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In Need of Motivation

In Need of Motivation

Sophie Young November 24, 2021

Illustration by Preston Randall I am so ready for Thanksgiving break, and I think most college students feel the same right now. As fast as fall semester has gone and as much as I’ve enjoyed it,...

A Balancing Act - Screens!

A Balancing Act – Screens!

Ashley McCormick November 15, 2021

Illustration by Preston Randall Within the past year, many work and school-related events  moved online. A laptop can now be a music player, a meeting room and a lecture hall depending on the...

No Phone for 12 Hours

No Phone for 12 Hours

Sophie Young November 9, 2021

Illustration by Preston Randall Like most people, I spend a little too much time on my phone. I don’t know why I do it. I pick it up as a habit, distracting myself from the task at hand with Instagram,...

How Horror Movies Can Help With Anxiety

How Horror Movies Can Help With Anxiety

Sarah McGinnis March 9, 2021

TW: this article discusses mental health and self harm.  Illustration by Paige Gaskins The horror genre is well-known for its negative effects on viewers. Most people are aware of the nightmares,...

My Journey With Mental Health

My Journey With Mental Health

Kaitlyn Finchler February 22, 2021

Illustration by Preston Randall TW: depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts It’s too hard, you’ll never make it, someone else is already doing better, why even bother? These are thoughts that...

Saras Sentiments: An Abundance of Advocates

Sara’s Sentiments: An Abundance of Advocates

Sara Borkman September 29, 2020

Illustration by Alyssa Maziarz Today’s world is facing many challenges; one of the most obvious would be the COVID-19 pandemic that has changed the lives of everyone on Earth. As the world had to...

Newbie Noelle:  How I Incorporate New, Fun Challenges Into My Week

Newbie Noelle: How I Incorporate New, Fun Challenges Into My Week

Noelle Grimm April 29, 2020

The Final Task: Reflecting on my freshman year My freshman year at Kent could not have come with more surprises. Within the first month at school, I was saying goodbye to my roommate who decided Kent...

Illustration by Alyssa Maziarz

Put A Spotlight On Your Mental Health, Too

Emma Andrus March 29, 2020
After the university cancelled classes for the rest of the semester and Ohio was put on a “shelter in place” order to stop the spread of COVID-19, The Burr became a remote entity. We decided to create a series of blogs, documenting this time, how we feel and how we’re coping. Please enjoy Blogs from Six Feet Away, and remember to wash your hands.
Newbie Noelle: How I Incorporate New, Fun Challenges into my Week

Newbie Noelle: How I Incorporate New, Fun Challenges into my Week

Noelle Grimm March 4, 2020

Health and Wellness Task: Take at least a 10 minute mental health break each day.  Pre-Task Thoughts:  Whenever I receive a new assignment, I write the due date in my planner and make sure...

Writer Meets Therapist

Writer Meets Therapist

Elena Neoh February 26, 2020
In this series, the writer dares to discuss the purpose of life and the importance of relationships as well as address topics that are typically considered taboo. She speaks honestly about her own mental health and embraces vulnerability in her writing. Follow this extravert’s journey as she dives into the intricacies of life and reconnects them to her perspectives, as an only daughter to a single parent, an international student brought up in the unique culture of Malaysia, a woman, a fighter, a narrator of her stories and a character to the bigger story, commonly known as life.
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