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Emmi Beuger’s day off – Interview with Kate Leddy

Emmi Beuger and Nick Souza host Massachusetts Daily Collegian staff member Kate Leddy to discuss her play “What’s Eating Katie?”, raising awareness for eating disorders, and her unique role in campus activism.

SLIDESHOW: Women’s March

The Boston Women’s March and the Women’s March on NYC were just two of the many marches held around the world on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Thousands of people took to the streets to protest the presidency of Donald Trump. Photos by Judith Gibson-Okunieff, Kate Leddy, and Tess Halpern.

A different kind of sex ed

Op-Ed editor Kate Leddy introduces the special issue on sex.

Stop ignoring your white privilege

Columnist Kate Leddy implores individuals to educate themselves on white privilege and the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

You need to try EFT right now

Kate Leddy explains a healing method called Emotional Freedom Tapping and how her experience has affected her.

Lessons learned from a boy band

In light of recent news about Zayn Malik leaving the band One Direction, Kate Leddy discusses why it is wrong to make fun of the fans that are feeling devastated by the event.

An open letter to the people who ‘forgot to eat’

Kate Leddy details her experience with an eating disorder and discusses why diet culture has ruined intuitive eating for so many.

I skipped class to go to the gym and don’t regret it

Kate Leddy talks about cutting class for her mental health and discusses why we should be more accepting of taking a day off every once in a while.

An open letter to the people who were kind when I was struggling

Kate Leddy addresses those who helped her through a struggle with anorexia nervosa and depression through simple acts of kindness.

How to start meditating (because yes, you really should)

Columnist Kate Leddy discusses her thoughts on meditation and how she learned to incorporate it in her life.

My mental illness does define me (to an extent)

Kate Leddy discusses the importance of accepting experiences with mental illness instead of trying to hide them.

When guilt-trips backfire

Kate Leddy discusses why self-shaming and competition is counterproductive in motivating ourselves to be better members of society.

Don’t give up on therapy

Kate Leddy says that one bad experience with a mental health professional shouldn’t put people off from ever trying it again.

Recovering from anorexia on a health-obsessed campus

Kate Leddy discusses the difficulties of recovering from an eating disorder at a university known for its promotions of healthy living and fitness.

Why the media doesn’t handle depression well

Kate Leddy addresses the problem with many of the discussions about depression that have followed Robin Williams’ death.

Workout on the Quad comes to UMass

SELF Magazine is coming to UMass campus for a fun-filled day of exercise classes, freebies and treat giveaways.

Runners reunited: looking back on last year’s Boston Marathon

Runners at the 2013 Boston Marathon recall experiencing a finish that none of them had anticipated, and how they plan to remember and celebrate the strength of all of those who were at the scene.

Marky Ramone speaks at UMass

The history of the 1980s punk band The Ramones was both an exciting and difficult one, according to drummer Marky Ramone, who spoke last night at UMass about his perspective on life in the music industry as well as his struggle with alcohol abuse.

UMass students give opinions on The Hatch eatery

With the temporary closing of Blue Wall and permanent closing of Burgers 101 comes a variety of opinions from students on The Hatch eatery, where many now eat instead.

Revving up for the Relay

An all-nighter on campus to fight cancer and honor survivors? Relay For Life is ready for students to participate in a huge fundraising event.