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NKU’s Middletown Station, WNKN, sold to Grant County Broadcasters

NKU’s Middletown Station, WNKN, sold to Grant County Broadcasters

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief
July 20, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Following five months of doubt looming over the future of WNKN’s Middletown Signal, Northern Kentucky University's Board of Regents has finalized the sale of 105.9 FM (WNKN) to Grant County Broadcasters, Inc for $5.3 million on Wednesday.  This follows the February sale of signals in both Highland Heights (WNKU) ...

‘Bust Moves 2017’: Radio hosts In a studio of their own

‘Bust Moves 2017’: Radio hosts In a studio of their own

Jude Noel, Reporter
July 17, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Editor’s Note: The writer of this piece has his own show on Norse Code Radio. The piece was originally meant to focus on hip-hop culture at NKU. However, through interviewing the sources, the story of Thursday Night Lights stood apart as its own entity.  “Bust moves 2017,” said Malik Washington, leaning forward f...

Ganns forgoes senior season to join Red Sox

Ganns forgoes senior season to join Red Sox

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor
July 12, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

At the halfway point in the 2017 baseball season, Trey Ganns felt like he was playing well enough to draw the eye of some Major League teams.   Ganns participated in a workout hosted by the Boston Red Sox in Mason, Ohio after finishing his junior year at NKU with a .348 average, 14 home runs and 57 ...

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...

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