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Group or Individual Therapy — It Depends On You!

Jasmine Feng details her experiences with individual and group therapy and issues an important reminder that it does get better.
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Honestly, Honesty is Easier

Emily Smith extolls the virtues of being honest with her parents and the role that plays in fostering healthy relationships.
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Healthcare in College is a Total Headache

Opinion Editor Hannah Jackson dissects the difficulty of dealing with medical side effects while also being a full-time student.
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The Game of Life: Why You Should Play By Your Own Rules

Calista Liu meditates on the importance of measuring success by your own terms.
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How My Parents’ Divorce Affects My Love Life

Sophia Rollins examines how her parents' divorce has impacted the already-tumultuous world of dating.
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A Field Guide to Introversion

Jordan Curiel makes a case for the more subdued lifestyle of introverts.
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Implicit (Bi)as: My Struggle With Internalized Biphobia

Anabel Costa reckons with her own battle with internalized biphobia and her journey to self-acceptance.
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So Healthy You Hurt

Miranda de Moraes puts the newest diet and food fad under the microscope.
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Fresh Off First Quarter

Joshen Mantai reflects on the freshman experience one quarter into her first year.
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I Don’t Want to Be Happy, I Just Want to Be Okay

Sanya Kamidi assesses the downside of pursuing aggressively high standards for happiness.
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What Does “Self-Care” Actually Mean for College Students?

In anticipation of the new school year, Laurel Rinehart shares her tips for attaining a physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy college lifestyle.
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Why I Hate Cigarettes

Sanya Kamidi opens up about her fear of addiction and the ever-present temptation of nicotine.
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Jew-ish: The Gray Area of Being a Modern Jew

Hannah Jackson reflects on her experiences to explore the religious, cultural and ethnic nuances involved in identifying as Jewish in America today.
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“That’s So OCD”

Hana Simon opens up about her experience with OCD and the ways in which people can best express empathy.
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Two Down, Two to Go: Reflections From the Halfway Mark

As her sophomore year comes to a close, Assistant Opinion Editor Hannah Jackson reflects on her UCSB experience thus far.
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