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WATCH: Students take stress break at petting zoo

April 20, 2017

As the lawn outside the Student Union filled with zoo animals on Tuesday, crowds gathered for a chance to pet the various wildlife brought in by the Activities Programming Board. The animals ranged from...

A goodbye from the editor of The Northerner

A goodbye from the editor of The Northerner
April 19, 2017

It has been a long time coming, but in two weeks, it will finally be done. Mom, I finally did it. When I finally walk across the stage May 7 as a college graduate, she won’t be there. It’s been almost...

Softball steals a Saturday victory against UIC

Ava Lawson connects on a pitch against Youngstown State
April 17, 2017

Over the weekend the Norse softball team traveled to Chicago to play three games against the University of Illinois-Chicago, two of which in a doubleheader on Saturday. The Norse ended the series 1-2,...

Take Back the Night: Survivors share their stories

Gabby Dralle and Khrys Styles share their stories about domestic abuse.
April 14, 2017

Students shuffled around a white leather couch and tried to find a seat in the University Center Ballroom. Names that represent survivors are written on the shiny material in purple ink.   The couch,...

Norse bid for an upset falls short against Kentucky

Lavone Holland (30) throws down a thunderous dunk during Friday's NCAA tournament game against Kentucky.
March 17, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS -- Northern Kentucky made the nation take notice, but it could not pull the monumental upset. A 13-0 run late in the first half gave Kentucky the breathing room it needed, as the Wildcats...

Halftime: Kentucky surges to lead over Norse

Lavone Holland (30) throws down a thunderous dunk during Friday's NCAA tournament game against Kentucky.
March 17, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS -- Kentucky's potent offense helped the Wildcats take a 38-24 lead over Northern Kentucky at halftime of Friday's NCAA South Regional first round game in Indianapolis. NKU started off well,...

Where to watch tonight’s NKU-UK game

The crowd at Skyline Tavern rooted on the Norse against Milwaukee during the Horizon League tournament championship game.
March 17, 2017

With anticipation for tonight's showdown between NKU and UK, students are gathering to find out where they can go to watch the game and have a little fun. To make the decision less difficult, The Northerner...

OPINION: Just discovered NKU? 10 totally serious facts you need to know

A different view of Griffin Hall that most have not seen yet. The construction is set to be complete in the summer of 2018.
March 16, 2017

Editor’s Note: Because so many people are discovering Northern Kentucky University for the first time this week, we here at The Northerner (who, by the way, have covered every NKU basketball game this...

St. Amand to lead NKU while Mearns replacement found

Interim Pres. Gerard St. Amand said that pension contributions have increased in the last decade, but benefits for employees have not.
March 15, 2017

As expected, the NKU Board of Regents voted to approve Gerry St. Amand as interim president of the university upon the departure of current President Geoffrey Mearns. Wednesday’s vote, which was unanimous,...

Norse notebook: Raucous crowd propels Norse to victory

NKU students rush the state to celebrate with the men's basketball team.
March 8, 2017

DETROIT -- Prior to Tuesday’s Horizon League championship victory, NKU head coach John Brannen wondered how many people had turned out to support the Norse. “I was in the locker room; I came out...

Norse fans gather to witness history

The crowd at Skyline Tavern rooted on the Norse against Milwaukee during the Horizon League tournament championship game.
March 8, 2017

The Skyline Tavern was packed as Northern Kentucky University students, alumni and fans gathered to watch the NKU Norse win the Horizon League tournament, defeating the Milwaukee Panthers. As the night...

Norse up! NKU to the NCAA tournament

The NKU men's basketball team celebrates after winning the Horizon League championship.
March 7, 2017

DETROIT -- In its first year as a full member of Division I, the NKU men’s basketball team is going dancing, and it has its defense to thank. After five straight victories in which the Norse scored...

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