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Stop blaming mental illness for mass shootings

Catherine Gagulashvili staff writer Valentine’s Day 2018: for many at Beverly, it was a day to celebrate love, but for the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, it was a day to fear for their lives as a former student opened fire on campus, wounding 16 people and killing 17. Rather […]

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Norman Aid grows with addition of monthly aid services

Jude Binkley staff writer Many students have become familiar with Norman Aid through the numerous events that they have hosted throughout the year. The person behind these events is counselor Ali Norman-Franks, who has spent the last 12 years working on growing Norman Aid into what it is today. “Norman Aid wasn’t as big as it […]

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Embrace Your Beauty Mark/Active Minds Club promotes importance of mental health

Lauren Hannani staff writer Stress and anxiety can be common for students stuck in a strenuous work routine. However, the Embrace Your Beauty Mark/Active Minds Club hopes to lessen or prevent this struggle from occurring during the school year by boosting students’ mental health. After experiencing her own struggles in school, club president Rebecca Meshkani […]

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Mental Health Awareness Day sheds light on suicide prevention and mental health

Jason Harward, staff writer Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-24 year olds. More teens die from suicide, which is treatable through medicine and/ or counseling, than from AIDS, birth defects, cancer and heart disease combined. These serious diseases do not even compare to the deaths accumulated by suicide. Each backpack on the front lawn […]

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Service Learning introduces Mental Wellness Week

Karen Shilyan, business manager Service Learning is leading the initiative to promote healthy well being on campus. Its efforts to create a stress-free environment at school are being implemented in “Mental Wellness Week,” beginning April 20 and running until the end of the week. Amidst changes to the schedule due to the SBAC (Smarter Balanced […]

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NormanAid provides comfort for students in need

Marty Schnapp, news editor Sadie Hersh, photo editor Ben Shofet, graphics editor At the NormanAid center, students can come and speak about anything concerning them with professional or peer counselors. NormanAid also offers a multitude of other services, including an online support blog and Normanonymous, where students may confidentially notify NormanAid professionals about students that […]

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