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Best Places to Cry at NYU

Best Places to Cry at NYU

Alyssa Kelly, Contributing Writer
March 20
Filed under FEATURES, TOP STORIES

We've all had those kind of days that have made us want to cry on the spot.But in a city as crowded as New York, it can be difficult to find a good place to do so. Here's a list of the best places on campus to get your cry on.

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Francesca Liberatore F/W 2017

Francesca Liberatore F/W 2017

Valerina Young, Contributing Writer
February 12
Filed under Fashion Week, FEATURES

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was known as one of the most successful manipulators of affect, with the ability to spark a whole country from the ashes of Depression. Much like the formidable president, Francesca Liberatore explored the societal effects of the powerful and the popular in her Fall/...

Pets Offer Release for Overtaxed Students

Pets Offer Release for Overtaxed Students

Veronica Liow, Contributing Writer
December 5
Filed under OPINION

To better the community by decreasing mental illness and promoting physical activity, NYU should change their housing policy to allow pets in residence halls.

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The Mental Health Issue

The Mental Health Issue

Alex Bazeley, Editor-in-Chief
November 14
Filed under SPECIAL EDITIONS, TOP STORY

It's no secret that college students face stress on a near-daily basis. The pressures to succeed can sometime be too much of a weight to bear, pushing some students to a breaking point. Other students, meanwhile, come into NYU already grappling with issues of mental health and figuring out how to cope...

The Mental Climate on a Sprawling Campus

The Mental Climate on a Sprawling Campus

Alex Bazeley, Editor-in-Chief
November 14
Filed under TOP STORIES, Uncategorized

Anna Letson To someone outside the school, mentioning the words “mental health” and “NYU” in the same breath might evoke memories of news headlines from the early 2000s, when six students committed suicide in the span of a single year. To someone who knows the school, though — whether it’s a student or...

Prague: Studying Abroad With Social Anxiety

Prague: Studying Abroad With Social Anxiety

Mariah Melendez, Contributing Writer
February 11
Filed under Abroad, FEATURES

Studying abroad may be a refreshing experience for those struggling with social anxiety and depression.

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Mental health must be college health priority

Mental health must be college health priority

Emily Fong, Staff Writer
November 16
Filed under OPINION

As mental illness becomes a bigger and bigger part of the national discourse on personal health, it is imperative that we create some sort of safety net for the people who are struggling. Universities must be a huge part of this movement, because they represent a large portion of the population that is most at risk.

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Sarah Silverman surprises in lackluster drama

Sarah Silverman surprises in lackluster drama

Kat Fadrillan, Contributing Writer
October 20
Filed under ARTS, Film

Though more familiar with comedy, Sarah Silverman's superb dramatic portrayal of a pill-addicted housewife outshines a hackneyed plot in "I Smile Back."

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Guide to common mental health conditions

Emily Bell and Hannah Treasure
September 25
Filed under Uncategorized

Eating Disorders What are some identifying signs? Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders vary in symptoms — restrictive eating; binge eating; self-induced vomiting; abuse of laxatives; weight loss or weight gain; excessive exercise; spending most of the day thinking about food, weight and s...

Harry’s Take: U.S. Military must invest in psychiatry

Harry’s Take: U.S. Military must invest in psychiatry

March 10
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Last week, the Journal of the American Medical Association released its initial findings on the psychological state of U.S. soldiers. The three reports stated that one in five soldiers suffered regularly from mental illnesses before enlisting, including ADHD, depression and panic disorder. These findi...

NYU Wellness Center inadequate for student needs

NYU Wellness Center inadequate for student needs

February 28
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

In its most recent report, released in spring 2013, the American College Health Association detailed the overall health and well-being of college students across the country. The study found that sometime within the past 12 months, 31.8 percent of undergraduate students had felt “so depressed th...

[VIDEO] Op Ed Live: Mental Health on Campus

[VIDEO] Op Ed Live: Mental Health on Campus

February 25
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, OPINION

The Washington Square News Opinion Desk presents Op Ed Live: Mental Health on Campus. Deputy Editor Christina Coleburn and Contributing Columnist Dan Moritz-Rabson discuss the state of mental health care across the country and at NYU. Are there enough psychologists and psychiatrists working at the Wellness...

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