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Mental health and celebrities: The double standard that is our reality

Mental health and celebrities: The double standard that is our reality

Story by Rebekah Nelson, Graphic Design Editor

March 7, 2020

*Trigger warning* On Feb. 15, Caroline Flack unexpectedly died of suicide in her London apartment. Flack was the host for the UK reality TV show “Love Island," and was adored by many. Variety.com noted Flack as “one of the UK’s most recognizable reality hosts,” with her Instagram following count standing at 2.7 million. Flack’s outer appearance was broadcasted to the masses, but few kne...

Knowing the signs: Eating disorder awareness week

Knowing the signs: Eating disorder awareness week

Story by Isabel Ashley, News Editor

March 4, 2020

College is one of the most formative experiences in a person’s life, from living independently to figuring out possible career paths. However, increased stress levels and the pressure to be perfect can also make our undergrad years our most vulnerable. In light of last week being National Eating Diso...

New grant proposal aims to aid student mental health

New grant proposal aims to aid student mental health

Story by Megan Stover, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

Baker University is in the process of applying for a new government grant that would enhance the campus’ mental health services. According to McAllister and Quinn, the University’s consulting company, the grant aims to do four important things: enhance mental health services for all college students--including...

Dear freshmen: Normalizing first semester worries and doubts

Dear freshmen: Normalizing first semester worries and doubts

Story by Rebekah Nelson, Multimedia Editor

November 4, 2019

The doubts and worries in the back of your head are valid, and the constant state of having no idea what you’re doing is totally normal. I am right there with you. Conversations about the adjustment period during freshman year, especially the first semester, are hard to come by. So here I am starti...