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Health Enhancement to hold two more Sexual Assault Awareness Month events

By Northern Star staff | April 24, 2015

Health Enhancement will hold two more events in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.Take Back the Night and Survivor Speak Out starts with a march at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. The march will be...

SA voting a responsibility

By Jeremiah Caterina | March 25, 2014

Today begins students’ chance to vote for next year’s Student Association executives.The people elected speak for students, so it’s imperative students take part in choosing those leaders.I can’t emphasize enough the importance of every student...

No-shave month promotes men’s health conversations

By Jackie Nevarez | November 12, 2013

As beards and mustaches flourish throughout November, many forget the real reason for the unkempt whiskers is to promote men’s health awareness.No Shave November is the time for razors to be set aside and facial scruff to run wild and free. But, this...

Pass/Fail: Iroquois stories to be shared, Trojan study not legitimate

By Danny Cozzi | November 12, 2013

Pass: Iroquois stories to be sharedMohawk storyteller Kay Olan will tell tradition Iroquois tales tonight, according to NIU Today.Olan’s stories will "explore the life of ancient and modern Native Americans" and "illuminate the tradition of storytelling...

Get back in shape after Halloween candy craze

By Blake Glosson | November 3, 2013

Halloween has come and gone, but the extra pounds that may have showed up haven’t been as eager to leave.Luckily, one bad night of eating isn’t the end of the world. By being aware of the implications of your daily diet decisions, you will be able...

Editorial: Don’t feel obligated to drink

By Northern Star Editorial Board | October 30, 2013

In theory, everybody knows not to drink too much.What “too much” means can be a little fuzzy, especially when it varies on height, weight and gender, or when you’re at a party and feel expected to knock back a few, or when it’s a holiday and you...

Getting tested: sign of trust, honesty

By James Casey | September 10, 2013

If you’re starting an intimate relationship with somebody, it is important to discuss sexually transmitted infections as early as possible.There’s an obvious problem with this conversation: It’s a bit awkward to bring up and can be a mood killer....

Prepare yourself: Studying for finals

By Hailey Kurth | December 4, 2011

It comes around once a semester and it can make or break a student. Finals week has the ability to grab the attention of thousands of students for a few days. Those students need to know how to prepare for their tests or their grades could be in jeopardy....

Relieving end-of-semester stress

By Linze Griebenow | December 4, 2011

Midterms, Halloween, Thanksgiving and finals all fall within the last eight weeks of school. When jobs, internships, self-care, personal relationships, family, financial stress, graduation and seasonal gifts are added to the mix, one is living the life...

Gavin Weaver | Northern Star Photo Illustration

Small breaks, exercise during finals studying helps avoid stress

By Hailey Kurth | December 1, 2011

Finals week can prove stressful for many students, but there are steps they can take to prevent or treat stress that arises from tests, papers and projects. Alicia Czachowski, assistant director of Health Enhancement, said there is no set number of how...

Poor health comes with seasonal change

By Hailey Kurth | October 19, 2011

To blow, or not to blow. While sitting in class, many students are faced with the decision to blow their nose and disrupt the learning, or to suck it up. Pun intended. The season changing is a normal factor that contributes to the start of colds. There...

NIU offers free condoms to promote a safer-sex environment

By Faith Healy | September 20, 2011

Students looking to get intimate and keep it safe can rest easy; Health Enhancement provides condoms for free. "Our goal was to remove barriers so that students who wanted to use condoms could get them quickly and cheaply," said senior health educator...