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How to have an anxiety attack

Kit Beauchamp, Reporter // December 7, 2023

It starts with a wave of sickly arousal. My head swims, I look around and I feel dizzy. Dread creeps in like nausea; This is an anxiety attack.  My ears get a little hot, often I feel flushed or sweaty....

A sad winter cabin

‘Tis the seasonal depression

December 2, 2023

The end of the year leads to spiked stress levels for many students.  The combination of holiday events, finals week, and the change of weather can cause the winter blues. Symptoms include feeling...

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You’re just not getting it: A reflection on anxiety

Ellie Marty, Copy Editor // March 30, 2023

Feeling anxious often gets looped in with having diagnosed anxiety, a big portion of where I believe anxiety’s misconception thrives. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in...

Graduation Advising Sign in Student Services Center. Photo by Mario Ortiz Jr on Feb 13.

Fear of the unknown: Life after graduation 

Mario Ortiz Jr // February 13, 2023

As the 2023 spring semesters progresses, I sit here unraveling the biggest fear I and many other seniors face … life after college and the unknown future that comes with getting older.  If you...

 Graphic courtesy of Jolie Asuncion

Fighting to feel better: the first step

Ariana Powell, Reporter // September 27, 2022

Since I was 12-years-old I’ve struggled with deep depressive episodes that leave me feeling like ending my life or hurting myself is the only option. I have to actively fight against the voice in the...

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Girls get smegma too: Things I wish I learned in sex ed

Molly Myers, News Editor // September 17, 2022

At age 20, I found out pee does not come out of the clitoris. I am a woman with a vagina. Needless to say, the sex education I received in high school was comically brief. Outside of school, my parents...

Illustration by Melissa Joseph

Battling My Anxiety

Erin Holve, Staff Writer // March 5, 2020

Heaving chest, desperate for lungfuls of air. Words jumbled like a child with a mouth full of marbles. Fat tears cascading down a face stuck in a grimace of pent up anxiety. Breathe, take air in and...

Erasing the taboos around masturbation

Erasing the taboos around masturbation

Erin Holve, Staff Writer // February 26, 2020

It’s the fifth grade. I’m in Ms. Solferino’s class and I am fidgeting in my assigned seat. My stretchy pants, more than I’d like to admit, were pulled up too high. A perpetual state of camel toe.  To...

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Depressed and down but still around

Jacob Collier // November 26, 2019

Trigger Warning: This article contains several references to self-harm that may be disturbing to some readers.Everyone feels down sometimes, but for some it can reach a terrifying level. When I was 23,...

College students lack sufficient mental health resources

Rayanne Painter // August 28, 2018

Everybody deals with their own personal lows during college. Many students may find themselves devastated over failing a difficult exam, or heartbroken over falling out with friends or partners. For anybody...

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Mental health and counseling should be priority for students

Grant Schmieding // March 12, 2018

Elyn Saks, suffering from chronic schizophrenia, had hardly eaten for a week. Her face felt like a mask and she moved as if her legs were wooden. Sitting in total darkness with the curtains drawn and her...

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Living under the weight of senior anxiety

Grayson Boyer // November 7, 2017

To be near graduation is a lonely thing. The anxieties and fears of a senior student go beyond midterms and papers and inch into the metaphysical. What will I do? Where will I go? Am I ready? The seniors...

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