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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...

Norse Snaps: Degrading or conversation starter?

Norse Snaps: Degrading or conversation starter?

Brittney Gunter, Reporter
May 2, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Students gathered to study when one pulled out her phone to scroll through Snapchat stories. Along with her friends, she viewed every snap on an anonymous account called "Norse_Snaps." They began to laugh, only to later be disturbed by the more lewd posts.  Norse_Snaps is an unofficial and anonymous Snapchat a...

Fun or Foul: NKU Weighs in on Rate My Professors

Fun or Foul: NKU Weighs in on Rate My Professors

Emily Sherry and Hannah Hagerdon, Copy Editor and Assistant News Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Video

    Before going to MyNKU to sign up for his classes, Thomas Gerding makes a stop at another popular website first. Gerding uses ratemyprofessors.com every semester during the registration season for Northern Kentucky University. The senior environmental science major said he and his fr...

Norse Notebook: Landrum, Leigeb reflect on Horizon League tournament

Norse Notebook: Landrum, Leigeb reflect on Horizon League tournament

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Golf, Sports

Coming into the Horizon League tournament, senior Allison Leigeb believed that she had not been playing her best golf in her senior season. That changed on day one of the tournament held at Las Colinas golf course in Florida, when the senior shot a 72 in the first round to take the day one individual lead...

McQueen steers Norse to senior day victory over Phoenix

McQueen steers Norse to senior day victory over Phoenix

Kevin Carey, Contributor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

The NKU softball team split an odd double header with Green Bay on Sunday afternoon. The Norse lost 7-3 in the first game, which was a continuation of Friday’s rain shortened game. The Norse capped off the day with a 12-4 route of the Phoenix. It was also the final home game for NKU’s three se...

Norse rally in seventh inning to take game three victory

Norse rally in seventh inning to take game three victory

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor
April 30, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team rallied late in the game to take home a 7-2 victory over Wright State. Wright State falls to 29-13 and 15-4 in conference while the Norse improve to 16-27 and 9-10 in conference play. “This one of the most complete team wins,” right fielder TJ Alas said. “The lineup did a t...

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