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SHEP founder seeks inclusion, finds inspiration in family

SHEP founder seeks inclusion, finds inspiration in family

Belle Leininger, Contributor

January 8, 2018


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

It began with a question a little over ten years ago after a Thursday evening graduate class. One of Missy Jones’ students, Nancy Bardgett, a high school special education teacher at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, Ky., wanted to know how to get her students more involved on campus. The two...

Norse extinguish Flames ahead of matchup with Oakland

Norse extinguish Flames ahead of matchup with Oakland

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 30, 2017


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

The NKU men's basketball team defeated UIC in convincing fashion Saturday night, 86-51. The Norse improve to 9-5 on the season and begin Horizon League play 2-0. UIC falls to 5-10 and 0-2 in Horizon League play. "I was really excited about the performance of our young men tonight," NKU head coach Jo...

Bearcats bring trouble with parking and traffic

Bearcats bring trouble with parking and traffic

Kevin Carey, Reporter

December 30, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Cars line up bumper-to-bumper and stretch from Nunn Drive to Kenton Drive. Red and blue police lights reflect off hoods and rearview mirrors, the sound of  engines rumble as more and more cars line up. The University of Cincinnati Men’s Basketball team is a new sight for NKU: with their home ga...

Norse complete upset of 19th ranked Phoenix

Norse complete upset of 19th ranked Phoenix

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 30, 2017


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

There haven't been very many times in the past two seasons when the NKU women's basketball locker room was filled with elation after a game.  But today, joy filled BB&T Arena as the final buzzer sounded and spilled into the locker room.  "It was crazy. An overload of joy," guard Molly Glick said...

Gaffin: Strategy and planning key components to campus safety

Gaffin: Strategy and planning key components to campus safety

Natalie Hamren, Assistant News Editor

December 30, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

In 2017 alone, 574 citizens have been killed in a mass shooting in the U.S., according to Mass Shooting tracker. 1,853 have been injured. Currently, the FBI defines mass murder as three or more people killed in one event. The FBI, however, does not define a mass shooting, which the tracker defines as an “incident...

The Northerner’s top 10 stories of 2017

The Northerner’s top 10 stories of 2017

Northerner Staff

December 30, 2017


Filed under 2017 Recap, Arts & Life, Editorial, Featured Story, News, Opinions, Sports, Student Voices, Viewpoints

2017 was a busy year for us. Revisit our 10 most viewed stories here!

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The Northerner’s 2017 Recap

The Northerner’s 2017 Recap

Northerner Staff

December 30, 2017


Filed under 2017 Recap, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Multimedia, News, Sports, Viewpoints

From sending off a departing president to welcoming a new one, from a March Madness bid to Horizon League honors, from selling WNKU to building new facilities, from festivals to protests to games and more, The Northerner was there. 

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GALLERY: Grace White scores career high; Norse fall to Panthers in closing minutes

GALLERY: Grace White scores career high; Norse fall to Panthers in closing minutes

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 28, 2017


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

After leading the majority of the game, the NKU women's basketball team fell to the Milwaukee Panthers 53-49 in BB&T Arena. NKU falls to 2-10 on the season and 0-1 in the Horizon League while the Panthers improve to 9-4 on the season and are 1-0 in Horizon League play.  "I thought our defens...

Norse break two game losing streak with win over IUPUI

Norse break two game losing streak with win over IUPUI

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 28, 2017


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

The NKU men's basketball team defeated IUPUI 77-59 Thursday night in BB&T Arena, snapping a two-game losing streak in front of over 4,200 fans. The Norse improve to 8-5 and get their first Horizon League win of the season while the Jaguars fall to 3-9 and are 0-1 in conference play. "We challenge...

Gov. does not call pension reform session, cites House scandal

Gov. does not call pension reform session, cites House scandal

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

December 26, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

Gov. Matt Bevin said he may not call a special session for state lawmakers to discuss pension reform, according to the AP.

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Restaurants, shopping, medical offices coming to Nunn Drive

Restaurants, shopping, medical offices coming to Nunn Drive

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

December 18, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

NKU announced on Monday plans to build new amenities and medical offices on Nunn Drive starting in mid-2018, bringing new restaurants, retail, apartments, and a 70,000 square-foot St. Elizabeth medical office to campus.

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English student’s band bridges genres to create online niche

English student’s band bridges genres to create online niche

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

December 18, 2017


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

By day, Solomon Underwood is a freshman English major at NKU, hoping to attend Chase Law School after graduation. By night, (or at least whenever he logs into his Soundcloud account), he’s known as Solly, one half of genre-bending hip-hop duo Starship Emo. “I can go from Soundcloud rapper to law school, like...

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