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International talent jumpstarts Norse rebuilding process

International talent jumpstarts Norse rebuilding process

Kevin Carey, Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Currently sitting at 6-4-4, the NKU Men’s Soccer team is on pace for a record year. With a new coach at the helm and nearly half the team made up of international students, the Norse have accumulated five more wins than last season and are only two wins shy of the 2015 season. With half the team ...

GALLERY: Vikings spoil Norse senior night

GALLERY: Vikings spoil Norse senior night

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 21, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The Northern Kentucky women's soccer team fell to Cleveland State 1-0 on senior night at the NKU Soccer Stadium Saturday night.  The loss is the first loss the Norse have suffered in league play this season and are now 6-1-1 in league play while Cleveland State improves to 5-3 in Horizon League pl...

Norse move into first place in Horizon League

Norse move into first place in Horizon League

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The Northern Kentucky women's soccer team defeated Oakland 3-0 Wednesday night in Oakland. The Norse improve to 9-4-1 and 6-0-1 in the Horizon League while the Grizzlies fall to 2-13-1 and 2-5 in league play. With the victory and a 6-0 Milwaukee victory over previous league leader IUPUI, NKU is now in...

Three first half goals power NKU past Green Bay

Three first half goals power NKU past Green Bay

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 14, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU women's soccer team hasn't lost since they fell 2-1 to Xavier a little over a month ago.  That streak continued today when the Norse beat Green Bay 2-0 at the NKU Soccer Stadium. NKU is now 8-4-1 on the season and 5-0-1 in Horizon League play while the Phoenix chances at a Horizon League ...

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...

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...

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....

Late goal pushes Grizzlies past Norse

Late goal pushes Grizzlies past Norse

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 7, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU men's soccer team fell to Oakland Saturday afternoon 2-1 at the NKU Soccer Stadium. The game was moved from a 7 p.m. start time to a 4:30 p.m. start time due to potential threat of thunderstorms in the Northern Kentucky area. The Norse fall to 6-3-3 on the season and 2-2-1 in league play wh...

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...

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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