The Northerner

The original ‘Sin City’: exploring Newport’s past of mobs, crimes and more

Newport Syndicate, formally known as Glenn Schmidt Playtorium, was a mob hangout.

Rachel Smith, Reporter

October 25, 2019

1955 Frank Sinatra gambled in the back room of the casinos on York Street. Dean Martin entertained guests at infamous mafia member Frank “Screw” Andrews’ house parties. And criminal racketeer Melvin Clark collapsed with a bullet lodged in his throat on Central Avenue. This was Newport—desirab...

Southgate School: Opinions split on museum’s focus

The museum showcases content tailored to both the city’s local history and the former school’s past, which includes educating African-American children between the late 1800s and mid-1900s.

Rachel Smith, Reporter

October 1, 2019

The Newport History Museum at Southgate Street School has been placed on a trial of ethics by some NKU students for its coverage of the city’s local history at the former school of segregation. “If you’re going to talk about the struggle that African-American kids had to go through to get an ad...

‘Step back in history’: Southgate School promotes education, understanding

Southgate Street School, located at 215 E Southgate St, Newport, KY, 41076

Rachel Smith, Reporter

September 13, 2019

When James Harris was eight years old, he would stand on a Newport street and gawk at the local school closest to his home. Harris said it was so unlike the school he had to walk several blocks to attend because this one had an enormous playground—one with shiny swings, seesaws and slides.  It cap...

Black History Month: a time for celebration, education

Dr. Carter G. Woodson created Negro History Week in 1926.

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 ...

Why the Second Amendment stuck around

Why the Second Amendment stuck around

Natalie Hamren, Asst. News Editor

March 31, 2018

With each mass shooting, the gun control debate emerges and re-emerges. At its center is what the Second Amendment, ratified in 1791, actually means.

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