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If there’s a Will, there’s a way: Your mental health matters

If there's a Will, there's a way: Your mental health matters

Will Phillips, Staff Writer

February 16, 2020

Students are starting to realize how important it is to acknowledge mental health issues in college freshman. Over 95% of college counseling centers surveyed by Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors said the number of students with mental health issues is a growing con...

More than a T-Shirt member

Students walking to class often pass by bulletin boards like these filled with information about upcoming events and important information for on campus events.

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

August 24, 2016

Freshman Clifton Jett wanted to join “everything” college had to offer. The day before classes started, he spoke at the first Christian service offered by university Religious Life. He feels he belongs at the multicultural center, and as a theatre major, he’s auditioning for his first U...

‘The carrot and the stick’

Armon Siadat

November 11, 2015

Campus Clarity holds rendered ineffective, completion encouraged Rachal Sperka started the required Campus Clarity course Nov. 2—five weeks after the original deadline. Despite receiving an email from the Dean of Students Office stating there would be a hold on her account and she would be unable to ...

SGA population nearly doubles

SGA population nearly doubles

Gabi Wy

September 22, 2015

Student Government Association considered 15 applicants for membership Sept. 19, and after a meeting longer than two hours, the organization welcomed 12 new members and almost doubled its population. “I just got interviewed (to be part of SGA),” freshman biochemistry major Gabriela Aguilar said ...

Stages of a semester

Stages of a semester

Alison Saagar

August 25, 2015

Campus signage confuses some freshmen

Rachel Christian

August 28, 2014

Jaleigh Bugher remembers a time when navigating campus wasn't so easy - something a lot of new students realized this week. Bugher, a freshman pre-radiology major, was on campus with her parents Aug. 21, the first day of Welcome Week. Bugher said it was pretty easy navigating the campus, but it was...

Welcome Week’s only sort-of fun for freshmen

Armon Siadat

August 27, 2014

Welcome Week isn’t the same when it’s not your first year on campus. Each year, various organizations on campus put on events in the days leading up to the first week of classes. As a freshman, Welcome Week was exciting because I had no idea what to expect and my RA really talked it up. At...

Remain fresh: don’t be a carbon copy

Ariana Beedie

September 4, 2013

I haven’t seen much diversity among the freshmen class. Every year, the first day of classes is the same. Girls wear their club outfits or something they’ve been saving for months to wear. With guys it varies, but most try to pull the freshest gear they own to sport for the first day of classes. I’m...

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