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SGA creates new committees and appoints chairs

SGA creates new committees and appoints chairs

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

December 2, 2019

SGA’s last meeting of the fall semester was full of holiday cheer as the senators wore their best ugly Christmas sweaters at Monday’s meeting. During the meeting, President Jarett Lopez announced the creation of two new Ad-Hoc committees. The two committees created were the Design and Artistic Endeavor...

SGA reappoints committee chairs, amendment changes

SGA reappoints committee chairs, amendment changes

Noelle Horn, Asst. News Editor

November 19, 2019

At Monday’s SGA meeting, two committee chairs were reappointed and Chief Justice Noah Cullen went over amendments to the constitution.

US 27, Sbarro construction, parking appeal updates

US 27, Sbarro construction, parking appeal updates

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

November 12, 2019

US 27 Update During Monday’s SGA meeting, Adam Grant from Fairmount Properties gave an update on the construction happening on the corner of Nunn Drive and Alexandria Pike. Grant said the function of the center would be the place where NKU and the community intersect.  “It's a place for shar...

VIDEO: What’s Happening in SGA

VIDEO: What’s Happening in SGA

Caleb Hodges, Reporter

November 6, 2019

Northern Kentucky University’s Student Government Association is constantly active in trying to improve NKU. Reporter Caleb Hodges explores the different responsibilities within the organization, and how the members attempt to approach each of them.

SGA passes resolution for NPHC plots

SGA passes resolution for NPHC plots

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

November 6, 2019

CORRECTION, 10/6: A previous version of this story included a misquote from president Jarett Lopez. The inaccuracy has now been corrected. We regret this error.  Passing the first resolution During Monday's meeting, the first resolution of the 2019-20 legislative session was read for a second time an...

First transgender White House staffer speaks in Otto Budig Theater

First transgender White House staffer speaks in Otto Budig Theater

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

October 24, 2019

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan became a part of United States history when President Barack Obama hired her as Outreach and Recruitment Director, making her the first openly transgender White House staffer in history.

Lavender figures: A look into the life of Harvey Milk

Lavender figures: A look into the life of Harvey Milk

Jarett Lopez, Guest Contributor

October 9, 2019

During LGBTQ History Month, it is important to recognize the queer forebears who have paved the way for the rights that we enjoy today. One such figure is Harvey Milk (1930-1978), who was the first openly gay elected official in California and the sixth nationwide. Milk was an imperfect activist, as m...

Student body president advocates for on-campus LGBTQ+ rights

Student body president advocates for on-campus LGBTQ+ rights

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

October 9, 2019

For Jarett Lopez, student body president, his interests in politics and civic engagement have always derived from his identity as someone who’s gay.  “Once you start looking into queer theory, you see that oppression is interlocking,” Lopez said. “A populace who isn’t civically engaged is more likely...

SGA 2019: Lopez and Sanford elected student body president, VP

SGA 2019: Lopez and Sanford elected student body president, VP

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2019

Lopez and Sanford took 45 percent of 814 student votes for SGA president.

Debate 2019: SGA candidates on diversity, funding cuts and more

Debate 2019: SGA candidates on diversity, funding cuts and more

Sam Rosenstiel and Natalie Hamren

March 21, 2019

Watch the full SGA 2019 Debate hosted by The Northerner on facebook.com/northernermedia. Candidates for NKU student body president and vice president stumped for their campaigns Wednesday night at The Northerner’s annual Student Government Association Debate. In front of student constituents, three tickets d...

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