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Midterms causing brain fog

Midterms causing brain fog

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief October 1, 2020

Midterms are approaching fast and with no fall break, students may be having a hard time relaxing.  This is a very anxiety-inducing time and it’s difficult to focus on classes and studying when there’s...

Students face mental health hardships as semester winds down

Students face mental health hardships as semester winds down

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor 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...

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.

The penalty for excellence

Looking into the mental cost of a health major
Sarah Rogers, Features Editor November 27, 2018

Photo illustration by Sarah Rogers Megan Brown knew in high school she wanted to study diagnostic medical sonography. She also knew the program only accepted 10 students. The senior diagnostic medical...

How to make stress work for you

How to make stress work for you

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer October 30, 2018

As the leaves turn colors and die, students around campus are feeling like they are dying as well. This epidemic of stress and anxiety affect the most laid-back students. The person who skips class...

Testing Trauma

Megan Thorne, Chief Photographer January 9, 2017

I tapped my pencil against the wooden desk, waiting for the answers to transfer from my brain onto my paper. 30 minutes into my exam and I was still on the first page of my test. Students were already...

Keep calm and tune out

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer December 9, 2015

The world of today is certainly tumultuous, but we need to remember that sometimes we all just need a break from the stress it causes. Just days ago, the University of Chicago had to cancel classes after...

Addressing stress

Megan Thorne October 7, 2015

Everyone gets scared, but for someone with anxiety fear it’s more than just a worry, is a crippling doubt. Every day on campus I hear stories about students working an extra shift and couldn’t find...

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