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Letting go of the idea of perfection

Letting go of the idea of perfection

Paige Atkison, Reporter

February 25, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

My name is Paige and I am a perfectionist. I spend hours each day thinking about how I can be more efficient with my time, how I can do more with my academic...

Self-love takes practice

Self-love takes practice

Christina Benavides, Copy Editor

February 25, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

My journey with self-love has been difficult due to mental illness, but not impossible. I’ve learned a lot about myself the past few years. It took me...

A live act

A live act

Karla Gutierrez, Photo Editor

February 25, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I was younger I always watched wrestling thinking how cool it would be to go to a wrestling show live instead of watching it from my television. Then...

Managing your education and illness

Managing your education and illness

Paige Atkison, Reporter

February 11, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As someone who is living with several chronic illnesses, I can personally attest to how difficult it can be to manage schoolwork and health. Juggling medications,...

My friend the sociopath

My friend the sociopath

Christina Benavides, Copy Editor

February 11, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Some of us are whole hearted, and we are willing to accept almost anyone. Especially because those of us dealing with mental illness already feel cast...

Women!!!

Women!!!

Karla Gutierrez, Photo Editor

February 11, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Women have been attempting to find their place in the world, from the right to vote to obtaining equality. In professional wrestling, however, women have...

Setting yourself up for a successful semester

Setting yourself up for a successful semester

Paige Atkison, Reporter

January 28, 2018

Filed under Columns

The way you start a semester most often sets the tone for your academic success during that term. If you put off planning for the semester until weeks...

Professional wrestling is my escape

Professional wrestling is my escape

Karla Gutierrez, Photo Editor

January 28, 2018

Filed under Columns

Mostly everyone has gone through tough times and has had something to bring a bit of light into their life; an escape if you will. Whether it is watching...

The relationship between sadness and depression can be blurry

The relationship between sadness and depression can be blurry

Christina Benavides, Copy Editor

January 28, 2018

Filed under Columns

The relationship between sadness and depression can be blurry to some people. You might not see a difference because sadness is a symptom of depression,...

Break the stigma and offer help

Break the stigma and offer help

November 30, 2017

Filed under Columns

Suicide is a controversial topic. Even those who have never experienced it have a heavy opinion on the topic. I speak from my own experience of having...

Don’t feel guilty, it’s okay to indulge, just moderate

Jenny Brito, Reporter

November 30, 2017

Filed under Columns

If you walk around campus, you are likely to find a vending machine filled with snacks in virtually every building. Even in the bookstore, you can purchase anything you crave. You can see people eating in the most random places, such as the restroom. Yes, I am talking about the ones near the cafeteria. There is food that tempts us everywhere we go, but that is okay. I believe...

It doesn’t define me

It doesn’t define me

Christina Benavides, Reporter

November 20, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Our struggles are not always visible. I have a specific learning disability that affects my mental health and education. When you are a community college...

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