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Alvarado: Dollars for Likes: Instagram Celebrities Are Paid to Advertise Controversial Products

Alvarado: Dollars for Likes: Instagram Celebrities Are Paid to Advertise Controversial Products

By Andrea Alvarado

April 5, 2019

  Instagram is the preferred social media platform for people under 30, and with more than 100 million users, it is slowly catching up to Facebook in terms of popularity. Instagram is used by a diverse assortment of users, ranging from humorous meme accounts to celebrities to do-it-yourself projects. The most infamous genre is one that has ...

Recognizing Anxiety and Depression Across the Lifespan: Eric Moerer Memorial Lecture Series

Recognizing Anxiety and Depression Across the Lifespan: Eric Moerer Memorial Lecture Series

By Katelyn Collett

March 10, 2019

  Trigger Warning: This article deals with and mentions suicide, violence and loss of a child. Tina and Mike Moerer started their memorial lecture series in 1998 after their son, Eric, took his own life in August 1997. The Moerers recall that while Eric had been in the preschool at the chil...

Scott: Radicalized in Your Own Basement

Scott: Radicalized in Your Own Basement

By Elise Scott

September 12, 2018

Many people believe in at least one conspiracy theory. There are plenty to go around, from innocuous oddities to insensitive denials. The “conspiracy theory” is an amorphous term that covers the gamut of counter-culture beliefs. They preach that celebrities are killed and replaced by clones, that s...

Barber: Nemo Miller’s “Cry Closet” Helps Students During Finals Week

Barber: Nemo Miller’s “Cry Closet” Helps Students During Finals Week

By Shaelyn Barber

April 25, 2018

During finals week, the library looks like an eerie scene from a horror movie. Students stare out from booths with deep eye-bags and sullen expressions. The fluorescent lights above dimly flicker as the clack of typing fingers echoes down the hall in unison. Steady sobs create a mournful chorus as stu...

Barber: 10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Mental Illness

Barber: 10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Mental Illness

By Shaelyn Barber

April 17, 2018

My journey with mental illness has been a long one. I have struggled with depression and anxiety from a young age. After years of difficulty, I finally began to see a therapist and began the long road to where I am now. I have been in and out of therapy. I am on medications. And I am trying every day to ke...

Barber: Embodying Mindfulness

Barber: Embodying Mindfulness

By Shaelyn Barber

March 2, 2018

According to the Positive Psychology Program, the practice of mindfulness originally came from religious practices in Asia, specifically Buddhism and Hinduism, as a pathway to reach enlightenment. The Western world took a fascination with it, and over time adopted some of the elements of meditation. Mindful...

Barber: Mental Health Stigma Is Dangerous

Barber: Mental Health Stigma Is Dangerous

By Shaelyn Barber

November 1, 2017

I was cleaning out my childhood room a couple months ago and stumbled upon a bright pink Bratz journal wedged underneath my mattress. I recognized it from my elementary school days and gave a little smirk. Whatever was inside, I knew it was going to be good. Little me had quite a lot to say. I drew...

H2H: Is the Internet Helpful or Harmful?

H2H: Is the Internet Helpful or Harmful?

By Brook Williams and Natalie Parkin

September 26, 2017

Social Media Lacks Reality Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, you name it: People have completely syringed these media outlets into their daily lives. We are, as a global population, constant consumers of information, whether it be useful or completely irrelevant. What does this say about the way ...

How to Help When Things Come Crashing Down

How to Help When Things Come Crashing Down

By Alisa Patience

April 16, 2017

College is overwhelming and it’s perfectly normal to be stressed and anxious. However, it is important to note that this is not the same as having an anxiety disorder. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 18 percent of adults have an anxiety disorder and according...

Nier: Automata Inspires Players to Not Give Up

Nier: Automata Inspires Players to Not Give Up

By Bailey Shelden

April 12, 2017

Chances are you’ve never heard of the video game “NieR: Automata” even if you’re a gamer, but it’s a game worth looking into. While “NieR” initially comes off as a very odd RPG from Platinum Games, it turns out to be much more. There is surprising depth to this bizarre story. You just have...

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