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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, available 24/7.  The counselor looked at me from across his desk, hands folded, and asked me what ...

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

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.

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 is managing director and chairman of Ken Perry Realty, Inc. which he founded after serving ...

How Grace Gillum strengthened her mental health during quarantine

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

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 pandemic has put Gillum in a situation where she can’t fully control what’s going on. Because...

Combating isolation: Allison Weihe maintains friendships during quarantine

Junior psychology major Allison Weihe

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 her friends on campus or hangout with them easily. Now that campus is closed, Weihe has been living at ...

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

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

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 senior commencement was canceled, and he realized how important graduation actually was to him. “I gu...

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

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

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 hosted four keynote speakers, a silent auction and raised money for a scholarship in Dichoso’s na...

A conversation with Sue Klebold, mother of Columbine shooter

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

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 with The Northerner Wednesday morning. Klebold spoke to NKU students, staff, faculty and comm...

Reaching for hope: Mother of Columbine shooter shares her story

Sue Klebold, mother of Dylan Klebold, spoke to NKU students, staff, faculty and community members about 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 responsible for the Columbine shooting—addressed the NKU community at “Reaching for Hope: Missing The ...

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 ...

NKU counselor shares the importance of therapy

Amy Clark is Health, Counseling and Student Wellness' new Director of Counseling.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2019

Editor’s Note: The terms counseling and therapy are used interchangeably throughout the story.  Amy Clark realized the importance of therapy as a teenager. Her mother, a clinical social worker, was an advocate for going to therapy and being open about mental health.   Clark said she faced ob...

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. 

‘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...

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