A vulnerable population like the elderly needs special protections and access to quality healthcare. According to the National Institute on Aging, the number of Americans aged 65 and older is set to double in the next 25 years, while Americans aged 85 and older make up the fastest growing age group in the U.S. Taking […]
Apathy, or Something Worse?
It goes without saying that college is stressful, and that after months of relentless work, you can feel pretty drained.
The Flu and You
Some may think that because spring is coming, the flu season is coming to an end. This doesn’t mean we are out of the storm yet though, as anyone, healthy or not, can still get the flu. So if you are one of the few unlucky people who has caught the flu, then this article […]
The Normalization of Mass Shootings
Mass murder or “mass shooting”, is a problem that has been recurring in America loosely tied to issues such as gun control and mental illness. This isn’t an article about gun control, gun accessibility, xenophobia, or mental illness. This is an article about how America has allowed itself to become desensitized and apathetic to the issue of mass shootings.
The Dangerous Glamorization of Mental Illness
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – My name is Emma Gepner and I have Dysthymic Depression. According to The Kim Foundation, nearly 30 percent of people above the age of 18 living in the United States suffer from at least one type of diagnosable mental disorder. On college campuses, you’ll frequently hear students talking about how […]
Delta Phi Epsilon Promotes Eating Disorder Awareness at ANAD Vigil
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – On Wednesday, October 19th at 10 p.m., Monmouth University students gathered to promote eating disorder awareness at Delta Phi Epsilon’s annual vigil for their philanthropy, the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). The sorority charged $5 per ticket when purchased in advance, $7 at the door, and proceeds went to ANAD. Amanda Longobardi, […]
5 Ways to Stay Motivated This Semester
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Now that fall break is officially over, some feel like the semester is just flying by, while others feel as though the workload will never end. Being halfway through the semester can make it difficult to find the motivation one may have had while starting off the new school year. Luckily, there are a few […]
In Defense of Childfree Women
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–The push of motherhood started at a young age, when all the girls in my neighborhood would get together and play house or act out their lives through Barbie dolls. Everyone would fight over who got to play the “mom” or which doll-children their Barbie would have while I sat and watched, disinterested. I liked the […]
Saving Muggles, One Mile at a Time
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’s motto is, “Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon.” Wise words, especially because you would have to run away otherwise. Hogwarts Running Club, an organization that organizes virtual Harry Potter-themed races, encourages its members to run in order to raise money for charity, but doesn’t ask them to try and […]
The Cost of Being a Woman
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–Hey ladies! If making 79 cents to the dollar compared to your male counterpart wasn’t infuriating enough, let’s hope you don’t plan on moving out of New Jersey anytime soon. Of the 45 states with a sales tax in place, only five of them have explicitly removed feminine hygiene products such as […]