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When students keep their cameras off, the professor may see a screen full of blank boxes. However, assuming theyve turned their cameras off because theyre not paying attention is unfair. There are many legitimate reasons for wanting to keep their cameras off, such as those listed here. 

OPINION: Professors, it’s time to rethink that mandatory cameras-on policy

Lyndsey Brennan Opinion Writer March 4, 2021

I know, I know. Professors who adopt cameras-on policies for their online classes are usually well-intentioned.They want to make sure we’re understanding the material and engaged. They want to give...

Running2bWell plans to begin meeting again once COVID-19 numbers are down.

Running2bWell helps people work toward recovery through fitness

Anthony Elder Reporter February 19, 2021

Running2bWell is a nonprofit organization that uses running groups and fitness activities to help people in recovery for addiction as well as some dealing with mental illness. The organization was founded...

OPINION: My happy little pills – the stigma behind mental health medication

Jessica Goodwin Opinion Writer October 9, 2020

In 2013, I was prescribed an antidepressant for the first time. I was a freshman in high school and my last year was full of undiagnosed panic attacks and depression. I had also experienced two major concussions...

Casanova’s workplace at home. 

Students taking online classes struggle with their home environment

Megan Becker Reporter September 28, 2020

Many students who were planning on living on campus have decided to live at home instead because of coronavirus, quarantining and online classes. At home, students have to live outside of a learning environment...

The Nightingale Project works to put an end to the stigma around mental illness

Shelby Reeves Reporter April 9, 2020

One in three college students suffer from depression.Almost half of all college students report feeling anxiety.These facts come as no surprise to college students who deal with these struggles every day....

Kent State to hold free depression screenings

Kent State will host its 25th annual National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) on Oct. 3 by offering free depression screenings for students, staff, faculty and the community. The screenings will take...

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OPINION: Listening isn’t about having the answers

Cameron Gorman February 17, 2019

Growing with yourself is strange. You start to understand things that a younger version of you might not have or might have overlooked entirely. Why don’t you like the beach? Well, maybe 21-year-old...

Adriona Murphy

OPINION: Medicating mental illness is only half the battle

Adriona Murphy September 15, 2018

I was 14 when I was first diagnosed with depression and a generalized anxiety disorder. I had panic attack in my Spanish class, cried in the office for an hour and a half and took one of those surveys...

Nina Schubert stands with her courage award given to her by John Kasich. 

2018 Courage Award recipient inspires others with her battle against mental illness

Meghann Morrow March 18, 2018

Just over a year after recovering from an overdose attempt, freshman early childhood education major Nina Schubert is setting an example for those who struggle with mental illness around the country every...

Preventing school shootings: Potential warning signs

David Williams February 25, 2018

As of Feb. 25, there have been a total of 19 incidents involving gunfire on school grounds.Seven of these occurred during school hours, five resulted in deaths or injuries. The recent school shooting at...

Nina Schubert, a freshman early childhood education major, poses for a portrait in the Student Center Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Schubert is the founder of Nightingale Project, a student organization with the goal of help end the stigmas associated with mental illness.

Student battles mental illness, creates Nightingale Project to inspire others

Kelsey Meszaros November 12, 2017

“I remember one day I hadn’t eaten, and my friend brought in homemade fluffy oreos,” Nina Schubert said.“Nina, you’re not going to eat one?” her friend asked.“No, I’ll eat one,” Nina...

Netflix’s new film “To the Bone” sparks criticism, debate

Isabel Kiefer July 16, 2017

Netflix shocked viewers with “13 Reasons Why” this spring, but the streaming service recently released another controversial title: “To the Bone.”The film’s trailer opens with Ellen — an attractive,...

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