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Norse volleyball go 1-1 in first two Horizon League games

Norse volleyball go 1-1 in first two Horizon League games

Michael Canizales, Reporter

September 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The Northern Kentucky women’s volleyball team opened up Horizon League  play by snapping their five-game losing streak on Saturday night, defeating the Wright State  Raiders in five sets (23-25,18-25,25-21,25-19,15-13) at Regents Hall. “I’m incredibly proud of this team,” head coach Liz Hart said. “I...

BLOCKED: When you can’t view the president’s tweets

BLOCKED: When you can’t view the president’s tweets

Kristian Porter, Assistant News Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

A defining characteristic of our newest president is his willingness to reach for Twitter, no matter the occasion. Millions flock to @RealDonaldTrump to hear his thoughts on public policy and current events, and the Twitter handle is often the first place the president turns to when he makes announcemen...

Hiking club merges outdoor spaces and community

Hiking club merges outdoor spaces and community

Shaun Chaz, Contributor

September 24, 2017


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

As the fall semester began, a new organization emerged on campus: the NKU Hiking club. At its core is club president Allison Wendling, who began organizing it before summer had ended. “I was surprised NKU didn't already have any hiking club and I just figured that I know a lot of my friends like to go hi...

Business Week: Connect with the professionals

Business Week: Connect with the professionals

Pavel Klementyev, Contributor

September 24, 2017


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

Northern Kentucky University and Haile/US Bank College of Business faculty and staff will host the ninth annual business week for all NKU students on Sept. 26-27. This two-day business week event will take place on NKU’s campus and provide an opportunity for students to get acquainted with current pr...

Norse record fifth shutout of the season in victory over IUPUI

Norse record fifth shutout of the season in victory over IUPUI

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 23, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU men's soccer team recorded their fifth shutout of the season and defeated IUPUI 3-0 in the NKU Soccer Stadium. The Norse improve to 5-1-3 on the season while the Jaguars remain winless with an 0-6 record. "It was a team (IUPUI) that was down on their luck," head coach Stu Riddle said. "But at t...

NKU implements sustainability practices to attain zero net carbon emission

NKU implements sustainability practices to attain zero net carbon emission

Josh Goad, Contributor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News, Recycle

As NKU’s environmental sustainability manager, Tess Phinney has her hands in a lot of bins—both literally and figuratively. As part of a sustainability strategy that stretches between 2017 to 2022, she’s been working toward ensuring NKU has a zero net carbon emission by 2050. The most noticeable chan...

Norse draw Marshall 2-2

Norse draw Marshall 2-2

Austin Elmore, Contributor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU men’s soccer team played to a 2-2 draw against Marshall on Wednesday night at the NKU Soccer Stadium. The draw brings the Norse to 4-1-3 on the year, while Marshall moves to 5-2-1. “Really pleased,” Head Coach Stu Riddle said. “I thought we showed a lot of character there against ...

Hispanic heritage month kick-off melds community, hope

Hispanic heritage month kick-off melds community, hope

Brittney Gunter, Design editor

September 18, 2017


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

The smell of food infused the University Center’s lobby as Latin music poured from the ballroom. The event kicked off National Hispanic Heritage Month with a reception on Sept. 14 as Latino Programs and Services invited the northern Kentucky community to join them in celebrating their culture. The ...

SOTA Wellness Session:Self-Care and You

SOTA Wellness Session:Self-Care and You

Kiara Reece, Contributor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

The School of the Arts will host a wellness session for SOTA majors and minors on Thursday, September 21. The lead speaker will be Staff Clinician, Diana Petta Wallace and the session will focus on self-care skills in the college atmosphere such as mental health, depression, and anxiety. The session will al...

A Week of Adventures in the Queen City

A Week of Adventures in the Queen City

Alex King, Contributor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Get off campus for a day or a weekend with events spanning across Greater Cincinnati. You deserve to escape the white-walled prison of your dormitory. Monday, September 18 The Office: Live Trivia Night For fans of The Office your time has come: you have the chance to put your knowledge to the test. Trivia night wil...

GALLERY: Sororities welcome new sisters during bid day weekend

GALLERY: Sororities welcome new sisters during bid day weekend

Chelsea Livers Gowdy, Contributor

September 18, 2017


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

The second weekend of September was recruitment time for sororities at NKU; about 350 women explored Greek life in order to find the chapters that best suited them.  For many, including junior Rachel Moreland, a major goal in joining a sorority was to make friends. “I want to get out my comfor...

Cold Springs Farmer’s Market, a stone’s throw from NKU

Cold Springs Farmer’s Market, a stone’s throw from NKU

Alex King, Contributor

September 18, 2017


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

Marvin Barbian of Barbian Farms is one of many that comes out each week to sell his products, which range from tomatoes to green beans, apples and squash. Barbian Farms is located toward Camp Springs in Melbourne, Kentucky. “I grew fruits and vegetables. I’ve done it all my life and I make a living at it...

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