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Kinstler: Woes of the gifted child

Ethan Kinstler, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

It is no secret that Case Western Reserve University attracts a certain caliber of students: hard-working, driven, motivated and ambitious. Chances are we were the “gifted children” in our elementary...

Kinstler: Spooky season, sweater weather and seasonal depression

Ethan Kinstler, Staff Writer October 29, 2021

Well folks, it’s that time of year again. Temperatures are dropping, days are getting shorter and pumpkin spice and cinnamon fill the air; while sweater weather certainly brings with it some great fashion...

Kinstler: Caught red-handed! How to deal with imposter syndrome

Ethan Kinstler, Staff Writer September 24, 2021

Picture this: you’re about to graduate. Dressed in your cap and gown, you wait to cross the stage to shake President Eric Kaler’s hand. Suddenly, you’re struck by a wave of anxiety. What are you...

Kinstler: Everyone has something

Ethan Kinstler, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

“Everyone has something.” That’s what my Abnormal Psychology professor told our class my first year when we were learning about the barriers that prevent people from seeking therapy. “Everyone...

Kinstler: What is Love? Baby Don’t Hurt Me.

Ethan Kinstler, Staff Writer September 3, 2021

Have you ever been in a relationship with someone, and you feel like things are going great and you’re happy, but in the next moment, it’s like a switch flipped off, and now you feel nothing? Or maybe...

Kinstler: What to do when words fail

Ethan Kinstler, Staff Columnist April 16, 2021

Picture this: Your friend comes to you in tears, her 16-year-old family dog has just passed away, and she is heartbroken. What do you do? What do you say? You’ve had pets your whole life so you know...

Kinstler: New feedback system through UHCS for students

Ethan Kinstler, Staff Columnist April 9, 2021

In my effort to champion mental health awareness on Case Western Reserve University’s campus, I have repeatedly encouraged anyone struggling with their mental health to reach out and utilize mental health...

Kinstler: Introducing the “Ask a Psych Major” submission portal

Ethan Kinstler, Staff Columnist February 19, 2021

Hi there! My name is Ethan, I’m a third-year psychology major here at Case Western Reserve University, and I want to help you. For the past five months, I've used my “Mental Health Minute” opinion...

Astrology can offer a positive psychological outlet, despite not being rooted in hard science.

Kinstler: The psychology of astrology

Ethan Kinstler, Staff Columnist February 5, 2021

What’s your star sign? I’m a Taurus sun, a Leo moon and a Leo rising. Have you ever had a tarot reading? Do you believe in astrology, numerology or tarot? It’s OK if you don’t. Now, I don’t subscribe...

Kinstler: When the going gets tough

Ethan Kinstler, Staff Columnist November 20, 2020

When the going gets tough, the unfortunate truth is that the tough rarely get going. In times of isolation, people tend to retract inwards rather than project outwards. Even though our phones are probably...

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