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How student anxiety evolved: from nuclear war to sexual violence

As a first-year maths student at the University of Manchester in 2014, Josh Fogg went through a mental health crisis. “I was having a really bad case of depression and anxiety,” Fogg says. One night, when things came to a head, Fogg remembered a card from a friend with a phone number on it. “I’d…

COVID-19: The Costs of Social Isolation

I have all the time in the world to read, write, binge watch shows and catch up on school, and yet I find myself anesthetized with ennui, procrastinating and distracting myself. On some days, I can hardly see anything on the horizon. With the rapid advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, our society has metamorphosed into…

COVID Confessions at 2AM: Swap out the Guilt for Gratitude

I sit by my open window, inappropriately sleepless at 2 a.m., watching the stars as they twinkle teasingly at me knowing full well that I cannot step out to revel in the moonlight like them. The Singapore skyline glows like a beautiful hallucination upon the farthest banks of the tranquil sea. If I listen closely…

Looking Forward to Tomorrow: Staying Physically and Mentally Healthy throughout COVID-19

COVID-19 really took a toll on us, especially as students since we needed to adjust to a whole new routine. Maintaining your physical health may seem difficult since states ordered everyone to stay inside their houses. Furthermore, staying mentally healthy matters just as much, especially at a time like this. No one expected to complete…

How to Bounce Back When You Are Feeling Like a Failure

A lot of college students spend way too much of their energy either struggling with the feeling of failure or the fear of failing. But why do we make it so hard on ourselves? According to the clinical social worker and counselor Kristel Sarmiento, students new to college “tend to ruminate over doubts of being…

Fake Smiles and Razor Blades: How I Realized I Wanted to...

I knew Macy as a short girl with pink hair and the biggest, goofiest smile ever seen. I met her at a game of Monopoly that my roommates organized with other girls on our dorm room floor. We instantly clicked and, soon after, she introduced me to her group of friends. They just so happened…

Finding Solace throughout Coronavirus Seclusion

Sitting at home in my childhood bedroom where old inspirational quotes and high school homecoming mums still lined the walls, I heard a knock at my door. When my dad turned the knob and pushed inside, he said, “I’m about to leave for Atlanta; I just wanted to tell you bye. I’ll be back in…

15 BTS Tunes to Recover Your Senioritis

It’s finally here–the last semester of your life as a college student. That diploma you’ve been working so hard to get your hands on is nearly in your grasp, but suddenly those jokes of dropping out to become a professional Netflix Binger stationed in your parents’ basement seems to be looking more appealing than ever.…

Too couple of counsellors on school: why trainees are relying on...

Leaving friends and family at home and building a new life in a different city can be tough – especially for the first time. Throw in the stresses of university work, and it’s little wonder that many students feel the strain. One in five students have a mental health diagnosis, according to a recent survey…

No room for you in lectures, high universities inform first-year college...

Students at prestigious universities have been turned away from overcrowded lectures and told to watch classes online or in overflow rooms. The Observer found that students paying £9,250 or more in Manchester, Nottingham and Lancaster, had struggled to get a seat in lectures. Manchester University maths students in a 600-capacity hall were given slips with…

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