David Koggan

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  • "I’m miserable and I feel that my life and my energy has been sucked up entirely by CMU:" dealing with loneliness on campus

    Young adults across college campuses are suffering from chronic loneliness, a hidden and often misunderstood condition. A growing body of research has found loneliness to contribute to premature death, one study suggesting loneliness being eqivilent to smoking [smoking 15 cigarettes a day](https://www.inc.com/amy-morin/americas-loneliness-epidemic-is-more-lethal-than-smoking-heres-what-you-can-do-...

    News | November 25, 2019
  • Life@CMU report finds campus is indeed stressed out

    During the first-ever Tartan Community Day, students attended a presentation on the results of a multi-year study on personal well-being among the Carnegie Mellon student body, gathering together and enjoying ice cream sandwiches in the Rangos Ballroom. The presentation was given by David Creswell, a professor in Dietrich College’s psychology department and principal investigator for the project t...

    News | October 28, 2019
  • Joker: reflection of our society

    “What do you get when you cross a mentally ill loner with a society who abandons him and treats him like trash? You get what you f**king deserve.” This is the last thing Arthur Fleck says as he completes his transformation into the titular Joker with a graphic display on national television.

    Forum | October 7, 2019
  • Primary elections and "electability"

    “Are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago?” At the Sept. Democratic presidential debate, Julián Castro made what was seen as a thinly veiled attack on Joe Biden’s age. During a verbal spat over healthcare proposals, the former Secretary for Housing and Urban Development claimed that Biden contradicted himself over the issue from earlier in the debate, questioning whether the former Vice Pr...

    Forum | September 23, 2019
  • There is actually no real "cancel culture"

    Last Thursday, Saturday Night Live announced its three newest cast members. Within hours, videos were uncovered revealing that one of them, Shane Gillis, used racial slurs while appearing on a podcast, insisted on including bigoted comments in his standup routine, and called a Democratic presidential candidate a “Jew c***k”.

    Forum | September 16, 2019