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‘Between The Lines’, free and virtual counseling for varsity student athletes

To combat a low rate of reporting mental health issues among student athletes, Emmons Wellness Center is providing free and confidential counseling for Occidental...

Letter from my head

As part of The Occidental’s COVID-19 coverage, we are running a series titled “Letters from” written by staff writers, editors and Occidental students. These...

“Don’t even read this, it sucks”

I love creating. I love cooking, sewing, writing, scrapbooking, songwriting and singing. Yet the second it comes time to share that joy, I revert...

Why I talk about my mental illness

Since my first year, when I heard about Oxy from the Inside (OFTI), I knew I wanted to speak at the event. I shared...

Real is relatable, so don’t edit your Insta pics

There’s nothing sweeter than hearing your phone ding uncontrollably from Instagram likes after posting a photo. It's even better when you get notifications that...

Self-responsibility: The perfectionist’s alternative to self-care

I actively hate the term self-care. I realize this is unpopular. For a long time, I viewed the concept as a justification to abandon discipline...

Therapy Mythbusting: Why you should trust therapy

I recently had a conversation with a friend where she expressed concern about her boyfriend. I gently asked if she knew if he had...

“Shockingly Evil” is shockingly deceptive: Ted Bundy is not America’s sweetheart

I watched the “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” trailer play to an upbeat rock song as Zac Efron’s picturesque smile flashed across the...

Let’s embrace imperfection: your mistakes do not define you

Finals week is a good time to talk about perfectionism and procrastination. I imagine many of us are going to be up until 2...

‘Death ain’t ready for you’: a reflection on suicide prevention and...

September was Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, and I was very aware. Two years ago, I almost suicided, and that anniversary is disorienting at best and...