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Cellular neuroscience major Breanna Jomsky. Jomsky recovered from an eating disorder around four years ago. Photo by Kristen Grau

‘Out of control:’ students share their struggles with eating disorders

March 1, 2020

As Eating Disorder Awareness Week comes to a close, here are two students’ stories with anorexia and binge eating disorder.

Student Government logo. Courtesy of FAU SG.

SG proposes t-shirts to raise mental health awareness

February 6, 2020

Because of the November suicide on campus, Reps. Jerry Lazarre and Rachelle Saint Louis authored a bill to give away free t-shirts to students to promote mental health awareness and resources. But some House members questioned how effective $1,900 worth of shirts would be.

Rose de la Espriella, the graduate teaching assistant who died by suicide last year. Photos courtesy of Ricardo de la Espriella/Illustration by Alex Liscio

Serving, transitioning, living: the struggles of Rose de la Espriella

February 5, 2020

Rose de la Espriella served six years in the Air Force. The FAU graduate teaching assistant was also a trans woman who died by suicide on campus in November.

Spanish River Beach. Take some time to unwind at one of the nearby beaches this winter break. Photo by Alexander Rodriguez

5 things to do in Boca during winter break

December 20, 2019

Winter break is here, which is a great excuse to unwind. If you’re on campus for the break, there are plenty of things to do if you want to take a mental health day.

Memorial outside Garage 2. Photo by Alex Liscio.

Students call out FAU on social media, demand transparency and change after suicide on campus

December 17, 2019

After the suicide on campus that occurred in early November, FAU students feel FAU administration should have been more transparent about the incident.

Police responding to the death on campus Tuesday morning. Photo by Kimberly Swan

Opinion: Why we reported Tuesday’s death the way we did

November 6, 2019

Somebody died on campus yesterday. We found out everything we could and reported it. You might’ve disagreed with our headline and framing — but now, we want your feedback.

Artwork by Photo Editor Alex Liscio.

FAU improves counselor ratio and mental health programming

October 7, 2019

The state organization that oversees higher-education said FAU’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) counselor-to-st...

Sebastian Riella. Riella is a football player who spoke up about mental health on Twitter, which spurred Athletics to launch different mental health awareness programs. Photo by Alex Liscio

FAU punter calls out mental health stigma for student athletes

October 4, 2019

FAU Athletics announced they're launching different mental health initiatives after Sebastian Riella, a football player, started raising awareness on Twitter.

FAU's Counseling and Psychological Services office   on the second floor of the Breezeway. They recently launched a virtual program that teaches college students how to spot signs of mental health problems and how to be an effective listener. University Press file photo

FAU to raise mental health awareness using virtual program

July 18, 2019

FAU and nearly 300 other colleges are taking a new approach toward teaching how to spot potential mental health problems in friends and family.

Sydney Aiello, a FAU student and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School alumni, died in March. Her friends and teachers remember her for her selflessness, her love for yoga, and her

FAU student and MSD alum Sydney Aiello remembered for her selflessness

June 17, 2019

Despite struggling with depression and her best friend’s death, Aiello constantly went out of her way to take care of her friends.

A group of students stand by the free speech lawn, discussing the demonstration as others keep their distance. Photo by Chris Blackshear

Opinion: FAU needs to do a better job at warning students of traumatizing events

November 1, 2018

An anti-abortion group comes onto campus every year without notice, presenting graphic images of torn-up fetuses. Where is our warning?

College of Nursing students and faculty gather around Florida Democratic Senator Kevin Rader (middle) and Boca Raton Councilwoman Andrea Levine O’Rourke (blue center left) after the forum ended. Alexander Rodriguez | News Editor

Florida politicians visit FAU to discuss mental health, opioid addiction

March 21, 2018

The College of Nursing hosted the Boca campus forum.