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Chavez: Seeking Help for Mental Health Should Be as Normal as Treating Physical Injuries

Chavez: Seeking Help for Mental Health Should Be as Normal as Treating Physical Injuries

By Paij Chavez

June 5, 2019

  Just as it is not looked down upon to visit your physician for a check-up, stitches or antibiotics, seeing a mental health professional should also be considered a normal, acceptable behavior. In theory, this view of mental health — that areas of the mind can be broken just as parts of the ...

Chavez: In Defense of Crying

Chavez: In Defense of Crying

By Paij Chavez

May 30, 2019

  Growing up, I didn’t cry much. Like many others, I felt that it signaled weakness. I was raised within a patriarchal family structure, and the only person I knew who cried was my mother. I noticed that her emotions were often questioned and invalidated by others. She felt intense sham...

From the Court to the Community: Leaders in Athletics and Service

From the Court to the Community: Leaders in Athletics and Service

By Leilani Gastelum

February 12, 2019

  When Title IX was announced in 1972, everything changed for women in sports. Women were finally allowed to be treated as equals to men in both athletics and their educational career. The exact law signed by President Richard Nixon said, “No person in the United States shall, on the bas...

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