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NKU’s Holiday Help celebrates record participation

NKU’s Holiday Help celebrates record participation

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

It started with a crock pot. In the early 2000’s, Christa Witt was a student at NKU, juggling her communications major, a career and three kids. Managing her time was difficult, and finding friends who could relate to her endeavors was an even tougher challenge: after presenting a project about yo...

Second-annual O.I.N.K Festival features student cinema

Second-annual O.I.N.K Festival features student cinema

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

December 11, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

The Official Impromptu Northern Kentucky film festival (OINK) begins at 5:00 p.m. Monday in Griffin Hall. This is the second year for the event, inaugurated last year after the ReelAbilities film festival in Cincinnati was delayed. “We were going to help screen for them, that was going to be our...

Gallery: Two Norse score 20 in victory over EKU

Gallery: Two Norse score 20 in victory over EKU

Kevin Carey, Reporter

December 11, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Norse took down in-state rival Eastern Kentucky 91-63 Sunday night at BB&T Arena, improving to 7-3 on the season. This was the first matchup between the two teams since the 1992-93 season. Three Norse players scored in double figures: Drew McDonald (23), Carson Williams (21) and Dantez Walton...

NKU’s move to grab the graduate market

NKU’s move to grab the graduate market

Josh Goad, Reporter

December 8, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Starting in the spring of 2018, NKU will become the first university in the Greater Cincinnati area to adopt a micro-credential or “badge” program. “We hope to be able to attract professionals that don’t have time or don’t want to commit for a longer time of study,” said Dr. Traian Tru...

Fall 2017 Editor Farewells

Fall 2017 Editor Farewells

December 7, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Opinions, Viewpoints

We would type some goodbye cliches--that would probably reference Dr. Seuss--but instead, your faithful team of Northerner staff members will leave you with this: you're pretty swell. 10/10, would work with again. Here's some sentimentality, delivered straight from the cool folks themselves.  Cole Grec...

GALLERY: Before Winter break, a Kwanzaa celebration

GALLERY: Before Winter break, a Kwanzaa celebration

Mesa Serikali, Reporter

December 6, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Traditional drum music permeated the University Center ballroom. Around tables, colors of green, black and red decorate the space: symbolic of the holiday. On Dec. 1, African American Programs and Services hosted its annual Pre-Kwanzaa event. Traditionally, the holiday is celebrated between Dec. 26 an...

Norse fall to Austin Peay in closing seconds

Norse fall to Austin Peay in closing seconds

Austin Elmore, Contributor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU women’s basketball team lost 53-52 on Tuesday night at BB&T Arena. The loss puts the Norse at 1-6 on the season, and sends Austin Peay to 7-1. Molly Glick led the Norse offensively with 19 points,  and six rebounds. Kailey Coffey added 16 points and 8 rebounds to aid the Norse. Defensi...

Free business program INKUBATOR helps students launch their own ideas

Free business program INKUBATOR helps students launch their own ideas

Pavel Klementyev, Contributor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News, Uncategorized

The process of opening one’s own business is always challenging. Numerous start-ups face struggles on the way to becoming full-grown companies. Mentors, guidance and resources are hard to find in the modern competitive market. Nevertheless, Northern Kentucky University Haile/US Bank College of Business ...

#NorseNotebook NKU defensive-minded team with high powered offense

#NorseNotebook NKU defensive-minded team with high powered offense

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

Saturday’s 86-49 victory over Morehead State marked the sixth time this season the NKU men’s basketball team has scored 80 or more points in a game. The Norse have only scored below 70 points in a game once this season. Currently, the Norse are averaging 85.3 points per game (ppg) this season, up from 76.5 ppg...

On and off court, SHEP student finds home in Rec Center

On and off court, SHEP student finds home in Rec Center

Isabelle Leninger, Reporter

December 3, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Uncategorized

Tennis shoes squeak on hardwood floors, basketballs berate backboards and rims, voices stumble over one another and high-tempo music plays in the background converging to create a cacophony of echoes throughout the NKU Rec center. A sandy haired 22-year-old with rectangular glasses, a rosy complexion and a f...

McDonald reaches 1,000 career points in win over Morehead State

McDonald reaches 1,000 career points in win over Morehead State

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 2, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

  The NKU men's basketball team defeated Morehead State 86-49 on Saturday night. The Norse improve to 6-2 on the season while Morehead State falls to 2-6.  The Norse have now won two straight games after falling short to Vermont and Memphis on their last road trip. NKU head coach John Brann...

Six years later, director of AAP&S as dedicated as ever

Six years later, director of AAP&S as dedicated as ever

Mesa Serikali, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

A student comes buzzing out as the next bombards the entrance for a meeting. “Are you busy?” Out of breath, she sets her backpack on the floor and closes the door. One student claims her attention as others crowd around, waiting. For a majority of first-year students, Tracy Stokes is their first person...

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