The Ebbtide

Letter to the Editor: MENTAL HEALTH

Elissa Bundy

December 2, 2018

MENTAL HEALTH: NO LAUGHING MATTER There was once a day when mental health was a hush subject: the opposite is happening now. Mental illness is being romanticized in the media. It’s being desired among teenagers. It’s being talked about in the media. People go as far to joke about these m...

Depression and Me

November 21, 2018

A PERSONAL INSIGHT INTO MENTAL ILLNESS In 2015, I contemplated my death and nearly walked into the path of an oncoming truck. In 2016, I was hospitalized for my first suicide attempt. In 2017, I miscarried and was once again hospitalized after failing to overdose on my medication. In 2018, I decide...

Fine Lies and White Lies

CJ Priebe

November 21, 2018

SPONSORSHIP, CONTENT OR BOTH? I believe the world runs on love. Many people believe the world runs on money. Here’s an example: In 1939, the Radio Corporation of America televised the New York World’s Fair, which included a speech by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This was the first ti...

American Enough?

Natasha Sidik

October 6, 2018

A CHALLENGED IDENTITY The image of a stereotypical American doesn’t fit with what most people would consider “American ideals,” a country that sells itself as a melting pot for multiculturalism. With the recent success of blockbusters starring non-traditional actors like “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians...

Hazy Consent

October 6, 2018

FINDING THE LINE IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT Okay, I’ll admit it. One morning in my 20s, I woke up, after drinking too much, to a desperate gut-punch of a question: “Did we use protection?” We had. Of course we had, I tell myself even now. I’m not a monster, I’m a good person. I had woken ...

Confusion, Courtship and Condoms

CJ Priebe

October 6, 2018

ROM-COM GOES POSTAL Don’t you hate it when your younger sister mails your love letters to a slew of your past and current crushes? “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” is based on Jenny Han’s 2014 book of the same name, covering many of the foundational structures of young love within...

Protecting Pronouns

Forrest Baum

June 22, 2018

RESPECTING TRANS PEOPLE IN LIFE AND DEATH I knew SJ Brooks, who recently died in a tragic mountain lion attack. Instead of retelling the details, I’d like to skip the horror and tell you a little more about them as a person. SJ was an inspiring member of our community, a good listener and an i...

Sharing is Hard

June 8, 2018

ROADWAY COURTESY “Get off the road A-Hole!” I regularly hear that sentence from drivers just before I hear the sound of loud screeching tires, accompanied by a thick black cloud of exhaust, as an over-revved engine zooms away. The road is a dangerous place where common courtesy and common sense...

Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

May 9, 2018

FACT-CHECKING THE CANDIDATES “I would definitely vote for him because he looks better than other candidates.” “I won’t vote for this guy because I have talked to him before and he is just a socially awkward person.” I am so done with this shit. For those who supported Hillary Clinton, if I said I ...

Not Your Average Athlete

CJ Priebe

April 20, 2018

BODY SHAMING IN SPORTS Even world-class athletes endure insecurities about their bodies. Body shaming is an issue pervasive across many spheres of our society today. Measures have been taken to stamp it out, but it remains as a last crude vestige of how immature and nearsighted people inflict j...

Raw Milk: More Dangerous Than AR-15s?

March 24, 2018

AN APPEAL FOR STRICTER GUN LAWS Just over a month ago, a 19-year-old walked into his former high school in Parkland, Fla., with an AR-15 rifle and killed 17 people. The response to this shooting has been different than what we’ve seen before. Since the incident, surviving students, as well as students t...

Don’t Ask Me Why I Hate Math

Natasha Sidik

March 20, 2018

THE PRICE OF THE MODEL MINORITY As a student who identifies as an Asian in America, my heritage brings with it prejudice against me, as a girl with slender, almond-shaped eyes and “yellow skin.” This means that like it or not, sometimes, I have to deal with the high expectations and restrictive p...

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