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Norse Notebook: Ganns earn Horizon League honors, women’s golf leads tournament

Norse Notebook: Ganns earn Horizon League honors, women’s golf leads tournament

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Golf, Softball, Sports

Trey Ganns collected his second Horizon League Batter of the Week honor of the season, after hitting .524 with seven doubles, three home runs and eight runs scored. Ganns also had a slugging percentage of 1.286 with an on-base percentage of .545. “I’ve basically been trying to eliminating all off...

Norse hold on to earn double header split with UIC

Norse hold on to earn double header split with UIC

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor
April 23, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team earned a double header split against the UIC Flames Sunday afternoon. The Norse improve to 15-24 and 8-8 in Horizon League play while UIC falls to just 28-9 and 15-3 in league play. "I thought we played really well. We had our chances," head coach Todd Asalon said. "Game two we bo...

OPINION: On a cruise a student explores the disconnect between nature, humanity

OPINION: On a cruise a student explores the disconnect between nature, humanity

Erinn Sweet, Contributor
April 22, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, Opinions, Student Voices, Viewpoints

Courtesy of my grandmother’s graduation gift to me, my family and I went on a seven-day cruise to the Dominican, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The trip was a surprise and I did not have the heart to tell my grandmother that I was not exactly fond of cruises. The issue with cruising is that it doe...

Gleason picks up 100th career win as Norse avoid sweep against CSU

Gleason picks up 100th career win as Norse avoid sweep against CSU

Kevin Carey, Contributor
April 22, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

Northern Kentucky and Cleveland State took to the field one more time to wrap up a three-game series on a cold and windy Saturday afternoon. The game was moved from noon to 1 p.m. due to inclement weather. The Norse picked up the 4-2 win, avoiding a three game sweep.  The Norse improve to 13-31 overal...

Norse split doubleheader with Valparaiso

Norse split doubleheader with Valparaiso

Kari Lakes, Reporter
April 22, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY- The Northern Kentucky Norse split a doubleheader with the Valparaiso Crusaders today, as they take the first game 14-4, while dropping the second 17-4. The Norse record is now 14-23 and 7-7 in conference play while the Crusaders are 15-21 and 5-9 in Horizon League play. The No...

Norse drop both games of Friday DH with Cleveland State

Norse drop both games of Friday DH with Cleveland State

Kevin Carey, Contributor
April 22, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

Northern Kentucky and Cleveland State battled it out in Horizon League play Friday afternoon in a doubleheader that was originally scheduled for April 22nd, but was moved due to inclement weather projected to hit the area. The Norse fell to the Vikings in both games of the double header and falling...

Looking back while moving forward: A Farewell from Mearns

Looking back while moving forward: A Farewell from Mearns

Emily Sherry, Copy Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, News

Sitting at the edge of a round conference table, overlooking the skyline of Cincinnati, President Geoffrey Mearns began his farewell. “As I sit here, will I be ready to say goodbye? I am not sure,” Mearns said.  “I thought people would say ‘Good, we are ready for you to go,’ but people ha...

WATCH: Students take stress break at petting zoo

WATCH: Students take stress break at petting zoo

Alana Setty, Contributor
April 20, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story, Video

As the lawn outside the Student Union filled with zoo animals on Tuesday, crowds gathered for a chance to pet the various wildlife brought in by the Activities Programming Board. The animals ranged from farm animals like chickens, goats and rabbits to a kangaroo, camel and a llama. Alecia Siegel, d...

A goodbye from the editor of The Northerner

A goodbye from the editor of The Northerner

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief
April 19, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Viewpoints

It has been a long time coming, but in two weeks, it will finally be done. Mom, I finally did it. When I finally walk across the stage May 7 as a college graduate, she won’t be there. It’s been almost 11 years since she passed away. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about her. I certainly wo...

Norse suffer run-rule loss

Norse suffer run-rule loss

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU softball team hosted Eastern Kentucky at Grein Softball Field on Tuesday, and lost to the Colonels 13-4. The Norse are now 12-29 on the season. “I was disappointed in our effort,” Head Coach Kathryn Gleason said. “I don’t think we showed up to play today.” Ashlynn Roberts started...

NKU professor strives for success with psychological thriller

NKU professor strives for success with psychological thriller

Nicole Browning, Asst. Arts & Life Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

With a dream to make it big in the TV industry, Blaise Weller’s production “FixAte” is slowly progressing into a series, fueled by his passion for writing and film. “I think the writing and the people I’ve gathered around it, everything from the crew to the cast, we can compete with Orange...

NKU students find on-campus vegetarian options limited

NKU students find on-campus vegetarian options limited

Nicole Browning, Asst. Arts & Life Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Editor's Note: Nicole Browning is the Assistant Arts & Life Editor of the Northerner, and she is a vegetarian. Finding a nutritious meal on NKU’s campus is often a challenge for Autumn Baker. Baker, sophomore sociology major, became a vegetarian her senior year of high school when she started d...

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