Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October was National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a tradition that has happened every year since 1987 (making this the 30th year!). This month creates conversation about domestic abuse, helping us to realize that its prevalence in our society is more common than...

A Homecoming Worth Remembering

Through rainy and sunny days, we trek to campus for class, for clubs, for jobs. We go to meet our friends for lunch, to laugh with them, to study with them. College may not be easy, but it’s rewarding. It’s hard work, but it’s worth it when we get a...

Campus Safety: Sexual Assault Awareness

September was National Campus Safety Month, and an integral part of the month includes recognizing campus sexual violence. National Campus Safety Month encourages conversation on violence prevention at colleges and universities. The prevalence of sexual assault on...

The Real Truth About Suicide

“Suicide is the second leading cause of death on college campuses.” – The Real Truth About Suicide  “This is something I cannot sit still with.” – Bridgette Bixler, WSU ’18 Last week, Active Minds covered the courtyard on campus with...

My Superhero Doesn’t Wear A Cape

When we think of superheroes, we usually think of our favorite Marvel character like Spiderman, Captain America or Black Widow. Today is #NationalSuperheroDay, and I thought I would take a different approach. Instead of focusing on the comic book superheroes, lets...

It’s Time to Keep Quiet

On Friday, April 21, I encourage you not to speak up in class. I encourage you not to make small talk with a passing friend. I encourage you to keep quiet. This day is the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN) Day of Silence. It’s a...