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Seeking help: mental health on college campuses, resources

Seeking help: mental health on college campuses, resources

Elizabeth Cates, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

Mental health has become a widespread topic across college campuses. About one in four students on college campuses struggle with mental health concerns, according to Director of Student Counseling Services Amy Clark.  “That doesn’t mean that they have a mental illness per se they just struggle wi...

Balancing a healthy diet as a college student

60 percent of students aren't getting enough physical activity, according to a study by Northwestern Medicine and Northeastern Illinois University.

Elizabeth Cates, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2020

As college students take on heavy course loads, jobs, extracurricular activities, family responsibilities and more, it can be a struggle to prioritize eating well and exercising.  95 percent of college students are not eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables and 60 percent are not...

VIDEO: The Herbarium at NKU

VIDEO: The Herbarium at NKU

Jason Houston, Caleb Hodges, and Keara McClellan

October 7, 2019

Northerner reporters interviewed Dr. Maggie Whiston, the director of NKU's herbarium, about what one could find inside the collection and how students can utilize its resources.

SGA hosts town hall, addresses mental health within identities on campus

SGA senators talk about spring break plans during a short recess. Taken March 4.

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

October 1, 2019

Student Government Association hosted its first town hall of the year Monday, Sept. 30. The town hall was in collaboration with Health, Counseling and Student Wellness (HCSW) with the topic being “a talk on mental health.” The town hall began with an introduction by Brynn Cahal, chair of SGA’s ...

Mental Health: ‘A part of being a complete student-athlete’

Mental Health: ‘A part of being a complete student-athlete’

Ty DeBonis, Reporter

September 17, 2019

Student-athletes in college have trainers and coaches around to keep them in top physical condition. If they get injured, doctors are in place to help get them back on the field in peak physical shape. But who can help student-athletes with their mental health? Mental health is an important area that can be overlooked when coaches and trainers push the student-athletes to be invincible physically. 

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Marks the Opening of the UK College of Medicine on NKU’s Campus

Students of the College of Medicine cutting the ribbon, marking the official opening of the college.

Noël Waltz, Copy Editor

September 6, 2019

A ceremony marking the official opening of the UK College of Medicine on NKU’s campus occurred in the Student Union Ballroom Thursday, Sept. 5 at 10 a.m.  Members had the chance to hear the ambitions of this addition to the university from those who spearheaded the collaboration that allowed t...

Minority health counseling: Could university programs be more inclusive?

“I think a lot of black people see that when they go to therapy they want to talk and then someone’s jotting down notes like, ‘This is an excuse why you can't get this done.'

Noelle Horn, Copy Editor

April 29, 2019

On March 18, Student Government Association senator Jontay Brown signed a resolution that asked that NKU’s counseling services better serve its minority students. With only one in three African Americans receiving mental health care who need it, according to the American Psychiatric Association, this issue may be large...

Why you’re you: The science behind introverts, extroverts

Introverts and extraverts make a continuum with both on opposite sides. Ambiverts, who have qualities of both, are located somewhere in the middle.Introverts and extraverts make a continuum with both on opposite sides. Ambiverts, who have qualities of both, are located somewhere in the middle.Introverts and extraverts make a continuum with both on opposite sides. Ambiverts, who have qualities of both, are located somewhere in the middle.

Jack Flesch, Contributor

February 25, 2019

Many have heard about the Myers-Briggs personality assessment or the big five personality test. Often, people lump themselves into two categories: introverts or extroverts. Despite familiarity with the terms, people may not be well accustomed to what they mean. Even though these personality tests are supp...

STDs: A common student issue

Health, Counseling and Wellness offers testing for STDs.

Brooke Smith, Contributor

February 21, 2019

When most people hear the term “sexually transmitted infection,” or STI, they don’t realize that an STI is another word for the more colloquial sexually transmitted disease, or STD. Some may be intimidated by the term “STD”; students don’t know how to respond when they believe they might ha...

Flu season’s here: how you can stay well

Health, Counseling and Student wellness offers flu vaccines which can be covered by insurance.

Natalie Hamren, News Editor

February 18, 2019

You start your day off making breakfast. You open the fridge, close some cabinets and play music on your phone. Afterward, you drive to class. There, you open the door, type on your laptop and share your pencil with a friend. When you get home later in the evening, your body aches, accompanied with c...

NKU food pantry battles student hunger

FUEL NKU is now located in Albright Health Center 104 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Bee Klapper, Contributor

February 13, 2019

Catherine Chandler, like many college students, has made some sacrifices in the name of higher education. For her, that includes when a time when she needed to make the choice between eating the only thing available to her, blueberry muffins, or passing out due to low blood sugar. It seems like a si...

GALLERY: FUEL NKU moves to new home in Albright Center

FUEL NKU is now located in Albright Health Center 104.

Northerner Staff

February 12, 2019

FUEL NKU, the university's on-campus food pantry, has moved into a larger space in Albright Health Center 104.

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