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Wearing your illness: A journalist’s battle with depression

Wearing your illness: A journalist’s battle with depression

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under In-Depth, Showcase, The Weight They Carry

In his October 2016 opinion-editorial, “Don’t ask me why my eyes are red,” Robert Rigo explained his experience with depression and the ways people around him have reacted to the physical embodiment of it.

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Are depression and anxiety hidden in our culture?

Are depression and anxiety hidden in our culture?

Wei Cai, Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under In-Depth, Showcase, The Weight They Carry

Many people struggle with it, and there are many ways to treat it.

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As demand soars, universities struggle to keep up with surge in mental health patients

As demand soars, universities struggle to keep up with surge in mental health patients

Amanda Levenson, Writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under In-Depth, Showcase, The Weight They Carry, Uncategorized

The demand for counselling has grown fast, and universities have been forced to respond.

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The Weight They Carry: Editor’s note

The Weight They Carry: Editor’s note

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under In-Depth, Showcase, The Weight They Carry

Morgan Hughes, campus news editor, reflects on the series.

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Dramatization of mental illness more prevalent than ever, brain sciences professor says

Dramatization of mental illness more prevalent than ever, brain sciences professor says

Allyson Morin, Writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under In-Depth, Showcase, The Weight They Carry, Uncategorized

Crime show dramas and flashy TV news headlines perpetuate stereotypes and stigmas around mental illness. According to University of Massachusetts Amherst professor of psychological and brain sciences Linda Isbell, this is more prevalent now than in the past.

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Portrayal of depression in the cinema

Portrayal of depression in the cinema

Jaylene Lopez, Writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under In-Depth, Showcase, The Weight They Carry

When done correctly, films that address mental illnesses can be informative, powerful tools of advocation and normalization.

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Living with depression in Japan

Living with depression in Japan

Matthew Saburo Hachisu, Writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under In-Depth, Showcase, The Weight They Carry, Voices

As a Japanese native who grew up confronting questions of undiagnosed depression and anxiety, Matthew Saburo Hachisu experienced first hand how hard it is to ask for help.

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Physical Plant employees caught reporting fraudulent hours

Physical Plant employees caught reporting fraudulent hours

Tiffany Khuu, Contributor
April 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Employees had been purposely misreporting extra employment hours and misusing campus resources.

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‘Doomsday clock’ close to midnight, Noam Chomsky tells audience at UMass Amherst

‘Doomsday clock’ close to midnight, Noam Chomsky tells audience at UMass Amherst

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Noam Chomsky, a renowned linguist and intellectual, gave a lecture titled, “Prospects For Survival” to a crowd of several thousand people at the Mullins Center.

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Hadley man arraigned following alleged bomb threat in Coolidge Hall

Hadley man arraigned following alleged bomb threat in Coolidge Hall

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

“There are always ‘what if’s’ in situations like this,” Adara North said.

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Minuteman Marching Band to perform at Tournament of Roses Parade

Minuteman Marching Band to perform at Tournament of Roses Parade

Caeli Chesin, Assistant Travel Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

For the first time in University of Massachusetts Amherst history, the Minuteman Marching Band will be performing in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.

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Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas talks immigration reform at UMass

Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas talks immigration reform at UMass

Faith Gregory, Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant rights activist, spoke to University of Massachusetts Amherst students, faculty and community members 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the Student Union Ballroom.

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