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Mental illness, despite its prevalence in the United States, doesn't have nearly as much awareness as it should. Especially during this pandemic, it is easy to neglect your mental health. Luckily, organizations such as Sophrosyne Mental Health and Plannr Counseling are here to help people learn about mental health and get help with coping.

Mental Health Needs More Awareness

By Srilekha Cherukuvada and Nivrithi Kuttuva May 28, 2020

Anxiously turning on the TV, you dread watching the news that highlights the rising death tolls, the situation worsening day by day, and the apparent gloom seeping through everyone’s home. Time slips...

A sign hangs from a shop window, notifying customers that it is closed. Due to COVID-19, many governors had issued stay-at-home orders and shut down non-essential businesses. However, many states are seeking to open early, a dangerous move since the virus is still spreading rapidly and hospitals are ill-equipped to deal with the amount of people infected.

Reopening States Early is a Risk Due to the Spread of COVID-19

By Nashitha Azeez, Dreamcatcher Art & Photography Editor May 16, 2020

The threat of COVID-19 has led many governors to issue stay-at-home orders to enforce quarantine and slow the spread of the virus. Many businesses deemed non-essential, such as retail and entertainment,...

Former Senate staffer Tara Reade has made sexual assault allegations against potential presidential nominee Joe Biden. Though her claims are serious, many of her allegations seem not to line up with other facts.

Sexual Assault Allegations Against Joe Biden Need to be Scrutinized

By Jake Schlanger, Community & World News Editor April 27, 2020

Currently, the presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party in the 2020 presidential race, Joe Biden, is facing new sexual assault allegations made by former Senate staffer Tara Reade. These are not the...

In a time of such uncertainty, people around the world turn to social media not only as a source of information but as means of communication.

When Facing Isolation, Social Media Helps Us Find Solace

By Catharine Li, Assistant A&E Editor April 20, 2020

Thousands of tweets, videos, and posts alike adorned with hashtags such as #FlattenTheCurve and #TogetherAtHome are just a small slice of an evergrowing conversation among social media users. It is evident...

On Nov. 1, 2017, the Houston Astros won the 2017 World Series championship by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers. Two  years later, it was reported that the team had cheated by using a live camera feed to watch for opposing catchers' signs to the pitchers.

The Houston Astros Should Forfeit Their 2017 World Series Title For Cheating

By Maya Gangadharan, Photographer April 11, 2020

Back in 2017, many sports fans in Houston were extremely proud that the baseball team representing them, the Houston Astros, beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series championship. The victory brought...

As a result of COVID-19 fears, panic-buying has left many stores with empty shelves. Medicine, food, and sanitary supplies are some of the biggest targets of this hoarding.

Hoarding Endangers Americans Further During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Yunoo Kim and Nashitha Azeez April 5, 2020

The recent coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has caused mass panic in the United States, resulting in bulk-buying at a multitude of department stores. People are buying sanitary supplies in excessive amounts...

President Trump enacted travel restrictions on several European nations beginning Friday, March 13. A national emergency was also declared for the coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Steve001 from Pixabay.

US Travel Ban on Europe is Critical to Defeating COVID-19

By Lucia Santaolalla, Dreamcatcher Extras & Spanish Editor March 31, 2020

Since its discovery, COVID-19 has continued to spread around the world, especially in the United States and Europe. More than 2,000 have died in the U.S. and there are at least 110,000 people infected...

A graph displays the 2020 cases and deaths of the coronavirus in China as of Feb. 24. On Feb. 12, the Hubei province's method for classifying COVID-19 changed, causing the sudden surge in daily clinically diagnosed cases that day.

Travel Restrictions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus Will Backfire

By Bernice Chen, Opinions Editor February 27, 2020

Since its first diagnosis last December, the coronavirus, now officially named COVID-19, has continued to spread around the world. Around 80,000 people are confirmed to be infected with the disease, and...

Turner Bail Bonds is set up in Indianapolis. Bail bonds agencies like Turner Bail Bonds pay for a defendant's bail, then charge them a percentage of the bail to ensure that they will show up to court when ordered to.

Cash Bail Practices Worsen Inequality in the Criminal Justice System

By Shawkin Kabir, Dreamcatcher Poetry & Prose Editor February 13, 2020

There are numerous inequalities in our country that stem from the lack of wealth, and one of the most glaring arenas takes place in our criminal justice system. Recently, one branch of this criminal justice...

Senator Amy Klobuchar speaks at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum in Iowa on Aug. 10, 2019. Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren were both endorsed by the New York Times for the 2020 presidential race.

The New York Times’ Double Endorsement Weakens Faith in Newspapers

By Anouka Saha, Opinions Editor February 8, 2020

Before every presidential election, The New York Times op-ed staff announces its endorsement of a specific candidate. The candidates are chosen after the newspaper interviews them and gets an idea of their...

18-time All Star Kobe Bryant was widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Throughout his 20-season career, Bryant won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Kobe Bryant’s Legacy Will Live On For Generations to Come

By Sourav Dhar, Sports Editor February 3, 2020

It still doesn’t feel quite real, like a horrible dream that we are hoping we can wake up from. Many around the world are still struggling to live with the reality that one of the most recognizable...

The 2020 Oscars nomination list was released on Jan. 13. The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, where the winners of each category will be revealed, is set to take place on Feb. 9.

Oscar Nominations Perfectly Portray the Lack of Diversity in Film Award Shows

By Keana Saberi, Arts & Entertainment Editor January 29, 2020

The Oscars have always been renowned for their selection of films in varying cinematic areas from costume design to motion picture. However, they are also criticized for their inadequacy when it comes...

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