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Ladies of AOII take home title in “Throw Your Norse Up” contest

Ladies of AOII take home title in “Throw Your Norse Up” contest

Jessica Kopena, Contributing writer

March 7, 2013

Feb. 28 marked the end of the second annual month-long “Throw Your Norse Up” competition that was put on by NKU’s Norse Force. There were 39 photos entered in the contest with a total of 3,862 likes. NKU students sent photos to the Norse Force Facebook page from around the country and the world. About...

Over 90 and still living it up: Local photographer brings exhibit to NKU

Over 90 and still living it up: Local photographer brings exhibit to NKU

Nancy Curtis, Staff writer

March 6, 2013

Right now aging probably isn’t something on the mind of young college students; however, most of us have an older relative who we think of often. Photographer and author Connie Springer thought of those older relatives and created the traveling exhibit “Positively Ninety: Interviews with Lively...

“Where does race begin and end?” Speaker argues there is no real line

“Where does race begin and end?” Speaker argues there is no real line

Caitlin Centner, Arts & Life editor

March 6, 2013

Activities Programming Board hosted Race is a Pigment of the Imagination last week in hopes to open the minds of NKU students and raise awareness towards the issue of judging a person based on their race. The speaker, Teja Arboleda with Entertaining Diversity Inc., talked about a “Race Off.” He...

Norse overcome late game 13 point deficit on senior night

Norse overcome late game 13 point deficit on senior night

Kyle Biggs, Staff writer

March 3, 2013

On a night for celebrating seniors, freshmen made their mark as well as the Northern Kentucky University men's basketball team used a late rally to overcome a big deficit and defeat Jacksonville University 66-62 on Saturday. The Norse trailed Jacksonville by 13 points with 2:36 to play, but used the...

Norse prevail in overtime, finish 12-6 in conference play

Norse prevail in overtime, finish 12-6 in conference play

Kyle Biggs, Staff writer

March 3, 2013

The Northern Kentucky University women's basketball team celebrated senior night with an overtime victory on Saturday, defeating Jacksonville University 76-71. Senior center Ellen Holton tied the game for the Norse with seven seconds left in regulation, with Jacksonville missing a go-ahead layup as time ex...

Jones hits 1,000th career point in Norse victory

Jones hits 1,000th career point in Norse victory

Stephen Wilder, Managing/Sports editor

March 1, 2013

The man who hit the game-winning 3-pointer against West Virginia last season, NKU senior Eshaunte Jones, led the Norse to a 72-45 victory over North Florida and reached 1,000 career points. He scored a career-high 30 points, shooting 6-9 from behind the arc. Jones said he heard a while ago that he...

30th consecutive winning season for women’s team

30th consecutive winning season for women’s team

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

March 1, 2013

Northern Kentucky’s women’s team kept North Florida at bay Thursday night, outscoring the Ospreys 28-10 points in the first half. With this win, Northern Kentucky not only clenched a winning season, but also accomplished its 30th consecutive winning season in a row. “We always wanted a win...

NKU Athletics to launch $6 million campaign at last home game of the season

NKU Athletics to launch $6 million campaign at last home game of the season

Stephen Wilder, Managing/Sports editor

February 28, 2013

What:  NKU Athletics will formally announce the public phase of its Go Gold: NKU’s Division I Campaign. When and where:  At the final men’s (7:30 p.m.) and women’s (5 p.m.) home basketball doubleheader against Jacksonville University on March 2 at the Bank of Kentucky Center. Goal:  ...

New factors impact stress in college students

New factors impact stress in college students

Maggie Pund, Staff writer

February 28, 2013

College students across the country are experiencing record levels of low mental health. Recent national studies indicate top stress factors for college students are beginning to shift as new factors are introduced. Exceeding the national average for all age groups, this millennial generation is reporting...

Alum pursues acting in Los Angeles

Alum pursues acting in Los Angeles

Alyson Schoenung, Staff writer

February 28, 2013

Skater boy by day and a mustache-donning cardboard ambulance driver by night, Sto Strouss, an NKU alum, took a few minutes to give the NKU community an update on his acting career. Strouss, originally from Lexington, Ky., received a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre from NKU in 2011. He currently...

Housing rates to increase, students will get more “bang for their buck”

Housing rates to increase, students will get more “bang for their buck”

Matt Hempfling, Contributing writer

February 28, 2013

Campus housing rates at NKU are set to increase four percent this fall, pending approval from the Board of Regents. According to the University Housing office, the rate increases are necessary to help recover from the rising costs of utilities, products, service agreements and other fees that may...

Freshman stands out, earns two Newcomer of the Week awards

Freshman stands out, earns two  Newcomer of the Week awards

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

February 21, 2013

Chinese food and the University of Kentucky athletics program are two of freshman Rianna Gayheart’s favorite things. Gayheart is a 5-foot-7-inch guard for NKU’s women’s basketball team from Owenton, Ky., who has obtained two awards from the Atlantic Sun Conference naming her “Newcomer of the...

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