College students are known for pulling all-nighters, cramming for tests, and working on multiple assignments at once. Coffee and energy drinks are what people assume most students are using. Now, students are learning how to complete their work with the help of a different substance - Adderall. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Adderall is the second most common drug abused on college campuses. Oscar Hernandez has always had issues procrastinating and had trouble focusing on his school work. In the efforts to get things done, he decided to try Adderall. “I had a big paper due and it’s really easy for me to get distracted,” Hernandez said. “My … [Read more...] about Why Do Students Take Adderall?
By Anna Gonzales |Staff Writer| The role of being a full-time student while holding a job may seem dreadful but I have flourished from my experiences and improved upon my personal capabilities. Holding a job while attending school with over 16 units has provided me with further motivation to obtain good grades and continue on my road to attain a Bachelor's in Communications. While the journey may have led to a positive outcome, the adventure was not all rainbows and sunshine. For a four-month period, I was unemployed while attending school and noticed a significant drop in my grades. The extra time I had to study and work on assignments may have seemed like a blessing, but it … [Read more...] about The Anna Gonzales story
By Sarah Johnson |Staff Writer| With our seemingly stagnant economy and slowly rising college tuition, more students are living at home past the age of 18. Students are living on campus, then returning home after they graduate. In countries outside of the United States, this is completely acceptable and expected for young adults to not leave the nest until they have found their career or get married. On the other hand, here in the U.S., students say they receive judgment due to the social stigma of living under their parents’ roof--mostly from fellow peers who don’t have that luxury. The students I spoke with who live at home don’t pay rent and don’t really have rules or … [Read more...] about More ‘Yotes living at home