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The illness of sickly beautification: romanticizing mental health

The illness of sickly beautification: romanticizing mental health

Annie Zhang

April 27, 2019

omanticization is a complexity — it unveils the allure in beliefs that are less than ideal. Series of “cute and psycho” posts on Tumblr and flurries of quotes bunched under the “pretty and dying” Pinterest folder — the glamorization of mental disorders amidst our social networking culture isn...

Searching for answers: Google’s new questionnaire helps those with depression

Searching for answers: Google’s new questionnaire helps those with depression

Nathan Stevens

September 15, 2017

t’s hard to believe the first month of school is already over. With North Korea and the U.S. on the verge of a nuclear war just a week before white supremacists paraded the streets of Charlottesville, calling the news intense would be an understatement. Even if I manage to get away from all the craziness, ...

13 reasons why this show matters

13 reasons why this show matters

Becca Zheng

May 8, 2017

uicide, depression, bullying and sexual assault is ultimately how “13 Reasons Why” found itself in the spotlight of the entertainment industry, attracting a mix of both positive and negative perspectives over the way these topics were portrayed. The show focuses on a girl named Hannah Baker w...

On the other side

On the other side

Maya Murthy

October 23, 2015

Story written by Maya Murthy and Caitlyn Tjong he was told she was fortunate to have beautiful, flawless skin. She was told that those who'd been in accidents had no choice with their scars, their burns, their disfigured skin. But she couldn't help cutting now, couldn't have helped picking at her s...