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Kelsie Small was a nursing student at NKU.

NKU nursing student died during weekend

University has yet to comment at time of publishing
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...

Beshear outlines Kentucky’s Phase 1 reopening beginning May 11

Beshear outlines Kentucky’s Phase 1 reopening beginning May 11

The governor also outlined rules to reopening and steps to continue fighting COVID-19
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...

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Northern Kentucky announces first regional case of coronavirus

The first confirmed case is a 66-year-old female in Kenton County
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...

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Update: Ohio, Kentucky primaries scheduled for June

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....

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

Spouse not tested for COVID-19, wasn’t deemed high risk by NKY Health Department
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...

Coronavirus myths: what to do, how to stop it

Coronavirus myths: what to do, how to stop it

The truth about popular coronavirus myths
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...

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NKU announces that classes will move online amid coronavirus concerns

The World Health Organization classified the virus as a pandemic earlier today
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...

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

Study abroad trips canceled due to Coronavirus

Students affected financially over canceled study abroad trips
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,...

Senate Bill 1 puts undocumented students at risk

Senate Bill 1 puts undocumented students at risk

Proposed bill in Kentucky potentially reinforces immigration law
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.
Rachel Roberts, democratic nominee for Kentucky State Representative for District 67, poses for a photo with SGA members.

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

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...

The 17 cities in Kentucky that have enacted Fairness Ordinances.

Under new governor, LGBTQ campus community looks ahead

With Kentucky’s 63rd governor, NKU’s LGBTQ community has high hopes for positive change
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

What went wrong and what's next?
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...

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