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Norse cruise past Quakers; head to Bahamas next week

Norse cruise past Quakers; head to Bahamas next week

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 12, 2017


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

The Northern Kentucky men's basketball team defeated Wilmington College 93-65 Sunday afternoon in BB&T Arena. The Norse move to 2-0 on the season while the Quakers start the season 0-1. NKU head coach John Brannen was not pleased with the way his team, particularly the starting five, played in first hal...

Kent State rally too much for NKU in season opener

Kent State rally too much for NKU in season opener

Michael Canizales, Reporter

November 11, 2017


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

The NKU women's basketball team opened the 2017-18 season with a 59-54 loss to Kent State inside BB&T Arena on Saturday afternoon. “You’ve got to give a lot of credit to Kent State,” said head coach Camryn Whitaker. “They went to their first team all-conference player [Jordan Korinek] in the s...

VIDEO | Norse win big in season opener

VIDEO | Norse win big in season opener

Tommy Bailey, Video Editor

November 11, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features, Video

The men’s basketball team opened their season Friday night by picking up an impressive 81-63 win against East Tennessee State. Before the game the Norse unveiled their new Horizon League championship banner in front of 3,586 inside BB&T Arena. However, the Norse got off to a slow start to begin the game,...

6 questions with NKU’s 6th president Dr. Ashish Vaidya

6 questions with NKU’s 6th president Dr. Ashish Vaidya

Mackenzie Manley & Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief & Copy Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Dr. Ashish Vaidya was named NKU’s sixth president on Thursday, and he will be sworn in as Northern Kentucky University’s sixth president on July 1, 2018. The father of two (three if you count Coco, his chihuahua) currently serves as interim president at St. Cloud University in Minnesota. Befo...

Incoming president Vaidya addresses university on diversity, finance

Incoming president Vaidya addresses university on diversity, finance

Mackenzie Manley & Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-In-Chief, Copy Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

NKU’s Board of Regents named Dr. Ashish K. Vaidya as the university’s sixth president at a special meeting on Thursday.

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BREAKING: Dr. Ashish K. Vaidya named sixth president

BREAKING: Dr. Ashish K. Vaidya named sixth president

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

NKU’s Board of Regents named Ashish K. Vaidya the university’s sixth president at a special meeting on Thursday. Vaidya currently serves as interim president at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. Before that, he served as California State University’s provost and vice president for acad...

Preview: Expectations high for reigning Horizon League champions

Preview: Expectations high for reigning Horizon League champions

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 9, 2017


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

When Newport Central Catholic graduate Drew McDonald committed to NKU to play basketball, he dreamed of making the Norse a competitive Division I program. What he didn’t anticipate, however, was standing on the court of the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit celebrating a Horizon League championship in j...

Amand: Pension costs “biggest hurdle” for NKU budget

Amand: Pension costs “biggest hurdle” for NKU budget

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

November 8, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

"This is the biggest, biggest hurdle to anything that we can do to try to fix our budget situation, and for the state as a whole,” Amand said at a Board of Regents meeting Wednesday.

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Preview: Norse will look to lone senior for leadership

Preview: Norse will look to lone senior for leadership

Austin Elmore, Reporter

November 8, 2017


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

After going 9-22 in her first season as head coach of the NKU women’s basketball team, Camryn Whitaker is looking to improve, but it won’t be easy. “We’ve got five sophomores and seven freshmen, so the makeup of our team right now is so different.” Whitaker said. Of the 13 Norse on the r...

Pixar designer breathes life into “Coco” in Digitorium

Pixar designer breathes life into “Coco” in Digitorium

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

November 8, 2017


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

Christian Hoffman, character supervisor at Pixar, shared film clips and concept art for the studio’s latest animated feature “Coco” in the Digitorium on Tuesday.

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‘Color of the Leaves’: Student overcomes adversity through playwriting

‘Color of the Leaves’: Student overcomes adversity through playwriting

Josh Kelly, Contributor

November 7, 2017


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

When sophomore Isaiah Reaves first started writing “Color of the Leaves,” he wrote out of hobby; he was completely blind to the impact it would eventually have on his readers. “Color of the Leaves” took Reaves’ writing in a different direction than his past shows: it brought him to a darker...

EDITORIAL: End-of-semester horoscopes

EDITORIAL: End-of-semester horoscopes

Jude Noel and Mackenzie Manley

November 7, 2017


Filed under Cartoons, Editorial, Featured Story, Uncategorized, Viewpoints

Aries: someone will catch your eye in the SU--your infatuation mirrored with the overwhelming scent of French fries glazed in grease at Steak n' Shake. You'll construct an image of who they are based on outer appearance, but ultimately be disappointed by reality: they're an ass. Taurus: As an iPhone user...

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