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Student praises current resources

December 9, 2019

Every undergraduate and graduate student on campus experiences stress during their college career. Some students may find it difficult to cope with this newfound stress and may resort to unhealthy coping mechanisms. These coping mechanisms can include drinking to avoid their feelings, skipping classes which...

Importance of self-care

November 18, 2019

In 2018, a CNBC study found that 7,500 full-time employees had 23 percent of employees reporting feeling burned out. Having a loaded schedule can cause an immense amount of stress on anyone and damage a person’s mental, physical and emotional ability. Burn-out is a term used to describe a state of em...

7 Cups of Tea offers support

7 Cups of Tea offers support

February 4, 2015

Feb. 4, 2015 By Vesna Brajkovic 7 Cups of Tea is a website and free mobile app that offers people a way to anonymously chat one-on-one about their problems with a trained active listener. The online emotional support service does not aim to give advice, but rather provide an outlet for people...

Starting the new semester right

January 21, 2015

Jan. 21, 2015 By Vesna Brajkovic Every new semester starts out the same way. I think, “This semester I’m not going to leave things off to the last minute” and “I’m going to try my best.” And then week two rolls around and I’m like, “Well, good effort. Maybe next time.” The...

Collegiate pets

Collegiate pets

January 21, 2015

The advantages and disadvantages of owning pets while attending college. Jan. 21, 2015 By Vesna Brajkovic Pets are huge part of the American culture, so much so that a family just doesn’t seem complete without a furry friend in tow. But how does pet ownership translate into the college...

Students should use resources to manage stress

March 5, 2014

March 5, 2014 Editorial Staff Opinion In a recent study, the American Psychological Association found the most stressed age group was young adults ages 18 to 33. Stressors like grades, graduation, the state of the job market and balancing it all with a social life can cause a harmful amount of...

Community looks to yoga for stress relief

March 7, 2012

Many students and community members in Whitewater look to yoga and meditation as a stress-relieving way to feel good physically and mentally. The University Health & Counseling Services and Working for Whitewater’s Wellness both strive to generate an environment enabling students to live healt...

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