Howie’s Diner

Travelling through the town of Lawrenceburg, Ind. On your way to the casino, one will be passing the Kennett Oil gas station. Nestled inside of this small gas station is a restaurant marked as a “truck stop,” Howie’s Diner.

Located off of I-275 on Highway 50, the restaurant offers a lot of food for a small amount of money. Howie’s Diner is a 50s themed diner located inside of the local gas station. It may look unappealing on the outside, but go inside and find nothing but delicious, home-cooked food.

The restaurant is open 24/7 for everyone’s convenience. It offers breakfast at all times, along with soda from both Coca-Cola and Pepsi. There is an unlimited amount of options. One can get a whole breakfast platter for fewer than seven dollars. The restaurant is known for their Biscuits & Gravy, along with serving Empress Chili similar to Skyline. Howie’s has that home-cooking taste cooked right into each meal. They make everything fresh for each order.

The restaurant has something for everyone to enjoy. They have delicious chicken tenders and French fries for people of all ages to enjoy. The people that work there are very nice and act as though you are part of their family as soon as you walk in.

The only downside to the restaurant is that it is smoking. However, there is an open booth areas where the people who don’t smoke usually sit. It is a fun environment with very fun people.

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Ch. 17

Websites are good because they are able to be updated at all times. Rather than newspapers which can only be updated once a day or whenever the publication comes out. Websites need to be checked with a usability test; otherwise no one will be able to navigate throughout the site. Also, videos and photos can be put on the site. There can be interactive things, more so than old, boring Sudoku puzzles. There is unlimited space on the web. A good idea I read in the chapter was that you can out as much color as you want because it is free! There really are unlimited possibilities that can go on a website, especially a newspaper one. I like how the northerner has the twitter updates. It makes it seem like a real, interactive newspaper website. Creating a new newspaper along with a website would be very difficult.

Cheap Eats For A Week!

Monday

LaRosa’s
3923 Winston Avenue

Latonia, KY

All You Can Eat Spaghetti

LaRosa’s has All-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad and bread every Monday from 4pm – 9pm. The cost is just $4.99 for adults and $.99 for kids 10 & under. So take your friends and family.

Tuesday

Quaker Steak and Lube

3737 Stonecreek Blvd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45251
(513) 923-9464

All You Can Eat Wings

$12.99

This includes over 20 different choices for sauce. You can order a different sauce each time. They bring you four wings each order. This also includes bottomless fries.

Wednesday

Bar Louie at Newport

1 Levee Way Ste 3118

Newport, KY

(859) 291-4222

$1 Burgers (with the purchase of a beverage)

5 p.m.-close

Over 10 different burgers to choose from, only one dollar each, they are thick and cooked to order.

Thursday

Buffalo Wild Wings

7414 Turfway Rd

Florence, KY

(859) 525-6622

40 cent boneless wings

They have a ton of sauces to choose from, along with fried pickles, cheese fries, and plenty of ranch and blue cheese to go around.

 

Friday

O’ Charley’s

7414 Turfway Road
Florence, KY 41042

2 meals for $14.99 (everyday)

They have over eight entrees to choose from, with two under 550 calories. Less than 8 dollars a meal makes for a great date night for all.

Scheduling

As students are setting up their schedules for next semester, some are finding there are many issues. Instead of having the perfect schedule where they go five classes right in a row, they are finding that many of the classes they need to graduate are being offered all at the same time, on the same day. This has lead to many seniors having to come back next year to fulfill their requirements.

            “For this semester I wanted to take three classes for my degree but they were all offered at the same time. One of the classes was only offered at 8 in the morning. I know they try to accommodate the people who work full time, yet it really doesn’t work,” said senior EMB major John Morgan.        

            This is all happening because NKU has a very strict budget. There are lower funds than before to higher new staff, along with new requirements. The professors have their availability in which the schedule coordinator works around. The coordinators also take in consideration the amount of the budget the school gives them in order to schedule accordingly.

             “We offer classes based on demand and faculty availability.  In recent years with the budget cuts, lower enrollment classes are being cancelled or offered less often.  Another difficulty is that the university planning process does not consider department staffing needs when it develops the university budget.  So we may want to offer a needed class but cannot.  So basically the budgeting process is working against student success,” said Psychological Science chair, Jeffery Smith.

            Also, students are required to take a number of 300 to 400 level courses to fulfill their major or minor requirements. They are finding though, that they do not have the prerequisites to do so. If the class is offered, it conflicts with one of the other classes they need.

            “We offer classes at a variety of times across the day.  However, students prefer certain times so we try and offer classes when the students want them.  Classes offered at less popular times do not fill and we risk canceling them,” said Smith.

            Scheduling is supposed to be about picking when one wants to actually come to school or has time to come to class. It is something that the student is supposed to be able to be flexible with. However, many students are being forced to go at specific times or late at night because there is no other availability for the specific class they want. There is no set system that if something is not offered in the fall that it will be offered in the spring.

            “My classes are too spread out and I’m taking a lot of classes later in the day because there are no other options. I didn’t have a choice,” said sophomore CIT major Tyler Stewart.

            Schedules are different for each class year. Freshman students have more availability for classes such as Speech 101 or College Writing, rather than a senior who needs a degree required class. There are four open times for a freshman to take the class, whereas the senior has a one time chance to take the class they need.

                        “It is all dependent on need and money.   If it is a required course we will offer it as often as needed,” said Smith. This happens as long as the university gives the departments money to hire faculty members.

            Students should expect larger classes and more class cancelations in the future.

Ch. 16

                Pictures, I know, are the first thing people look at when they look at a newspaper. It pretty much determines whether a person is going to read it or not.  Sometimes when I see a he picture I wonder why the story may be so short. Sometimes the photo is larger than the story itself which is certainly not good. Making less gray or white space on the page is good. If something can be in color, then put a great picture that shows the story or what’s going on in it. Also, there also always has to be a cutline with it.  Make the page in a 2:1 ratio; about 1/3 art. Avoid putting the photo where the reader will have to jump, and maybe will stop reading the story altogether. Also, use graphics to explain a whole bunch of numbers. Headlines grab the reader’s attention and make them decide whether to read the story or not; a photo can do the same thing. I learned in copy editing that making the text wrap around the photo like a “u” is a good template to follow, rather than a “rainbow shape.” We learned that making a text box makes explaining things much easier. It is hard to visualize a bunch of numbers but when you can out it into a table, it helps a lot. The wall street journal should use this more often to explain the numbers to the common person.

Cheap eats for a week!

Monday

LaRosa’s
3923 Winston Avenue

Latonia, KY

All You Can Eat Spaghetti

LaRosa’s has All-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad and bread every Monday from 4pm – 9pm. The cost is just $4.99 for adults and $.99 for kids 10 & under. So take your friends and family.

Tuesday

Quaker Steak and Lube

3737 Stonecreek Blvd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45251
(513) 923-9464

All You Can Eat Wings

$12.99

This includes over 20 different choices for sauce. You can order a different sauce each time. They bring you four wings each order. This also includes bottomless fries.

Wednesday

Bar Louie at Newport

1 Levee Way Ste 3118

Newport, KY

(859) 291-4222

$1 Burgers (with the purchase of a beverage)

5 p.m.-close

Over 10 different burgers to choose from, only one dollar each, they are thick and cooked to order.

Thursday

Buffalo Wild Wings

7414 Turfway Rd

Florence, KY

(859) 525-6622

40 cent boneless wings

They have a ton of sauces to choose from, along with fried pickles, cheese fries, and plenty of ranch and blue cheese to go around.

 

Friday

O’ Charley’s

7414 Turfway Road
Florence, KY 41042

2 meals for $14.99 (everyday)

They have over eight entrees to choose from, with two under 550 calories. Less than 8 dollars a meal makes for a great date night for all.

Ch 15

                I think it would be so hard to start a newspaper of my own. It would take a lot of funding and a lot of very hard work. I guess I don’t think it would be hard to make the newspaper, but following and knowing all the rules would be very difficult. I think that if I were trying to do a paper at NKU, it would be hard to cover the stories that The Northerner does not cover. It would be a he competition. I think taking more news stories that are nationwide would be a good idea. Like taking a national story and making it pertain to the college students. The question that I ask is that, like radio stations, are newspapers owned by three main companies? I know the town I live in has one newspaper that comes out on Tuesday, and a whole separate newspaper comes out on Thursday. It is a good idea. I think they are owned by the same people because they work together on certain subjects. I know that when I went to IU for the journalism workshop, they had us make a new mission statement for our newspaper. I was there alone and I tried the best I could. Making a newspaper would be a lot of work and it is not for me.

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