Make your voice heard

Kristen Sunday, Community Contributor

March 4, 2014


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Have you seen myNKY materials dispersed around campus? Been wondering what it is? myNKY is the next visioning and community engagement campaign for Northern Kentucky. myNKY’s goal is to gain feedback, opinions, perceptions, and wants from the Northern Kentucky community as to what they would like to...

Dark comedy is defined in “Big Fan”

Marc Kennedy, Staff Writer

February 26, 2014


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Dark comedy… it’s a phrase that’s lost a bit of its luster for me – and not because there aren’t a lot of great films coming out in this genre. It’s just because everyone seems to be calling their light comedy film a “dark” comedy in an attempt to escape the readily available, generic labe...

A closing Norse Commons brings air of nostalgia

Tori Lentz, Staff Writer

February 25, 2014


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I understand it needs fixing. I understand that the plumbing is messed up, that the C store is a “retail loser” and that the facility is just plain outdated. And although the new renovation plans look amazing, I’m not going to lie. I am going to miss the old Norse Commons. The current Norse...

El Duderino or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Abiding

Robert Huelsman, Video Editor

February 25, 2014


Filed under Reviews, Viewpoints

Way out west, they made this film about a fella that I wanna tell ya about. A fella by the name of Jeff Lebowski. At least that was the name his parents gave him. It takes place back in the early 90s during the conflict with Sad'm and the I-raqis. Sometimes there's a hero, well not a hero, The Dude is m...

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