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Serving the West Texas A&M University community since 1919.

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Serving the West Texas A&M University community since 1919.

The PRAIRIE

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Tis the season to be anxious, stressed, and depressed

Tis the season to be anxious, stressed, and depressed

Heather Gartrell , contributor December 14, 2021

While the holiday season is typically viewed as the happiest time of the year, it can also bring some unwanted feelings. People may feel some stress, anxiety, and depression during this time. These feelings...

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Counting your blessings through gratitude to reduce stress this holiday season

Counting your blessings through gratitude to reduce stress this holiday season

Allexa Zwinck November 30, 2021

While many may feel their hearts warming this holiday season, some people may be struggling to find their joy in all the festivities. In fact, many individuals actually overestimate how pleasant the holiday...

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Lightbox therapy, one of the empirically based treatments for seasonal affective disorder, is available for rent in Student Counseling Services.

Feeling SAD? Beat the winter-time blues this season

Allexa Zwinck November 15, 2021

With the days growing shorter and the cold winds of winter approaching, students and professors alike may be feeling a little more glum than usual. Feeling run down and depressed may be more than a case...

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Boost your mental health with mindful eating this holiday season

Boost your mental health with mindful eating this holiday season

Allexa Zwinck November 1, 2021

With Halloween season ending and the holiday season upon us, food and candy abound. Consuming these sweet treats can bring additional benefits, aside from that sugar rush getting you to the finish line...

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Mental illness isnt scary: Stop the stigma this Halloween

Mental illness isn’t scary: Stop the stigma this Halloween

Heather Gartrell, Contributor October 18, 2021

Halloween, a glorious holiday adored by many all over the world celebrates all things scary and spooky. Dressing up in costumes, decorating your house, carving pumpkins, and watching Halloween movies are...

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Sexual health: How consent, communication and curiosity can enhance your sexual satisfaction

Sexual health: How consent, communication and curiosity can enhance your sexual satisfaction

Allexa Zwinck October 5, 2021

This article is not about some amazing technique, trick, or tip that will blow your partner’s mind in bed. Good sex is subjective, meaning everyone likes something a little different. However, there...

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Mindfulness can reduce stress and anxiety while increasing well-being and academic performance.

Find Your Superpower With Mindfulness

Allexa Zwinck September 20, 2021

What if I told you that you had an undiscovered superpower that could help you through this semester? What if that same superpower could also improve your physical health, stress and anxiety levels, increase...

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