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Editorial: The shortcomings of Northeastern’s student health plan

Editorial: The shortcomings of Northeastern’s student health plan

September 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Every year, part-time and full-time students at Northeastern are automatically enrolled in the University Student Health Plan, regardless of whether or not they already have health insurance. To reverse this enrollment, and the subsequent bill of $1999, students now have to embark on an unnecessarily...

Students fight for more accessible UHCS

Students fight for more accessible UHCS

April 14, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Kaitlyn Budion, news staff A new coalition of students hopes to quicken the pace of change within Northeastern’s health center, gathering data on students’ dissatisfaction with services the center provides. Students Working for an Accessible Northeastern, or SWAN, is a group of Northeas...

SGA slates debate campaign issues

SGA slates debate campaign issues

March 22, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Alyssa Lukpat, news staff The two slates running for student government president and executive vice president debated campaign issues including diversity in student government, mental health resources and housing March 14 in the Curry Student Center mezzanine. Collin Walter and Nina Kalanta...

Students seek mental health treatment off campus

Students seek mental health treatment off campus

March 21, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Alyssa Lukpat, news staff When Julia Cooper went to Northeastern’s health center her sophomore year to talk to a therapist, they told her she couldn’t see one until she figured out why she was depressed. “If that was my first time ever going to a therapist, I would’ve stopped going,” said...

Activist groups advocate to fund, accredit UHCS

Activist groups advocate to fund, accredit UHCS

March 15, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Kaitlyn Budion, news staff After hearing many student complaints about Northeastern’s mental and physical health care resources, two student groups are working to fund and accredit the University Health and Counseling Services, or UHCS. Campaigns include the #FundUHCS movement, organized by student mental ...

STIs and college students: education and prevention

STIs and college students: education and prevention

November 30, 2017


Filed under Campus

By Sophie Cannon, managing editor A whirlwind of clothes hitting the floor, limbs tangled in bedsheets too small for the dorm-sized beds and an ad-free Spotify playlist in the background. As depicted by the many romantic comedies and teenage television shows, this is a common scene of the college-ag...

NUPD aims to prevent school shootings

NUPD aims to prevent school shootings

December 2, 2015


Filed under Campus

By Alejandro Serrano, news correspondent The Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) will be launching an initiative in January to help identify individuals exhibiting questionable or unusual behavior and to prevent extreme violence, such as on-campus shootings, according to Deputy Chief ...

Snow poses added challenge for students with disabilities

February 21, 2013


Filed under Campus

By Raffaela Kenny-Cincotta, News Staff After a blizzard dumped two feet of snow on Boston in early February, students and faculty bundled in winter coats and laced up their boots to embark on the frosty trudge to class. For those members of the Northeastern community with physical disabilities, a storm ...

Down and Dirty: STD prevention

January 24, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

By Daniel Christopher Sabau, News Correspondent “At your age, you’re going to have a lot of urges. You’re going to want to take your clothes off and touch each other. But if you do touch each other, you will get chlamydia … and die.” We all remember the wise words of Coach Carr from our ...

Graphic: The Flu in Boston

January 17, 2013


Filed under Campus

By Jake Simonds-Malamud, News Staff Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino has declared a public health emergency in the city because of a recent flu outbreak. University Health and Counseling Services at Northeastern (UHCS) offers free vaccines. Above is an informational graphic about the flu in Boston....

Health Services recommends flu shots

January 18, 2012


Filed under Uncategorized

By Kara Thibault, News Correspondent It’s here again: That time of year when students are either getting sick or doing their best to avoid catching a cold. Knowing what to do to stay healthy this winter could help save time, grades and money. For starters, if students haven’t already received...

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