The Northerner

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...

What you missed at SGA Feb. 25

Director of LGBTQ Programs and Services, Bonnie Meyer, explains the outline of her presentation to SGA.

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

February 26, 2019

Learning LGBTQ+ etiquette In Monday’s SGA meeting, Director of NKU’s LGBTQ Programs and Services Bonnie Meyer gave a presentation aimed at better preparing students for interaction with people who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. The presentation began with the appropriate ways to refer to...

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...

‘Hope in others’: how to talk about thoughts of suicide

'Hope in others': how to talk about thoughts of suicide

Natalie Hamren, News Editor

November 16, 2018

“There’s no shame in being depressed; there’s no shame in feeling suicidal,” Dr. Kathy O’Connor said. In any one year, over 17 million Americans report feeling depressed, and over half of all suicides are tied to depression. Unfortunately, 86 percent of college students who died by suicide did not seek on-ca...

Alumni chili cook-off cancelled as flu season intensifies

Flu concerns caused an alumni homecoming event to be cancelled.

Carrie Blair, Reporter

February 10, 2018

The recent flu season hit the nation hard, and NKU is no exception.

Finding strength in speaking out

Jessica Ulrich, a senior integrative studies major, shares her story of sexual assault to promote understanding and awareness.

Abby Anstead, Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2016

She felt it like it was sitting on her chest. Suffocated by her thoughts in a room full of strangers, Jessica Ulrich stared at the microphone in front of the room. Somehow its slender stand seemed to tower over her. I need to get up and do this. Driven by the desire to share her story, the 21-year-old stood up from her seat. This is who I am. She felt her stomach turn...

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