The Northerner

Student recalls last moments before she lost her dad to cancer

Otten and her father, Mark Otten.

Nicole Browning, Asst. News Editor

October 23, 2016

Alli Otten sat with her dying father. She held his hand, her family and her mom by her side. Otten’s dog jumped up and licked her father’s hand. In a way, she said, her dog knew too. The junior elementary education major recounts her last moments with her father before he lost his battle with c...

Relay for Life event held on campus

Relay for Life event held on campus

Courtney Pugh, Contributing writer

April 18, 2012

The lawn in front of Griffin Hall was draped in purple on Friday, April 13, as Northern Kentucky University students, staff and community members geared up for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life walk-a-thon. Bodies, balloons, benches and blankets sported the color purple to show support...

Bouncing Boobapalooza

Allegra Carpenter

November 2, 2011

Boobapalooza bounced through campus last week bringing awareness about breast cancer. Colleges Against Cancer held its first annual awareness event to raise money for Relay For Life, where they also handed out pink ribbons, pamphlets and ways to fight back against the disease. “We are partnering...

Staying positive through adversity

Brandon Barb

October 26, 2011

A professor’s closing comments at the end of class fall on occupied ears most of the time. Students are busy packing up, answering texts or talking to a friend, causing the professor’s message to get lost in the shuffle. Northern Kentucky University German professor Andrea Fieler’s message was...

Not just surviving — thriving

Caitlin Centner and Tara Derington

October 26, 2011

Paula Morelli, certified nurse-midwife for St. Elizabeth Physicians Women’s Health, wasn’t surprised when her mammogram results came back abnormal. Morelli, a Northern Kentucky University alumna, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. “I always had a feeling the mammogram would come back...

SCAR Project is more than Art

Rachel Martin

October 5, 2011

The message: Breast cancer is not a pink ribbon. The speakers: Young women in their 20s and 30s sharing the same story. The story: Breast cancer came and they’re still here. Large, powerful photographs hung on the walls of the Art Design Consultants Gallery downtown Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Rebuilding...

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