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Mental health classes benefit all students

Sydney Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief | November 7, 2018

According to Governing magazine, as of July 1, 2018, New York became the first state to require schools to incorporate mental health education into their curriculum. Virginia is also working on integrating mental health education into ninth and 10th grade classes. According to Bustle, the classes will “promote greater understanding of various mental health conditions” and “include exercises...

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Graphic media: How far is too far?

Zach Hansen, Opinion Editor | November 7, 2018

In today’s television and media, we’ve begun to desensitize ourselves to the more graphic scenes seen in some of the most popular shows today. The repeated graphic scenes in “13 Reasons Why” has shown this over and over again. While the shows warn about particularly graphic episodes, it does little to prepare you for some of the more volatile scenes it shows. I’m referring to the final...

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