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Men’s basketball season ticket sales soar

Men’s basketball season ticket sales soar

Kevin Carey, Reporter

November 6, 2017


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

NKU’s men’s basketball team has already sold 1,200 season tickets for their 2017-18 schedule: an increase that nearly doubles last year’s sales, according to the NKU marketing department “Winning is the thing that does it for the most part,” assistant athletic director for marketing, promoti...

NKU’s Schille takes home Horizon League Cross Country Title

NKU’s Schille takes home Horizon League Cross Country Title

Kevin Carey, Reporter

November 6, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

Redshirt junior Andrew Schille ran his way to a Horizon League Cross Country Championship on Oct. 30 in the 8K race with a time of 24:57.40. This was Schille’s second Horizon League title, the first coming last season in the 1,500 meter run at the Horizon League Track & Field Championships this pas...

Neuroscience program expanded from minor to major

Neuroscience program expanded from minor to major

Natalie Hamren, Reporter

November 5, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Northern Kentucky University’s transdisciplinary neuroscience major will allow students to study and choose from three different tracks that will give them experiential learning, opportunities for research and possible internships. Neuroscience was previously only a minor at NKU, but has recently e...

Norse fall on senior night to Phoenix in Double OT

Norse fall on senior night to Phoenix in Double OT

Kevin Carey, Reporter

November 3, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The Norse fell to the Green Bay Phoenix Friday night at NKU Soccer Stadium 1-0 in double-overtime. The Norse dropped to 7-6-4 on the year and 3-4-2 in the conference. With the loss and a Detroit Mercy victory, NKU fails to reach the Horizon League Tournament. Green Bay secures the first seed with th...

Gallery: Norse fall in Horizon League semi-final

Gallery: Norse fall in Horizon League semi-final

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

In a match they seemingly dominated, the NKU women's soccer team fell to IUPUI 3-2 in the Horizon League Tournament semi-final game Thursday afternoon. The Norse season is likely over with the loss while IUPUI moves on to face Milwaukee in the Horizon League championship. "We were relentless in our...

OPINION: Where’s the end?

OPINION: Where’s the end?

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Opinions, Viewpoints

When the news of Harvey Weinstein first broke, I sat down to write an editorial. Then a rape on NKU’s campus was reported. By the time I was finished with my op-ed, I felt as if the piece was no longer timely. I placed it on a shelf of unfinished work, only for it to come crashing back down with a ...

Sexual assault: prevention starts with education

Sexual assault: prevention starts with education

Brittney Gunter, Design editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

As the student body responds to sexual assault cases emerging on NKU’s campus, resources like the Norse Violence Prevention Center work toward breaking down stigmas and providing support the same way they always have: education. Ann James, deputy Title IX coordinator, senior associate dean and director...

BSU, not NKU

BSU, not NKU

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

On Sept. 28, Ball State University’s Feminists for Action met on campus to distribute leaflets titled “BSU not NKU,” calling attention to former NKU president and current BSU president Geoffrey Mearns’ allegedly “disengaged” attitude towards the victim in NKU’s 2013 “Jane Doe” case. Shelby Leveritt...

NKU athletics and Braxton Brewing agree to partnership

NKU athletics and Braxton Brewing agree to partnership

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 1, 2017


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

Northern Kentucky Athletics announced Tuesday they will be partnering with the Covington based Braxton Brewing Company to create the Braxton Beer Garden in BB&T Arena. Braxton will also be creating a new beer called the “Norse Pale Ale.” "Norse Pale Ale is a bright, citrus-forward pale ale t...

Gruelle’s grittiness leads to success in orthodontia and coaching

Gruelle’s grittiness leads to success in orthodontia and coaching

Tommy Bailey, Video Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Within Terry Gruelle’s schedule two unlikely fields merge: soccer and orthodontia. Since 1999, he’s been both an assistant coach for NKU women’s soccer team and a world renowned orthodontist.    “We are the top one percent of Invisalign providers in the entire world. You have a little Great...

Hamblin named Horizon League Player of the Year

Hamblin named Horizon League Player of the Year

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

For the third straight year, Macy Hamblin has been named Horizon League Player of the Year. The senior forward tied for the league lead in goals scored (10) and lead the league in points per match (1.64) and goals per match (.74) despite missing two games of the season due to injury. Related: Hamblin's offensive prow...

Norse snap losing streak with win over Penguins

Norse snap losing streak with win over Penguins

Michael Canizales, Reporter

October 29, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

Northern Kentucky University volleyball team (10-11 overall, 6-6 Horizon) snapped their two game losing streak by sweeping Youngstown State (25-23,25-22,25-22) Saturday evening at Regents Hall. The Norse were led by freshman middle blocker, Kaelin Gentile who posted a career best 15 kills and tied the NK...

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