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Perspective: How Poetry Saved Me

Drawing by Kaimar Liivamagi

Eman Magzoub, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018

I suppressed my creativity for most of my life because I forced myself to believe I wasn’t creative. When I went through a traumatic experience that ignited years of depression, I was distraught, and did not know how to express my emotions. A good friend of mine advised me to write down my feeling...

“Being Mortal” Review: A Critical, Existential, and Thought-Provoking Read

Atul Gawande

Aditi Pandey, Staff Writer

February 25, 2018

Current coverage of healthcare focuses on insurance and longevity, while ignoring what may affect the patient the most most: mental health. “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End,” a book by Atul Gawande, effectively argues that the further medicine advances, the further it strays from its ...

Winter Quarter Survival Guide

Students gather at

Cynthia Li, Staff Writer

January 11, 2018

1. First and foremost, you have to be prepared. Getting a sense of what you will be studying this term will help you feel prepared and ready to kill this quarter. Look through the syllabus to see the requirements and due dates of papers, homework assignments, quizzes, midterms, and finals. 2. On a piece o...

What are Psychological Services and Personal Counseling?

Administrative assistant, Patricia Meza Parada, diligently works at her desk in the Psychological Services and Personal Counseling Center

Jocelyn Lombera and Liza Turchinsky

January 9, 2018

Therapy, the process of receiving support either as treatment for a diagnosis or aid for an overwhelming emotion, is often not thought of as an option for students in college. Because even one appointment with a licensed psychologist can be expensive and money is one of the largest concerns for studen...

De-Stress Fest Day 3 Preview: Memorial for Mental Health

ASFC's flyer for Wednesday's event

Clayton Nagle, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017

On Wednesday, December 6 from 12-1 PM, the Associated Students of Foothill College (ASFC) are collaborating with the Psychology Club to host "Rest in Peep: Memorial for Mental Health.” America has a mental health problem; we as a nation and as a community need to work together to be more accepting o...

Day 1 of ASFC’s “De-Stress Fest”: Meditation & Mindfulness

Foothill College's meditation room, located in the ASFC office

Clayton Nagle, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017

“De-Stress Fest” is a week-long series organized by the Associated Students of Foothill College (ASFC) to address the issue of mental health and provide some aid to students in need in the lead-up to final examinations. Inspired both by the death of one of her favorite artists, Lil Peep, and her pres...

The Mental Health Crisis: How neglect mass-manufactures mass-shooters

The Mental Health Crisis: How neglect mass-manufactures mass-shooters

Liza Turchinsky, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2017

"Guns don't kill people. Our Mental Health system does." A look into why there's more to reform than gun control.

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