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VIEWPOINTS: Student Press Freedom Day matters. Here’s why.

Braden White, Emily Sisk, and Killian Baarlaer February 22, 2024

As artificial intelligence grows and technology advances, and as newsrooms across the country experience shrinking staff and layoffs, Student Press Freedom Day has never been so important. The Northerner...

Outside the Lucas Administrative Center.

NKU administration urges students to act fast on filling out revamped FAFSA application

Braden White, Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2024

Recent modifications of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—also known as FAFSA—took place at the end of last year with the soft launch of a new system and a revamped application that may...

A flyer for Willow Carver and Open Mic event.

Loch Norse Magazine holds open mic night, coffee chat Tuesday night

Kathy DuBois, Reporter January 31, 2024

About 70 people sat in the Eva G. Farris Reading Room on the second floor of Steely Library waiting patiently for the Loch Norse Magazine event to start. The soft chatter dulls out quickly when Willie...

Students danced the night away in the SU ballroom... silently of course.

Groovy silent disco takes over SU ballroom Tuesday night

Braden White, Editor-in-Chief January 31, 2024

The lights were down, energy was up and the music was bumping at the Center for Student Engagement’s Silent Disco—well, only in the attendees’ headphones of course.  As you stepped into the...

Students were able to enjoy food trucks outside of the Student Union near the Griffin Hall lawn.

Homecoming 2024 kicks off with a bang

Wyatt Kain, Arts & Life Editor January 30, 2024

Dozens of NKU students made their way to the Student Union at 8 p.m. Monday to take part in the Center for Student Engagement's latest pursuit to produce an event for the start of NKU’s 2024 Homecoming....

Regents Hall is already the home to women’s volleyball and will soon become the hub for men’s volleyball in the 2025-26 school year.

What it takes to start six new sports at NKU

Emily Sisk, Managing Editor January 29, 2024

Northern Kentucky University will see a sprawl of new Division I sports teams beginning in the fall, marking the first additions since 1997.  Five new programs will begin in the 2024-25 school...

NKU administrator receives 2024 Grammy nomination

NKU administrator receives 2024 Grammy nomination

Braden White, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2024

Jason Vest, the associate provost for Academic and Student Affairs, has been nominated for a Grammy award for his work as a member of Conspirare, an award-winning choir and non-profit. This year the group...

NKU closes campus Friday due to winter weather

NKU closes campus Friday due to winter weather

Braden White, Editor-in-Chief January 19, 2024

NKU announced Friday morning via Norse Alert and social media that all classes, activities, offices and events will be canceled entirely Friday due to severe winter weather. Due to the winter weather,...

Nunn Halls first floor, where they are replacing the floor slab, has been shut down for construction since last semester.

Law building closed for spring semester classes

Braden White, Emily Sisk, and Killian Baarlaer January 12, 2024

UPDATE—This article has been updated to reflect a statement from Judith Daar, dean of Chase College of Law. Nunn Hall, home of the Chase College of Law, is under construction this semester, shuffling...

Attendees were able to ride in a horse carriage down to Norse Commons on Kenton Drive.

Delightful winter fun at Cocoa and Carriages

Kathy DuBois, Contributor January 12, 2024

The roar of a miniature train, the soft tread of horses and the sweet smell of hot cocoa filled the air of the Griffin Hall lawn at the Center for Student Engagement’s Winter Fest – Cocoa and Carriages...

NKU to honor over 1,900 graduates at Saturday’s commencement

NKU to honor over 1,900 graduates at Saturday’s commencement

Braden White, Editor-in-Chief December 15, 2023

NKU will honor over 1,900 graduates in two commencement ceremonies this Saturday, Dec. 16 in Truist Arena.  The first ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and will recognize graduates from the College of...

VIDEO: Norse Tech Bar

Duy Ngo, Zachary Baxter, and Jimi Dutton December 14, 2023

Having an issue with your technology? The Norse Tech Bar is here to help you resolve all of your technology problems.

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