Virtual Solutions for Real World Problems

By Morgan Spehar Imagine standing on a boat, the waves moving you back and forth and up and down with just enough force that it is almost impossible to concentrate on anything but the movement. In people with Mal de Debarquement Syndrome, or MdDS, this sensation can last for months or years at a time on dry land, and the longer the sensation persists, the … Continue reading Virtual Solutions for Real World Problems

A Silent Academic Killer: Test Anxiety

By Anna Birk Finals week: a phrase that strikes fear into the hearts of college students everywhere..  what makes this week so feared? Why do students dread taking tests, rather than embracing their knowledge?  For freshman student, Austin Wilson, taking a test is concurrent with a ride at an amusement park.  “It’s kind of like a rollercoaster and your brain doesn’t process what is happening. … Continue reading A Silent Academic Killer: Test Anxiety

Religion as Mental Illness Treatment

by Jayne Yerrick Mental illness has consistently been an issue facing many Americans, yet it seems to be something that is difficult for people to talk about. Roughly 46 million Americans struggle with mental illness, so why is mental health rarely discussed? Rebekah Crawford, a visiting professor at Ohio University, is a health communication scholar that directly addresses mental health and examines its intersection with … Continue reading Religion as Mental Illness Treatment