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I have a form of dysautonomia that is imperceptible to others. It causes rapid heart rates, syncope, dizziness, temperature fluctuation, chronic fatigue and pain. I am what an invisible illness looks like.

Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there: Life with an invisible illness

September 30, 2020

I often mourn the person I used to be. I was an athlete. I played soccer and lifted weights, ran races and set records. I had long, thick hair and I could stay awake for 12 hours straight. I did not fear...

Survey finds two-thirds of young adults feeling increased loneliness and isolation during pandemic

Survey finds two-thirds of young adults feeling increased loneliness and isolation during pandemic

August 13, 2020

This year was supposed to be "The Year" for Chicago freelance musician and live sound engineer Niko Kapetan. Then, a global pandemic happened, and before he knew it, he was back at his parents’ hou...

EDITORIAL: Crisis is inevitable on a campus without mental health resources

By Editorial Board

October 8, 2018

World Mental Health Day is October 10, and according to a Jan. 22, 2014, CNN article, creative people are more prone to mental health struggles. On a campus full of artists and performers, Columbia students are well aware. There is a high-pressure culture on campus driven by creativity. We are encouraged to always work on projects outside of class, to take on demanding jobs in our field and, often, to do more than we can...

Adolescents roll high on unique mental health-care options

Adolescents roll high on unique mental health-care options

November 27, 2017

A band of travelers wanders into a dusty tavern, midday sunlight streaking through the grimy glass of the windows.Their weapons rest in a magically sealed chest at the door, out of reach, per the tavern...

It takes a village—How parents with mental health conditions can be successful

It takes a village—How parents with mental health conditions can be successful

May 8, 2017

When she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, anxiety with panic disorder and treatment-resistant depression at the age of 16, Melissa said having children was not something she thought she was ever go...

Imagined Interiors ce;ebrats the details of TV and film characters, like this quilt of Barb's in their imagined room of hers. 

Artists time travel to the ‘80s with ‘Imagined Interiors’

March 27, 2017

It begins with brunch, then it continues with cruises around Chicago to concoct creative conversations. Next is the setup, styling and photographing of a room imagined to be Barb Holland’s, from the Emmy-winn...

Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson presented and discussed the department's new Use of Force policy at the Union League Club Nov. 29.

CPD Superintendent: ‘Law enforcement is under scrutiny like never before’

December 5, 2016

For the first time in history, the Chicago Police Department is asking for community input on its Use of Force policy to improve “de-escalation” techniques and the “sanctity of life” as well as ...

Psychiatry’s drug habit fails patients

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 16, 2015

Psychiatry—now a booming industry as well as a trusted, supposedly empirical science—first developed as a medical specialty in the early 1800s. Its purpose was the treatment of those severely disoriented individuals who were confined to sanitariums and mental asylums. We would now recognize that these patients suffered from conditions that are largely medical, such as dementia, brain tumors or seizures.It wasn’t until ...

Counseling less accessible to those who need it most

By Copy editor

September 28, 2015

For students with anxiety, making a phone call can seem like the hardest thing in the world, yet help is only available after a series of phone calls.According to the National Institute of Mental Health, social anxiety disorder affects 15 million American adults. People with social anxiety disorder can find it incredibly difficult to go on with daily life, especially those in college who are expected to be social in meeti...

Moodlerooms

College transitions to Moodlerooms

September 21, 2015

Columbia has outsourced Moodle, the college’s learning management system, to Moodlerooms beginning in the Fall 2015 Semester. The decision was made due to the previous LMS’s unreliability and lack of ...

Kyle Ryan, a freshman theatre major who plays Jud Fry, and Paige Daigle, a senior theatre major who plays Laurey Williams, both performed in the college’s production of “Oklahoma!” that runs through March 21 at the Getz Theatre, 72 E. 11th St. 

Theatre students take on classic ‘Oklahoma!’

March 16, 2015

The college’s Theatre Department debuted its production of renowned American musical “Oklahoma!” March 11 at the Getz Theatre, 72 E. 11th St. The production runs through March 21.Ashton Byrum, director...

Ald. Bob Fioretti Concedes: ‘We Did Do Change’

February 25, 2015

Former Ald. Bob Fioretti conceded his bid for mayor Tuesday at his election party, held at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, 350 W. Mart Center Drive. In his speech, he addressed issues in Chicago, such as c...

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