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Southgate School: Opinions split on museum’s focus

Southgate School: Opinions split on museum’s focus

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

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

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

Black History Month: a time for celebration, education

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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