Articles by Monica Lim

Monica Lim is a sophomore from Tyler, TX. She can be reached at monica.lim@wustl.edu


Resolving to Resolve: Mental Health Appointment Wait Times on Campus

While discussions about mental health are becoming more open and common, we still have a lot to learn on university and college campuses about how to best maintain that health and prevent illness. Specifically, how do institutions of higher education better deliver resources to the thousands of students who need them? One student at Washington…

Rooted

Community gardens in cities, often touted as the the solution to many urban health and crime issues, have been used as an educational tool since the beginning of the twentieth century. Through gardening, “one learns not only practical skills associated with gardening—but also the civic-mindedness to nurture a community open space” [1]. Gardens teach youth…

If You Build It

Abutting I-44 and wedged between Compton and McKinley Heights, the Fox Park neighborhood of St. Louis is a small community with a culture of its own. A painted fleur de lis pattern dances across the asphalt, and green fire hydrants (painted with a fox, of course) stand sentry along the sidewalks. It is October, and…

Imagine That–Part 2: How the Future of Health Care Connects Classrooms, Start-ups, and Hospitals

Continued from Part 1: Meet the Generations of Problems-Solvers Many thanks to Mrs. Jones’ science students from Forsyth School in St. Louis, who provided creative and inspiring ideas about the future of health care. The palm-sized block of ABS plastic that Patricia Widder turns over in her hands appears rough and elemental, not the first…

Mind the Gap: An In-Depth Look at the Invisible Communities of St. Louis

Images of children’s faces greet passersby who drive past the hospital complex in Central West End–faces on banners that happily announce the “coming soon” of this important center. Smiling faces, gleaming buildings, culminating wholeness. These signs, strung across cement blocks, illustrate a vision for a more efficient, as well as elegant, St. Louis health care…

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