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Pushing through the unexpected

Pushing through the unexpected
November 1, 2020

As students start gearing up for finals week, collective feelings of burnout and exhaustion have hit an all-time high. For many, the fall semester has felt like a sprint with nonstop hurdles to overcome. It...

COVID-19 calls for more self care

COVID-19 calls for more self care
September 14, 2020

The overwhelm of uncertainty, the crashing of technology when we need it the most and roommates being sent home with little to no notice are just a few of the challenges we students are experiencing on...

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

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

Knowing the signs: Eating disorder awareness week

Knowing the signs: Eating disorder awareness week
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...

New grant proposal aims to aid student mental health

New grant proposal aims to aid student mental health
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,...

Dear freshmen: Normalizing first semester worries and doubts

Dear freshmen: Normalizing first semester worries and doubts
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...

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