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10 Things the Notorious RBG Did to Help You—Yes, You!

No one will ever be able to rock a jabot like Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The justice’s iconic collars were just one of the many things America— and the internet— loved about the Notorious RBG. Her death in September left a hole in the hearts of millions. Her judiciary work impacted the masses: from women’s rights…

The Transition to Online Classes: A New Struggle or a Desirable...

This past March, we were all hit by surprise with the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus. People worldwide were forced to take a step back and create a new way of living. As businesses and schools started to close, people began to work and take classes online digitally. With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging…

‘I was just so lonely’: students on mental health impact of...

The Guardian spoke to four university students about the impact the pandemic has had on their mental health.‘I was just so lonely’Bella Brown, 20, a first year history of art student at UCL, has struggled with mental health problems including anxiety and depression for many years, but said the pandemic had exacerbated these.“When I moved…

More than half of students polled report mental health slump

The devastating impact of Covid-19 on students’ mental health in England has been laid bare by two polls in which more than half of those surveyed said they felt their mental health had deteriorated since the start of term, though only a fifth had sought support. Students have said they feel lonely, depressed, sad and…

UK universities fine students £170,000 for Covid rule breaches

Universities fined students more than £170,000 for breaching coronavirus safety rules in the first weeks of the new academic year, a Guardian analysis has found, as students told of struggling to make friends without flouting restrictions.Twenty-eight institutions fined students for breaking university, local and national Covid rules, including on household mixing, mandatory face coverings and…

ADHD or the Enemy? At Least My College Helped Me

The CDC estimates that about 6.1 million children in the U.S. have ever been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD or ADHD). But I see something missing in this figure. What about the kids who grow up experiencing symptoms of ADHD but never receive testing or a diagnosis? The ones unable to seek the…

Seeking Counseling in College: Why Your Mental Health Will Thank You

I go on Instagram and Twitter and see plenty of posts describing self-care tips. Of course, some are more useful than others. Shower, walks, nap, exercise, facemasks— all a part of the whole deal. I’m someone who carries a lot of anxiety, about school and life and friends and death. Sometimes it would get paralyzing…

‘Students feel vulnerable’: how Covid-19 has put a strain on mental...

From self-isolation with flatmates they barely know and halls of residences emptying out over lockdown to struggles to get the wifi to work for Zoom lectures, the start to the 2020 term has been riddled with uncertainty for most university students. Just one thing’s for sure: it’s been a strange few weeks. It’s perhaps unsurprising…

Go Back or Stay Home? Impacts of COVID on an International...

The COVID-19 pandemic messed up many international student’s plan to go to college in the United States, including my own. Back in March, my university shifted classes to remote instruction. After taking the last flight available from LATAM, hastily packing up my dorm room and leaving my things in a friend’s apartment, I ended up…

‘I was just sat in my room all day’: lonely students...

University students are struggling with loneliness and anxiety due to campus lockdowns, with the risk that their mental health will deteriorate further unless urgent action is taken, counsellors and charities are warning. Nightline, a phone line run by 2,951 student volunteers that reaches 1.6 million of their peers, has reported higher demand than usual for…

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