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STDs: A common student issue

STDs: A common student issue

Brooke Smith, Contributor

February 21, 2019

When most people hear the term “sexually transmitted infection,” or STI, they don’t realize that an STI is another word for the more colloquial sexually transmitted disease, or STD. Some may be intimidated by the term “STD”; students don’t know how to respond when they believe they might ha...

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...

What you missed at SGA Feb. 18

What you missed at SGA Feb. 18

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

February 19, 2019

President makes executive orders SGA President Hannah Edelen started her report by announcing two executive orders that will go into effect immediately. “They’re just for accountability purposes, they’re nothing more than what [SGA] are doing,” Edelen said. The first executive order m...

Flu season’s here: how you can stay well

Flu season’s here: how you can stay well

Natalie Hamren, News Editor

February 18, 2019

You start your day off making breakfast. You open the fridge, close some cabinets and play music on your phone. Afterward, you drive to class. There, you open the door, type on your laptop and share your pencil with a friend. When you get home later in the evening, your body aches, accompanied with c...

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...

NKU food pantry battles student hunger

NKU food pantry battles student hunger

Bee Klapper, Contributor

February 13, 2019

Catherine Chandler, like many college students, has made some sacrifices in the name of higher education. For her, that includes when a time when she needed to make the choice between eating the only thing available to her, blueberry muffins, or passing out due to low blood sugar. It seems like a si...

GALLERY: FUEL NKU moves to new home in Albright Center

GALLERY: FUEL NKU moves to new home in Albright Center

Northerner Staff

February 12, 2019

FUEL NKU, the university's on-campus food pantry, has moved into a larger space in Albright Health Center 104.

What you missed at SGA Feb. 11

What you missed at SGA Feb. 11

Josh Goad, Assistant New Editor

February 12, 2019

On Feb. 11, SGA hosted the directors of university housing and business operations, who both gave presentations. SGA student senate was also excited to vote on a new resolution aimed at extending library hours. Library hour extension Senators Noelle Brooks and Zachary Dichtl presented their resol...

Student Government Association: How does it work?

Student Government Association: How does it work?

Chelsea Livers Gowdy, Reporter

February 11, 2019

With 30 Senate members and an Executive Board of 10, Student Government Association is a dedicated, hardworking student-run organization that advocates for NKU students. “SGA does a lot of great things for this university, a lot of fun things and difficult things,” said Matt Frey, vice presid...

Black History Month: a time for celebration, education

Black History Month: a time for celebration, education

Natalie Hamren, News Editor

February 6, 2019

In 1925, historian, journalist and author Dr. Carter G. Woodson created the idea for the first Negro History Week—a celebration of experiences and accomplishments of African-Americans, said Dr. Eric Jackson, Black studies and history professor at NKU. Woodson, a graduate from Harvard University ...

Dean of students wins influential faculty award

Dean of students wins influential faculty award

Halley Gamble, Contributor

February 6, 2019

Arnie Slaughter was recently named the recipient of the Faculty/Staff Strongest Influence Award by NKU alumni, and he’s worked hard to achieve it. While winning the award was certainly not his goal when starting at NKU in 2003, his close relationships with student advocacy and engagement proved hi...

Pipe bursts in SOTA ceiling

Pipe bursts in SOTA ceiling

Josh Kelly, Arts & Life Editor

January 31, 2019

A sprinkler line near Greaves Concert Hall broke at about 3:30 p.m., knocking down ceiling tiles and covering the ground in about an inch of water.

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