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Mental health must be college health priority

Mental health must be college health priority

Emily Fong, Staff Writer

November 16, 2015


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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Historic New York assault policy praiseworthy

Historic New York assault policy praiseworthy

WSN Editorial Board

March 1, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Gov. Cuomo's "Enough is Enough" campaign is an excellent way to promote proposed legislation changes that will assist sexual assault victims at universities across the state.

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Experts discuss changes to sexual misconduct policy

Eliff Koc, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2014


Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

The University Committee on Student Life held a meeting to discuss NYU's new sexual assault policy.

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Exam stress relief falls on both students, university

Exam stress relief falls on both students, university

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.

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Take a break at local destressing spots

Take a break at local destressing spots

Emily Bell, Managing Editor

September 25, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

The hustle and bustle of New York City, especially when combined with the pressure of college, can easily be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are many places to take a breather away from the crowds and cabs. The High Line The converted railroad track of the High Line is a great spot to catch a view of...

Mental illness stigmatization hurts students

Mental illness stigmatization hurts students

Zahra Haque, Contributing Columnist

September 25, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Eliminating stigmas surrounding mental illness can encourage college students to seek help if they need it.

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University suicide response examined through the years

Valentina Duque Bojanini, News Editor

September 25, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

When walking into the atrium of Bobst Library, the history of NYU's struggle with student deaths is inescapable. The golden, cage-like panels that cover the interior of the 12-story building were installed in 2012 to prevent students from jumping from the upper floors, and for some they serve as a constant...

Common causes of anxiety, tips on how to alleviate them

Dana Reszutek, Managing Editor

September 25, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Approximately 40 million Americans experience anxious feelings, many of whom include college students. In such a fast-paced environment it is unsurprising that students often feel overwhelmed. Here are some common anxiety triggers, as well as methods to help address these problems. Stress Though imp...

Christina’s Case: NYU needs strategy to prevent prescription drug abuse

Christina’s Case: NYU needs strategy to prevent prescription drug abuse

Christina Coleburn, Deputy Opinion Editor

April 20, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Final exams are fast approaching for college students across the nation. For NYU students, the dreaded week — complete with arduous term papers and strenuous tests that can account for over half of the overall semester grade — is slated to begin on May 13. The extreme pressure can provoke an ...

NYU Wellness Center inadequate for student needs

NYU Wellness Center inadequate for student needs

February 28, 2014


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, 2014


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...

How to stay stress-free during the new semester

How to stay stress-free during the new semester

February 2, 2014


Filed under FEATURES

After the long weeks of winter break spent catching up on sleep, visiting family and watching Netflix, the return to New York City for a full schedule of classes may feel overwhelming. Here are just a few ideas to make that transition as stress-free as possible. Buy a planner. Not only are planners g...

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