Reach out, speak up

By: Charlotte Cheek ~Staff Writer~ If you have ever noticed abnormal things around campus, such as backpacks across the academic mall and puppies surrounded by students, you may be wondering where those things are coming from. “Active Minds spreads educational awareness and fights stigma surrounding mental health issues through educational activities, awareness events, and de-stressing events,” senior Caitlin Mack, president of Active Minds, said. “Stigma is the negative connotation that happens when you hear words surrounding a certain group of people.” The backpacks, puppies and inflatable bouncy houses were all Active Minds events that were designed to help raise awareness … Continue reading Reach out, speak up

Students face mono outbreak

By: Brittany Welch ~Staff Writer~ As midterm week comes to a close, students find themselves worrying about something other than their grades: Mononucleosis. “Common symptoms of mono include high fever, swollen lymph glands on the side or back of the neck, severe sore throat and fatigue that can last anywhere from several weeks to months,” according to a handout from McGrath Health and Wellness Center. “25 percent of college students will get diagnosed with mono at some time during their four years at school,” Dr. Kim Miller of Xavier’s internal medicine said. On average, the doctors and nurses at McGrath … Continue reading Students face mono outbreak

Warrior Run prepares for mental health week

By: Charlotte Cheek ~Staff Writer~ A week of activities on campus surrounding mental health awareness will kick off on Oct. 1 in preparation for the Warrior Run next Friday. The Warrior Run is in honor of Jim Miller, former director of Gallagher Student Center, who committed suicide in 2008. Miller was active in his community as a soccer and cross country coach for his daughters and served as an advisor for Xavier Student Government Association. The race benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s (CCHMC) Surviving the Teens® program. The Warrior Run was founded by Miller’s wife in 2009, and last … Continue reading Warrior Run prepares for mental health week