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The stigma attached to mental health in religious communities

Despite recent efforts to normalize and promote the importance of mental health, it is still a topic we fear to discuss openly. People who experience mental health challenges are either seen as aggressive and violent or weak and incompetent. These misconceptions create stigmas that make it harder for everyone involved.

Journalism tips from a Seattle journalist

There are plenty of stories that need to be told, whether it be about Capitol Hill’s most beloved cat, or the struggle of international students. But unfortunately, being a journalist involves more than just writing stories, and sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. To get a sneak peek of what the industry’s like, I spoke with Chase Burns, a Seattle-based journalist, who used to be an arts and culture editor for The Stranger and is currently the editor for The Ticket, a Seattle Times calendar website.

The Seattle Collegian’s 2022 top movie picks

After the catastrophic downfall caused by the pandemic, the movie industry is finally making a comeback. This comes as no surprise when you look at the growing success at the box office and how studios are becoming more confident in releasing non-franchise films. To make our readers' lives easier, we’ve compiled a list of our staff’s 2022 top movie picks:

Dear The Stranger, Seattle’s music scene is not broken, sincerely: The Seattle music scene

On Nov. 14, The Stranger published a series of articles titled “Seattle’s Music Scene Is Broken: Here’s How We Can Begin to Fix It.” The author of the main article, Megan Selling, proclaimed the Seattle music scene as unanimously broken. The article brought to light the housing and healthcare challenges local musicians are facing in Seattle. 

“Bones and All”: Cannibals on the big screen (★★★☆☆)

As a fan of Guadagnino’s past works, I was anticipating to love “Bones and All”. Unfortunately, I was left disappointed. There was great potential for this film with its director, general theme, and talented cast, but I found that it was missing substance. Maybe this is what Guadagnino wanted, for us to be drifting along with the characters on their backcountry escapade, but it left me leaving the theater craving more. 

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