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1 Bring back the blue
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:18, p.03
10/27/2022 Bailey Klinkhammer writes an opinion piece on their thoughts of why Iowan voters should vote Democrat for the midterm election this year; photo.
2 Vox Pop
Simon--Jordan (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:18, p.05
10/27/2022 Jordan Simon asks students "What would you say in today's society is the biggest factor on college students' mental health?" Caylee Hermsen, Grant Rickertsen, Danielle Goedken, Caden Easter, and Maya McDermott give their opinions on the matter; photo.
3 Don't ghost your mental health
Grove--Meg (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:17, p.04
10/24/2022 Meg Grove reports on the work that The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) and Active Minds are doing to try and combat students' struggles with mental health. The two groups hosted Don't Ghost Your Mental Health which gave students the chance to take a break from school and de-stress; photo.
4 Promoting more walkable communities
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:15, p.03
10/17/2022 Bailey Klinkhammer writes an opinion piece on the benefits of creating walkable communities such as college campuses. Studies show that it improves the environment and the mental health of those who live in these communities.
5 Pornhub fuels human trafficking
Gillespie--Codey (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:5, p.05
9/12/2022 Guest columnist and UNI student, Codey Gillespie writes about the struggle with human trafficking and how porn sites (Pornhub specifically) enables the trafficking that occurs. Only when Pornhub was summoned to court did they delete 75% of the videos on their website that were not verified by them.
6 College students need mental breaks
Colsch--Jetta (Student--2021), Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 118:17, p.3
10/25/2021 Jetta Colsch discusses the importance of college students and adults taking mental breaks during the day and that they should not be stigmatized; photo.
7 Field of Flags brings awareness
Kamp--Erin (Student--2021), Tournier--Tehya (Student--2020), Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 118:16, p.3
10/21/2021 UNI Active Minds hosted their Field of Flags event where participants were encouraged to write down a positive message or affirmation and place a flag on the field. These 1,100 flags represent the lives lost to suicide annually; photo.
8 College debt effects on students
Christensen--Sierra (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:15, p.3
10/18/2021 Opinion columnist Sierra Christensen discusses the affects of student loan debts on students; photo.
9 In pursuit of good health from daily stressors
Solorio--Diego (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:15, p.3
10/18/2021 Opinion columnist Diego Solorio discusses his belief that exercise helps both body and mind with relieving stress during school; photo.
10 Student body president, vice-president create plans for new semester
Colsch--Jetta (Student--2021), Struck--Alisanne (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:10, p.2
9/30/2021 Student Body President Samantha Bennett and Vice President Alisanne Struck have been advocating for mental health, suicide prevention, an inclusive NISG culture, and more online core classes among other initiatives; photo.
11 'Schitt's Creek' star Dan Levy speaks with three Iowa schools
Witherow--Anthony (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:49, p.04
4/12/2021 Dan Levy, known best for his involvement in "Schitt's Creek," sat down virtually with UNI, the University of Iowa, and Iowa State University. Levy discussed his inspiration behind the show, his mental health, and overcoming creative struggles; photo.
12 Put your own needs first, take a break for you
Maier--Al (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:47, p.03
4/5/2021 Many students and even professors are feeling burnout this semester due to the stress of COVID-19 and the lack of Spring break. The author believes that it is important that people take time for themselves and to set boundaries during the school days, especially during these last few weeks. The author urges students to take a deep breath and listen to your mind; photo.
13 LTE: Active Minds to host group creator, Alison Malmon
Active Minds UNI
Northern Iowan 117:45, p.03
3/29/2021 Active Minds UNI is hosting Alison Malmon, the founder and executive director of Active Minds, via Zoom on April 1 at 6:00pm which is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Many professors in mental health departments are granting students extra credit to attend this event.
14 As students call for spring break, professors respond
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:42, p.02
3/18/2021 The changing guidelines due to COVID-19 has left students without a Spring Break this semester. While some students are struggling mentally and would prefer getting a break and extending the semester, others stress the importance of health and safety. Some professors are finding ways to give students a break anyway, whether that be through cancelling class or lessening the amount of homework assigned; photo.
15 Iowa does not protect trans rights
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:42, p.03
3/18/2021 The author believes that Iowa legislators have recently been targeting the rights of transgender people. Banning hormone therapy and gender affirming surgery for minors, segregating bathrooms in public building and educational institutions by biological sex, and removing teachers' rights to discuss transgender issues in the classroom without written parental permission has led many LGBTQ+ and their allies to be upset an call for change.
16 Instructional breaks at Iowa, not UNI
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:39, p.02
3/8/2021 With no Spring break, some UNI students are feeling the strain of a condensed semester and are wishing for "instructional break" days that the University of Iowa has offered this spring. Patrick Pease, UNI's Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, explains the lack of breaks by saying the three universities are part of the same system but set their academic calendars independently; photo.
17 Panther Portrait: Active minds presentation
Witherow--Anthony (Student--2020), Crow--Catherine (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:39, p.04
3/8/2021 UNI Psychology Club and UNI Active Minds hosted a presentation on stress management and mental health; photo.
18 Detox your news and social media feed
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:35, p.03
2/22/2021 Colin Horning writes about the importance of not constantly checking the news or social media. He cites an American Psychological Survey from 2020 showing how constant news consumption can adversely affect someone's mental health.
19 NISG presidential candidates tackle diversity and COVID-19
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:34, p.03
2/18/2021 Both Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) presidential candidates debated via Zoom about issues concerning student advocacy, diversity, and involvement; photo.
20 "You Matter at UNI" weeks kicks off
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:31, p.01
2/9/2021 "You Matter at UNI" a week-long event that promotes mental well-being starts this week amid new COVID-19 restrictions.
21 Everybody has problems, don't face them alone
Van Buskirk--Contessa (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:26, p.01
11/16/2020 The author talks about her experience with mental health issues and the lack of quality services at UNI.
22 Counseling Center holds "In My Shoes" exhibit
Vadhera--Aashita (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:13, p.4
10/1/2020 Riley Rodemaker, and graduate and program assistant at the UNI Counseling center, is putting together an exhibit called "In My Shoes" which will be on display in the Maucker Union.
23 Montgomery: Go to therapy
Montgomery--Tyler (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 116:8, p.03
9/14/2020 Tyler Montgomery urges students to take advantage of the five free sessions offered by Student Health Services. Montgomery gives his views on the stigmas of therapy and the self improvement it can have; photo.
24 Students, community react to mandate
Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018), Qualley--Sarah (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 116:8, p.01
9/14/2020 Cedar Falls City Council initiate a city wide mask mandate, Mayor Rob Green says that they feel encouraged to wear a mask to protect not only others physical health, but mental as well. Students Kristin Rasmussen and Isaac Vos share their concerns for the virus; photo.
25 NISG holds presidential elections: Boeding and Greene
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:35, p.01
2/13/2020 Elle Boeding and Rachel Greene are running for student body president and vice president, respectively, for one reason: "For the Students." Boeding and Greene talk about their platform in the article and are currently running unopposed.
26 Maximize your time over break
Bradford--Megan (Student--2019), Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:25, p.03
12/5/2019 This editorial review was more of a self-help article about what you should do over break and how it should be a relaxing time. Author Megan Bradford wrote many examples and ideas that students can do over the break to make the most of their time; photo.
27 Mental health needs to be talked about
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 116:24, p.03
11/21/2019 This editorial was about the prevalence of mental illness becoming a stable part of the music industry. Author Colin Horning wrote this article to express how mental illness has become an even more increasing thing in our society. Music is just one of the easiest and most commonly used medias that people have used to spread awareness. Horning also commented on how other media has also spread mental illness awareness.
28 The forgotten Kennedy: the story of Rosemary
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:24, p.03
11/21/2019 Author Emerson Slomka wrote in her editorial about Rosemary Kennedy, daughter to Joseph and Rose Kennedy. She was a part of the famous Kennedy's and was mentally disabled from birth. Her family hid her existence and tried their best to keep her out of the public eye. At the age of 23, her father Joseph authorized a lobotomy for Rosemary which severally handicapped her more than previously. After that, she was put into a mental health facility where she lived until her death of natural causes in 2005.
29 The arts go underappreciated
Bennethum--Abigail (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:22, p.03
11/14/2019 Abigail Bennethum wrote an opinion columnist about the lack of appreciation in the arts. She describes how art is an outlet for creativity and how it helps facilitate learning. She argues that the lack of funding is one of the main reasons for underappreciated art.
30 Migraines are a literal and figurative pain
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:21, p.03
11/11/2019 Opinion Columnist Emerson Salonika Argues that pain related to frequent headaches should be recognized as a problem that students face. Slomka gives her own experiences with headaches as an example, alongside a survey done on the pain students face; photo.
31 Lawther RLC serves students
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:19, p.05
11/4/2019 Michelle Moyna is the Resident Life Coordinator for Lawther Dorm. She is originally from Florida and a University of Florida Alumnus before moving to UNI to work with college students. Moyna is one of the advisers for the Residence Hall Association and also a chairman of the Training Committee here at UNI. She also has an active leading role around campus.
32 Speaker encourages mental health discussion
Weber--Colby (Student--2018), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:18, p.01
10/31/2019 During his hour-and-a-half presentation on October 29 in the Maucker Union Ballroom Ross Trowbridge hoped to encourage discussion about mental illness; photo.
33 Top 10 tips for successful midterms
Bennethum--Abigail (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:14, p.03
10/17/2019 Midterms is almost upon UNI and Abigail Bennethum has 10 tips and tricks to help students not get overwhelmed. 1- Create a plan of study. 2- Scheduled set breaks. 3- Don't refuge, go to the library! 4- Get Plenty of sleep. 5- Eat healthy. 6- Utilize campus resources. 7- Track your progress. 8- Keep a positive outlook. 9- Keep your mental health a priority. 10- Treat yourself at the end of the week.
34 'Joker' clowns around with message
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:12, p.04
10/10/2019 Hunter Friesen reviews 'Joker'. Frieson rates the directing, writing, acting, and the overall film on a scale from 0 to 5 paw prints (in lieu of the typical star usually associated with ratings). Friesen rated the film over all 3/5 paw prints.
35 Counseling enter sees policy change
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:11, p.02
10/7/2019 The UNI Counseling Center has changed its scheduling policy for the 2019-2020 school year. Counseling sessions, which had previously been unlimited for students under the mandatory student health fee, are now limited to five per year. Any additional sessions must now be billed to the student's health insurance. The reason for the change is partially based on declining enrollment.
36 Mental health deserves more
Bennethum--Abigail (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:11, p.03
10/7/2019 Opinion columnist Abigail Bennethum expresses why Iowa needs to do better in regards to mental health.
37 The media's influence on young minds
Bennethum--Abigail (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:3, p.03
9/9/2019 Writer Abigail Bennethum brings up excellent points in her Editorial about the Netflix Show, Thirteen Reasons Why. She argues that the show does not accurate represent and misleads about the realities of high school and mental illness. She believes that 13RW has influenced a negative reaction and is causing real life problems to teenagers.
38 On praxis: From campus to global politics
Rawwas--Mohammad (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:2, p.03
9/5/2019 Call to action to engage in politics especially when it affects one directly.
39 UNI welcomes Statewide PTSD conference
Weber--Colby (Student--2018), Barikor--Leziga (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 115:43, p.05
3/14/2019 The UNI Veteran Association will host it's annual event presenting the Statewide PTSD Conference.
40 Mental health advocacy group hosts benefit
Flanders--Anna (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 115:33, p.01
2/7/2019 The UNI Chapter of To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) will host their annual charitable art benefit in the Maucker Union Ballroom on February 12, at 6 p.m.
41 Reynolds signs mental health bills
Dausener--Josh (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:53, p.02
4/23/2018 Governor Kim Reynolds signed two bills that aim to better the mental health system in Iowa
42 Meet the NISG presidential candidates
Stekl--Caleb (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:37, p.01
2/15/2018 So far, three presidential campaigns have officially registered as student organizations and are eligible to actively campaign. Drew Stensland and Kristen Ahart are running as Drew and Kristen for UNI. Sean Dugan and Chad Schafer are running as Sean and Chad UNIted for Change. Tristan Bernhard and Cole Malcolm are running as Tristan and Cole for UNI; photos.
43 Welcoming a new Military Service coordinatior
Chidley--Kelsey (Student--2017), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 114:32, p.02
1/29/2018 Military and Veteran Student Services welcomed Chiquita Loveless as their new Coordinator. Writer Kelsey Chidley explains the extent of what the coordinator does and other groups she works with that help veterans; photo.
44 Counseling Center sees backlash
Hofmeyer--Sarah (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 114:29, p.01
1/18/2018 A tagline used by the Counseling Center using the phrase "worrywarts" has upset some students. One student said the tagline has caused people they know to no longer support the center because the center made light of a serious condition; photo.
45 Uprising to publish in fall and spring
Ritondale--Sarah (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:25, p.04
11/30/2017 The latest edition of Uprising Magazine will focus on the issues surrounding the LGBTQ+ community and mental health; photo.
46 Script reading features mental health
Hofmeyer--Sarah (Student--2014), Davis--Kirby (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:23, p.05
11/13/2017 UNI Interpreters Theatre performs "Genuine Cigarettes. The play was written and directed by Kelso Breitsprecher; photo.
47 Students lose stress in the labyrinth
Northern Iowan 114:22, p.03
11/9/2017 Brooke Hottle, Graduate Assistant for Student Wellness Services, explains the benefits of walking the labyrinth. Hottle describes various ways to walk the labyrinth, and includes feedback from students who have walked it.
48 Theatre presents 'Genuine Cigaretts'
Hauer--Sydney (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 144:22, p.04
11/9/2017 "Genuine Cigarettes" is going to be presented by the UNI Interpreters Theatre. The one act play will be stage read with the actors reading off a script during the performance. The play covers concepts related to mental health, relationships, dependency, and alcoholism.
49 First NISG Town Hall held in Union
Smith--Monique (Student--2017), Davis--Kirby (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:21, p.01
11/6/2017 The Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) held a town hall in Maucker Union. They wanted to provide students with an opportunity to speak with representatives about issues they are concerned with on campus. Issues discussed by the cabinet include mental health, campus safety, and how to get involved with NISG and lobbying; photos.
50 LTE: Conversations about sin affect trauma
Northern Iowan 114:21, p.03
11/6/2017 In this letter to the editor, the author speaks about an encounter they had with some students involving One-Verse Evangelism. The author expressed their discomfort of the encounter due to personal trauma involving the church in their youth.


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