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WATCH: Students take stress break at petting zoo

Alana Setty, Contributor 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

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief 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...

Ava Lawson connects on a pitch against Youngstown State

Softball steals a Saturday victory against UIC

Cole Grecco, News Editor 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,...

Gabby Dralle and Khrys Styles share their stories about domestic abuse.

Take Back the Night: Survivors share their stories

Brittney Gunter , Reporter 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,...

Lavone Holland (30) throws down a thunderous dunk during Fridays NCAA tournament game against Kentucky.

Norse bid for an upset falls short against Kentucky

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief 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...

Lavone Holland (30) throws down a thunderous dunk during Fridays NCAA tournament game against Kentucky.

Halftime: Kentucky surges to lead over Norse

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief 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,...

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

Where to watch tonight’s NKU-UK game

Emily Sherry, Copy Editor 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...

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

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

Nicole Browning, Asst. Arts & Life Editor 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...

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

St. Amand to lead NKU while Mearns replacement found

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief 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,...

NKU students rush the state to celebrate with the mens basketball team.

Norse notebook: Raucous crowd propels Norse to victory

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief 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...

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

Norse fans gather to witness history

Brittney Gunter , Reporter 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...

The NKU mens basketball team celebrates after winning the Horizon League championship.

Norse up! NKU to the NCAA tournament

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief 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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