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

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

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

A conversation with Sue Klebold, mother of Columbine shooter

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

Reaching for hope: Mother of Columbine shooter shares her story

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 hosts town hall, addresses mental health within identities on campus

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

NKU counselor shares the importance of therapy

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...

7 things they don’t tell you at orientation

7 things they don’t tell you at orientation

Maria Dossett and Natalie Hamren

August 20, 2018

During Northern Exposure, you learned how to pay for tuition, how to sign up for classes, where to find campus organizations and other information essential for your college experience—but they didn’t tell you everything. The Northerner wants to give you some insider info so you don’t have to learn the hard way (like some of us, unfortunately). Here’s seven things you need to know to survive NKU.

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