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Study smart, avoid midterm anxiety

Study smart, avoid midterm anxiety

Karen Limones

February 5, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Many students struggle with juggling day to day responsibilities, whether it be school, work or extracurricular activities. With a heavy work load, students often find themselves experiencing anxiety or stress which affects their grades. When students' lives are being negatively impacted, they turn to dis...

Light at the end of the tunnel: Finals stress almost over

Light at the end of the tunnel: Finals stress almost over

Sean Daly

May 14, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The last month of a semester is a time of potentially harmful stress on students who work through a month of semester-ending tests and projects, only to have to prepare for finals around the corner. Many students freak out when trying to make it through these times as even the most efficient and cool-headed st...

Home for Christmas — with disappointing academic tidings

Home for Christmas — with disappointing academic tidings

Julianna Eveland

December 19, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

They say there's no place like home for the holidays. Unless you have poor grades and a low GPA that need to be explained to your parents once you get there. If that’s the case, the thought of returning home can cause a dreaded, sinking feeling — almost nauseating. I know because I h...

Humans of Chico State: Finals

Humans of Chico State: Finals

John Domogma

December 16, 2014


Filed under Features, Humans of Chico State

Where is your favorite place to study? The library third floor. It is silent, and I need it to be silent so I can focus and read and have time to myself. At home I can't because all my friends and neighbors come home and create a lot of fuss and noise. I can’t focus.What's one thing that you can't liv...

Readers, Digest: Brain food for finals

Readers, Digest: Brain food for finals

Christina Saschin

December 15, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After finding a quiet spot at the library, you take a seat and wonder if you should have gotten another coffee before starting your study session. Social norms tell us that coffee consumption and studying go hand in hand. When passing Peet's coffee, you see the painted window enticing you to study th...

Library Etiquette 101

Veronica De La Cruz

December 14, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Finals are coming up, so that means huge crowds of people trying to find spots to study at the library. I usually have long breaks during my schedule, so I can easily say that I spend the majority of my time there already. With that being said, there's nothing more annoying than being in the library dur...

How to survive finals week

How to survive finals week

Michaela Sundholm

December 13, 2014


Filed under Features

Finals week is arguably the most dreaded time of the semester. Use these tips to help ease some of that finals week frenzy. Michaela Sundholm can be reached at [email protected] or @Michaela_Sun on Twitter....

Embracing eustress

Veronica De La Cruz

December 5, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Countless hours in the library, sleepless nights, major bags under our eyes and the lovely realization that with finals just around the corner, the stress is only going to get more real.It's no surprise that in order to be successful and grow, one must endure the struggle and stress that comes with ...

Students share study habits for finals

Nicole Santos

December 15, 2013


Filed under Features

Whether you need a good laugh, a new coffee shop to refuel at or a new music playlist for background noise while you study, these Wildcats share what helps them study for finals and what they do to lower stress. Jennifer DeWitt, sophomore business marketing. Q: Where do you like to study be...

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