anxiety

Participation policies don’t account for student needs

If the goal of class participation is to mark a student’s progress and understanding or enrich conversation, there are ways to accomplish this while being cognizant of those who struggle with social interaction.

Jamila Dawkins | Contributing Writer

Society and sneezing

We live in a society without written rules. Yes, we have laws, but no laws govern social interaction–that sphere lives in a state of complete anarchy.

Thomas Humphrey | Staff Writer

Test on the material, not the format

In college, coming by extensive test preparatory materials isn’t as easy as it was in high school.

Ella Chochrek | Contributing Writer

A letter to depressed students on “Wash U Confessions”

Despite the smiling faces that grace the covers of our brochures and viewbooks, unhappiness certainly has an ominous presence on campus. I guess it isn’t completely surprising that this is such a common sentiment—after all, Washington University is an intensely high-pressure environment. It’s almost too easy to fall into the clutches of feeling inadequate, overwhelmed, lonely and everything in between.

Rima Parikh | Contributing Writer

Wash. U. students more stressed than undergraduates nationally

“I wasn’t doing as well as I could, and no matter how hard I was trying, I still couldn’t get things going the right way.” This freshman pre-medical student described his immense struggle to balance academic work and a social life upon entering Washington University—his intense feelings of inadequacy compounded by his parents’ inability to understand his struggles.

Is there a correlation between college students and mental health issues?

When a roommate or suitemate comes down with the flu or mononucleosis, usually one can easily recognize that he or she is sick. But when a friend suffers from depression or anxiety, the symptoms are often much less obvious. According to recent national surveys of campus therapists, there is a rising trend of students seeking psychiatric help in colleges across the country.

| Staff Reporter

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