October 31, 2020

As graduation approaches, seniors manage anxiety

March 9, 2020 Jane Bowden 0

It’s graduation day. You’ve just received the diploma you’ve been working toward for years when President Kathryn Foster announces, “I now present to you the Class of 2020.” As you throw your decorated cap in the air and all of your friends and family members cheer from the bleachers, you suddenly feel a wave of dread as the reality of adulthood hits you — what the hell do I do now? […]

Students use body art to promote self-love

March 9, 2020 Jane Bowden 0

Growing up, Kayleigh Soucy didn’t like her body. She was bullied for being chubby, but when she started to lose weight, the compliments from her family and peers only fueled an eventual eating disorder and body dysmorphia. That’s why last February, she walked into her local tattoo parlor and was determined to add something beautiful to a part of her body she spent years trying to shrink. […]

Introverts are misjudged, underestimated

March 2, 2020 Jane Bowden 0

The life of the party is a phrase that’s often used to describe extroverts. They’re people who appear to thrive in social settings and are perceived as friendly, outgoing and, many times, more likely to achieve success. Let’s face it — if someone were to tell you that you exemplified these traits, you’d probably take it as a compliment. […]

‘P.S. I Still Love You’ fails to tug at heartstrings

February 24, 2020 Jane Bowden 0

“Pretty in Pink,” “10 Things I Hate About You,” “A Cinderella Story” — prime examples of high school romantic comedies that are timeless classics for singles and couples alike. Whose face doesn’t turn into a real-life heart-eyes emoji after seeing Heath Ledger dance across the bleachers and sing “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons? […]

Everyone has mental health — everyone can see a therapist

February 10, 2020 Jane Bowden 0

The first time I went to therapy, I cried — a lot. I had no clue what Fergie was talking about when she said “big girls don’t cry,” because there I was at 19 years old, sitting in the waiting room with tears flowing out of me like a raging river as I filled out the symptoms I had been consistently struggling with for the past year: feelings of loneliness and hopelessness, lack of an appetite, suicidal ideation and more. […]

Campus responds to mental health programs

December 3, 2019 Jane Bowden 1

When Quint Meredith, a junior business management major at the College, began drinking at age 16 to help him socialize with other people, he didn’t think he’d develop substance use disorder, nor did he think recovery would ever be an option. […]

Community college deserves more respect

December 2, 2019 Jane Bowden 0

“Where are you going to college?” — a question that I avoided like the plague for three years. Why? Because I went to community college, or what many referred to it as “High School Part II,” to which people often responded with “Oh…that’s nice.” […]

New decade inspires reflection, hope

December 2, 2019 Jane Bowden 0

Binge-watching “The Office” on Netflix, sharing “forever alone” and “ermahgerd” memes on Tumblr and trading Silly Bandz like they were Pokémon cards — these are just a few of the things that defined the 2010s. […]

People shouldn’t celebrate Christmas before Thanksgiving

November 21, 2019 Jane Bowden 0

I’m a big fan of celebrating every holiday to the maximum. From decorating my house with red hearts and pictures of Cupid for Valentine’s Day to wearing a Halloween costume to my classes, holidays are the perfect excuse to dress up my life and make my everyday routine a bit more exciting. […]

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