The Students Keep Excelling

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A sign at a campus event describes ways to reduce stress. Photo by Jacqueline Carrillo/The Collegian.

The hits just keep coming from the Mental Health Collaborative, made up of nine student newsrooms in North Carolina and part of SJN's Student Media Challenge!

The Pepperdine University Graphic solutions journalism team wrote a piece explaining its work for the semester. “As young journalists, we will be covering the consequences of climate change,” they wrote, “but this project has taught us the importance of following up with solutions.”

And Fresno State held a large event on campus spotlighting its solutions-focused mental health work, all while giving the community a chance to destress before finals. This is the kind of nontraditional-yet-meaningful engagement more newsrooms should be leaning into. Check out a photo essay covering the event that might boost your spirits as well.