The Northerner

Senate Bill 1 puts undocumented students at risk

Senate Bill 1 puts undocumented students at risk

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

March 5, 2020

Introduced in the Kentucky Senate on Jan. 7, Senate Bill 1 would prohibit sanctuary policies in the state. Sanctuary areas prevent law enforcement from questioning people on their legal status.

Female entrepreneurs share their road to success

Karla Boldery created Latina Entrepreneur Academy in 2016.

Rachel Smith, Reporter

November 13, 2019

During the first annual Women's Entrepreneurship Week, NKU invited women of color to share their experiences as entrepreneurs with students and faculty.

The original ‘Sin City’: exploring Newport’s past of mobs, crimes and more

Newport Syndicate, formally known as Glenn Schmidt Playtorium, was a mob hangout.

Rachel Smith, Reporter

October 25, 2019

1955 Frank Sinatra gambled in the back room of the casinos on York Street. Dean Martin entertained guests at infamous mafia member Frank “Screw” Andrews’ house parties. And criminal racketeer Melvin Clark collapsed with a bullet lodged in his throat on Central Avenue. This was Newport—desirab...

Student activist promotes LGBTQ inclusivity, education

Isabel Sleczkowski, president of Lavender Society.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2019

Isabel Sleczkowski is a loud, proud lesbian. Or at least that’s how she describes herself.  She’s a friend; she’s a safe place. She occasionally puts too much on her plate but tries to give everything she has to each of those things. She’s always learning and growing. She’s an intersec...

Student body president advocates for on-campus LGBTQ+ rights

Student body president Jarett Lopez.

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

October 9, 2019

For Jarett Lopez, student body president, his interests in politics and civic engagement have always derived from his identity as someone who’s gay.  “Once you start looking into queer theory, you see that oppression is interlocking,” Lopez said. “A populace who isn’t civically engaged is more likely...

Smelly plants outside HIC: Do the benefits outweigh the assault on our nostrils?

The smell around HIC is a combination of a few different plants, said Dr. Whitson.

Noël Waltz, Copy Editor

October 2, 2019

Students have noticed a strange smell on their commute between classes, particularly concentrated near the gardens outside of the Health Innovation Center. The university paid special attention to this area, with the implementation of “rain gardens” and various other plants that offer a variety of...

Southgate School: Opinions split on museum’s focus

The museum showcases content tailored to both the city’s local history and the former school’s past, which includes educating African-American children between the late 1800s and mid-1900s.

Rachel Smith, Reporter

October 1, 2019

The Newport History Museum at Southgate Street School has been placed on a trial of ethics by some NKU students for its coverage of the city’s local history at the former school of segregation. “If you’re going to talk about the struggle that African-American kids had to go through to get an ad...

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