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Posts by Alexandra Geist

Nostalgia

I mourn the loss Of the ghosts of my past Like my lungs miss the Piercing winter air In the heat of mid-July I wake to the sound of a memorial – I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to this. A fleet of shiny black limos Carry away the dreams of who I could have…

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Mental health safe havens on campus

As finals approach, and the semester inevitably gets more and more stressful, it can be really hard to remember to take care of ourselves. It can be even harder to find spaces on campus that aren’t filled with stressed-out students, where we feel we can take a bit of a breather.   If you’re anything like…

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Thank you for caring

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and serves as an important reminder to reflect on all of the blessings in our lives. Student life can be stressful. Sometimes, it’s hard to think of all the wonderful things that surround us when we’re stressed about that midterm, trying to meet that deadline, or in a mental…

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Succeeding in university means managing mental health

University is the best, worst, thing for your mental health. The best, because you meet a ton of lifelong friends, learn more about yourself, and have the opportunity to develop a passion into a career. The worst, because schedules can be erratic. Sleepless nights and copious caffeine consumption become the norm. Hustle is prioritized over health, and sleep deprivation…

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