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An All-Nighter Experiment

An All-Nighter Experiment

By Dasha Zagurskaya, Contributing Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As dreads and finals are approaching, many of us catch ourselves considering the idea of ditching sleep in order to get on top of our work. But, is pulling an all-nighter worth it?

Don’t Discourage Discussing Mental Illness

Don’t Discourage Discussing Mental Illness

By Henry Cohen, Staff Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Unfortunately, this shift in what is and is not acceptable to say has created a dangerously misguided flipside, specifically when well-meaning people discourage others from saying that they feel depressed or anxious when they “don’t really mean it.”

During Political Turmoil, Quit Social Media

During Political Turmoil, Quit Social Media

By Adriana Tapia, Contributing Writer

February 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Social media is a valuable tool for staying informed in a changing political climate. Yet, overindulging in it can also be highly detrimental to mental health and activism..

Pets Offer Release for Overtaxed Students

Pets Offer Release for Overtaxed Students

By Veronica Liow, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2016


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.

The Mental Health Issue

The Mental Health Issue

By Alex Bazeley, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2016


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

By Alex Bazeley, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2016


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...

A Battle on the Field and in the Mind

A Battle on the Field and in the Mind

By Rayne Ellis, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Athletes put their bodies through massive amounts of pain and stress, but little attention is given to the pain and stress of the mind.

Exam stress relief falls on both students, university

Exam stress relief falls on both students, university

By WSN Editorial Board, Editorial Board

October 7, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Strategies for anxiety-management are life skills that need to be drawn upon, now during midterms, again during final exams and in future stressful situations.

Guide to common mental health conditions

By Emily Bell and Hannah Treasure

September 25, 2014


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...

Study relates violence to school performance

Study relates violence to school performance

By Marita Vlachou, Staff Writer

April 22, 2014


Filed under News

When the homicide rate increases in a community, primary school children are more likely to fail a grade. A new study, co-authored by NYU sociology professor Florencia Torche and doctoral student Monica Caudillo, found these results. The study is based on the statistical analysis of a large data...

Research aims to find cure for PTSD

Research aims to find cure for PTSD

April 3, 2014


Filed under News

During the Canadian Depression Research and Intervention Network Conference on March 26 and 27, NYU psychiatry professor Alexander Neumeister announced the start of a research project aimed at finding a cure for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. “The research was inspired by the fact that there is n...