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Interim pres. signs letter urging Congress for immigration fix

Interim pres. signs letter urging Congress for immigration fix

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

NKU’s Interim Pres. Gerard St. Amand signed a letter with almost 800 other universities urging Congress to work on long-term immigration reform on Thursday.

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Immigration town hall gives community forum on national issue

Immigration town hall gives community forum on national issue

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, National News, News

SGA hosted a town hall meeting where students could voice concerns about DACA to a panel of experts and students in the SU ballroom on Thursday night.

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UPDATE: First-degree rape reported to campus police

UPDATE: First-degree rape reported to campus police

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, Featured Story, News

A sexual assault classified as first-degree rape was reported to campus police on Wednesday. According to an email sent by the Northern Kentucky University Police Department to the student body, the incident reportedly took place in Woodcrest Apartments between the evening of Oct. 14 and the early mor...

SGA to host immigration town hall, vote on DACA resolution

SGA to host immigration town hall, vote on DACA resolution

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus Events, Featured Story, National News, News

SGA will address concerns about the future of DACA recipients at an immigration town hall on Oct. 19 in the SU. SGA's DACA solidarity resolution goes to a vote on Oct. 23.

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22 Blocks of Light: Blink Cincinnati

22 Blocks of Light: Blink Cincinnati

Alex King, Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Over the weekend, light flowed over Cincinnati--it crawled into Washington Park, wrapped itself around buildings, and danced along storefronts, speckling sidewalks with color. For four nights, the city was filtered through rose-colored lenses; faces upturned, onlookers were able to immerse themselves in...

Ohio Renaissance Festival hosts weekends of combat, craft and fantasy

Ohio Renaissance Festival hosts weekends of combat, craft and fantasy

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

October 16, 2017


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

Less than an hour from NKU sits the Ohio Renaissance Festival, where characters spill off the pages of history to entertain with live combat, authentic craft and an immersive world.

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‘Now or never’: One woman’s fight to halt MS

‘Now or never’: One woman’s fight to halt MS

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Featured Story, News, Uncategorized

Jen Stansbury Koenig ran her hand over her freshly shaved head, hair shedding onto the off-white tablecloth below. She said she wanted to do it before she began chemo, worried large clumps of hair falling out may scare her child. Her 7-year-old daughter, Adelaide, came into the dining room, still coming...

Snapchatting and driving: a potentially fatal distraction

Snapchatting and driving: a potentially fatal distraction

Megan Bechtold, Contributor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

When caught in slow-moving traffic, student Matthew Nalley is unable to resist pulling out his phone for a quick Snapchat video or photo. Often, in a state of road rage, he will yell at traffic to speed up, all the while filming his drive to share with his friends or post to his Story for public viewi...

A map’s worth of Hispanic heritage

A map’s worth of Hispanic heritage

Northerner Staff

October 15, 2017


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

On the third floor of the Student Union—on any given day or time—Latinx students can be found, some speaking in English and others in their native language. They swap stories of the day, share their passions, wishes and support one another. Over the past month, the Office of Latino Programs and Se...

Video | On the Street: Fall break plans

Video | On the Street: Fall break plans

October 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story, Video

What are your plans for Fall break?  The Northerner walked around campus and asked some students their plans.  Watch the video to find out!  

Norse battle Flames to 0-0 draw

Norse battle Flames to 0-0 draw

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 14, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU and UIC men's soccer teams played to a 0-0 double overtime draw on Saturday afternoon at the NKU Soccer Stadium. "Really proud of the guys," head coach Stu Riddle said. "Here's a team that won the league last year and we fought them to the death. We could have snatched it at the end but they ...

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 ...

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