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Leave Me Alone But Don’t Leave! ––Loneliness and Social Anxiety as a College Student During COVID-19

Zoe Denton is an English sophomore and the views expressed in this piece don’t necessarily reflect those of Mustang News. You’re sitting in your dorm, apartment, house or wherever, desperately needing some alone time to rest or unpack the week. Even the most energetic extroverts need time to themselves every once in a while. But […]

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“A part of who I am:” San Luis Obispo community celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 15 marked the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month — a celebration of Latinx culture and, in San Luis Obispo, students and community members join to commemorate this month. Ethnic studies professor Jose Navarro said this month-long celebration aligns with many of the national independence dates of countries in Latin America like Mexico, Chile, Guatemala, […]

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Healthy snacks that have your back: Cal Poly senior creates a snack business

Before going to college, business administration senior Sophia Shapiro was diagnosed with several eating disorders, as well as anxiety and depression. With few people talking about their mental health issues, Shapiro felt no one else was going through what she was. 

It wasn’t until she began posting on social media about her journey that she realized she was not alone.

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Senior Project Spotlight: A mental health app designed by college students, for college students

When computer engineering senior Alyssa Liu left for college, her little sister gave her a shoe box filled with letters. Each letter had instructions for when she was supposed to open it; one was for when she missed home, another for when she got her first bad grade. Whenever Liu was feeling down or overwhelmed, she turned to the shoebox for comfort.

That shoebox became the inspiration for Foveo, an app that Liu and her team are working on developing as their senior project to help college students who suffer from mental illness.

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Mental Health Awareness Month under quarantine

One in five people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, Mental Health America said. To spread awareness about mental illness, the United States has observed Mental Health Awareness Month every May since 1949.  Under the stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 impacts, many who suffer from mental illness may be under even more stress.  In a […]