May
03

Surviving Finals

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It’s time for spring finals. Here are a few tips to help you survive the week of stress and way too much studying. -Prioritize If you’ve got three tests to study for, a take home exam to complete, and an essay to write, they’re not going to get done all at once. You need to figure out what needs to be completed first, and design a schedule. In order to do that, ask yourself the following questions: Which final is due first? Which final will take me the most time to study … [Read more...]

Dec
14

Need a Laugh? The Best Comedies on TV Continued

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Laughter is the best medicine, or so they say. That must make it the perfect solution for every stressed out, over-worked college student. I know it helped me relax. So here are the rest of the top 10 comedies on TV. Click here to see the first 5. 6) Raising Hope- No college student wants to watch a show about a baby, but this show is the one exception, trust me.  The epic tale of one low-income family’s struggle to survive is full of surprising humor and outrageous situations. For … [Read more...]

Dec
14

Five Things Every Student Should Know about Stress

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Every student must be perfect. The number of applicants each university receives is increasing every year, and it's getting harder and harder for students to get into their dream school. To stand out they must be the most well-rounded, ambitious applicants. Once freshmen arrive at college, they may think, the pressure will lessen, but it doesn't dissipate, it increases. Students must be the most creative, the most productive, and the most informed in every class. They need to maintain a … [Read more...]

Dec
07

Acing Finals, Silent Dance Parties and Thwarting the Modern Day Pirate

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Looking for a way to boost your final exam scores? Toss out those energy drinks and buy a couple extra packs of gum. Researchers at Lawrence University found that chewing gum boosts mental performance, according to UPI.com. The study found that students who chewed gum for 5 minutes before a test experienced a performance boost for the first 15-20 minutes of a test and scored higher than students who didn't chew gum.  Of course, the study advises that chewing gum throughout the test didn't … [Read more...]

Nov
29

6 More Things You Don’t Need During Finals Week

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Surviving finals week isn’t easy. It’s one of the most stressful and nerve-wracking weeks of your life. Everything always seems to go wrong, just when you most need it to be perfect. Below are some more of the most annoying and frustrating things that you just don't need to deal with during finals exams. 1) Extra Assignments – Yes, Layla was supposed to write that section of the group paper and Don was designing the graph, but they’re either not doing it at all or everything … [Read more...]

Nov
28

What You Don’t Need During Finals Week

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When I think of finals week I always think of stress, stress, and more stress. Everything always seems to go wrong during that short seven day period. Time either moves way too quickly while your studying or way too slowly while your waiting for your grades. Below are a few things that you don't want to deal with during finals, but which always find a way to pop up. I suggest you do everything in your power to avoid these stressful disasters (I never could), and focus just on studying for … [Read more...]

Nov
15

How Much is too Much?

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Your tired. You have  15 classes a week. You have homework every night. Your editor wants you to write an extra piece for the newspaper this week. You have work from 2-7 every day.  You want to sit on the couch and catch up on the Kardashians or watch a rerun of sports center.  Your Mom is calling every day but you don’t have time for more than hello and goodbye.  You feel like you never have time to spend with your friends unless its Friday night.  Grocery shopping is a ridiculously long … [Read more...]