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In the ‘E-Co-System’ Exhibition, Arts and Technology Students Deserved a Bigger Platform

In the ‘E-Co-System’ Exhibition, Arts and Technology Students Deserved a Bigger Platform

By Ray Gill

April 26, 2019

  Coincidentally related to Earth Day this month, the students of the University of Utah’s Arts and Technology Interdisciplinary Capstone course, taught by Martin Novak, held their final semester projects at the E-Co-System exhibition on April 17 at the Marriott Library. These projects consi...

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...

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 ...

Treating Mental Illness with Compassion

Treating Mental Illness with Compassion

By Alex Judd

April 15, 2017

The website of the American Psychiatric Association has a quote, highlighted in boldface and large font, in the 'Patients & Families’ section: “Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. It is a medical problem, just like heart disease or diabetes.” To most visitors, this is likely a he...

Diagnosing Mental Health in “13 Reasons Why”

Diagnosing Mental Health in “13 Reasons Why”

By Broderick Sterrett

April 14, 2017

*Note: this post contains major spoilers for 13 Reasons Why 13 Reasons Why is taking the internet by storm. Released March 31st, the thirteen-part series is inciting varied reactions from its viewership and for good reason too. The book adaptation of Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why delves into th...

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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