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Hamblin’s offensive prowess lifts her into NKU record books

Hamblin’s offensive prowess lifts her into NKU record books

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 12, 2017


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

NKU women’s soccer coach Bob Sheehan first saw Macy Hamblin play at a combine at Game Time in Fairfield when she was a freshman in high school. Sheehan said it was her pace, skill and goal-scoring ability that stood out. “It was an indoor facility in a pretty tight space,” Sheehan said. “And she abso...

Henry series production tackles themes of femininity and identity

Henry series production tackles themes of femininity and identity

Maria Dossett, Contributor

October 12, 2017


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

NKU prides itself in being a university that provides students with plenty of experience in their field before they venture out into “the real world” and pursue their career. Tucked away on the first floor of the Fine Arts Center sits The Henry, a theater that allows the students freedom to explore th...

Seeking Spiritual Solace: Pagan Student Association Preaches Education and Acceptance

Seeking Spiritual Solace: Pagan Student Association Preaches Education and Acceptance

Jake Rich, Reporter

October 10, 2017


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

Upon entering the first meeting of the Pagan Student Association, nothing would feel out of the ordinary. The gathering, held in Landrum Hall, looked like any 4 p.m. class. As people shuffled into the room, they were immediately greeted with a smile and a place to sit. In this, the first goal of the P...

Cincinnati Woman of the Year overcomes homelessness to help others

Cincinnati Woman of the Year overcomes homelessness to help others

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

Susan Landis was standing in line for the deli counter in Kroger when her husband, Samuel came rushing to her, phone in hand, and informed her she needed to take a call. “I got on the phone and the guy asks ‘is this Sandra Landis?’” Susan said. “I said ‘No this is Susan Landis.’ He sai...

The Dent Schoolhouse: From front yards to international fame

The Dent Schoolhouse: From front yards to international fame

Mackenzie Manley and Jude Noel

October 9, 2017


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

For NKU alumnus Bud Stross, bringing the nightmarish figments of his imagination to life is a process that lasts year-round. From a 14-foot tall Necromancer statue to catacombs covered in 4,000 hand-made human skulls to a haunted tin can, the horrors that populate Stross’ Dent Schoolhouse are the product o...

NKU’s Parker Project funded by National Science Foundation

NKU’s Parker Project funded by National Science Foundation

Josh Goad, Reporter

October 8, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

The Parker Academy sat not too far from the Ohio River in New Richmond, Ohio, just beneath the horizon so that it was not easily seen. This was for good reason–David and Priscilla Parker housed and educated people of all races, creeds and genders, which wasn’t the norm in 1839 when they opened thei...

Norse Volleyball takes down Panthers for second-straight win

Norse Volleyball takes down Panthers for second-straight win

Kevin Carey, Reporter

October 7, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The Norse volleyball team picked up their second-straight Horizon League victory over Milwaukee Saturday afternoon in four sets 25-21, 22-25, 25-17, 25-23 in Regents Hall. The Norse improved to 8-7 on the year and 4-2 in conference play. Milwaukee dropped to 8-12 on the year and 1-5 in the conference....

Linking two worlds: how students and professors communicate digitally

Linking two worlds: how students and professors communicate digitally

Natalie Hamren, Reporter

October 7, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

As a kid, you may have believed the myth that teachers lived at school. Scrolling through Facebook today, your professor may pop up under “people you may know.” Two worlds--business and personal--were once separate; in today’s technological world, social media links them together. The “line...

Slavery and Freedom: the American Paradox

Slavery and Freedom: the American Paradox

Erinn Sweet, Contributor

October 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

After the on-campus screening of award-winning documentary "Liberty and Slavery: The Paradox of America’s Founding Fathers" and a 20-minute promo for the unreleased film "All or Nothin'" on Sept. 28, a panel discussion that included both the creators and professors followed.  The panel discussion inc...

The first Griffin Fest

The first Griffin Fest

October 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story, News, Video

The First Inaugural GriffinFest took place Thursday, October 5th. Based on a “Reverse Career Fair” format, students explained their projects to prospective employers who came to them, instead of the other way around. The Fest also included a talk by Keynote Speaker and NKU Alumni Marty Boyer, in whi...

Norse extinguish Flames in five sets

Norse extinguish Flames in five sets

Kevin Carey, Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The NKU Norse volleyball team took down the number two team in the conference UIC in five sets, 25-17, 17-25, 25-15, 21-25, 19-17. The Norse improved to 7-7 on the year and 3-2 in the conference while UIC falls to 12-6 and 3-2 in league play. “It was phenomenal. The girls played so well the entire match,” said h...

Born to Play: Wlademir Babaew’s Journey to NKU

Born to Play: Wlademir Babaew’s Journey to NKU

Kelly Salerno, Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Wlademir Babaew, an NKU men’s soccer team member, has brought his athletic prowess overseas; born in Russia, his family later moved to Germany before he eventually came to the United States. A sophomore defender, Babaew began the game at the age of four as a child in Russia and realized his passion ...

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