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Otten and her father, Mark Otten.

Student recalls last moments before she lost her dad to cancer

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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