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NKU nursing student died during weekend

Kelsie Small was a nursing student at NKU.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

May 13, 2020

Nursing student Kelsie Small died in a shooting in Louisville over the weekend, according to Courier Journal. The shooting occurred early Saturday May 9. Courier Journal reported Small was pronounced dead in the University of Louisville hospital. The other victim in the shooting received serious in...

Beshear outlines Kentucky’s Phase 1 reopening beginning May 11

Beshear outlines Kentucky’s Phase 1 reopening beginning May 11

Billy Keeney, News Editor

April 29, 2020

Kentucky will begin its Phase 1 reopening starting May 11, according to a press conference from Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear. May 11 Phase 1 reopenings will include construction, manufacturing, vehicle/vessel dealerships, professional services with 50 percent of employees, horse racing without fans, pet b...

Northern Kentucky announces first regional case of coronavirus

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Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

March 18, 2020

Northern Kentucky now has its first confirmed case of Coronavirus. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced five new cases in the state on Wednesday; one of the cases is in Kenton County. The individual is a 66 year-old female, and is currently in isolation at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Fort Thomas.  “We h...

Update: Ohio, Kentucky primaries scheduled for June

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Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 16, 2020

Update: Dr. Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Department of Health, has ignored the court's decision to go through with tomorrow's primary and has issued a director's order closing all polling stations tomorrow.   Governor Mike DeWine tweeted that this was due to risk COVID-19 had on voters and poll workers. A Franklin County, Ohio judge blocked Governor M...

NKU employee, spouse self-quarantining with flu-like symptoms

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Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 13, 2020

In a campus-wide email, President Ashish Vaidya said that an NKU employee is self-quarantining with flu-like symptoms. According to the email, the employee’s spouse was also sick but tested negative for strep and flu at a clinic. The spouse was then referred to contact the Northern Kentucky Hea...

Coronavirus myths: what to do, how to stop it

Coronavirus myths: what to do, how to stop it

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

March 13, 2020

In the age of social media, misinformation runs rampant—especially in the time of a global pandemic. With so many people posting inaccuracies on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with talks of misconceptions and “cures,” it’s important to stay informed. Here are some popular myths about the coronavirus, and...

NKU announces that classes will move online amid coronavirus concerns

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Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 11, 2020

Due to the nationwide outbreak of coronavirus, known officially as COVID-19, NKU announced that spring break will be extended through Saturday, March 21, and a majority of instruction will transition to online, according to a campus-wide email from President Ashish Vaidya. Beginning March 23, NKU will shift to alternative instruction, moving face-to-fa...

Study abroad trips canceled due to Coronavirus

Washing your hands is a way to prevent the spread of infections.

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

March 6, 2020

Two study abroad programs scheduled for spring break have been canceled due to confirmed Coronavirus cases in the destination areas, according to NKU Education Abroad officials.  President Ashish Vaidya, in conjunction with NKU’s Coronavirus preparedness team, made the decision to cancel the program...

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.

SGA gets visit from state representative nominee, update on enrollment strategy

Rachel Roberts, democratic nominee for Kentucky State Representative for District 67, poses for a photo with SGA members.

Billy Keeney, News Editor

February 18, 2020

On Monday, SGA had an update on the Strategic Enrollment Management Plan (SEMP) for the 2020 to 2024 school years and got a visit from Rachel Roberts, the Democratic candidate for the Kentucky District 67 State Representative.  Rachel Roberts on local business and politics Roberts, owner of the Yog...

Under new governor, LGBTQ campus community looks ahead

The 17 cities in Kentucky that have enacted Fairness Ordinances.

Kyle Wade, Copy Editor

January 31, 2020

Even though NKU is a safe haven against discrimination, it is still legal for any reason outside of campus boundaries. This means people can lose their jobs, housing or be denied service because of their religion, race or sexual orientation—essentially, fired for what makes them who they are. 

Amid pension crisis, Beshear offers hope

Amid pension crisis, Beshear offers hope

Billy Keeney, News Editor

January 29, 2020

After Kentucky educators marched on Frankfort on April 2, 2018 in the wake of the final approval of Senate Bill 151 (SB 151), the controversial proposal was later overturned by the Kentucky Supreme Court for being unconstitutional.   It wasn’t the beginning—nor end—of the fight for public pe...

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