Pop Culture's Influence by Jamila Brown
Walking around the campus of Valdosta State University, one hears a variety of different conversations taking place, especially when classes are dismissed and the pedestrian mall is full of chatty students.
You might hear specific words you have never heard before in these conversations, words…
Spring Break Safety by Kiera Bastien
Valdosta State University students could not be more excited for the week of fun, freedom, and memories commonly known as Spring Break. Although Spring Break is known as a time to let loose and be free, students must remember to exercise caution and protect themselves. The Center for Disease…
Whoop! There It Is! by Kiera Bastien
The last days of February have passed and the excitement of March Madness is just around the corner. Basketball fans everywhere will be tuning into their TV screens to watch their favorite teams battle it out for the number one spot and the prized trophy. The tournament is comprised of 68 teams…
Minimum Wage Increase: Pros & Cons by Tyler Montgomery
As a college student, struggling financially can be sort of the norm. With so many dues to be paid, it is practically mandatory to have a job. With not much experience under our belts, we are forced to work low-wage jobs that “work us to the bone”. It’s not worth all the hard work but of course…
Lacrosse Team Looks To The Future by Tyler Montgomery
On February 1, 2014 the VSU’s women’s lacrosse team traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee to compete in their first game against the University of Tennessee and Florida State University. With a loss of 4/26 against Tennessee and 5/17 against Florida State, they are still expecting great things this…
Top Stress Relievers For College Students by Lauren Thomas
When it comes to stress, college students would admit that it is something that they are more than familiar with.
According to Mental Health on NBC, nearly one out of every five undergrad college students in the United States say that they are stressed out from the challenging task of balancing their school work with their social lives. From homework assignments to preparing for midterms and finals, students spend about 15 hours every week studying outside of the classroom while trying to balance extra curricular activities, free time, and most importantly sleep.
While there are many dangers that circulate a college campus, Suicide.org stated that stress is the second leading cause of suicides on college campuses.
So how are students supposed to balance their schoolwork and their social lives while maintaining a healthy physical state? The Campus Companion provided the most popular ways to help college students avoid the possibility of becoming stressed starting with breathing.
Taking deep breathes throughout the day has been reported to help calm people’s minds and bodies; this will help prevent your body from panicking or responding negatively to any pressure you are feeling at a certain time. Other techniques to help prevent stress are:
The Luck of the Irish by Lauren Thomas
Every year on March 17th, the Irish celebrate their culture by having festivals, parades, and dances highlighting the color green. St. Patrick’s Day marks the day in which St. Patrick died, but instead of the Irish mourning his death, they celebrate his life and his success of bringing…