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Closson: Physical wellness at NU needs further conversation, attention comparable to mental health

Troy Closson, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In my high school, students often seemed to be hyperfocused on college admissions, constantly finding ways to cram as many higher-level classes as possible into their schedules while also fitting in way too many extracurricular...

Baskaran, Basti: Through honest conversation, we can deconstruct perfectionism on campus

Archit Baskaran and Neha Basti, Op-Ed Contributors

May 18, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Northwestern’s academic, extracurricular and social pressures challenge us toward an unreal standard. We celebrate and compete about our packed schedules, boast about sleepless nights and ultimately champion perfectionism. Yet,...

Hammersmith: My experience navigating private mental health care after the Women’s Center lost its counseling

Ariana Hammersmith, Op-Ed Contributor

January 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I used to receive counseling at the Women’s Center. Since the removal of its counseling services, my access to mental health care has changed significantly. Going from university to private mental health services, I’ve str...