By LUBNA AKHTAR
With classes wrapping up and finals approaching fast it could be beneficial to ponder for a few moments what is really stressing students, besides the impending doom of finals week. The way we tend to view finals week is as a game of dominoes – it goes downhill from here if we fail an exam, if a presentation doesn’t go well or if a paper turns out to be mediocre. The constant state of panic comes from a combination of our parents, peers and even our own expectations, but also from what we see on the internet, especially on social media.
By ALICEN HACKNEY
Memes, we’ve seen them, we’ve shared them, we’ve quoted them. They’re everywhere, from the internet to poster club advertisements, and they don’t always send a very positive message.
Common themes that I’ve noticed …
By PAIGE WALTON
As college students, we are among the most highly stressed individuals. As people who dedicate the majority of our time to school, our university needs to do more to educate and promote self-care.
By COLLIN JOHNSON
With the stress of balancing classes, jobs and extracurriculars, many college students use their free time to unwind by watching episode after episode of their newest favorite series on Netflix.
By PAIGE WALTON
A six-page paper due next week, one take-home quiz to be completed tonight, and 30 pages of reading to get through before tomorrow. Every day of the week students have a lot on their plate. Finding ways to cope and manage the stress that comes with school can be difficult and time consuming. One proven way to alleviate stress and brighten people’s moods could come in the form of frequent therapy dog visits to campus, according to Dr. Tevya Zukor, director of the Talley Center.
By NOELLE PAOLICELLI
The weeks leading up to finals are a very stressful time period for many college students. You might be tempted to overindulge in activities as a way of escaping the stress of studying for finals, or writing the paper you have been procrastinating on all semester.
By BRIDGET BALCH and SALLY MATHIS
According to a recent survey, this year’s freshman class rated themselves as having the lowest emotional health in the past 25 years.
The survey, “The American Freshman: National Norms 2010,” was conducted by the University …
By MEG DeMARIA
For most students the last week of classes are the most stressful time of the academic year, and the University of Mary Washington has set forth initiatives to help students cope.
“Usually, final exams is …
By BRYANT MATERA and KAT DICKINSON
So you’re back at school, back to your old stomping ground, your old friends, and oh, right, stress. Coming back to school means new classes, more studying, more tests and more to fret over. …