Author Archives: Susan Katherine

Your Mental Health Doesn’t Belong to Anyone’s Schedule

BY SUSAN KATHRINE CORKRAN, STAFF WRITER While we slowly chip away at the stigma and silence surrounding issues of mental and emotional health, we have managed to barely scratch the surface of the problematic views we still hold as a society….

It’s Okay Not to Care About Football

BY SUSAN KATHRINE CORKRAN, STAFF WRITER The Super Bowl has come and gone, along with all of the great American pastimes that accompany the massive televised event. For many people, it is a tradition as important as Thanksgiving, usually with similar…

In Defense of Flowers

BY SUSAN KATHRINE CORKRAN, STAFF WRITER Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, with all of the candy hearts and ribbon-bound boxes of chocolate associated with the occasion. Social media marks the 14th of February with a barrage of jewelry ads, Instagram posts…

Make America Work Again

BY SUSAN KATHRINE CORKRAN, STAFF WRITER In late October of 1995, I was born in what was until now the longest government shutdown in our nation’s history. My father is a federal employee, and needless to say, my entrance to…

The Body Positivity Problem

You Don’t Have to be Superhuman BY SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN STAFF WRITER Too much of anything is rarely a good thing. The rhetoric surrounding campaigns of body-positivity often paint portraits of the human body as being problematically inhuman. Language intended…

Halloween Allergies

BY SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN, STAFF WRITER The only spooky things about Halloween should be gory horror movies and haunted houses, but that sadly is not the case for millions of people. Recent statistics show that food allergies are on the rise….

Eat Your Words

BY SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” The first time I read these words was on a pro-ana website. For those unfamiliar with the term, pro-ana is shorthand for pro-anorexia. These are forums online where predominantly…

Nervosa

BY SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN Shortly after I was officially diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, my grandmother told me that it was a mistake for people to refer to the disease only by the first half of its name. Nervosa was a…

Me Too, Still

BY SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN, STAFF WRITER High-profile stories of alleged sexual assaults are continuing to play out on the national stage, leading us to face as a nation the question: “To what moral standards are we willing to hold the people…

All-Nighters Are For Owls

BY: SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN One of the best pieces of advice I have ever heard from a professor is that no perfect paper is ever written at three in the morning. A passable paper, sometimes. But a truly good paper?…