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Crying Wolf: Society’s Tendency to Minimalize Mental Illness

Crying Wolf: Society’s Tendency to Minimalize Mental Illness

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor
May 9, 2017 • 48 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

It seems to be a constant in our society these days, with teens muttering, “I’m going to kill myself!” after getting a bad test grade, brushing off their neatness as “just my OCD acting up again,” labeling other students as “autistic” or “retarded” for little reason.  Often, these...

Enterovirus D68 Enters Forsyth Georgia

Enterovirus D68 Enters Forsyth Georgia

Jessica Prouty, Staff Writer
November 13, 2014 • 436 views
Filed under Friday Links, Showcase

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is a respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe respiratory dysfunction, such as an extreme difficulty breathing, and is one of more than 100 types of non-polio enteroviruses (any virus grouped within the category of RNA affecting viruses). EV-D68 has created an increasing...

“Progression of Anxiety”

“Progression of Anxiety”

Abbie Findley, Short Story Editor
May 19, 2014 • 2,724 views
Filed under Literature

I. I’m twelve and I’m scared. My grandpa’s dead. My mom’s crying a lot. My dad isn’t home. I can’t breathe and my chest ...I did this. I’m the one who’s upsetting EVERYONE. II. I’m fourteen and crying. My mom’s angry. My dad’s angry. My sisters are angry. Ev...

Pride, Disease, Information, and You

Pride, Disease, Information, and You

John Scott, Staff Writer
November 18, 2013 • 847 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Back in 2003, the People’s Republic of China was accused of undercounting severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) cases in Beijing military hospitals and being slow to deal with the growing epidemic. Both of these could be the primary reasons of the worldwide spread of SARS. However, China’s reaction...

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