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Mental Health Matters at IUS Summit

Mental Health Matters at IUS Summit

Madison A. Miller February 27, 2023

What's important in a healthy romance? Trust. Communication.   These are among the tips that Rose S., an IUS student, got this semester at an all-day mental health summit on campus. She...

Does the stigma people have on pageant girls still exist or are we evolving with the times?

Does the stigma people have on pageant girls still exist or are we evolving with the times?

Stevie Griffin February 15, 2023

Growing up, my parents always told me the starfish story. It went something like this: A young boy walks up and down a beach throwing washed-up starfish back into the ocean. A man watching him asked,...

Animal Adoption:  How four-legged friends became lifelines to humans

Animal Adoption: How four-legged friends became lifelines to humans

Imagine being a puppy confined in a shelter. You’re isolated, watching humans come and go. One of them coaxes yet another whimpering dog into a nearby kennel. The two of you are part of a growing...

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10 ways to keep away stress while keeping your sanity in college

Rachel Miller, Staff Reporter August 1, 2021

As high school seniors prepare to become college freshmen, feelings of anxiety and stress over the unknown “college experience” will arise. Freshman are immensely excited to have the opportunity to...

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5 ways IU Southeast can support students of color and their mental health

Chabeli Araujo-Hernandez and Ericia Henry June 1, 2021

There is a small percentage of students of color on campus at IU Southeast and the university still lacks culturally diverse mental health professionals within the resources that are provided to them on...

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5 reasons why students with depression don’t seek help

Janelle Amy, Amaya Hollins, and Kenneth Mudd June 1, 2021

An overall decline in mental health is on the rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students with depression are among those facing a decline in their mental health. Despite needing or wanting to seek help,...

Public relations senior Maggie Klein poses plants and her childhood gifts together on one bookshelf as a means of organizing special spaces to enjoy in her home.

5 ways to cope with overwhelming feelings

Calyb Bentley, Emma Day, and Maggie Klein June 1, 2021

A lot of students have overwhelming thoughts. But what do they look like? Maybe racing thoughts, fear of failure or the inability to start and finish a task. Feeling stressed? Tired? Maybe you’re...

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8 ways to improve your mental health: LGBTQ+ edition

Kristen Fallon, Dustin Kiefer, and Sarah Magin June 1, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a mentally challenging time for many people. Because of quarantine and social distancing, these mental challenges have been even more difficult to handle, and the mental...

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Declining mental health, increased stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact local college students

Rachel Miller, Staff Reporter February 5, 2021

When IU Southeast extended its 2020 spring break, students thought they would only be gone from campus for a short time.  “We all thought it was going to be just two weeks,” said Whitney Brunson,...

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IUS experts discuss mental health effects of a semester without breaks

Emily Owen, Staff Writer September 9, 2020

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Indiana University excluded fall and spring breaks from this year’s academic calendar. But this exclusion, experts warn, might have adverse effects on students’...

Social distancing and its effects on mental health

Social distancing and its effects on mental health

Sydney Randall, News Editor April 13, 2020

Social distancing has been proven to save lives and slow the spread of pandemics like the novel coronavirus. But just as social distancing aids public health, the isolation it entails can also have adverse...

Anita Kraft answers questions posed by freshmen Holly Britton and Larissa Dalton about the autism group meeting. Kraft set up a table in the hallway at noon during the first week of classes to raise awareness for her new group.

Leave all your problems at the door

Joshua Roy, Staff Reporter February 4, 2019

On the second floor of University Center South a small group of offices can be found. These few doors are a safe space for many IUS students — they are the offices of the IU Southeast Personal Counseling...

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