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Finals stress, comfort media and how to access it

Ariana Powell, Reporter // December 16, 2022

After a long day of school, work or any other aspect of “adulting,” I like to go home and turn on something to distract myself. “Gilmore Girls” is a show I like to distract myself with. The relatable...

Friendly pony posing for a picture in front of the WREC. Photo credit: Joel Peterson

Animal petting helps de-stress students

Jack Lewis and Joel Peterson // December 12, 2019

Chico State once again is hosting its bi-annual de-stress animal event at the WildCat Recreation Center (WREC).Starting this week and ending next week, students can visit the WREC each day to pet a variety...

Santos Arevalo of Epsilon Sigma Rho braces himself for a water balloon attack on Tuesday of dead week. The fraternity set up water balloons ready to be tossed at the fraternity members in Trinity Commons to relieve finals stress. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Photo of the day

Caitlyn Young // May 9, 2018

Santos Arevalo of Epsilon Sigma Rho braces himself for a water balloon attack on Tuesday of dead week. The fraternity set up water balloons ready to be tossed at the fraternity members in Trinity Commons...

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

College stress never ends

Nicte Hernandez // April 17, 2018

Many Wildcats are coming to the end of an incomparable time in their lives. The undergraduate experience is different for everyone but there is no doubt that these are years we will forever cherish and...

Photo credit: Jessica Johnson

Living under the weight of senior anxiety

Grayson Boyer // November 7, 2017

To be near graduation is a lonely thing. The anxieties and fears of a senior student go beyond midterms and papers and inch into the metaphysical. What will I do? Where will I go? Am I ready? The seniors...

Photo credit: Jessica Johnson

Students majoring in stress

Susan Whaley // April 24, 2017

Crying, eating carbs, going outdoors, time management and simply winging it are a few things students do to deal with their stress while preparing for finals.Eighty-five percent of college students feel...

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

Sean Daly // May 14, 2016

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...

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Dead week not so dead

Jeff Guzman // May 13, 2016

The week before finals is informally known as “dead week.” During dead week professors are expected to spend most of lecture time reviewing old material rather than introducing...

Photo credit: Bobbie Rae Jones

Don’t stress: Keys to a healthy sex drive

Joann Chevaillier // March 6, 2016

As students we have many responsibilities that can create stress. Stress can cause some frustrating issues, like affecting a person's sex drive. Lately all my different responsibilities have been making...

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Money talks, just not in front of the kids

Brittany Mcclintock // March 1, 2016

Money can be a stressful thing to talk about. Whether you have a lot of money or not much at all, it can be the main topic of concern. When you’re getting paid, paying bills, buying things for the...

UMatter offers help for students with anxiety

UMatter offers help for students with anxiety

Eric Mcguire // February 14, 2016

Student volunteers and mental health professionals alike have taken on the challenge of raising awareness, reducing stigmas surrounding the idea of getting help for anxiety and convincing Chico State students...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Finding time to destress

Joseph Rogers // April 11, 2015

Spring Break is over. Midterms are over, at least for me. Now it’s the downhill slide into finals week. It is during this time that I notice that “the change” comes over myself and some of...

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