The Northerner

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

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

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...

‘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...

Governor Bevin signs House Bill 1 into law

Governor Bevin signs House Bill 1 into law

Billy Keeney, News Editor

July 28, 2019

Governor Matt Bevin joined state legislators and stakeholder groups in Frankfort, Kentucky Wednesday, July 24, to officially sign House Bill 1 into law—which was passed by the General Assembly in special session earlier that day. “We are grateful for the diligent work of fiscally responsible House and S...

Habitat for Humanity taking on Collegiate Challenge

Habitat for Humanity taking on Collegiate Challenge

Casey Crowe, Contributor

February 22, 2019

Several NKU students are using their spring break as a way to make a difference in the lives of others. Students from the Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter will be travelling to Hardin County, Kentucky the week of March 10-15. “It’s work; it’s not like a spring break where you lay on the beach....

Election 2018: What you need to know

Election 2018: What you need to know

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2018

Election Day is tomorrow. Are you prepared to vote?

How NKU fights its shrinking enrollment

How NKU fights its shrinking enrollment

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

October 24, 2018

Continued decline in enrollment could lead to further shortfalls, which means less spending on everything. This year’s shortfall occurred because NKU estimated the enrollment decline on historic data— but is there a precedent?

Hepatitis A: how to stay safe during statewide outbreak

Hepatitis A: how to stay safe during statewide outbreak

Natalie Hamren, News Editor

September 18, 2018

In Kentucky, cases of hepatitis A continue to climb. Per year, the commonwealth typically experiences 20 cases of the virus. Since November 2017, that number has grown to over 1,300 reported cases in the state and 50 in northern Kentucky, according to the Northern Kentucky Health Department.

UPDATED: Bevin recommends $3.9 million cut to NKU

UPDATED: Bevin recommends $3.9 million cut to NKU

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

January 16, 2018

Gov. Matt Bevin proposed a 7.7 percent or $3.9 million funding cut for Northern Kentucky University in his state of the Commonwealth address on Jan. 16.

St. Amand: More state cuts add to funding disparity

St. Amand: More state cuts add to funding disparity

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

January 11, 2018

Interim pres. Gerard St. Amand said NKU’s state appropriations will be cut by $516,000 at a Board of Regents meeting on Jan. 10.

Gov. does not call pension reform session, cites House scandal

Gov. does not call pension reform session, cites House scandal

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

December 26, 2017

Gov. Matt Bevin said he may not call a special session for state lawmakers to discuss pension reform, according to the AP.

Amand: Pension costs “biggest hurdle” for NKU budget

Amand: Pension costs “biggest hurdle” for NKU budget

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

November 8, 2017

"This is the biggest, biggest hurdle to anything that we can do to try to fix our budget situation, and for the state as a whole,” Amand said at a Board of Regents meeting Wednesday.

GALLERY: Move-in day kicks off Welcome Week

GALLERY: Move-in day kicks off Welcome Week

Alec Reynolds, Video Editor

August 18, 2016

Traffic was backed up as far as the eye could see Thursday afternoon as students, parents and volunteers transported totes and furniture into the university's housing facilities. Move-in day marks the start of Welcome Week, which was also celebrated Thursday afternoon with a picnic in the Student U...

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