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To the next President of the United States

Dear Mr(s). President,

I have not been able to escape this year’s presidential election. Media sources from Twitter to Channel 5 have been overwhelming me about whether you stumbled or went mute on an interview with Larry King. I have … Read More...

Achieving well-being: mental health

“I am taking a mental health day” is a phrase we have all heard and most likely have said ourselves. Either way, the use of this phrase is an acknowledgment that mental health is something that must be maintained rather … Read More...

The expectations of putting on the gloves

Expectations carry many forms and reflect themselves in almost every aspect of our existence. We often associate people with our expectations: how they disappoint or surprise us. Nevertheless, they are only small parts of the environment that we find ourselves … Read More...

College students represent skewed sample

Sleep deprivation, binge drinking, eating disorders, bullying and suicide are some of the health-detrimental results of stress. In fact, such behaviors can lead to more stress, trapping their most common victims—college students—in a vicious cycle of stress. These stress-related health … Read More...

The College Campus: A Public Health Perspective

Health: Science Society and Policy (HSSP) is a popular major at Brandeis, but even those students who study health lose sight of their own well-being. Late teens and early twenty-somethings are usually the image of health: youthful and in their … Read More...

Overcommitted, the Brandeisian story of citizenship

This past Sunday, the Great Lawn was a setting for a semesterly ritual that has come to be known as the Activities Fair. To the untrained eye, it seems like a burst of energy at the beginning of the semester, Read More...

Students have company in urge to excel

The world does not seem like a friendly place. Seniors are facing the realities of the job market and the obstacles they must face for entry-level positions. Meanwhile, underclassmen struggle against each other for unpaid internships or even volunteer opportunities. … Read More...

The bitter reality of coffee

Not everyone likes coffee, but those who do need it more than almost anything else. Those ubiquitous coffee lovers haven’t always needed coffee, though. For most people, sometime in high school or even in college, coffee becomes a necessity, a … Read More...

Setting priorities

At the beginning of every semester, there are a lot of choices to make. There’s the obvious choice of class selection. Ideally, these have already been chosen the semester prior during early registration, but we all know that that’s not … Read More...

Dress to succeed

Imagine yourself in a professional outfit: collared shirt, slacks and blazer. Now imagine you’re at a room full of other college students dressed like that, say at a career and internship fair. Employers stand behind a table, and they know … Read More...

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