The Anatomy of a Lockdown

It’s 1:01 p.m. on a Thursday afternoon and I am crouching in a closet. The lights are out and the blinds are drawn, covering every bit of window they can reach. My knees are pressed together, my ankles starting to go numb. My computer is sitting in the Media Arts Center atrium; a biology lab…

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Separating Mental Illness from Gun Violence

Every year, an estimated 43.8 million adults experience mental health problems in America, which is roughly one person out of five. Some of the most common disorders include  depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. Less prominent disorders include obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), dissociative identity disorder and personality disorders. Mental health care costs America over 193 billion dollars…

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