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Sunjic dominates freshman season, sweeps postseason awards

Sunjic dominates freshman season, sweeps postseason awards

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features, Tennis

Twelve months ago, Margita Sunjic was unsure about coming to the United States. Twelve months later, she capped off her freshman year of tennis at NKU by winning Horizon League Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, and being named All-Horizon League First Team. Sunjic went 13-3 overall and an outstanding 8-1 in Hor...

Norse Snaps: Degrading or conversation starter?

Norse Snaps: Degrading or conversation starter?

Brittney Gunter, Reporter

May 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Students gathered to study when one pulled out her phone to scroll through Snapchat stories. Along with her friends, she viewed every snap on an anonymous account called "Norse_Snaps." They began to laugh, only to later be disturbed by the more lewd posts.  Norse_Snaps is an unofficial and anonymous Snapchat a...

Fun or Foul: NKU Weighs in on Rate My Professors

Fun or Foul: NKU Weighs in on Rate My Professors

Emily Sherry and Hannah Hagerdon, Copy Editor and Assistant News Editor

May 2, 2017


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

    Before going to MyNKU to sign up for his classes, Thomas Gerding makes a stop at another popular website first. Gerding uses ratemyprofessors.com every semester during the registration season for Northern Kentucky University. The senior environmental science major said he and his fr...

Norse Notebook: Landrum, Leigeb reflect on Horizon League tournament

Norse Notebook: Landrum, Leigeb reflect on Horizon League tournament

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Golf, Sports

Coming into the Horizon League tournament, senior Allison Leigeb believed that she had not been playing her best golf in her senior season. That changed on day one of the tournament held at Las Colinas golf course in Florida, when the senior shot a 72 in the first round to take the day one individual lead...

McQueen steers Norse to senior day victory over Phoenix

McQueen steers Norse to senior day victory over Phoenix

Kevin Carey, Contributor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

The NKU softball team split an odd double header with Green Bay on Sunday afternoon. The Norse lost 7-3 in the first game, which was a continuation of Friday’s rain shortened game. The Norse capped off the day with a 12-4 route of the Phoenix. It was also the final home game for NKU’s three se...

Norse rally in seventh inning to take game three victory

Norse rally in seventh inning to take game three victory

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 30, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team rallied late in the game to take home a 7-2 victory over Wright State. Wright State falls to 29-13 and 15-4 in conference while the Norse improve to 16-27 and 9-10 in conference play. “This one of the most complete team wins,” right fielder TJ Alas said. “The lineup did a t...

Professors working to include sexual misconduct policy in syllabi

Professors working to include sexual misconduct policy in syllabi

Brittney Gunter, Reporter

April 30, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

During Dr. Jessica Kratzer’s first year as a professor at NKU, she’s had students disclose personal experiences such as anxiety, depression, and sexual assault. “I think that I create a warm environment and I really care about my students, and I think that they see that I care about them,” ...

Norse attempt comeback in ninth, fall short against Raiders

Norse attempt comeback in ninth, fall short against Raiders

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 29, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team fell to Wright State 5-3 in game two of the three game series, sealing a series loss. The Norse fall to 15-27 on the season and 8-10 in conference play while the Raiders improve to 28-12 on the season and 15-3 in conference play. Dizzy Peyton continued to fill the role of head c...

Norse fall to Wright State

Norse fall to Wright State

Kari Lakes, Contributor

April 28, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The Norse baseball team fell to Wright State Friday evening 7-3 in the first of a three game series. Pitching coach Dizzy Peyton stood as acting head coach for the Norse, as Todd Asalon served the first game on his four game suspension. Jean Francois Dionne started for the Norse and held the Raiders scoreless ...

Norse drop first game against Green Bay, game two postponed

Norse drop first game against Green Bay, game two postponed

Kevin Carey, Contributor

April 28, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

Northern Kentucky hosted Green Bay in a doubleheader Friday afternoon to begin their final homestand of the season. Six Norse players did not dress for either game. “Six players sat out due to a violation of team rules,” said Chloe Smith, the Assistant Athletic Communications Director said. He...

Breaking: Asalon suspended four games for unsportsmanlike conduct

Breaking: Asalon suspended four games for unsportsmanlike conduct

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 28, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Sports

The NCAA announced head baseball coach Todd Asalon has been suspended four games for unsportsmanlike conduct in Wednesday's game with Louisville. Alason bumped into an umpire while arguing a call with two outs in the fourth inning of Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Cardinals.  "I realize that my behavior...

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