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Decision 2016: The Northerner Election Day Coverage

Decision 2016: The Northerner Election Day Coverage

Northerner Staff

November 8, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

BREAKING: TRUMP DECLARED PRESIDENT-ELECT IN STUNNING UPSET Updated 11/9/2016 2:32 a.m. Despite being the underdog in all the major polls and projections for months, Donald J. Trump was declared president-elect Wednesday morning by the Associated Press after passing the 270 electoral vote threshold nee...

Norse women’s soccer to NCAA tourney

Norse women’s soccer to NCAA tourney

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 5, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

MILWAUKEE -- The NKU women's soccer team defeated Milwaukee Saturday night to win the Horizon League tournament, 3-2. With the win, the Norse win the automatic bid to the NCAA Division I women's soccer tournament. It is the first Division I NCAA bid in school history. NKU will find out where it wi...

NKU modifies master plan for new residence hall

NKU modifies master plan for new residence hall

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 3, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

The NKU Board of Regents voted Wednesday to approve the use of land currently occupied by Parking Lot F as a site for a new residence hall. A last-minute addition to the agenda, the issue was one of seven presidential recommendations that were passed in one vote by the board. According to backgroun...

Campus divided as election approaches

Campus divided as election approaches

Emily Sherry, Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under A&L Features, Featured Story, News

As one of the most contentious presidential campaigns reaches its conclusion, students at Northern Kentucky University wait to see which candidate will emerge victorious. While Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump vie for the presidenc...

Students fall prey to scammers, check fraud

Students fall prey to scammers, check fraud

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

October 31, 2016


Filed under Crime, Featured Story, News

Danielle Moore has heard NKU students swear to her they would never fall for a scam. “They say, ‘I’m too smart for that,’” Moore said. “The students say, ‘I would never fall for that.’ “Guess what? Twenty of your fellow classmates fell for it in the last year.” The assistant mana...

Pro-life display on campus vandalized

Pro-life display on campus vandalized

Abby Anstead, Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief, News Editor

October 30, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

When Cecilia Knox placed 260 white crosses on campus to draw attention to abortion, she expected people to react differently. But she didn’t expect the display to be vandalized. Days after Knox stuck the crosses into the grass beside the Student Union Plaza, someone pulled the crosses out of the ground and tore the sign that read...

US Bank, NKU partner for 3 cybersecurity scholarships

US Bank, NKU partner for 3 cybersecurity scholarships

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

October 27, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

When describing the scope of his position at US Bank, Jason Witty sounded more like a meteorologist than a bank executive. “We have to think in terms of the chief information security officer being like a weather predictor,” Witty said. “I’m trying to forecast what’s going to happen next. At...

NKU alum calls mascot change ‘a shame’

NKU alum calls mascot change ‘a shame’

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News, Sports Features

NKU alum Steve Ruch remembers his friend, Mark Buerger, dressing up like a Norse and patrolling the sidelines during basketball games, long before Victor E. Viking made his first appearance on campus. Ruch said he has watched athletics grow with the size of the university, but he said he is not a ...

Student: Lack of inclusion is a ‘campus problem’

Student: Lack of inclusion is a ‘campus problem’

Mackenzie Manley, News Editor

October 24, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

Tiara Atwater said she experienced discrimination for the first time when she came to college. The freshman, a double major in EMB and media informatics, says she grew up in a white community. Still, she said she had not actually felt discrimination until seeing the ‘Welcome White Week’ flyer, posted in Sept...

Student on debate: Trump ‘may do some reckless things’

Student on debate: Trump ‘may do some reckless things’

Sam Rosenstiel, Contributor

October 20, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

The final presidential debate was broadcasted to screens across America Wednesday night, including the oversized, paneled screen of NKU’s Rieveschl Digitorium. The third presidential “Debate-In” event was held in Griffin Hall’s Digitorium Wednesday night, featuring pizza, polls, and plenty of ex...

NKU participating in Drug Take-back Day

NKU participating in Drug Take-back Day

Leonard Ivey, Contributor

October 19, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

NKU’s Responsible Education About Life Peer Educators — also known as the R.E.A.L. Peer Educators — are accepting any unwanted or expired prescription pills and patches this Thursday in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency’s semi-annual “Drug Take-back Day” event on Saturday. From 11...

Judge denies gag order in sexual assault lawsuit

Judge denies gag order in sexual assault lawsuit

Abby Anstead, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

  COVINGTON, Ky. -- Judge William O. Bertlesman rejected Northern Kentucky University’s motion for a gag order in court Tuesday, denying the sealing of court documents in the ongoing federal lawsuit involving a female student who says the university mishandled her sexual assault case. Bertlesman...

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