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April 9, 2019

  For those who suffer from mental illnesses, so much of our attention can be placed onto trying to just get rid of it. And that totally makes sense. Mental illness is an immensely difficult thing and I’ll always support people trying to find an approach to recovery that works for them. Still, I want […]

March 18, 2019

I like to joke that my mental health diagnoses are like alphabet soup: ASD, GAD, BPAD-2, C-PTSD… the list goes on.   It’s been quite difficult throughout my university experience and I’ve experienced a number of setbacks including frustration over having to withdraw from classes, not being able to get the grades I wanted to […]

March 11, 2019

Anxiety is a scary thing.   Imagine you’re walking through the Hub at around noon on Wednesday. You know what’s it like—absolute pandemonium!  Students swarming everywhere with their sushi and coffee and noodles. You have your earphones in, but even the Shrek soundtrack can’t quite drown out the rising tide of voices.   Still, you’ll […]

October 15, 2018

It’s that busy time of year again. Uni is full of the preoccupied and the stressed, including me, and probably you too. Nowhere and no time is sacred to the stressors that are University responsibilities. You could be watching Netflix (stressfully), studying (stressfully), even trying to fall asleep (stressfully) – it’s always in the background. […]

October 1, 2018

Mindfulness. What is it? Before I really understood it I thought it was just another of the absolute plethora of buzzwords that people threw around in the never-ending quest to live an unrealistically healthy lifestyle. Yoga. High intensity workouts. Clean eating. Meditation. Mindfulness. Pass! I thought. I’m living my best life with my pizza and video games! […]

September 17, 2018

Sex is one of those incredibly strange topics, the kind that society both focuses intently on but ignores at the same time. The power of sex is in how it can make us feel — both in the moment of experiencing something sexual, but also in how we view ourselves in relation to sexual cultural […]

August 13, 2018

The honeymoon period is now over, and we’re back into the swing of Trimester Two. As the workload increases, being conscious of our well-being matters all the more. Despite the initial hype, the beginning of my university experience was one of my loneliest experiences to date. Despite being surrounded by people all the time, in […]

July 30, 2018

Trimester two has arrived, a fresh beginning for new and old students alike. We’re all bright eyed and full of motivation (hopefully), ready to take on our papers without procrastinating (good luck there, folks, I know I need it). Look at us go, so much optimism! Let’s keep it that way. Right now, while we’re […]

July 16, 2018

University! A place where we make lifelong friends, where we have the happiest time of our lives! Or — university: a place where we have a whole lot of acquaintances in lectures that we may awkwardly nod to when walking through the Hub. A place were we have to weigh up the risk vs reward […]