Starting from when we were all children and started preschool or kindergarten we were taught how to take naps. Of course, we were still growing and needed our rest, but the same goes for college students. College students brains are continuously developing and learning. College students struggle with daily tasks and just keeping up with their busy lives. They often do not have a regular healthy sleeping pattern which can mess up their motor mobility during the day and allows them not to be able to focus as clearly. That feeling when you feel so sluggish because you were up all night writing about your paper or working all night to pay off bills. I am sure many of you have experienced … [Read more...] about Do You Take Naps?
Feeling worthless, loss of interest and thoughts of death can be just a few indicators of depression in students. When it comes to diagnosing depression essential tool doctors may use is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), there is a certain number of symptoms that have to be met. CSUSB's clinical psychologist, Rachel Keener, shared how depression differs from sadness. "Sadness is a normal emotion, it's an appropriate response when sad things happen in the world. Depression feels like there is no joy in your life. People who are depressed tend to avoid things that used to give them joy because it's no longer giving them that joy," shared … [Read more...] about Mental Health Awareness Month: Coping with Depression
Is school feeling like a drag lately? You’re not alone! With the finish line so close yet feeling so far, we asked fourth-year student, Graphic Design and English major, Madison Thompson on how she avoids senioritis. “I try to do things that make me happy that doesn’t involve school like hanging out with my friends. I think it has to do with me being really chill about the school, I mean I maintain my GPA above a 3.0 and don’t let school get to me like that because my GPA does not define who I am”. A great majority of college students suffer from senioritis. The education world shares that there are a copious number of symptoms that come with senioritis. Such as: Mild to … [Read more...] about What is Senioritis?
Impending doom, rapid breathing, and fear of judgment. While college is known to be a time to discover oneself, it can also be the commencement of disorders. Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the country. 75 percent experience their first symptom by the age of 22 and about 41 percent of college students are affected according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Psychology professor Michael Lewin shared the effects of transitioning from adolescence into adulthood. “Young adulthood is a common age of onset for many anxiety disorders. This has been hypothesized because of psychological demands or stressors of the transition,” said Lewin. There is … [Read more...] about Mental Health Awareness Month: Anxiety Disorders in College Students
CSUSB students are all too familiar with the forms they receive every quarter asking them to rate their experience in the classroom and the quality of teaching from their professors, but just how helpful are these surveys? For Fall 2017, SOTE (Student Opinion of Teaching Effectiveness) evaluation forms were distributed to the different CSUSB colleges and departments on Nov. 1. The SOTEs will be administered to students between Nov. 9 and Dec. 4. Administered every academic quarter, SOTE surveys allow CSUSB students to give feedback on their professors anonymously. The structure of the SOTE form consists of five questions, three of which focus on the interest, attendance, and reason … [Read more...] about Behind the SOTE: A Free Voice for Students
By Yena Hong | Staff Writer | Finals are just around the corner and what better way to prepare than with a killer playlist to keep you focused. A few students shared what songs get them pumped up while studying. “I listen to k-pop, but the songs would have to be slow and calm songs like 2PM’s “I’ll Be Back,” Block B’s “Toy,” and Got7’s “Forever Young.” The effects would keep me focused and when I take the test I remember the songs that I listen to which makes me remember the notes I studied and helps me remember the formulas or other subjects that I would be studying for,” said Student Lexus Valencia. Haeji Hong mentions that she usually listens to low-key and quiet music. London … [Read more...] about Finals Playlists
By Rebekah Deponte |Staff Writer| Podcasts are a great way to relieve the boredom of traveling or just the commute to and from campus. Podcast are similar to radio shows but are made available via internet to download onto computers and mobile devices that cover topics from politics and history to comedy and music. Several podcasts look at music, introducing listeners to new artists and exposing them to genres they would not normally think to listen to. One of these music podcasts is "All Songs Considered," which focuses on new music from emerging artists, as well as icons in the industry. "[I like this podcast because] they show a wide array of music and I think it's … [Read more...] about Podcasts great for passing time
By Sandy Rodriguez |Staff Writer| This is the story of how I saved myself. In 2014, life was on a downward spiral after the tough moments of life simply got to me—I reached some of the lowest moments of my life. During the school year, I visited the CSUSB Psychological Counseling Center several times. I was diagnosed with depression, which is not uncommon among college students. About 30 percent of college students report feeling depressed, which disrupt the students’ ability to function in school. The week before finals in the Spring 2015, I decided to finally get on mood stabilizers, a common treatment for those diagnosed with depression. They made me drowsy, so I stopped … [Read more...] about My Rise Above the Blue Funk
By Christina Raney |Staff Writer| College students' worst fear after graduating: the dreadful and sometimes discouraging job search. With that diploma in hand, the job search can be stressful, painful, or non-existent. Well, there is a solution to your stress-inducing search, enter Glassdoor. Glasssdoor launched in 2008 by Robert Hohman, Rich Barton and Tim Besse, where their mission statement is "To help people everywhere find jobs and companies they love." Glassdoor, this lesser known online job search program, similar to Monster, that allows you to search for a job as well as post your resume to the site for potential employers who use the site to find new … [Read more...] about Glassdoor- Get Hired
By Cassie Coughlin |Staff Writer| Energy drinks like Red Bull, Monster, and Rockstar have gained a reputation for being poor for our health, yet their popularity continues to soar among college students. A major benefit to energy drinks is the boost of energy they provide, so it isn't strange that many college students turn to energy drinks, particularly during midterm and finals week. The caffeine and sugar inside energy drinks is what helps your body get that extra boost, according to an article by Inside Science. "Caffeine makes you feel more energized by affecting your brain, while sugar refuels your body's cells and helps keep you physically active longer," said Ali … [Read more...] about Energy Drinks are a college staple