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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...

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...

NKU professor named VP of World History Association

Dr. Jonathon Reynolds.

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

February 18, 2020

NKU Regents Professor Dr. Jonathan Reynolds has been elected as vice president of the World History Association, the largest world history organization. Reynolds teaches African and World History at NKU, in addition to several history courses in the Honors program. He is also a leader in historic...

Human trafficking task force working to help Kentucky victims

Human trafficking task force working to help Kentucky victims

Noelle Horn, Reporter

February 20, 2019

In Northern Kentucky, the dangers of human trafficking might appear inconsequential. One imagines a trip abroad gone wrong or bases their knowledge around the dramatic portrayals they’ve seen in Hollywood. But this violation of human rights is living and prevalent, and it can happen to anyone. In...

Will Title IX change?

Will Title IX change?

Josh Goad, Assistant New Editor

February 13, 2019

Title IX was a part of the Education Amendments of 1972 and has since become an integral part of the way education works in America. This major piece of legislation states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or b...

Lunar eclipse draws crowds to Haile Planetarium

Lunar eclipse draws crowds to Haile Planetarium

Owen Treolo, Reporter

January 22, 2019

This past Sunday night, the Haile Planetarium hosted an event to commemorate the super blood wolf moon eclipse, an extremely rare occurrence. The event started with a small documentary about the moon and the history of its exploration, followed by demonstrations about eclipses. A lunar eclipse occurs ...

Rebel lawyer: Chase Law professor defends survivors of trafficking

Jennifer Kinsley, attorney and Chase Law associate director of professional development, works for justice for those who belong to traditionally marginalized groups.

Noelle Horn, Reporter

January 18, 2019

It isn't easy to get Chase Law professor Jennifer Kinsley to back down from a challenge.

Government shutdown: what students need to know

Government shutdown: what students need to know

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2019

The partial federal government shutdown enters its 21st day on Friday, tying it with the longest shutdown in U.S. history.

How should you learn about college debt?

How should you learn about college debt?

Nicole Browning and Sam Rosenstiel

November 28, 2018

With tuition on the rise at universities around the country, more and more students are taking out loans to afford a college degree, and NKU students are no exception. How students learn about debt and eventually overcome it is up to them, but what’s available at NKU to help them on their financial journey?

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