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NKU forgives $600,000 in student debt accumulated during pandemic among other $3M Equity Initiatives

NKU forgives $600,000 in student debt accumulated during pandemic among other $3M Equity Initiatives

Students will also be provided with $250 bookstore vouchers
Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief July 22, 2021

In a campus-wide email on Thursday, Northern Kentucky University announced $3 million in Equity Initiatives by using federal coronavirus relief funds to prioritize students impacted the most by the pandemic.  The...

Norse MBB adds Pivorius to incoming freshman class for 2021-22 season

Norse MBB adds Pivorius to incoming freshman class for 2021-22 season

Pivorius has competed in US and internationally
Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief July 19, 2021

The Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team brought in a sixth newcomer for the 2021-22 season, adding shooting guard Hubertas Pivorius to their incoming freshman class.   Hubertas Pivorius...

Leo Calderón poses for a photo on NKU's campus. Calderón has served as the Director of Latino Student Initiatives for the past 35 years.

As he prepares for retirement, Leo Calderón and others look back at his impact on the NKU community

Calderón spent 35 years as Director of Latino Student Initiatives at NKU
Dung Nguyen, News Editor July 7, 2021

Leo Calderón assists students with whatever problems they have, be it paperwork or money for gas. He attends protests and rallies. He plays soccer and coaches his grandson in the sport. He buys coffee...

Sean Gardner, Shawn Reed, Paul Phillipy and others stand in a circle and create a massive

NKU alum breaks world record by helping reduce waste

Sean Gardner used 10,000 gift cards to break a world record
Braden White, Arts & Life Editor June 14, 2021

Sean Gardner, a 2019 NKU graduate, is set to break the world record for the largest number made of plastic cards.  It all started back in Gardner’s high school guitar class, when many students would...

NKU baseball names Dizzy Peyton third head coach in program history

NKU baseball names Dizzy Peyton third head coach in program history

Peyton replaces the retired Todd Asalon
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor June 8, 2021

The Northern Kentucky Norse baseball team chose to go with a familiar face as their new head coach on Tuesday, promoting Dizzy Peyton from his role as assistant coach to replace Todd Asalon, who retired...

David Bӧhm tips the ball toward the basket, eventually scoring the game winner at the buzzer to lift the Norse over Detroit Mercy.

David Bӧhm’s journey from the Czech Republic to NKU postseason hero

The story of how the Norse forward found his college home
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor June 6, 2021

It was the shot and the moment that will likely be remembered for a long time as the play of the year for the 2020-21 NKU men’s basketball team.  With the seconds ticking down on the clock during...

An infographic depicting the timeline for NKU Esports over the last few years.

NKU Esports program celebrates promising start to varsity program

The program had a very successful first year at NKU
Noah Schuler, Reporter May 11, 2021

Over the past year, NKU has seen the rise of its Esports program in ways few might have seen coming. At this time last year, NKU’s Esport Club had just received a $75,000 grant from NKU’s Innovation...

NKU men’s and women’s soccer teams fall in championship on Saturday

NKU men’s and women’s soccer teams fall in championship on Saturday

Milwaukee earned both Horizon League Tournament titles
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor April 17, 2021

In an epic Horizon League championship showdown between the top two teams in the Horizon League, the Milwaukee Panthers defeated the Northern Kentucky Norse women’s soccer team in penalty kicks, advancing...

Stock image of NKU Women's Soccer player with northerner logo and

NKU women’s soccer cruises past UIC in Horizon League Tournament semifinal

NKU men’s team advances to final due to COVID-19
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor April 12, 2021

On a chilly and rainy afternoon at NKU Soccer Stadium, the Northern Kentucky women’s soccer team continued their defensive brilliance that they have consistently brought in 2021, defeating the UIC Flames...

NKU soccer teams dominate All-Horizon League honors

NKU soccer teams dominate All-Horizon League honors

Two teams had 15 combined recipients
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor April 8, 2021

Following tremendous regular seasons in the spring of 2021 for both the NKU men’s soccer team and women’s soccer team, a multitude of Norse players took home All-Horizon League awards that were announced...

Members of the Baylor men's basketball team celebrate a National Championship game win over Gonzaga on Monday, April 5. The Bears won the 2021 championship over the Bulldogs, 86-70.

In appreciation of the NCAA Tournament

The return of March Madness brought a sense of comfort to college basketball fans
Brendan Connelly, Reporter April 8, 2021

It is regarded by many as the greatest sporting event on Earth, and each March that claim is substantiated time and again. There are not enough words or emotions to encapsulate these three weeks in March...

Kailey Ivins with the ball against Wright State on Monday. Ivins scored the go-ahead goal on her Senior Day in the 2-0 victory.

NKU women’s soccer wins regular-season title in 2-0 win over Wright State

Norse clinch the top seed in the Horizon League Tournament
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor April 5, 2021

The Northern Kentucky women’s soccer team concluded their extraordinary regular-season performance with yet another dominant effort on Monday afternoon at NKU Soccer Stadium, defeating the Wright State...

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