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‘Little Miss Sunshine’ sets the bar high with their acting and production

‘Little Miss Sunshine’ sets the bar high with their acting and production

Kaylina Madrill-Gruenberger, Writer March 10, 2024

Warning, this article may contain spoilers. Reader discretion is advised. Little Miss Sunshine, released in 2006, has a runtime of around one hour and 41 minutes and has won two Oscars; however, it...

Each day can be used to implement small changes to improve mental health.

Seasonal depression can occur, but there are a few ways to combat this

Savanah Bayer, Content Editor January 25, 2024

Seasonal depression tends to linger around late fall and early winter. With this in mind be sure to pay attention to your mental health as well as others around you. It is also important to further actions...

Side Effects (poem)

Side Effects (poem)

Sarah Post, Writer May 9, 2023

The doctor gave me pills to fix the symptoms Side effects of unhealthy coping mechanisms Everyone's been asking me these endless "easy" questions Truth is that the truth is a hundred times more complex   I've...

Jazz Thornton wrote a book with the title Stop Surviving and Start Fighting.

Jazz Thornton’s voice advocates for mental health

Aspen Bingham, Content Editor March 29, 2023

The following contains discussion of abuse, sexual assault, self harm, and suicidal ideation and behavior. Reader discretion is strongly advised. After abuse, sexual assault, mental illness, and 14 suicide...

It can be freeing to have alone time.

It’s better to be alone than around people who don’t support you (Opinion)

Enola Potter, Writer December 21, 2022

It is better to be alone than around people who don’t support you — this is arguably a universal opinion. There are instances of stigmatized statements about people who would rather be alone. They...

Social media contributes to the invalidation of mental health.

Social media distorts mental illness definitions (Opinion)

Kaden Karel, Guest Writer December 8, 2022

The Mav provides students a platform to submit work as guest writers. Works from guest writers do not reflect the beliefs of  The Mav, however, the site allows for students to freely express their beliefs...

According to Psychology Today, “people who suffer from memory loss still demonstrate lasting memories of music.”

Music brought my memories back (Commentary)

Skylar Whalen, Editor-in-Chief November 7, 2022

Something spectacular recently happened to me. About 10 years ago, something occurred in my life. My mind went a little astray. I was sick to my stomach for about a year, and I later started to feel...

Domestic violence can often make victims feel trapped.

October was National Domestic Violence Awareness month

Aspen Bingham, Content Editor November 7, 2022

October was National Domestic violence awareness month. The month is dedicated to the 27% of people who are victims of domestic violence. Though October has just ended, we can still take care of domestic...

Mental health: struggling with mental illness in a household where it is familiar but unaccepted

Mental health: struggling with mental illness in a household where it is familiar but unaccepted

Anonymous, Writer October 28, 2022

All opinions are those of the writers themselves and do not promote any official view or stance of Mead High School or St. Vrain Valley Schools. This article contains sensitive discussion surrounding...

The D-wing bathrooms, along with many others, have suffered from instances of vandalism.

MHS bathroom vandalism spiking, some targeting mental health

Abby Kearns, Managing Editor May 18, 2022

Some of Mead High’s bathrooms have suffered extensive amounts of vandalism this school year, from writing on the stall doors to toilets ripped off the walls.  There have been bathroom costs that the...

Mental health: using healthy coping mechanisms to relieve stress

Mental health: using healthy coping mechanisms to relieve stress

Anonymous, Writer April 27, 2022

All opinions are those of the writers themselves and do not promote any official view or stance of Mead High School or St. Vrain Valley Schools. This article contains sensitive discussion surrounding...

Mental health: escaping judgment by spending time alone (Opinion)

Mental health: escaping judgment by spending time alone (Opinion)

Anonymous, Writer April 22, 2022

All opinions are those of the writers themselves and do not promote any official view or stance of Mead High School or St. Vrain Valley Schools.  My parents have always been very “old-fashioned”,...

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