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Chasing Mental Health

Chasing Mental Health

Jennifer Arena, Staff Writer
May 19, 2017 • 34 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the U.S. age 18 and older, or 18% of the population and are the most common mental illness in the United States.   Major Depressive Disorder affects more than 15 million American adults, or abo...

Ode to Despondency

Ode to Despondency

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor
May 19, 2017 • 28 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

The sun’s descent beneath the clustered buildings of Paris gave confidence to all night’s shadows, even the most fickle in spirit, and they drew to huddle amongst the tattered scraps of paper and piled dust on the streets.  Huddled, too, against the back of a young man, barely upon the age of eight-and-ten,...

Alphabet Magnets

Alphabet Magnets

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer
March 15, 2016 • 265 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

I remember when I first got my own apartment, the first thing I bought was a refrigerator, and the second thing I bought was a pack of plastic alphabet magnets. My friend told me I could write everything I was thinking. I told her that my options were going to be pretty limited because I only had one...

An Ode to My Lost Time

An Ode to My Lost Time

Diana Rodgers, Web Editor
November 2, 2015 • 210 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

Drip, Drip, Drop My sanity slowly drips from my veins while I lie alone in my room. I look around to see the world moving, double time, as I remain stagnant. Lying was not my own choice though; O’ no. That choice was that of my mind. Not to move, Not to speak I’m surprised...

Tea

Tea

Caroline Duckworth, Design Editor
December 15, 2014 • 299 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

Her sadness was evident in the way she made tea.   She would let it steep for at least five minutes, so the leaves would release the bitter parts of their souls. Then she would add a spot of milk and a half-teaspoon of sugar to soften the strong taste. It was always a black tea, always a blue...

An Internal Facade

An Internal Facade

Julie Day, Staff Writer
December 12, 2014 • 299 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

It is a feeling in your stomach: the emptiness, the hunger, the self-loathing.   It is a feeling of depersonalization: the cold sweat of panic, the suffocation from poisonous thoughts, the tears of defeat.   It is a feeling of placelessness: the exhaustion from...

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