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Teenage Stress

By Amy Pino It’s no secret that being a teenager is hard, and comes with its own set of difficulties. It’s also no secret that school and the pressure to succeed are becoming larger percentages of these difficulties. While some stress may come from simply being a teenager and its inherent struggles, it is also necessary to investigate other causes. Teenagers have shown signs of insomnia, depression, altered eating habits, substance abuse, and other dangerous stress-related symptoms. Could today’s society… Read More »

Are Energy Drinks Worth It?

By Jake Edwards Energy drinks. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, sometimes they’re just what you need to get through the rest of your day. Most simply assume that drinking one or two will give you the burst of energy you want and will have little or no consequences, but are energy drinks really worth it? Typically drunk for their invigorating qualities, many use them as replacements for coffee or tea in the morning or when they need a boost or… Read More »

Rising Stress

By Erin Butterfield This year there is a record level of stress found in college freshmen. The emotional health of freshmen in college has declined to the lowest level it’s ever been, and it’s mainly because of the pressures that high school instilled in these students. Some people think that when they enter college, all aspects of their high school years are gone, but it turns out that many college freshmen are still carrying their high school stress and baggage.… Read More »

How to keep stress from getting you down

Planning your day can help you accomplish more and feel more in control of your life. Write a to-do list, putting the most important tasks at the top. Keep a schedule of your daily activities to minimize conflicts and last-minute rushes.

Another great way is to prioritize your time. Time-consuming but relatively unimportant tasks can consume a lot of your day. Prioritizing tasks will ensure that you spend your time and energy on those that are truly important to you.

Say no to nonessential tasks. Consider your goals and schedule before agreeing to take on additional work.

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