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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...

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...

College student stressed while on laptop

Professor explores mental health among college students

Ryan Houston-Dial November 14, 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....

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...

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

Mental health in the mind of a college student

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...

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...

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...

The art of being a hot mess

The art of being a hot mess

Jade Cuevas May 4, 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...

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