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“Practicing Gratitude” by Avery Beer

Each day it seems as though we wake up and the world has some sort of bad news to offer. Any time I check the news app on my phone, I am immediately swarmed with negative stories—whether it’s about politics, natural disasters, or senseless human acts, it seems as though we cannot escape it.

Being in college is the most liberating experience that most of us have had in our lives so far, yet sometimes I know I personally can feel a bit helpless. As college students, we are truly in a bubble. We are in our own world of academics, of finding our passions, of playing sports or joining clubs. I know I am not alone in thinking that, sometimes, we forget that we are human, too. We forget that these horrible things in the news can happen to us, we are not protected even in our bubble. Although it is scary, we are no longer too immature to understand this concept. So, now to my point, it is incredibly important to practice the act of gratitude. When all of this negativity happens in the world, practicing gratitude is a way to bring humanness back into the world, to bring positivity and light when it is dark. Continue reading

“5 Tips for Surviving Your Freshman Year” by Jennifer Most

“Time flies by.” I always heard the popular saying, but it never seemed true. Sometimes, I feel like time is dreadful; I sit down to write a paper and my brain doesn’t work. I watch the seconds inch by. Other times, in the blink of an eye, it’s already Thursday. How did the week go by so quickly? Thinking more broadly: how am I in college? You mean, I graduated high school? I’m about to enter my 20s? Excuse me, WHAT? Continue reading

“‘Major’ Changes” by Annie Lee

I’ve never really known what I wanted to do in the future. As a child, I answered “teacher” to the infamous question of “What do you want to be when you grow up?” but only because it was the only job I could think of. As a middle-schooler, my answer varied from person to person, vacillating between some hems and haws in an attempt to feign certainty, as if a person just diving into the double-digit years could know exactly what they wanted out of their one and only life. As a senior in high-school, when the answer would finally matter and actually legitimize itself on official college applications, my mind echoed with the resoundingly hopeless answer of “I don’t know.”

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“There’s So Much More” by Lauryn Magill

This past weekend I saw the movie “Dr. Strange” (it was incredible- especially if you’re a Marvel fanatic you should totally go see it).  One particular section of the movie, not to give away spoilers, basically goes to teach us that we’re looking at life through a keyhole.  We can only really see a fraction of what’s out there and what life’s meaning truly is.  I like to think that there is always a much bigger picture, one that we tend to forget about during the hustle and bustle of our daily lives.  Often when I’m feeling overwhelmed or stressed I like to stop and think about the fact that I am one of several billion people on this planet, and that this planet is a spherical rock essentially hanging in the middle of empty space in a universe that is mostly hostile to life.  That tends to humble me a bit, and puts my stressors into perspective.

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“What Is Self-Care?” by Stella Castor

What is self-care?

If we check Wikipedia, the ultimate hub of college knowledge, self-care is defined as “any necessary human regulatory function which is under individual control, deliberate and self-initiated.” That’s a lot of fancy words for “actions done by someone to keep themselves healthy.” In terms of mental and emotional health, self-care is a series of steps and procedures that every person should have in order to deal with troubling events, feelings, or actions.

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