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Mental and Behavioral Health, College Affordability, Physical Health

Physician, Heal Thyself: The increasing levels of stress in medical school

Like drinking from a fire hose. That’s the longstanding analogy used to describe the deluge of information aimed at medical school students studying to become doctors. Medical school has long been synonymous with anxiety and achievement, intense training, and acute pressure. Certainly, graduate work by nature involves hard work and…

MCQ. Issue 26
07/18/2022
Opinion | Physical Health

Reflections on health and wellbeing from a first-year college student

When students first go off to college, they bring with them what they’re most interested in. For me, it was participation in many sports and a keen interest in physical health and mental wellbeing.  My name is Owen Chicos, and I’m a rising sophomore at Wake Forest University. I’d like…

MCQ. Issue 26
07/18/2022
Mental and Behavioral Health, Student Success

Definitions of Success

Throughout my educational journey, I have gone through a predictable cycle of achieving expectations, overworking myself, over-committing to various tasks, and burning out. I compare the feeling to running on a hamster wheel, hoping to get that drink of water, but no matter how fast and long I run, I…

MCQ. Issue 26
07/18/2022
Basic Needs

Summer is no break for students with food insecurity

When North Carolina locals Tom and Rachel Sullivan began cooking to-go meals for a college student in their neighborhood after Covid shut down university dining halls, they didn’t expect a viral TikTok to propel their reach to 14 nearby universities. However, their extra meal for one student soon grew to…

MCQ. Issue 26
07/18/2022
Mental and Behavioral Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

How Home Shapes Who We Are And How We Feel

What makes a house different from a ‘home’? Our renderings of ‘home’ are often represented by the affects evoked by it — one that can significantly transform the four, ordinary walls that envelop us into a place of comfort and solace or, for others, something quite different. In looking at…

MCQ. Issue 25
04/25/2022
Mental and Behavioral Health

Are Hybrid Services the Future of Campus Counseling? 

Junior Audrey Vint transferred to the University of Northern Iowa this academic year after attending community college back home – close to two hours away from campus. Under pre-Covid circumstances, she would have had to connect to new mental health services. However, with telehealth now an option with her provider…

MCQ. Issue 25
04/25/2022
Opinion | Mental and Behavioral Health

It Will Take Some Time: Student Engagement After COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting the world for three years now. It has disrupted the mental health of students and has changed the face of education. It has been an unprecedented period of transition that we are all still processing, and while mask mandates are lifting and things are…

MCQ. Issue 25
04/25/2022
Mental and Behavioral Health, Student Success

Dear Professor: Here’s What We Wish You Knew

Insights from Interviews on the Role of Faculty in Student Mental Health Amid the pandemic, faculty have played an outsized and unprecedented role in student mental wellbeing. Throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, professors often represented the only contact students had with their colleges or universities. Some faculty have embraced this…

MCQ. Issue 23
10/20/2021
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