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Health Innovation Center projected to open in Spring 2018

Health Innovation Center projected to open in Spring 2018

Natalie Hamren, Contributor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Students should be able to experience the technologically advanced Health Innovation Center around February or March of 2018, as originally scheduled. Mark Jones, senior project manager and associate director, hopes the building will increase enrollment to campus. “No one will have anything like this around us for s...

REVIEW: Ubahn Fest brings 2 Chainz, Big Sean under ground

REVIEW: Ubahn Fest brings 2 Chainz, Big Sean under ground

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

September 14, 2017


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

Despite its relatively small size, Ubahn Fest boasted an impressive lineup. 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane have been at the forefront of the Atlanta trap scene that has blown apart the mainstream over the past year. Steve Aoki is easily one of the most recognizable figures in electronic dance music. Big Sea...

Moyes scores first goal in Norse victory

Moyes scores first goal in Norse victory

Tommy Bailey, Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

  The NKU men’s soccer team hosted the Dayton Flyers on a rainy Wednesday night, and won 1-0 for their fourth win this season and third consecutive shutout.  The win came behind a strong performance from the Norse goal keeper Jim Barkei, who recorded three saves, including two that were crucial...

Going with the flow: NKU professor keeps college radio tradition alive on WAIF-FM

Going with the flow: NKU professor keeps college radio tradition alive on WAIF-FM

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

September 13, 2017


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

Even Ken Katkin couldn’t tell you exactly what’s kept him working in freeform radio for the past 34 years. It’s unpaid work and sometimes underappreciated, especially in an age where playlists are available at the touch of a button on sites like Spotify and Pandora. For the NKU law professor, t...

Hispanic Heritage Months kicks off Thursday

Hispanic Heritage Months kicks off Thursday

Abby Crabill, Contributor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Northern Kentucky University’s Latino Programs and Services will kick-off their annual celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, Sept. 14. This year there are many Latino-inspired events for all students and guests to take part in. The main focus of this year’s events will be rela...

Improv and energy: Jazz students at NKU

Improv and energy: Jazz students at NKU

Erinn Sweet, Contributor

September 13, 2017


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

Entering a small recording studio on the third-floor of the SOTA building, Eric Snyder, a third-year musician double majoring in jazz studies and music technology--the latter being a new major offered this academic year--tinkered with his instrument, exerting energetic notes and fragmented melodies into...

Professor: open-mic nights ‘about a human connecting with another human’

Professor: open-mic nights ‘about a human connecting with another human’

Chris Robertson, Reporter

September 12, 2017


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

Students gather, roasted espresso beans, steamed lattes and alcohol lingering in the air, joined by the cacophonous sound of clinking glasses and footsteps against hardwood floor. A medium-sized, well-lit stage complete with a microphone. Nearby, the NKU creative writing staff sits awaiting what is about ...

And Then There Was Silence

And Then There Was Silence

Molly Patrick, Contributor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Viewpoints

September 11th: Some know where we were the minute the planes hit the towers or the look on our parents’ faces, but others only know the tragedy through the stories we’re told; on the anniversary of the terror attack that defined a generation one thing we all can share is grief for everyone and ...

Going abroad: A trip for the mind and the wallet

Going abroad: A trip for the mind and the wallet

Josh Goad, Contributor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

This past summer, 140 NKU students found themselves in far-flung places while studying abroad. Though the experiences may feel like the fabric dreams are made from, the price tag of such travels could make anyone’s wallet sad. These folks managed to receive the needed funds through financial support an...

Norse extend losing streak to three after loss to Xavier

Norse extend losing streak to three after loss to Xavier

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 10, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Uncategorized

  Northern Kentucky fell to Xavier 2-1 on Sunday night, extending their losing streak to three games. The Norse fall to 3-4 on the season while Xavier improves to 4-3-1.  "We gave up two goals. I think both goals we could have prevented and we didn't," head coach Bob Sheehan said. "That's been a ...

Norse Volleyball loses first two games of season

Norse Volleyball loses first two games of season

Kevin Carey, Michael Canizales, Reporters

September 9, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

Game 1: NKU 1 Sacramento State 3 by Michael Canizales The Northern Kentucky women’s volleyball team lost their first match of the season, falling to the Sacramento State Hornets in four sets (25-18, 26-24, 18-25, 25-23) at the NKU Invitational in Regents Hall, Saturday afternoon. The Norse (4-1...

Suchecki’s goal carries Norse over Belmont

Suchecki’s goal carries Norse over Belmont

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 9, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The Northern Kentucky men's soccer team defeated Belmont 1-0 on Saturday night at the NKU Soccer Stadium. The Norse have now tripled their win total from last season and improve 3-1-1 on the season while Belmont falls to 1-1-2. During the week, head coach Stu Riddle told his team, especially the inter...

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