The Paisano

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 would take over my brain, one who controlled my decisions and my choices. I was left to watch...

May I Be Excused?

Jacqeuline Cantu

November 20, 2019

As if school wasn’t making you doubt yourself enough, annual family gatherings around the Thanksgiving table can make you even more anxious. Yes, I’m graduating soon, Auntie. No, I still don’t know what I want to do for a living. Family drama is no joke, and if Mom’s feelings wouldn’t get...

Professor explores mental health among college students

College student stressed while on laptop

Ryan Houston-Dial

November 15, 2018

According to the American College Health Association (ACHA), college students are showing a significant rise in diagnosed mental health conditions, increasing the possibility of hindering academic success. Utilizing a national data survey from the ACHA, researchers wanted to examine changes within diagnoses...

Suicide awareness month

Editorial Board and Katrina Clements

September 19, 2018

 September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a time when people honor lost loved ones and promote awareness of the severity of suicidal thoughts and ideation. Suicidal thoughts are a form of intrusive thinking that anyone can have without being depressed.       Suicidal ideation is when those in...

Mental health in the mind of a college student

Graphic of a brain filled with stressor words like work, relationships, and exam.

Natalie Hollenbeck

March 30, 2018

Millennials have become the butt of baby-boomers’ jokes. Millenials have been on the receiving end of intentional attacks over workplace-readiness. Baby-boomers feel that millennials are entitled and unambitious, and this image is portrayed in news broadcasts and articles, advertisements, television...

Burnt out

Jessica Salinas

December 6, 2017

Experiencing stress while attending college is a normal occurrence, and because stress is normal, students often fail to recognize signs and symptoms of a completely different condition—burnout. Burnout is characterized by a state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion that is caused by excessive...

We’re allowed to feel overwhelmed

Leah Feneley

September 27, 2017

My alarm goes off at the same time every morning. I am prepared to stop it without hesitation. I spent the entire night just thinking, worrying. Nothing is wrong, but nothing is right either. I am so tired I cannot see straight, but coffee is not an option, since my heart is already beating as fast a...

The art of being a hot mess

The art of being a hot mess

Jade Cuevas

May 5, 2016

College is hard. Schoolwork, student organizations, social life, romantic relationships, career possibilities, finances, friendships, apartment life — balancing all of these aspects of college life can feel like an impossible challenge. There’s no secret recipe or exact equation to follow for coll...