The Northerner

Health officials urge flu vaccine to prevent ‘twindemic’

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

Rachel Smith, News Editor

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 ever,” Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, said in a r...

NKU COVID-19 dashboard tracks regional cases

The Student Union from the plaza level.

Rachel Smith, News Editor

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 in future decisions in the semester and every community member has access to it, according...

Provost announces Fall semester hybrid approach

A view of Loch Norse.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

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

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

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 is a 66 year-old female, and is currently in isolation at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Fort Thomas.  “We h...

Everybody wins this Giving Tuesday

Lauren Hendrix takes her chance in the cash box on Tuesday.

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

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 to an organization of their choice or win a gift card for themselves. Derek Darwish, member of the student alumni ...

SGA passes resolution for NPHC plots

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

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...

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...

EDITORS: What we wish we knew as freshmen

EDITORS: What we wish we knew as freshmen

Northerner Staff

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. The biggest skills and developments during my time at NKU came from outside the classroom! Kane M...

E. coli outbreak linked to fast food in Kentucky

E. coli outbreak linked to fast food in Kentucky

Noelle Horn, Copy Editor

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 announcing a sharp increase of E. coli cases in Kentucky. The Louisville Courier Journal report...

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

Best of NKY 2019

Northerner Staff

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 everywhere else on this side of the river. Take the survey to help us decide what we should rank, and see your choices in print next month! Submissions close March ...

Raising Cane’s opens on US 27

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

Kane Mitten, Assistant Arts & Life

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 from East Village. Raising Cane’s is a restaurant that specializes in chicken fingers, which they ref...

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

Students rally in response to the cross display on campus lawn.

Noelle Horn, Reporter

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 group Northern Right to Life showed their annual “Cemetery of the Innocents” disp...

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