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NKU students on why they’re voting for Trump

An elephant, the Republican Party's animal, is colored in red and blue.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

October 7, 2020

Ruthie Franzen, sophomore marketing major, plans to vote for President Donald Trump in the upcoming general election. She said one of her main reasons is that Trump is pro-life, which is something that’s important to her since she’s Catholic.  Franzen also said she’s voting for Trump because she believes ...

NKU students on why they’re voting for Biden

The Democratic Party's animal, a donkey. Colored in red and blue.

Rachel Smith, News Editor

October 7, 2020

Creative writing major Sarah Bryant said she has voted in every single election ever since she turned 18. Now 23, she was initially discouraged because of the current pandemic. Diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS), she is considered at “high-risk” and cannot safely vote in person like she ...

What students should watch for in the first presidential debate

Preparations take place for the first Presidential debate in the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Cleveland.

Payden Hinkle, Contributor

September 29, 2020

President Donald Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden face off tonight in Cleveland, Ohio for the first Presidential Debate of the 2020 election cycle. Chris Wallace, Fox News Sunday host, will be the moderator for tonight's debate. Wallace was selected by the Commission on Presidential Debates...

VIDEO: Voting in the upcoming election

VIDEO: Voting in the upcoming election

Abby Behrens, Jacob Kinman, and Collin Hudson

September 16, 2020

Between COVID-19 and the current changes to the USPS, the idea of voting can be intimidating. The Northerner talked to Dr. Ryan Salzman to understand how the upcoming election is going to work, who also explained why voting is so important in the first place.

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...

Goodwin and Derks: Transparency in Action

Pictured left to right, Lauren Goodwin, president, and Mia Derks, vice president.

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

March 4, 2020

On Monday, Feb. 24, the only all-female ticket of the election announced its candidacy with the slogan “Transparency in Action.” Student Government Association Justices Lauren Goodwin and Mia Derks are running for president and vice president respectively.  Goodwin was inspired to run after a meeting ...

To vote or not to vote: NKU students on election process

The 2020 General Election is Nov. 3

Chelsea Cahill, Contributor

November 6, 2019

Wearing the “I voted” sticker around campus carries a sense of pride for some. For others, they weren’t aware of the election. With the election in Kentucky taking place last night, how do NKU students view elections and do they think voting is worth it? Shannon McGuire, freshman social work major,...

Student’s perspectives on upcoming governor election

The 2020 General Election is Nov. 3

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

November 4, 2019

Editor’s Note: Taylor House uses ze/hir pronouns.  Taylor House, fifth-year music composition and statistics double major Voting: Andy Beshear   Taylor House is making the hour-long trip to hir hometown of Louisville, Kentucky to vote for Andy Beshear.  “He’s not Matt Bevin,” House sai...

Trumped: Donald J. Trump declared president-elect in stunning upset

President-elect Donald Trump gives his acceptance speech during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Abby Anstead, Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2016

NEW YORK  -- Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States, upsetting Democrat Hillary Clinton after winning Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes, pushing him over the 270 vote threshold, The Associated Press reported. Though he has never held a position in government, the Republican nominee ...

Student on debate: Trump ‘may do some reckless things’

Students, faculty and staff tuned in to the final presidential debate Wednesday night in the digitorium.

Sam Rosenstiel, Contributor

October 20, 2016

The final presidential debate was broadcasted to screens across America Wednesday night, including the oversized, paneled screen of NKU’s Rieveschl Digitorium. The third presidential “Debate-In” event was held in Griffin Hall’s Digitorium Wednesday night, featuring pizza, polls, and plenty of ex...

WCPO to hold interactive election event on campus

WCPO to hold interactive election event on campus

Abby Anstead, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2016

Come wearing a red, blue or white T-shirt representing your party and take part in an interactive election event aimed at measuring perspectives on key issues in the upcoming election. In partnership with NKU and the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement, WCPO- 9 On Your Side is hosting an event ...

Millennials looking for election coverage with an attitude

Local media members spoke to students and staff during the Feb. 29 Lunch with the Pros. Panel members were, from left to right, Courtis Fuller of WLWT, Amanda Seitz of WCPO.com and former reporter Patrick Crowley.

Matt Sexton, Reporter

March 1, 2016

Three local reporters discussed the challenges of gearing coverage of the upcoming presidential election for millennials Feb. 29 to staff and students at Northern Kentucky University.Courtis Fuller of WLWT, Amanda Seitz of WCPO and former political reporter Patrick Crowley spoke to around 30 people ...

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