by Cole Allenby Throughout the past year, almost all the courses within the education ranges of primary, secondary, and post-secondary have taken place via the familiar application known as Zoom. The re-discovery of the video conferencing app has changed education as we know it, opening up a wide range of alternative, informative approaches of all … Continue reading Our Remote Realities in Academics
By Jade Francis Image of Maura Weir courtesy of herself. The world has been drastically impacted by the Coronavirus. The pandemic’s webbing of complications has churned up much panic, especially when one’s mental health needs a remedy. Changes in everyday life have left people feeling increasingly distressed, yet there are resources available to stymie the … Continue reading Coronavirus Rattles Mental Health
by Victoria Clementino I’ve always enjoyed the colorful mutation of leaves and the entrance of a crisp chill during the colder months. I never imagined a reality where I would be wearing a mask through the autumnal scenery, but it didn’t affect my love for fall. As I slip out of reality into my thoughts, … Continue reading The Melodies for Therapy
by Cole Allenby I never would have thought that people could receive such joy from seeing a cup of coffee entering their hands. Yet somehow, during recent months, I have seen people smile the most, despite it being behind a mask. Working at the Cape Cod Coffee Café during the pandemic has given me an … Continue reading Joyous Cups of Coffee and Quarantine’s Dregs of Dejection
By Jade Francis The image is courtesy of Self.com (https://www.self.com/story/best-meditation-apps) I know that I’m not alone in trying to find peace and quiet these past few months. When I do finally slip away to a tranquil location, it is impossible to truly escape into relaxation. My mind feels as though it is travelling as fast … Continue reading Meditating on One’s Present Beauty
by Matthew Tomlinson When I moved back to Massachusetts this summer, one of the first things I sought out (after quarantining) was nature and solitude. Where I lived in Florida, it was difficult to even find an empty street. Much of my time on walks was spent crossing the street to avoid other pedestrians. The … Continue reading Nature hikes provide comfort during COVID
photo courtesy of Alexandria Zine By Alexandria Zine The balancing act in quarantine is between self-care and academic responsibilities, but is it possible? Cape Cod Community College (4Cs) students are generating ideas to reel in their emotions as they comply with the demands of life in quarantine, and the outlook is uplifting. Some students find … Continue reading Students adjust their self-care routines for quarantine.
Wellness board at 4Cs. Photo courtesy of Jarod Deegan. By Victoria Chiaramonte This article is a part of the MainSheets Mental Wellness series. We have touched on many different struggles in this mental health series. Depression, anxiety, eating disorders, opioids and self-harm have all been discussed throughout this journey, but how to handle these hurdles … Continue reading Positivity is key in strengthening mental health during these uncertain times.
by Evan Nikas Addiction can start anywhere, with anything. Some addictions can be harmless, but others can prove a problem to one’s health and well-being. On college campuses across the country, the beginning stages of addiction can surface, and with students becoming more and more comfortable with the presence of several substances, the concern is … Continue reading College students face addiction
By Peter Vennerbeck Sitting in the library studying for a quiz or test can be boring. Even working on the computer in a lab or in the writing center can become tedious, especially on a Monday. In walks a student with a dog to immediately brighten up your day and you may be tempted to … Continue reading Regulations regarding campus service pets