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Opinion: In absence of local radio, community is left more fragmented

Opinion: In absence of local radio, community is left more fragmented

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Opinions, Viewpoints

WNKU 89.7’s radio frequency went off-air last week.   The loss of local, independent radio is insurmountable not only for the Greater Cincinnati music scene but for voices in the community as well.  I credit my initial love of music to the independent radio I grew up with, Louisville’s WFPK 91.9. Sliding in...

GALLERY: What you need to know about on-campus construction

GALLERY: What you need to know about on-campus construction

Brittney Gunter, Reporter

August 22, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Over the summer, construction swept through NKU’s campus, including newly blacktopped roads, roundabouts and parking lots. Stretching from Johns Hill Road to 3 Mile Road, a new 1.6 mile connector road is partially constructed. The project rings in at $10.6 million, through state and federal funds. Di...

Total Eclipse of the heart: One professor’s astronomical passion

Total Eclipse of the heart: One professor’s astronomical passion

Christopher Decker & Jude Noel, Managing Editor & Social Media Editor

August 20, 2017


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

Astronomy professor Nathan De Lee will cancel his classes on Monday and instead be in Nashville, anticipating an astronomical event he has waited nearly 20 years to witness. “I found out about it in the mid-1990’s,” De Lee said. “It’s a long wait but it will be worth it. “Well, I’ll fi...

GALLERY: Frey’s second half goal powers Norse to victory

GALLERY: Frey’s second half goal powers Norse to victory

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 19, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

  The NKU women's soccer team claimed their first victory of the season Friday night, beating Eastern Kentucky 2-1 in front of a crowd of more than 800 in the NKU Soccer Stadium. "We've had fantastic crowds out to support us and certainly our players get a little extra motivation when the crowd ...

Dynamic Duo hope to lead Norse to second Horizon League championship

Dynamic Duo hope to lead Norse to second Horizon League championship

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 18, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Just a few days before their first preseason game against Miami (OH), the women’s soccer team received their Horizon League championship rings in a private ceremony in the NKU Soccer Stadium. “I’ll wear it and people will be like ‘Wow is that the ring you got?’” senior forward Macy Hamblin ...

WNKU Signs off 89.7, Completing Sale to Bible Broadcasting Corp.

WNKU Signs off 89.7, Completing Sale to Bible Broadcasting Corp.

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

August 18, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News, Uncategorized

At 8:59 this morning, following an hour-long playlist of local music capped by John Lennon’s “Imagine”, 89.7 signed off for the last time as WNKU -- a move that officially completed the sale of the signal to Bible Broadcasting Corporation. “We hope listeners understand that the decisions con...

Chamber of Commerce to honor NKU men’s basketball

Chamber of Commerce to honor NKU men’s basketball

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 17, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Northern Kentucky University men's basketball team will be the recipient of the ImageMaker award sponsored by Duke Energy, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday.  “It is both humbling and an honor to receive this recognition from the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commer...

#NKU4UVA: Vigil held at NKU in solidarity with victims of violence in Charlottesville

#NKU4UVA: Vigil held at NKU in solidarity with victims of violence in Charlottesville

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

August 15, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

In the aftermath of the white supremacist rally that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, Northern Kentucky University’s Student Government Association held a vigil in solidarity with the victims, their families and University of Virginia students. Over 50 students, administration, faculty and surround...

Men’s Soccer to host FC Cincinnati reserves in preseason match

Men’s Soccer to host FC Cincinnati reserves in preseason match

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 8, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU men's soccer team will host the FC Cincinnati reserves on August 16 at 7 p.m. at the NKU Soccer Stadium. Admission is free for all NKU students, faculty and staff while general admission is $10. "I’d like to thank the staff of FC Cincinnati for giving us this wonderful opportunity and bei...

Minds of Tomorrow: Alpha Phi Alpha hosts Leadership Development Institute

Minds of Tomorrow: Alpha Phi Alpha hosts Leadership Development Institute

Jude Noel, Reporter

August 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Over a hundred high school students from across seven states in the Midwest gathered on NKU’s campus for a weekend meant to shape young black men into the next generation of leaders. The event, hosted by NKU and Cincinnati’s chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha (Rho Gamma and Delta Gamma Lambda, respec...

WNKU’s Middletown Station, WNKN, sold to Grant County Broadcasters

WNKU’s Middletown Station, WNKN, sold to Grant County Broadcasters

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

July 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Following five months of doubt looming over the future of WNKN’s Middletown Signal, Northern Kentucky University's Board of Regents has finalized the sale of 105.9 FM (WNKN) to Grant County Broadcasters, Inc for $5.3 million on Wednesday.  This follows the February sale of signals in both Highland Heights (WNKU) ...

‘Bust Moves 2017’: Radio hosts In a studio of their own

‘Bust Moves 2017’: Radio hosts In a studio of their own

Jude Noel, Reporter

July 17, 2017


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

Editor’s Note: The writer of this piece has his own show on Norse Code Radio. The piece was originally meant to focus on hip-hop culture at NKU. However, through interviewing the sources, the story of Thursday Night Lights stood apart as its own entity.  “Bust moves 2017,” said Malik Washington, leaning forward f...

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