The Northerner

WATCH: Students take stress break at petting zoo

Students gather to check out a kangaroo in the Student Union Plaza

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 farm animals like chickens, goats and rabbits to a kangaroo, camel and a llama. Alecia Siegel, d...

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 11 years since she passed away. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about her. I certainly wo...

Softball steals a Saturday victory against UIC

Ava Lawson connects on a pitch against Youngstown State

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, grabbing their win in the second game on Saturday with a 4-3 victory. Friday, April 14: NKU 0 UIC ...

Take Back the Night: Survivors share their stories

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

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, and all that it represents, is a part of The K.A.S.S.I.E. Project. The K.A.S.S.I.E. Project helps sur...

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.

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 18, 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 defeated the Norse 79-70 Friday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. “We knew we had a tremendous challe...

Halftime: Kentucky surges to lead over Norse

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

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, taking an early 7-6 lead before Kentucky surged ahead. The Wildcats increased their lead to 23-...

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.

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 compiled a comprehensive list of the venues, on and off campus, hosting the game. Off-Campus loc...

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.

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 season and have sat alone in many postgame press conferences as the only external media outlet) felt ...

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.

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, means St. Amand will assume the office of president after spring commencement on May 7. That is ...

Norse notebook: Raucous crowd propels Norse to victory

NKU students rush the state to celebrate with the men's basketball team.

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 with about three minutes to go before the game starts,” Brannen recalled. “I started to ask one of...

Norse fans gather to witness history

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

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 went on the venue became crowded with students watching the game and cheering on the Norse. Ethan...

Norse up! NKU to the NCAA tournament

The NKU men's basketball team celebrates after winning the Horizon League championship.

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 80 or more points, it got the defensive stops it needed Tuesday to defeat Milwaukee 59-53 in the Horizon...

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