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GALLERY: NKU Music Prep fuses community, education and musical experience

GALLERY: NKU Music Prep fuses community, education and musical experience

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor
June 18, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

Children line the stage of Greaves Hall. Their arms are raised and faces taut in concentration. One steps forward and sings before the rest lend their voices, joined by a slick piano.  Earlier in the day, young string players poured over their violins, cellos, violas and more; their hands in harmony a...

Brannen signs contract extension with NKU

Brannen signs contract extension with NKU

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor
June 15, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

NKU men's basketball coach John Brannen and the athletic department have reached an agreement to keep Brannen in Highland Heights for the foreseeable future. Brannen signed a four year contract extension Thursday that keep him as the head coach of the Norse through the 2020-2021 season.  The contract will al...

NKY Pride: Putting a face to LGBTQ community

NKY Pride: Putting a face to LGBTQ community

Mackenzie Manley, Jude Noel, Editor-in-Chief & Reporter
June 14, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Bonnie Meyer was stationed at Braxton Brewing Company when group after group filed down the road, holding signs and flags representing messages that included the entirety of the LGBTQ rainbow and, in turn, a spectrum of queer identities. Co-chair of the NKY Pride for five years and director of LGBT...

Listen to NKU professor stump panelists on podcast

Listen to NKU professor stump panelists on podcast

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief
June 9, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Joe Cobbs traveled on a whim to Chicago after being contacted to be a part of a podcast called “Tell Me Something I don't know.” A sports business associate professor, Cobbs was one of four ‘contestants’ who prepared a question they believed the celebrity panelists wouldn't know.  His area of ex...

Radiation Therapy program to be implemented at NKU

Radiation Therapy program to be implemented at NKU

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief
June 2, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, News

A new radiation therapy program at NKU was approved in April and is projected to be implemented in the Fall 2017 semester. According to Shannon Alexander, BS Health Science Program Director, the program has been in the works since last May. Throughout the past year, they’ve sorted through the nec...

Walks, hit batters lead to Norse defeat in Lexington

Walks, hit batters lead to Norse defeat in Lexington

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor
May 16, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

Lexington, KY- After being down just 3-1 in the sixth inning, the NKU Norse fell to the University of Kentucky 10-1 at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Norse fall to 21-31 on the season while the nationally ranked Wildcats improve to 37-16. "It was a good game going into the sixth inning," head coach Todd A...

GALLERY: Norse sweep Grizzlies on senior day

GALLERY: Norse sweep Grizzlies on senior day

Kari Lakes, Reporter
May 14, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY- The Northern Kentucky Norse celebrated their seniors and swept their second double header of the year, as they beat the Oakland Golden Grizzlies 12-7 in game one and 10-5 in game two. The Grizzlies lead things off in game one with a three-run second inning. The Norse didn’...

Meet Gerard St. Amand: NKU’s interim president

Meet Gerard St. Amand: NKU’s interim president

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief
May 13, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, News

As more than 1,600 students received their bachelor’s degrees as new graduates of NKU, former president Geoffrey Mearns handed out his final diplomas while serving the university. Taking his place until a permanent president is found is Gerard St. Amand, who will serve as interim president. In an email...

The trans-disciplinary approach: Science meets the humanities at NKU

The trans-disciplinary approach: Science meets the humanities at NKU

Jude Noel, Contributor
May 12, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Scrawling a web of circles on the chalkboard, Dr. KC Russell motioned for his students to move closer. Though the professor’s diagrams and frequent references to chemical compounds might have given any passers-by the impression of an organic chemistry lecture, it was apparent to anyone sitting cro...

WATCH: Teammates on and off the field; Alas brothers get opportunity of a lifetime

WATCH: Teammates on and off the field; Alas brothers get opportunity of a lifetime

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features, Video

When TJ Alas began his collegiate career at Eastern Kentucky University, he never believed he would be able to play with his younger brother Brendan. “It’s been something we’ve always talked about,” TJ said. “Me being four years older than him we just missed each other in high school and in ...

Passing the paper: A farewell to Colleen

Passing the paper: A farewell to Colleen

Nicole Browning, Assistant Arts and Life Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Viewpoints

When the last of the ink dried on the final copy of The Northerner for the year, above each article and below each photo sat a byline. A credit for all the work that goes into the process: brainstorming, finding sources to interview, taking photos, laying out pages, writing and editing countless stori...

Sunjic dominates freshman season, sweeps postseason awards

Sunjic dominates freshman season, sweeps postseason awards

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor
May 3, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features, Tennis

Twelve months ago, Margita Sunjic was unsure about coming to the United States. Twelve months later, she capped off her freshman year of tennis at NKU by winning Horizon League Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, and being named All-Horizon League First Team. Sunjic went 13-3 overall and an outstanding 8-1 in Hor...

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