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Long Waiting List at CAPS Frustrates Student Body

Inside the CAPS waiting room. Photo by Kate Silber '20.  “I didn’t hear back from CAPS until a month after I had filled out the form,” a first-year said. “I assumed they had forgotten about me,” he tersely stated. One often hears similar frustrations about CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) across campus, where rumors of the service being understaffed ...
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We Need to Talk About CAPS: A Critical Look at Vital Campus Resource

This piece is part of an ongoing series about mental well-being at Haverford. Past articles can be found here. Two weeks ago, The Clerk released the results of the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) survey, which yielded fairly positive results. By and large, it seems that CAPS serves the majority of students well, but a look at more specific comments and experie ...
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Results of CAPS Survey Generally Positive, but Raise Some Concerns

This article is the second installment of a series on student mental well-being. The first installment, about discussing grades and stress, can be found here. The full results of the CAPS survey can be found here. Last week, The Clerk sent a survey to the student body about their experiences with Haverford’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Although The Cler ...
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“Smart Drugs:” Should they be Banned?

The surge of vitality a cup of coffee or an energy drink provides is a familiar experience for many high school and college-aged students. Now, however, a new stimulant is entering the conversation: “smart drugs.” So-called “smart drugs” include Adderall, Ritalin, and Modafinil and are typically prescribed to treat disorders such as ADHD. Students who do not have ...