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Students write their last wishes

Yang Dai

October 11, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community

The Chico State counseling program, UMatter, featured its “Before I Die” chalkboard wall in the Student Services Center Plaza during Suicide Prevention Week. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., hundreds of Wildcats were asked to write their final wishes on the board. The diversity of wishes ranged from travel...

Student shares poetry to shed light on mental illness, depression

Student shares poetry to shed light on mental illness, depression

Jeffrey Fox

September 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Video

Cameron McCallister, a fourth-year psychology major, began writing poetry when he was 19 years old. Now, at 22, he's recited poems about topics like depression and mental illness in order to shed light on those issues for events like UMatter Cafe. "I'm here because I like to help out in any way I can," he said. "An...

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