The Northerner

GALLERY: A look into the senior art projects

Guests pondered the meaning behind William Mudd's

Michael Stegner, Reporter

December 6, 2016

As students rush to finish assignments and cram for final exams, nine seniors from the School of the Arts have already completed their work, currently on display for all to see. Made up of painters, sculptors, photographers, and an array of artistic visionaries, the nine seniors’ final portfolios cover...

Are energy drinks the key to making a good grade?

Many students turn to energy drinks to make it through finals. These include popular brands like Monster and Red Bull.

Molly True, Reporter

December 11, 2015

Many turned to energy drinks to make it through finals week, but how effective were those caffeine-loaded drinks in helping your performance on tests? Studies conducted by professors at NKU have found that while they will help you stay awake, there is no evidence they will improve your cognitive pe...

NKU plans to rethink grade appeals

Karen Plunkett, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2014

Northern Kentucky University currently has an academic grievance policy, but it is more about unfairness and sexual harassment than grades. SGA and NKU administration are attempting to make a change to the policy at the current time. “The school recognized that there was not a very good, well-deve...

Local cafes with the right studying atmosphere

Ryan Repasky, Contributing writer

May 3, 2013

With finals week quickly approaching, it’s no secret that last minute studying will be taking place.  Here are three local coffee shops that offer a quiet and relaxed environment, prime for studying as well as delicious drinks and tasty treats. Mammoth Cafe Mammoth Cafe is a simple and eclectic coffee shop on ...

Self health awareness: How could your life change?

Erin Pierce, Contributing writer

May 1, 2013

End of semester brings stress, lack of sleep, and increase in caffeine consumption with students As the end of the semester approaches, students are typically pressed with projects, papers, and those impending final exams. Many students turn to caffeine consumption in the form of sodas, coffee, and increas...

Puppies coming to ease the stress of finals week

Jessica Kopena, Contributing writer

April 25, 2013

Imagine a dog licking your face and sitting in your lap with their fur touching your skin while escaping the stress of exam week. During finals week, the English Department will be setting up a puppy and dog shelter outside Landrum Hall with a variety of puppies present. The shelter is going to...

Around the University

April 25, 2013

Feast for Finals On Thursday, May 2, University Housing will hold the annual Feast for Finals at Norse Commons from 9-11 p.m. Students are invited to take a break from the stress of finals and enjoy a breakfast meal for dinner. Activities Programming Board will be in attendance with prizes. It’s t...

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