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Health officials urge flu vaccine to prevent ‘twindemic’

The entrance to Health, Counseling and Student Wellness in University Center. A frosted glass door.
September 27, 2020

Regional health officials and administrators encourage citizens to receive the flu vaccination to ward off the looming ‘twindemic.’  “Protecting ourselves against the flu is more important than...

NKU COVID-19 dashboard tracks regional cases

The Student Union from the plaza level.
August 24, 2020

NKU has published an updating dashboard for COVID-19 related statistics of Northern Kentucky and Ohio, administrators released via email today. The data collected by the dashboard will help guide administrators...

Provost announces Fall semester hybrid approach

A view of Loch Norse.
Semester to open in stages throughout the summer
May 19, 2020
Provost Sue Ott Rowlands announced recommendations for campus to undergo a hybrid approach to the Fall 2020-21 semester.

Northern Kentucky announces first regional case of coronavirus

corona feature
The first confirmed case is a 66-year-old female in Kenton County
March 18, 2020

Northern Kentucky now has its first confirmed case of Coronavirus. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced five new cases in the state on Wednesday; one of the cases is in Kenton County. The individual...

Everybody wins this Giving Tuesday

Lauren Hendrix takes her chance in the cash box on Tuesday.
NKU’s Student Alumni Council gave students an opportunity to give back to NKU and themselves in the SU this Tuesday.
December 3, 2019

Students stepped into the box—goggled and ready—to grab as much “cash” as they could in under 30 seconds. The cash, colored yellow and green, would give students the opportunity to donate money...

SGA passes resolution for NPHC plots

Tyrobius Bacon, Aliya Cannon and Noelle Brooks pose in front of the resolution.
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...

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.
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...

EDITORS: What we wish we knew as freshmen

EDITORS: What we wish we knew as freshmen
Worried about your freshman year? Need some advice? Our editors have got you covered.
August 26, 2019

Sean Gibson, Assistant Web Editor Sophomore Reach out and make friends and connections with other students and professors. This opens up a world of opportunity at NKU and can truly impact your life....

E. coli outbreak linked to fast food in Kentucky

E. coli outbreak linked to fast food in Kentucky
April 2, 2019

Fast food in Northern Kentucky could be tainted with dangerous E. coli, according to a report from the state health department. The Kentucky Department for Public Health released a statement last week...

Best of NKY: Help us pick the best of Northern Kentucky

Best of NKY 2019
We want your help to pick the best restaurants, bars, venues and more this side of the river
February 20, 2019

What are the best things in Northern Kentucky? We need your help to find out. For the first time, we're choosing the area's best bars, restaurants, businesses, hangout spots and more around campus and...

Raising Cane’s opens on US 27

Northern Kentucky gets its second Raising Cane’s just across the street from East Village.
December 5, 2018

Raising Cane’s opened their new location in Cold Spring on Tuesday. The fast-casual chicken restaurant is located right outside of campus on Alexandria Pike and sits behind the Arby’s across...

At campus pro-life display, opinions split on Roe v. Wade

Students rally in response to the cross display on campus lawn.
November 13, 2018

“Life begins when you stand up to Christian fascists” and “I have no right to deny her right” were some of the many signs at the Revolutionary Student Union’s Rally for Roe v. Wade on Thursday. Pro-life...

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