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OPINION: Diary of the fat friend

Kaitlyn Finchler, Campus Editor May 11, 2023

Editor’s Note: The following article contains discussions of eating disorders and self-harm.  Walking down the halls of my middle school, I was 12 years old wearing a “Wizards of Waverly Place”...

The Kent State University Library will be lit in blue and green all National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, from February 21 through February 27.

Kent State commemorates National Eating Disorder Awareness Week with library light display

Morgan McGrath, Reporter February 25, 2022

Editor's Note: Maddy Haberberger, campus representative for National Eating Disorders Association, serves as the social media manager for The Kent Stater and KentWired. Given her role and relationship...

Kent State to offer free eating disorder screenings

Kent State will offer free eating disorder screenings for National Eating Disorders Screening Day in the Kent Student Center Ballroom on Thursday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.Students will have the opportunity...

Free eating disorder screenings available on Feb. 20

Jade Critchfield February 15, 2019

Students can find out whether they are at risk for an eating disorder through a free screening available Feb. 20 from noon to 4 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.Students who attend will fill out a prescreen...

Changing the stigma around eating disorders

Madeline Scalzi March 4, 2018

When sophomore nursing major Alexis Himes fainted during a high school basketball game, she had no idea how dangerous her eating disorder had become.“My body was really deteriorating,” Himes said.Himes...

Nina Schubert, a freshman early childhood education major, poses for a portrait in the Student Center Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Schubert is the founder of Nightingale Project, a student organization with the goal of help end the stigmas associated with mental illness.

Student battles mental illness, creates Nightingale Project to inspire others

Kelsey Meszaros November 12, 2017

“I remember one day I hadn’t eaten, and my friend brought in homemade fluffy oreos,” Nina Schubert said.“Nina, you’re not going to eat one?” her friend asked.“No, I’ll eat one,” Nina...

Orthorexia illustration

From health to obsession: When clean eating goes too far

Dylan Thacker October 25, 2017

Deanna Lavanty was hungry all the time.She started to feel this way after cutting out fat in her diet. In order to supplement her lack of nutrition, she found herself eating up to nine bowls of cereal...

Netflix’s new film “To the Bone” sparks criticism, debate

Isabel Kiefer July 16, 2017

Netflix shocked viewers with “13 Reasons Why” this spring, but the streaming service recently released another controversial title: “To the Bone.”The film’s trailer opens with Ellen — an attractive,...

President of the Kent State Body Acceptance Movement club Kylie McCann poses for a portrait in Rockwell Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016.

National eating disorder awareness week sheds light on sensitive topic

Kylie McCann had reached her breaking point. Transformed into a person she didn’t know, McCann felt trapped and controlled by her eating disorder when she sought out counseling during her freshman year.“I...

Eating disorders on campus

Eating disorders on campus: What they are and where to seek help

Jamie Brian February 24, 2015

If you break a bone, you wear a cast to show that you’re healing. You wear the plaster reminder of a past battle on your wrist. If you have an eating disorder, the scars are just as real, even if others...

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