The Northerner

Man freed from death row gives account of his 17 years in ‘hell’

Jesse Call

April 6, 2011


Filed under Crime, News

For 17 years, three months and one day, Juan Melendez fought the demons telling him to take his own life. Condemned to be put to death in Florida for a crime he says he did not commit, he was tormented with the idea that he could only be freed by dangling from a rope. “I would pray to God to sen...

Editorial: SGA caught double-dealing

Cassie Stone & Jesse Call

March 2, 2011


Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

Student government leaders from the eight Kentucky universities convened in Frankfort, Ky., Tuesday to rally for higher education. Kevin Golden, Northern Kentucky University’s Student Government Association President, said the idea behind the rally is to make sure Kentucky legislators don’t for...

Crime not caught on cameras

Jesse Call

February 23, 2011


Filed under Crime, News

A review of security cameras at Northern Kentucky University has yielded nothing to assist police investigators in learning more about a student-reported attack. There is no video footage of the area where a student said she was grabbed from behind in a major parking lot near Steely Library on Feb. 15. K...

SGA plans tuition rally

Matthew Brewer

February 23, 2011


Filed under News

Northern Kentucky University’s Student Government Association invites students to attend the Rally for Higher Education Information. The rally takes place Tuesday, March 1. It is an annual event sponsored by the Board of Student Body Presidents — a board consisting of the student body presidents...

Editorial: AASA should push play

Jesse Call

February 16, 2011


Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

If you keep a movie paused long enough then the image on the screen ends up being there forever. When you finally come back and push play, you might find that the image has permanently burned in and all the new scenes are always cast behind that scar. Northern Kentucky University’s Office of Afr...

SGA defends freedom through resolutions

Matt Brewer

February 16, 2011


Filed under News

Some student leaders are concerned that the university could be displaying the United States flag improperly. A new resolution proposed by Student Government Association members question procedures the university has in place regarding the flags located in the Central Plaza outside of W. Frank Ste...

NKU can take your KEES

Cassie Stone

February 16, 2011


Filed under News

Officials at Northern Kentucky University have more control over whether or not some students will continue receiving the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship, thanks to a Kentucky state law that went into effect in 2009. Under the new law, students are subject to additional rules to remain eli...

Shotgun Club raises alarm on campus

Cassie Stone

February 9, 2011


Filed under News, Sports

A new club forming at Northern Kentucky University and its promotional materials are raising safety concerns for some students. The Shotgun Club is a registered campus organization designed to bring interested students together to compete in trap and skeet shooting competitions, but the new club's nam...

SGA targets several new projects

Matt Brewer

February 9, 2011


Filed under News

Life around campus could soon be changing for students. The Student Government Association addressed a full agenda at their last meeting that, if passed, would change several things on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. SGA discussed providing midterm grades to all students instead of just...

University considers speech restrictions

Jesse Call

February 3, 2011


Filed under News

Controversy has occasionally visited the Northern Kentucky University campus when uninvited speakers planted themselves somewhere on the university plaza and spouted off their ideas. Students have shouted back or made complaints. The university’s admissions office has even considered altering campus...

Staff Editorial: Proposed Speech Policy Goes Too Far

Staff Editorial

February 3, 2011


Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

They’re annoying. They yell at you. They pass out the same green bible to you each and every time. They tell you that you are sinful and will burn in hell forever. Sometimes they do not even make sense and it seems like more of a sideshow than a person with a valid viewpoint. Those people who wander...

Congressman offers advice to NKU students

Jesse Call

February 2, 2011


Filed under News

He has prosecuted a sitting president of the United States. He has successfully taken the battle against partial-birth abortions from legislative committee to the U.S. Supreme Court. He attributed both of these political successes to the lessons he learned as a student at Northern Kentucky University. Congressman Ste...

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