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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...

FYI: What defunding the police could mean for Chicago

July 24, 2020

“Defund the police” has become a rallying cry for the many activists protesting police brutality. The phrase itself has been used for decades and pushes for local governments to divest funds from police...

Columbia navigates students' need for remote mental health services amid pandemic

Columbia navigates students’ need for remote mental health services amid pandemic

June 11, 2020

Kate McAlonen has struggled with depression and anxiety for years, but said she is now feeling a heightened sense of emotional and mental instability induced by the pandemic. In an attempt to ge...

Column: During Mental Health Awareness Month and beyond, check in on quarantined loved ones

Column: During Mental Health Awareness Month and beyond, check in on quarantined loved ones

May 12, 2020

Alissa Swatkowski’s pet geese are fighting, and that’s stressing her out. But that’s not her biggest stressor during the spring semester. Because of growing coronavirus concerns and stay-at-home orders,...

'Zoom fatigue,' the downside of constant video conferences

‘Zoom fatigue,’ the downside of constant video conferences

May 6, 2020

From Zoom calls for work meetings and classes, to socially-oriented FaceTime sessions, to happy hours with loved ones, coronavirus-induced lockdowns have many people turning to their screens as the...

Chronicle Headlines: A chance meeting leads to a lifetime bond

Chronicle Headlines: A chance meeting leads to a lifetime bond

February 12, 2020

  Eva Eig fell in love with Blue the moment they met. “I was just in love with him, and I have been in love with him ever since,” said Eig, a senior radio major. Blue is Eig's emotio...

Kate Smith spent 3 1/2 years creating her production, “One Woman Hamlet.”

Review: ‘One Woman Hamlet’: ‘To be, or not to be’ aware of mental health issues

February 12, 2020

At any other event where the walls were decorated with taxidermied fish and a disco ball dangled from the rafters, patrons may be distracted from the main event. But at Kate Smith’s “One Woman Ham...

Editorial: Feeling helpless at work should not be the norm

Editorial: Feeling helpless at work should not be the norm

By Editorial Board

January 25, 2020

It is not hard to determine what makes an unhealthy working environment: long hours, a sense of powerlessness and high stress with low reward. What is more difficult, however, is attempting to rectify that...

The Encompassing Center on 3019 W. Harrison St is a mental health facility located at the West Side of Chicago.

Latest community-run mental health center opens on West Side

December 7, 2019

About seven years after former Mayor Rahm Emanuel shocked mental health advocates and those needing help by closing half of the mental health centers in the city, West Side residents have taken matters into t...

Opinion: Not all feel jolly for the holiday season

Opinion: Not all feel jolly for the holiday season

November 3, 2019

As November begins and the holiday season approaches, the impending arrival of family celebrations are met with a mixture of excitement and apprehension. While many students enjoy seeing their families after...

Public colleges to provide mental health services similar to Columbia’s

Public colleges to provide mental health services similar to Columbia’s

September 6, 2019

Public colleges and universities in Illinois will be required to catch up to Columbia and other private colleges when it comes to providing mental health and suicide prevention services. Unde...

OPINION: As a fat kid that was put on a diet, please don't put fat kids on a diet

OPINION: As a fat kid that was put on a diet, please don’t put fat kids on a diet

August 25, 2019

Editor's Note: The topics of eating disorders and suicidal ideation are discussed in this article. The Chronicle apologizes for any discomfort this may cause. From 2013 to 2016, almost 38% of Ame...

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