Nobody likes stress, but when life begins to pick up its speed, it can be inevitable. Thankfully, there are numerous coping mechanisms to help manage stress and prevent what is commonly referred to as “burnout.” Burnout is a state of mental, physical, or emotional exhaustion triggered by high stress levels over an extended period of time. This can be debilitating and result in mental roadblocks such as depression or anxiety. In most cases, however, it can be prevented with proper care and awareness.
October 21st, 1889
It is the night of the acquisition of my father’s estate, Harfeld Manor, which resides in an isolated northern district of Scotland. The home is in utter disrepair, having been relentlessly torn apart by the elements for years on end after my father’s death. I lied in wait, focused on my own collegiate pursuits, neglecting the welfare of the estate much to the dismay of the structure. Now after trying to undo this mistreatment of the estate, day and night the workers hammer away, pounding my eardrums as if they were hammering my skull. I cannot find peace.
“We were out, Bo and I, when the Prick confronted us. The Prick stood six foot three, and ceaselessly bored those around him with justified pessimism.
At midnight on October 25th, Tessa Violet Williams, better known as Tessa Violet, dropped her new album, ‘Bad Ideas.’ The album consists of eleven tracks and clocks in at about thirty-two minutes. Four of the tracks were originally released as singles with ‘Crush’, ‘Bad Ideas’, ‘I Like (the idea of) You’, and ‘Games’, which all sit right next to each other on the album as the second through fifth songs. Two more songs, ‘Words Ain’t Enough’ and ‘Interlude III,’ were both originally released on her YouTube channel and nowhere else until the album.
CEI would love you to submit a workshop for the upcoming
Symposium on Social Justice & Inclusion on Wednesday, November 6, 2019,
at Simon's Rock. Your participation is integral to making this day a
On his eyes,
she does not know
calls it the mist beneath her chest
No seeing the mist that lays around her.
We’ve all heard of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., but beyond these names what do we really know about peaceful protest? Nonviolent protesting is the act of expressing disapproval through a verbal or nonverbal statement without the use of force. While often viewed as less influential, it can, in fact, be more effective than other forms of resistance. Thanks to our first amendment rights we have the ability to make our opinions clear though peaceful protesting. The government cannot take away the public’s right to say what they think, but they can arrest individuals on charges such as disorderly conduct or destruction of property. By using peaceful resistance, protesters can protect themselves under the law while still encouraging change.
To the Writers and Editors at the Berkshire Eagle:
Someone on our campus is seeking to spread fear and violence against students of color, and we have to stand up to them in any way we can. It is all but confirmed that this attack is connected to the previous instances of hate speech on this campus. The victim of Friday’s attack is safe and defiant, and we stand in solidarity with her as we go forward in trying to promote greater safety for students of color. We urge everyone to be aware of any indication of who could have done this, and come forward with any information you think you have. White students in particular, you must use your privilege to be a force against white supremacy and racism, and be an active ally for students of color. Seek out opportunities to listen, learn, and use your privilege to be a force for good.
Yesterday, 9/27/19, Simon’s Rock fell into a panic after a violent attack on one of our students of color on-campus. Security responded with an email at 7:55 p.m. (more than 5 hours after the event) with an emailed statement which contained the following about the crime: “at approximately 2:30 p.m., a student reported being dragged into the woods and violently assaulted by an unknown individual near the Interpretive Trail” and went on to ensure that the police are looking into the issue. Although, they were seemingly calling upon students to help track down the perpetrator, asking if there was anyone with information about the violence. In the email, they also suggested that students walk in groups, as to avoid dangerous situations.