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Los Rios students speak out on mental health during closure

Los Rios students speak out on mental health during closure

May 5, 2020

As we try to make it through a global pandemic, we should ask each other, “How are you feeling?” Not ...

Since some people turn to social media and other online platforms for validation, various studies suggest that there's a possible relationship between social media and depression.

Use of social media may be linked to depression

May 10, 2019

With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stated in a recen...

This month seriously needs to march off the calendar

This month seriously needs to march off the calendar

March 25, 2019

Heads up, everyone: The forecast for the rest of March is sunny with a chance of sadness. And while ...

Why I never want to be handcuffed for being suicidal

Summer Lomendehe, Copy Editor

October 7, 2018

A recent study by the “Depression and Anxiety Journal” found that one in five college students have considered taking their own life. I'll be the first to admit that I'm certainly not the first person to go to campus police after having extremely dangerous thoughts of suicidal ideation and being that close to acting on them,...

Anxiety is often a struggle for college students

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Nekita Smith, Features Editor

August 26, 2018

Forty million adults suffer from anxiety disorder in the U.S., according to a study by the Anxiety and D...

Will you get up or stay down when tragedy hits?

Editorial Staff

October 19, 2017

The world as we know it is a messed up place, and lately it seems as though it’s only getting worse. The hurricanes that devastated our nation - Harvey, Irma, Jose - were bad enough. Then Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria. And before they could get any support, a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada left over 50 people kill...

Students face increasing stress during finals

Students face increasing stress during finals

December 5, 2016

With the semester coming to an end and finals soon approaching, stress levels begin to rise as Cosumnes River College students prepare to ...

We need to open up about mental health issues

Editorial Staff

May 5, 2016

For college students, stresses come easy because good grades don’t always. An inability to sort through these stressful feelings can manifest into symptoms of depression, or worse. Even something as simple as venting to a friend can go a long way in relieving tension. But as with fight club, the first rule of mental health ...

Pro athletes are silenced by stigmas on mental health

Matt Johnson, Editor

May 5, 2016

When people are asked to define a professional athlete, some of the first words that come to mind are large, muscular, masculine and tough. Especially for elite athletes, who are sometimes described as not being human. It is meant in a positive light, saying the athlete does things that few humans can do. But sports fans often...

Split Decision: Do selfies have an impact on mental health?

Nichelle Heu and Kalaisha Totty

December 9, 2015

Pro: Nichelle Heu We all seem to be taking self-portraits when no one is looking. We’ve almost all been guilty of taking selfies. During my freshman year in high school, I was overweight and non-materialistic. I was bullied and body shamed by many of my classmates because of it. Being bullied didn’t stop me f...

Students need to speak out about their stress

Tierra Palumbo, Staff Writer

March 16, 2015

Being my third year in college, I have become accustomed to waking up every morning worried if there is enough time in the day for me to complete all of my tasks. I used to believe that stress was something that just came with being a college student. Being a full time student with a part time job as well as trying to...

Left Unsaid: Part III - The stigmatization of mental health

Left Unsaid: Part III – The stigmatization of mental health

December 9, 2013

Part I // Part II // Part III (New Release!) If you’ve recently felt depressed, alone and overwhelmed, if ...

Pro/Con: Government and guns, an eternal debate

Jonathan Rich & Josh Slowiczek, Connection Staff

February 1, 2013

By Jonathan Rich Cold, hard steel ejecting copper shells and sending hot lead down range is a thrill and a way of life for most of us Americans who choose to use our right to bare arms. Smith and Wesson, Colt, Kimber and Remington are just a few of the companies that make up a $32 billion industry that supply me with all ...

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