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NKU helps fight opioid addiction in Owen County

NKU helps fight opioid addiction in Owen County

Rachel Smith, Reporter

September 11, 2019

According to a 2019 study conducted by the National Safety Council, Kentucky ranks fifth in states with the highest rate of preventable deaths, the leading cause being officially labeled as poisoning—which is comprised mostly of overdoses.

Norse & Dragons takes students on an adventure

Norse & Dragons takes students on an adventure

Raven McNeal, Contributor

September 11, 2019

Every Friday, deep in Founder’s Hall, a group of students join together to create stories of fantastic quests, treasure, deadly foes, rescue and more.

A different perspective: NKU’s newest police officers

A different perspective: NKU’s newest police officers

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

September 11, 2019

NKU's police department has recently hired three female officers, making it the first time the department has had three female officers at one time.

Norse leave D.C. Invitational 2-1

Norse leave D.C. Invitational 2-1

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

September 10, 2019

Over the weekend, the Norse traveled to Washington, D.C. to play in the Bulldog Invitational hosted by Georgetown University Hoyas. The Norse faced the American East Conference’s Stony Brook University, who were projected to be the champions of their conference in a preseason poll, the #6 ranked Big East Conference Georgetown University and Marshall University, ranked #8 in Conference USA.

Fiji: What went wrong?

Fiji: What went wrong?

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

September 8, 2019

When Phi Gamma Delta—also known as Fiji—arrived on campus in fall 2016, excitement was high. But this once-promising fraternity quickly lost its way after the departure of the campus chapter’s first president and several subsequent struggles with recruiting.

Men’s soccer preview: ‘Get to the playoffs, everything else is extra’

Men’s soccer preview: ‘Get to the playoffs, everything else is extra’

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

September 5, 2019

After a 10-win season in 2018, and a successful preseason record of one win and one tie to #8 University of Kentucky, the Norse are continuing to build. Their first game of the regular season was on the road against Grand Canyon University; that game ended 3-0 in Grand Canyon’s favor.  “We had a really solid spring where we got some great results at the end,” Head Coach Stu Riddle said. “And we've continued that momentum now through preseason. So, I think we're all cautiously optimistic of what lies ahead for us.”

Women’s Soccer Preview: Aiming for Championship title

Women’s Soccer Preview: Aiming for Championship title

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

September 5, 2019

The NKU women’s soccer team has started their season 2-2 after a 3-1 win against Murray State over Labor Day weekend. The Norse are attempting to find their footing, with seven freshmen and a new transfer. With a younger team comes learning and growing pains, but the soccer team is embracing the time to learn. “Developing as a team, it’s a very young team right now, but I think we all see great potential on our team and to get us to a championship,” senior midfielder and team captain Shawna Zaken said. “Just developing and learning and growing, I think that's actually fun to do as a team.”

What’s coming to streaming in September

What’s coming to streaming in September

Kane Mitten and Billy Keeney

September 2, 2019

The school year is now in full swing, and with it comes the endless amounts of procrastination and ‘I should totally be doing something else right now’ moments that every student goes through. With a new month comes new additions to streaming services, so read on below to find out what Netflix, Hulu,...

Police report sexual assault in Lot Z

Police report sexual assault in Lot Z

Billy Keeney, News Editor

September 1, 2019

University Police released a timely warning Sunday stating a sexual assault occurred in Lot Z, the lower lot at Callahan Hall, on Aug. 31. According to the release, the victim and the suspect were sitting in a vehicle while parked in Lot Z when the suspect allegedly assaulted the victim, and that the...

Late goal causes NKU to fall against Butler

Late goal causes NKU to fall against Butler

Lillian Brown, Reporter

August 30, 2019

NKU lost last minute at home against Butler 2-1. The Norse now fall to 1-2 in the regular season, while Butler Bulldogs advance 3-0. 

Review: Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’

Review: Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

August 29, 2019

Taylor Swift returned this weekend with 18 new tracks on her seventh album, “Lover.” While perhaps not a groundbreaking musical masterpiece, “Lover” is a particularly important album for Swift, her fans and anyone involved in the music industry. This is the first album she has released where...

LIFT Scholar Program invests in student success

LIFT Scholar Program invests in student success

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

August 29, 2019

Earlier this month, NKU announced the creation of the new Lifelong Investment and Future Transformation (LIFT) Scholars Program. This program was created with the combined $2 million given in gifts by the Rich and Lia Boehne Fund and the Eagle One Fund founded by Bill and Sue Butler.  LIFT will serve first-generation students or st...

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