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Exploring Mental Health at Arcadia

Exploring Mental Health at Arcadia

Ensuring the health and safety of students should be a top priority for all high schools. Yet, an aspect of it has often gone neglected—the mental health of students. Arcadia High School is no exception. The city of Arcadia consists of a predominantly Asian-American...

Exploring Mental Health at Arcadia

Can students manage stress in high school?

“I’d have to say high school has definitely been stressful over the past few years… I’m always trying to find the perfect balance between school work and time for myself as a person—not a student. However, it can get kind of difficult sometimes when you reach a point...

The teachers that mothered me

The teachers that mothered me

From my junior year English teacher asking me about what was wrong at home, to our vice principal asking me about the sexual abuse I endured as a child, a sudden realization finally hit: my mental health concerns my teachers more than my grade point average does. And...

Anxiety in the atmosphere

Anxiety in the atmosphere

As Shawnee Mission East senior Caroline Birt drove out of Baker University’s campus on a brisk February afternoon, she turned to her mom, cracked a smile, and told her, “This is where I want to go to school.” For the first time in over seven months, Birt made a...

My message: Schools need more mental health counselors

My message: Schools need more mental health counselors

Dear future president, Three years ago I suffered from depression which lead to self-harm. Eventually, I overcame it and I want to bring more awareness to people that they can open up to others and pour out all their feelings and problems. I want teenagers to know...

The news blues: Is staying too updated unhealthy?

The news blues: Is staying too updated unhealthy?

In the early hours of the morning, most people are just getting their day started. For many, the first thing they do is check their phones for updates. Among other things, there might be text messages and notifications from social media. But nowadays, it seems as...

Opinion: Why we need to talk about mental health in schools

Opinion: Why we need to talk about mental health in schools

We’ve all been there. On the brink of an emotional breakdown, (maybe even in the middle of one) concerned about school, extracurriculars, college, what the heck we’re going to be and do in the future. Every negative emotion you know bottled up and boiling, and feeling...