Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 4:56pm

The holiday season is touted by society as the most wonderful time of the year. Cheerful music, cheesy movies and bright decorations abound as soon as Halloween passes. However, for many Americans, the holiday season is one to dread. Along with tidings of comfort and joy, the holidays bring the pressures of large family gatherings, parties among friends, an abundance of unhealthy foods and obligations to spend money on gifts. Coupled with the colder, darker weather, the onset of the holiday season can leave many feeling overwhelmed, anxious and depressed.

Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 12:57pm

In her new podcast series “Last Day”, author and activist Stephanie Wittels Wachs introduces listeners to her younger brother, Harris Wittels.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 5:52pm

As I settled in to catch up on HBO’s award-winning series “Barry,” an atypical opening announcement took me by surprise. In a show about a former hit man looking to start anew, pre-show warnings on violence are the norm.

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 2:44pm
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The July 18, 2016 shooting of Charles Kinsey is just one of many police shootings of unarmed Black men that has garnered media attention. Kinsey, a caretaker for individuals with disabilities, was allegedly accidentally hit by the officer’s bullets.

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 5:34pm
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The epidemic surrounding opioid abuse in the United States is inescapable. On average, 140 Americans die everyday of drug overdoses, with over 90 of those deaths resulting from opioid abuse alone.

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:58pm
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Earlier this month, Democratic presidential candidate Sen.

Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 4:37pm

“Mental illness and hate pulls the trigger, not the gun,” said President Donald Trump at a White House address following the back-to-back shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio in early August.

Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 5:26pm
Alanna Berger

Nov. 19 is marked as International Men’s Day, devoted to the positive contributions of men to greater society as well as highlighting men’s well-being. It is a day that went completely unrealized and unmarked. Perhaps this makes sense to many. After all, why celebrate the advances and highlight the plights of a historically privileged group? Men as a demographic have not typically had to fight for rights on the basis of gender.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 4:15pm
Alanna Berger

When colleges first began to go co-ed about the time of the Civil War, higher education was still very much a man’s game. It wasn’t until 1980, nearly 100 years after the start, that women and men began to attend college at similar rates.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 4:49pm
Alanna Berger

In the wake of high profile suicides such as designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, issues pertaining to mental illness are particularly relevant. It appears as though mental illness, long ignored as a taboo subject, is becoming more socially acceptable to discuss in public.