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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 ...

Speech stresses long-term wellness

Julianna Eveland

November 7, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Commencement speeches can be some of the most inspirational speeches out there. It makes me yearn for the day I'll sit in those fold up chairs, listening diligently to the words of the chosen speaker to leave my graduating class with words of motivation and hope. But there's one commencement speech ...

The downfall to the addictive ‘smart drug’

Veronica De La Cruz

February 26, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Believe it or not, it’s almost time for midterms.This becomes any student’s nightmare that has to cram in all the material they’ve learned so far.   This also makes it easier for students to rely on medication like Adderall to get their work done as quickly as possible. Adderall ...

Don’t stress over dilemmas

Valerie Teegardin

February 25, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Reflect on your current situation as it is right now; not two days from now, not even five minutes from now, but right at this particular moment. Is your apartment flooding? Is someone breaking into your car? Are you getting attacked by your neighbor's dog?Most likely not. The fact of the matter is t...

Questioning common collegiate dreams

Questioning common collegiate dreams

Zachary Phillips

February 20, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Have you ever had one of those days where nothing seems to go your way? Your bike gets a flat, you brought the wrong notebook to school and all of your teeth fall out. I have those days all the time, in my dreams, of course. For those who are novices to the dream world, our sleepy-time fabrications are...

Managing stress with mindfulness

Managing stress with mindfulness

Valerie Teegardin

February 18, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I have many regrets in life, and taking that one yoga class at a 24-Hour Fitness back in high school comes close to topping the list. I only signed up to ward off summer boredom. At the end of that yoga class I found myself silently shaking in a vain attempt to contain my laughter, while the rest of th...

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