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Opinion: Normalize not being OK

Opinion: Normalize not being OK
November 4, 2020

We are living in weird, stressful times. We are in the middle of a pandemic, civil unrest and a presidential election that has the potential to change everything. A study from the American Psychological...

Proctorio causing anxiety

Proctorio causing anxiety
October 28, 2020

With online classes comes online exams, and many professors are turning to Proctorio to ensure students don’t cheat. Proctorio is a remote proctoring service that’s used for exams and quizzes. Proctorio...

Students face mental struggles while social distancing

The COVID-19 pandemic has left students facing numerous uncertainty about classes, graduation, housing and more. The uncertainty has taken a toll on their mental health as they find ways to cope with the sudden life change.
March 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has left students facing numerous uncertainty about classes, graduation, housing and more. The uncertainty has taken a toll on their mental health as they find ways to cope with the...

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
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...

Student veteran explores personal struggles in new book

Anthony Farina, vice president of the student veterans association, authored a book titled
February 11, 2020

Traversing the complexity of mental illness can cause some to break down and lose hope. For others, it inspires them to make a change. “It can get really bad, but if you sit there and look for...

Students face mental health hardships as semester winds down

Students face mental health hardships as semester winds down
October 29, 2019

Suicide rates are at an all-time high for U.S teens and young adults. and dealing with mental health has become one of the university’s main priorities. Over 5,000 males and 1,225 females between...

Taking away the mental illness stigma

Taking away the mental illness stigma
October 22, 2019

We are quick to ask others if they are okay, but never ourselves. We are quick to comfort those who are crying on our shoulders, but we choose to cry in secret. We want to help others, but not ourselves. I...

Importance of meditation amongst students

Importance of meditation amongst students
September 24, 2019

Being a student means putting long hours into our studies in order to reach our ultimate goals. It can be hard to create a balance between education, having a social life, quality time for ourselves and...

Exaggerating anxiety hurts those with real disorders

Exaggerating anxiety hurts those with real disorders
March 12, 2019

Anxiety is a word that gets used more and more often as time progresses. However, it is starting to get misused for people who crave the attention that the serious disorder brings. This misuse has started...

Twenty One Pilots release fifth studio album

Twenty One Pilots release fifth studio album
October 16, 2018

Almost two weeks ago, dynamic duo Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun from Twenty One Pilots released their newest album “Trench.” The album is their fifth studio album following “Blurryface”, which was...

Self-worth can’t be spoon-fed

Self-worth can't be spoon-fed
August 15, 2017

I stood in the bathroom at work, bent over the toilet as chunks of vomit and water splashed up into my face. The tears running down my face mixed with the saliva dribbling down my chin. Disgusted? Most...

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