The Northerner

Emmy Kaeppner

Kaeppner sits inside her apartment and looks at through the window.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2020

Around four days after Kaeppner’s fiancee, Isabel Sleczkowski, started experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms, Kaeppner started experiencing them, too. Her mom had coronavirus over the summer, so Kaeppner was spending a lot of her time bringing her mom groceries and helping out with other tasks. Her ...

Isabel Sleczkowski

Sleczkowski sits in her apartment. She stares out through the window.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2020

Isabel Sleczkowski felt the blood pressure cuff squeeze her arm. She knew another 30 minutes had passed. Between the cuff, an IV, a pulse oximeter and her relentless fatigue, she could hardly hold up the book she brought to read to pass time.  A few hours earlier, Sleczkowski’s fiancee dropped her off at ...

Bailey Fox

Bailey Fox sits inside her apartment through the bedroom window.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2020

Bailey Fox was the only person in her inner circle of friends who tested positive for COVID-19 over the summer. Her friend group, which consisted of around four people, hung out over the summer. Fox wasn’t worried about contracting COVID-19 because her friend group typically only interacted amongst themsel...

Q&A: Amy McGrath discusses student debt, COVID-19, more

Amy McGrath stands in front of a small crowd and speaks.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2020

Saturday morning, Kentucky Democrat Senate candidate Amy McGrath spoke with NKU students and community members about the importance of voting, her stance on issues and ways to encourage your friends to vote. The Northerner spoke with McGrath after the event and asked her about gun violence, student d...

Being a dean during a pandemic

In MEP 200, there are stickers indicating what seats are available to be sat in.

Noelle Horn, News Editor

September 7, 2020

Although school started mid-August, the deans on campus have been planning how the semester would look amidst a pandemic for months. As the semester progresses, these deans need to stay attentive to what’s best for their colleges. Judith Daar, Hassan Hassabelnaby and Diana McGill, deans of the ...

How the Rec Center is adjusting to COVID-19 challenges

When working out, students must wear a facial covering.

Matthew Dietz and Kaycee Sloan

August 30, 2020

Since returning to campus for the 2020 Fall semester, NKU students and staff members have been met with a lot of unfamiliarity within campus buildings and school operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many students have seen all of their classes shift to online delivery through Zoom and other v...

Norse up, mask up: Costume design majors sell their own custom masks

Emmy Kaeppner started making masks for her family. When her aunt donated fabric she started making them for others.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

August 29, 2020

When the country shut down back in March, Shelby Doyle kept sewing. With some old fabric from downstairs, she began making some masks for her family. After those masks were made, there was still some leftover fabric, so she posted on Facebook and asked if any of her friends needed any custom masks ma...

VIDEO: How to wear and care for your mask

VIDEO: How to wear and care for your mask

Abby Behrens, Video Editor

August 27, 2020

Wearing a mask can be a hard habit to get used to, but The Northerner is here to help this fall semester as we all adjust to this new normal.

NKU COVID-19 dashboard tracks regional cases

The Student Union from the plaza level.

Rachel Smith, News Editor

August 24, 2020

NKU has published an updating dashboard for COVID-19 related statistics of Northern Kentucky and Ohio, administrators released via email today. The data collected by the dashboard will help guide administrators in future decisions in the semester and every community member has access to it, according...

GALLERY: What campus looks like during COVID-19

Parking lots across campus were at a moderate capacity on Tuesday.

Billy Keeney, Photo Editor

August 19, 2020

On Wednesday, students returned to campus for classes. See what campus looks like during the coronavirus pandemic, and what protocols NKU has implemented.

GALLERY: First day back on campus

Students in masks attending their first day of in-person classes.

Northerner Staff

August 17, 2020

NKU resumed classes Monday. While most students are taking classes online, there are still some students on campus taking courses. These are the changes made to campus for the 2020 semester.

Officials talk about campus cleanliness, dining, working in a pandemic

NKU's Student Union.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

July 30, 2020

University officials answered questions about working, cleaning, dining, recreation center and what campus looks like in a pandemic in a Zoom conference on Wednesday  Work, class and campus interaction  To ensure that the campus is protecting itself from being at risk of the COVID-19 virus, Lor...

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