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ASMR Calms Anxious Students

 Spirit Payton eats a big bowl of noodles on her ASMR YouTube channel The Chew.

Tiani Allen, Staff Writer

January 19, 2019

Crunch, crunch, crunch... the chewing sound resonates as YouTuber Spirit Payton of ASMR channel The Chew chomps on a pickle. Tap, tap, tap... the clickety keyboard sound intensifies as Payton continues to type away. Standing at 519,504 subscribers and 102,920,720 lifetime views as of Nov. 9, Payton i...

Teen Mental Health Issues Increasing Nationwide

Image by Gan Khoon Lay via the noun project

Amelia Port and Nakita Reidenbach

January 24, 2018

The incidence of anxiety and depression in high school and college students has increased dramatically in recent years. Researchers found a 37% increase in major depressive episodes among teens from 2005-2014. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, these incidents have been more t...