Pressure to perform: Mental health and student-athletes

Wake up, lift, go to class, attend practice, study, eat, sleep. Rinse and repeat.

That’s the hectic lifestyle of a college student-athlete. These rigorous schedules leave limited time for socializing, alone time, or extracurricular activities. The pressure to excel at everything and be everywhere for teammates, family and friends can serve as the perfect storm of conditions leading to mental health problems.

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The lack of female representation in economics and how it is affecting the field

Despite the feminist movement and other social advancements, women continue to be outnumbered by men within the field of economics. This podcast attempts to investigate the reasons behind this gender imbalance by interviewing a variety of people in the field, including students, professors, and professionals.

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Black college athletes face tangible hurdles when considering protests

The fear of the unknown is a common theme among many college athletes. College athletes often have worked their entire lives to put themselves in a position where they can have security in their life post college. The fear of losing all of that in the blink of an eye, as Kaepernick and many others did, is tangible — and keeps college athletes from expressing personally-held beliefs.

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Donating debunked

There may be a pile of stretched out pajamas shoved in the back of your bottom dresser drawer or a bag of too-small t-shirts in the trunk of your car. The first place you may think to drop your unwanted clothes may be in a clothing donation bin.

But have you ever put any thought into where the clothing you may drop in ends up?

Where does all of it go?

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Northern Hamden’s lack of sewers may be holding development back

South of Quinnipiac University, Whitney Avenue is lined with restaurants and shops and is considered Hamden’s central hub. Drive north, past Quinnipiac and Sleeping Giant State Park, and sidewalks disappear a few miles out. Businesses become scarce, and the spaces between buildings start to resemble football fields. Why the void? The answer might have to do with sewers.

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