The Northerner

Zumba instructor fuses fitness and fun in exercise dance class

Zumba instructor fuses fitness and fun in exercise dance class

Jessica Kopena, Staff writer

September 12, 2013

Cassidy Hill is a Norse Fitness instructor who helps students dance their way into shape. Before Hill was involved with teaching Zumba through Norse Fitness, the Spanish and German major was already interested in working out. “I’ve always liked to feel and be healthy, so I wanted to get in a...

Class scheduling a frustration campus-wide

Nancy Curtis, Staff writer

April 11, 2013

The occasional headache of class scheduling season is underway. While the stress is piling on, NKU is recognizing the troubles and hoping to make some changes in the coming semesters to make it all a bit easier. Patrick Moynahan, vice provost of University Programs, knows that scheduling can be frustrating...

Students prefer assignments over only exams

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

October 4, 2012

Class structure can strongly depend on the professor, the class in particular, the major and many other aspects. However, four out of five students say that when they look at their syllabuses on the first day of class, they want to see the teacher giving other assignments besides exams. “It helps...

Students unsure about eBook technology

Students unsure about eBook technology

Brook Clifford, Staff Writer

September 6, 2012

Technology is forever on the rise and Americans are always finding new ways to make life easier for everyone. While in college, students have access to new technology, such as eTextbooks, an online version of textbooks used in classes. eTextbooks are made for a lot of reasons — so students don’t...

The Dead Rise in NKU Classrooms

The Dead Rise in NKU Classrooms

Maggie Pund, Staff Writer

August 30, 2012

While most college freshmen are simply worried about surviving their first classes, two instructors at Northern Kentucky University decided to require their students to worry about how to survive a zombie apocalypse as well. Rich Shivener and Shawn Rainey came together this semester at NKU to take...

Dance class reaches out to young students

Dance class reaches out to young students

Casey Binder, Contributing writer

February 15, 2012

“We just wanna make the world dance, forget about the price tag,” lyrics by pop-star Jessie J rumbles through the auditorium, ricocheting off the pencil-marked wooden chairs to the ceiling. Here at Oyler Elementary, “Girls in Motion” dance away their stresses and frustrations to maintain a healthy...

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