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Opinion: Generation Z is the generation of nihilism

Opinion: Generation Z is the generation of nihilism

by Jermelle Macleod, Staff Writer // March 3, 2021

"Nihilist” is an ugly word.  Nevertheless, I can’t think of a better word to describe the culture of Generation Z. Nihilism comes from the Latin...

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Active Minds Co-Public Relations Chair Phoebe Shorter at a club event.

Active Minds Club helps student and others overcome mental health issues

by Brandon Balayan, Contributor // September 11, 2020

In Oct. 2019, San Diego State psychology senior Phoebe Shorter noticed she felt different. Along with her book bag, she carried despair inside and out...

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Opinion: Take care of your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic

by Shayne Jones, Staff Writer // April 3, 2020

I sat cross-legged under the crumpled sheets of my childhood bed in an oversized t-shirt which I’d neglected to change out of for three days, consuming...

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Universities need to address mental illness

February 20, 2019

As many of us already know, mental illness is a growing problem. With social media seen as a staple routine in teenagers’ lives, mental illnesses...

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Active Minds brings awareness to suicide and depression

Active Minds brings awareness to suicide and depression

by Rebeca Reyes, Staff Writer // October 6, 2016

Active Minds, a non-profit organization created in 2003 by Penn State student Alison Malmon, promoted the National Day Without Stigma at San Diego State...

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Study finds increased levels of depression

Study finds increased levels of depression

by Ali Isenberg, Contributor // February 23, 2015

The mental health of college freshmen has reached an all-time low, according to the University of California, Los Angeles Cooperative Institutional Research...

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College students juggle psychological whiplash

by Tabi Hoshmand, Staff Columnist // January 21, 2015

When thinking about attending college for the first time, most students are met with the initial excitement of getting away from rules, obligations and...

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Social media feeds into depression

by Anna Waletzko, Contributor // December 1, 2014

More than one billion people around the world have Facebook accounts. Twitter has 232 million users and Instagram has around 200 million. For many people,...

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“Generation Me” discuses why depression leads among young adults

by Michelle Monroy, Senior Staff Writer // October 21, 2014

Americans are more depressed now than they were decades ago, according to a study conducted in June and released in September by San Diego State professor...

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