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Breathe In, Breathe Out

Breathe In, Breathe Out
Jake Striebeck May 22, 2020

Breathe in, breathe out. That’s what I tell myself during my daily bouts of anxiety. Each thought is more negative and paranoia-filled than the last; I used to let these thoughts run free. A stranger...

Finding a Way to Handle the Heat and Stay in the Kitchen

Josh Peck, News Editor April 8, 2020

This semester is the first time I’ve felt stress this intense. I’ve always been a self-starter and rarely felt the expectations of others on me in my day-to-day life, but this semester is different....

Letter to Survivors

Letter to Survivors
Lindsey Mione, Special Events Coordinator April 8, 2020

Pretending to be okay and acting like nothing happened is what survivors are told to do. One incident is not worse than the other. Rape is rape and should be treated as such. You are told “it’s...

It’s Not Just a Phase, Mom!

It's Not Just a Phase, Mom!
April 8, 2020

LGBT+ Mental Health According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website “[LGBTQ+] adults are more than twice as likely as heterosexual adults to experience a mental health condition…[and...

How to Listen to Someone

How to Listen to Someone
Robin Molina, Staff Writer April 8, 2020

I was sitting at my kitchen table after I finished the research for this article and when I finally found the answers to the questions I would ask myself every time someone opened up to me with their story:...

How to Consistently Take Care of Your Mental Health

How to Consistently Take Care of Your Mental Health
Xavier Richardson, Staff Writer April 8, 2020

When you’re a student who is expected to attend classes while working a part-time job to pay the bills, life can be a little hectic, and if you throw an extracurricular or two into the mix, things might...

Warped Reflections

Warped Reflections
Heather Montoya, Co-News Editor April 6, 2020

In retrospect … I think I had an eating disorder. Sitting in my introduction to psychology class, my 19-year-old-freshman-self saw an all too accurate description of a difficult period in my life, a...

Why Therapy is Important

Ryan Houston-Dial, Assistant Opinion Editor April 6, 2020

In December 2018, I lost my dearest friend — my grandfather. He was the first individual to pass away that I was very close to, and the thought of not having him around scared me. I started to feel my...

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