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Officer Dewayne Cox (in car) and Officer Autumn Ruehl (on bike) with Detective Bobby Pate in the background.

Patrolling campus during a pandemic: how officers are staying safe

Essential workers on campus, such as police officers, still report to their jobs
Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor May 8, 2020

Latex gloves. Lysol-scented office space. Lonely patrols.  While COVID-19 has initiated a wave of work-from-home orders, some positions still require boots on the ground. For university police officers,...

Many people still have to work despite the pandemic.

For many essential workers, risking our health is not a choice

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor May 8, 2020

Sunday was the busiest day of the week for grocery stores. I was on my way to my part-time job as a cashier where I live in Ohio. Leading up to this point, I remember that things were tense and confusion...

Corinne Byrne works for Shipt, a food delivery service.

A grocery deliverer’s first-hand experience with COVID-19

The pandemic has created apocalyptic scenes in grocery stores as shelves remain
Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor May 8, 2020

It’s interesting that the very jobs many consider to be worthless are the ones that are deemed essential during a pandemic. The countless times I’ve overheard people demean employees at Walmart, McDonald’s,...

Noël Waltz works at a grocery store.

‘Scared and tired’: My story of working during a pandemic

Some of us do this work for only $10 an hour
Noël Waltz, Assistant Design Editor May 8, 2020

It was my first day back to work after NKU moved to virtual courses and the quarantine was announced. A woman with neatly styled brown hair and a pearl bracelet comes through my check out line. I scan...

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