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To Vote or Not to Vote: NKU students on election process

To Vote or Not to Vote: NKU students on election process

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

Student’s perspectives on upcoming governor election

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

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

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’

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

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

Millennials looking for election coverage with an attitude

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 ...

Student Government Election 2015: Meet the Candidates

Student Government Election 2015: Meet the Candidates

Tori Lentz, News Editor

March 24, 2015

Current Vice President Kat Hahnel and Senator Will Weber are ready to fight for more state funding, a strict budget, and continuing scholarships. But will Senators Ellie Kremer and Hannah French sweep NKU off their feet with a vision of a closer-knit NKU community and an expanded Road to NKU tour? Find...

Hillary Clinton draws big crowds to campus

Hillary Clinton draws big crowds to campus

Kevin Schultz and Carrie Crotzer

November 1, 2014

Former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stopped by Northern Kentucky University this morning to rally for Kentucky democrat senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. Clinton and Grimes both gave speeches to a crowd of about 1,400 people in the university's Bank of Kentucky Center. ...

Republicans need to focus on women in future elections

Lauren Wheeler, Contributing writer

November 28, 2012

Women’s issues were at the forefront for the 2012 election. Between the contraception discussion and the shouts of abortion, it was almost as if it was an election in 1920. Even weeks after the election, women are still going to be an integral part of any future campaigns and elections. According...

Author visits Cincy, encourages voting

Author visits Cincy, encourages voting

Brooke Ginn, Staff Writer

October 25, 2012

Though Northern Kentucky University students spent their fall break in many different ways, some had the opportunity to meet the New York Times bestselling author, John Green. Green traveled to the Public Library of Cincinnati to kick off Teen Read Week in his own special way by expressing the importance...

Democracy for sale: Where the money comes from for political campaigns

Marina Schneider, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2012

The Center of Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan research group, predicts the 2012 presidential and congressional elections will cost $5.8 billion, the most expensive on record. Understanding where all this money comes from and how it is used is a fundamental part of a democratic system. In the current...

Romney trailing Obama, turnaround plausible for Republican candidate

Brandon Barb, Managing editor

October 4, 2012

Heading into the presidential debate, Mitt Romney was trailing President Obama in the polls. Obama was ahead a few points but it should have been a larger margin. After the conventions the president should have put his foot on the gas not ease off and coast to election. In a poll conducted by Quinnipiac...

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