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NKU Athletics, Matthew 25 Ministries accepting Hurricane Harvey donations

NKU Athletics, Matthew 25 Ministries accepting Hurricane Harvey donations

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News, Sports, Sports Features

Northern Kentucky Athletics has partnered with Matthew 25 Ministries to collect donations for the victims of the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. The department will be accepting donations today until 3:30 p.m. as well as Friday and next Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. While they will accep...

NKU’s Virag a perfect match at Western and Southern Open

NKU’s Virag a perfect match at Western and Southern Open

Kevin Carey, Reporter

August 30, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Tennis

In his second consecutive year as a hitting partner in the Western & Southern Open, NKU tennis player Mate Virag had the opportunity to warm up his skills with the eventual winner, Grigor Dimitrov, at the championship Aug. 20. Pressure built as fans gathered around one after another until Virag faced...

Libs, Norse look to start new season with W’s

Libs, Norse look to start new season with W’s

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Sports Features

Senior libero McKenzie Eskridge doesn’t look at her stats. In fact, she is superstitious about looking at the page on the NKU Athletics site and hasn’t read an article about herself since freshman year. “It started in high school and I would read one article about myself and think to myself ‘...

Overtime goal gives Sheehan 300th win

Overtime goal gives Sheehan 300th win

Austin Elmore, Contributor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU women’s soccer team defeated Appalachian State 2-1 in extra time on Tuesday afternoon at the NKU Soccer Stadium. The win was the 300th in the career of Norse head coach Bob Sheehan, who has amassed all 300 career victories with NKU. Sheehan is currently in his 21st season with NKU. The Nors...

Blackboard to Canvas: An interface for NKU

Blackboard to Canvas: An interface for NKU

Kristian Porter, Asst. News Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

As Blackboard’s three-year statewide contract came closer to expiring, NKU began its transition to Canvas, a new learning management system. So far, several professors have made the switch. A total of 527 courses across NKU’s campus, roughly 24 percent of courses offered, are currently enrolled in...

Students look to ‘50s slang for streetwear inspiration

Students look to ‘50s slang for streetwear inspiration

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2017


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

Tyler Isaacs turned a black ‘dad’ hat in his hands, running his thumb over the back strap, which is dipped in faded grayscale paint. It completes the otherwise simple design; fream--the name of the apparel brand he created with fellow student Alex Arias--is printed on the front in clean typeface. ...

Sustained revolution: NKU Student Socialists to promote class consciousness on campus

Sustained revolution: NKU Student Socialists to promote class consciousness on campus

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Uncategorized

“I didn’t just wake up one day with a hammer and sickle in my hands,” said Benjamin Sanning, toying with the frayed sleeves of his hoodie. “It was a slow evolution.” Joined on a Student Union sofa by two of his fellow club members, the figurehead of NKU Student Socialists considered his orga...

Welcome Black Week tailgate cooks up community

Welcome Black Week tailgate cooks up community

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

August 28, 2017


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

Smoke rose from a grill at the pavilion behind the soccer complex. The smell of meat curled in the air as students gathered for the kick-off tailgate to Welcome Black Week. Welcome Black Week, hosted by NKU’s African American Programs & Services, is designed to give students the chance to con...

Dipping into inclusion: #nachoaveragemixer

Dipping into inclusion: #nachoaveragemixer

Chris Robertson, Reporter

August 26, 2017


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

The line to the nacho bar grew longer as more students piled into the ballroom. Those who didn’t head straight for the bar took a right to the photo booth. The beat of the music from the DJ’’s speakers vibrated through the floors, walls and the ceiling. The inclusive excellence mixer, named #nachoaveragemix...

Norse win opener in extra time

Norse win opener in extra time

Austin Elmore, Contributor

August 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

The NKU Norse men’s soccer team opened up the 2017 season with a 2-1 extra time win against Oakland City on Friday night at the NKU Soccer Stadium. “It’s really important for the chemistry,” sophomore Wlademir Babaew said. “A win, especially in the first game, it doesn’t matter who we are pla...

New look Norse look to move forward in 2017

New look Norse look to move forward in 2017

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Stu Riddle is used to taking over less than stellar men’s soccer programs. In 2009, Riddle became head coach for a Western Michigan program that won three games in 2008. In 2013, he took the head coaching job at Buffalo for a team that won five games in 2012. Riddle was able to lead both programs t...

UPDATE: NKU reaches settlement in sexual assault lawsuit

UPDATE: NKU reaches settlement in sexual assault lawsuit

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, Featured Story, Men's Basketball, News

After a year and a half long sexual assault lawsuit, Northern Kentucky University reached a settlement with a female student Wednesday. The woman, Jane Doe, sued the university in 2016 for mishandling her case in 2013. NKU was confident in their legal position, according to a statement released by the university on Thursday, but believed, "proceeding with a lengt...

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