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Coronavirus, race discussed at faculty panel

The bike share rack outside Starbucks.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

June 26, 2020

In a panel led by Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Darryl Peal, NKU faculty and administration talked about coronavirus, racism and future steps for improvement. Coronavirus related issues The panel opened with a discussion on how coronavirus has shaped how the Northern Kentucky econom...

Mac’s in Cold Spring reopens: social distancing, sanitation

Mac's Pizza Pub in Cold Spring reopened Friday, May 22 to eager guests.

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor

May 23, 2020

Harvey Germain, owner of Mac’s Pizza Pub in Cold Spring, said the first day of reopening for dine-in, May 22, was a beautiful day as guests visited to hang out and have a good time sitting outside of the establishment. While doors were still closed to the public, Germain and staff took advantag...

How COVID-19 affected NKU

NKU has fully transitioned to an online university amid coronavirus concerns.

Northerner Staff

May 8, 2020

COVID-19 has completely stopped the world. Schools now operate online. Grocery stores are no longer open 24/7. Masks are strongly encouraged to be worn in public—even just for exercise. Coronavirus has changed lives. Coronavirus will always be a significant moment in history. Coronavirus has...

How Grace Gillum strengthened her mental health during quarantine

Junior secondary education major Grace Gillum has been improving her coping skills in quarantine.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2020

The idea of walking into a coffee shop, smelling fresh coffee and sitting down to drink it is the thought that motivates junior secondary education major Grace Gillum through quarantine.  The COVID-19 pandemic has put Gillum in a situation where she can’t fully control what’s going on. Because...

Combating isolation: Allison Weihe maintains friendships during quarantine

Junior psychology major Allison Weihe

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2020

Junior psychology major Allison Weihe relies on interpersonal connections to help her cope with her mental health. Due to the pandemic, she’s been unable to do that.  Weihe misses being able to see her friends on campus or hangout with them easily. Now that campus is closed, Weihe has been living at ...

“Giving 110 percent:” How the SHEP program transitioned online

NKU's SHEP program links intellectually disabled students with peer mentors.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

May 8, 2020

Program Director Emily Hellman was curious about how the students in the SHEP program would receive the change to an online semester. Due to campus partially closing, the students have to transition to an online classroom and start Zooming with their professors and peer mentors.  SHEP (Supported H...

‘Slightly stronger’: How Cameron Peterson is coping with quarantine

Senior geology major Cameron Peterson (far right) with friends in North Carolina.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2020

The global pandemic didn’t hit senior geology major Cameron Peterson very hard at first. It wasn’t until his school trip to Colorado was canceled that he understood things were changing. Then, his senior commencement was canceled, and he realized how important graduation actually was to him. “I gu...

Greek life continues philanthropies, meetings and celebrations despite COVID-19

Greek life members mingling at Fresh Fusion

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

May 8, 2020

With the closing of campus due to COVID-19, groups and organizations have had to quickly find new ways to operate without physically meeting. One of NKU’s biggest communities is NKU Fraternity and Sorority life with around 700 participants.

Seniors petition for separate fall commencement

Seniors petition for separate fall commencement

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 8, 2020

Since senior elementary education majors Emilee Beecham and Alexia Ball started their petition in early March to give spring 2020 graduates their own commencement, they have reached nearly 2,200 signatures as of May 7.  In accordance with social distancing compliance due to COVID-19, spring commencement...

A conversation with senior Janiah Miller

Janiah Miller, integrative studies major.

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 8, 2020

Major: Integrative studies. I have three minors. Political science, social justice and university honors with two focus areas in women and gender studies and public service. What organizations have you been involved with during your time at NKU? I was in the Student Government Association for 2.5 years,...

A conversation with senior Alex Navarro-Guzman

Alex Navarro-Guzmán, international business and human resource management major

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 8, 2020

Major: International Business and Human Resource Management  What organizations have you been involved in at NKU? Resident Assistant for the Office of University Housing  Student Worker for Latino Programs & Services President of Alpha Psi Lambda Vice President of Delta Sigma Pi,...

A conversation with senior Dylan Woodruff

Dylan Woodruff marketing major

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 8, 2020

Major: Marketing What organizations have you been involved in during your time at NKU? Golden Key International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma What have been the biggest challenges for you with transitioning to online? The biggest challenge is probably just having to tackle everythi...

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