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

Counseling center: meeting students where they are

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor May 2, 2021

One of the biggest concerns for Amy Clark, director of Student Counseling Services, during the past year has been being able to meet students’ needs—wherever they are. Because of COVID-19 and the need...

Board of Regents convened virtually to address COVID-19 updates, mental health and more.

Board of Regents: COVID-19 updates, new provost speaks, new mental health resource

Kyle Wade, Reporter March 11, 2021

With newly appointed Provost Matt Cecil in attendance, NKU’s Board of Regents convened for their second virtual meeting of the Spring 2021 semester on Founder’s Day. The meeting opened with a message...

President Ashish Vaidya visited SGA this afternoon to discuss campus updates.

What you missed at SGA: president’s campus updates, resolution on vaccinations for out-of-state faculty and students

Rachel Smith, News Editor March 1, 2021

At today’s SGA meeting, President Ashish Vaidya delivered important campus updates, the executive board gave updates on their work this month and a resolution regarding vaccinations for out-of-state...

NKU has seen an increase in students struggling with mental health issues, including substance abuse, since this semester began, according to NKUs Health, Counseling and Student Wellness.

Mental health, substance abuse concerns rise during the pandemic

Cody Howard, Contributor December 9, 2020

The international spread of the COVID-19 virus has unfortunately brought harm to many physically, but what’s often overlooked are the mental health issues brought about by the pandemic, which can be...

EDITORIAL: Reflecting on National Suicide Prevention Month

EDITORIAL: Reflecting on National Suicide Prevention Month

Corinne Byrne, Arts & Life Editor September 13, 2020

Content Warning: This article discusses mental health and suicide. If you or someone you know are experiencing suicidal thoughts, call or text the national suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255,...

Another benefit of the plant selection in the gardens is that they are designed to be colorful throughout the year—keeping the campus aesthetically pleasing during every season.

Board of Regents swear in new regent, discuss COVID-19’s impact on enrollment, budget

Noelle Horn, News Editor September 9, 2020

The Board of Regents’ September meeting began with the swearing in of a new regent, Ken Perry. Perry was appointed by Governor Andy Beshear for a six-year term and replaced Terry Mann, whose term expired. Perry...

Junior secondary education major Grace Gillum has been improving her coping skills in quarantine.

How Grace Gillum strengthened her mental health during quarantine

The junior secondary education major appreciates her best friend more than ever
Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief May 8, 2020

The idea of walking into a coffee shop, smelling fresh coffee and sitting down to drink it is the thought that motivates junior secondary education major Grace Gillum through quarantine.  The COVID-19...

Junior psychology major Allison Weihe Norses Up at home.

Combating isolation: Allison Weihe maintains friendships during quarantine

Junior psychology major Allison Weihe is thankful for her campus organizations
Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief May 8, 2020

Junior psychology major Allison Weihe relies on interpersonal connections to help her cope with her mental health. Due to the pandemic, she’s been unable to do that.  Weihe misses being able to see...

Senior geology major Cameron Peterson (far right) with friends in North Carolina.

‘Slightly stronger’: How Cameron Peterson is coping with quarantine

The senior geology major said he will miss walking at commencement
Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief May 8, 2020

The global pandemic didn’t hit senior geology major Cameron Peterson very hard at first. It wasn’t until his school trip to Colorado was canceled that he understood things were changing. Then, his...

Darrick Brown calls for the Theta Chi brothers to recite their creed.

Theta Chi’s Ruby Gala remembers life, legacy of student

The gala was held to honor the memory of Christian Dichoso and support a scholarship in his name
Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor November 14, 2019

On Wednesday night, Theta Chi Fraternity hosted the Ruby Gala in the SU ballroom as a celebration of the life of Christian “Jet Li” Dichoso, a brother who passed away last fall. The benefit dinner...

Sue Klebold, mother of Dylan Klebold, spoke to NKU students, staff, faculty and community members about mental health.

A conversation with Sue Klebold, mother of Columbine shooter

The Northerner sat down with Sue Klebold, mother of Dylan Klebold, and asked her about self-care, mental health and more
Natalie Hamren and Noël Waltz October 11, 2019

Content warning: This article addresses topics of suicide, mental health and mass shootings.  Sue Klebold—mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the two gunmen responsible for the Columbine shootings—spoke...

Sue Klebold, mother of Dylan Klebold, spoke to NKU students, staff, faculty and community members about mental health.

Reaching for hope: Mother of Columbine shooter shares her story

Sue Klebold, mother of Dylan Klebold, visited NKU to shed awareness on mental health
Noël Waltz, Copy Editor October 10, 2019

Content warning: This article addresses topics of suicide, mental health and mass shootings.  There wasn’t an empty chair in sight as Sue Klebold—mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the two gunmen...

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