The Northerner

Embracing your diversity and building your identity

Chanell Karr, Promotions Director

November 13, 2013

In a sea of students, college can make you feel as though you're lost without purpose or a place to call your own. And while some may say these are the best years of your life, this is your prime opportunity to grasp the moments at hand and make the most of them. At this time in our lives, it may be ...

Sophomore guard aspires to play basketball in NBA or overseas

The No. 1 ranked Kentucky Wildcats hosted the Norse on Sunday Nov. 10. NKU fell to UK, 93-63.

Olivia Shawmeker, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2013

Not only did sophomore guard Tyler White score 12 points against the No. 1 ranked Kentucky Wildcats on Nov. 10, but ESPN also has him listed as one of the top 60 point guards from the class of 2012 as players to follow. White is from the small town of Lima, Ohio, which is located between Dayton and ...

NKU cross country wraps up successful season

Brad Bishop, Staff Writer

November 13, 2013

Led by awarded runner J.J. Webber, the NKU men’s cross country team wrapped up a second place finish in the Atlantic Sun Conference championship on Nov. 2. The Norse finished behind the Lipscomb Bisons cross country team. On an individual level, junior nursing major Webber finished first in the At...

Students help plan first-ever DAV 5K

Students stand in front of display board at DAV 5K

Carrie Crotzer, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2013

Nov. 9 marked the first annual Disabled American Veteran’s 5K for Cincinnati. The first ever DAV 5K in Cincinnati was organized by one of NKU’s event planning classes. The event began Saturday morning with a Harley-Davidson tribute ride, followed by hand cyclers, walkers, runners and wheelchair roll...

Norse fall to No. 1 Kentucky, 93-63

Sophomore guard Tyler White attempts lay-up against the Kentucky Wildcats on Nov. 10 at Rupp Arena.

Brook Clifford, Sports Editor

November 10, 2013

After losing to Purdue by 1 point in NKU’s season opener on Nov. 8, the Norse was defeated by the University of Kentucky, 93-63, at Rupp Arena on Nov. 10. NKU and UK met previously in an exhibition game in 2004, which ended in a 91-73 loss for the Norse. Nov. 10 was NKU’s first time playing UK ...

Student Government Association fills final seat, eleven weeks in

Ricky Cracchiolo, Staff Writer

November 6, 2013

All seats of NKU’s Student Government Association are now filled, according to an announcement at the group’s ninth meeting of the semester, upon the appointment of Senator Tyler Stevens, junior English major. SGA president Erik Pederson said that the group has 40 student spots, which are broken down in...

Athletes’ superstitions are used in hopes of bringing them good luck

Erin Mullins, Staff Writer

November 6, 2013

Many people have seen it or done it themselves; told someone to “break a leg” for good luck, looked for a four-leaf clover or rubbed a rabbit’s foot before a test. Belief in good luck charms is all in good fun, but when they work, it becomes something more; superstition. According to a study by...

Ken Bothof developing connections in the community since first day

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Eggs 'N Issues breakfast on August 13 at Receptions Banquet and Conference Center in Erlanger, Kentucky was a chance for business owners from around the area to meet the new NKU Athletic Director Ken Bothof and talk about his bold new vision of NKU Athletics. NKU Athletic Director Ken Bothof talks about his new vision for NKU Athletics and answers questions from business owners about how he sees the future of Northern Kentucky University's athletic program.

Brad Bishop, Staff Writer

November 6, 2013

When NKU hired Ken Bothof as the school’s latest athletic director in June of 2013, they knew they were acquiring someone who would work tirelessly to promote the Norse brand within the surrounding communities. Arriving from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, a Division I school, Bothof has...

Women’s team not only aspires to be in tournament, but to win

Women’s team not only aspires to be in tournament, but to win

Jessica Kopena, Staff Writer

November 6, 2013

After losing 72-70 against the College of Charleston in the first round of the Women’s Basketball Invitational last spring, the NKU Norse women hope to make their second appearance in the tournament this season. Dawn Plitzuweit, women’s basketball head coach, said the team has changed because of the new ...

Men’s team will face top two winningest programs in college

Men’s team will face top two winningest programs in college

Mac Payton, News Editor

November 6, 2013

NKU’s men's basketball team will be playing several high profile teams this season. This includes the two winningest college basketball programs in the nation, the Kentucky Wildcats (2,111 program wins) and the North Carolina Tar Heels (2090 program wins). Both head Coach Dave Bezold and point gua...

NKU plans to be first university in the state to offer full online degrees

Derek White, Staff Writer

October 23, 2013

With the ever-evolving world of technology, the way students learn on college campuses has changed a lot over the years. NKU is actively working to improve and add to the ways students can learn with plans to become the first university in the state to allow students to obtain full online degrees, sta...

NKU alumni returns to speak on the dangers of nicotine in prenatal development

Kyle Thompson, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2013

A University of Kentucky professor shared his research with students on the dangers of nicotine exposure during prenatal development in a lecture held in the Digitorium on Oct. 16. During his lecture, entitled “Reasons to Quit: Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Pregnancy,” James Pauly, Ph.D., desc...

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