As college students, most of us have to deal with the daily stressors of school, work, and life. This can put a strain in our mental, physical, and emotional health as there is usually little to no time for self-care. On top of that, not many people know how to practice self-care. "Sometimes I feel like I don't have a break, even on my days off. I constantly feel burnt out because of work and school," said CSUSB senior, Jailene Paniagua. From attending CSUSB, working on the days she does not attend classes and still trying to maintain healthy relationships with loved ones, Paniagua shares her experience with burnout and how she copes. "When I'm not at school, I'm working. If I'm … [Read more...] about Students feel the burnout
The PAWS and Chill event was held on May 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wilson Park located near the Recreation Center. PAWS stands for "Pet Away Worries and Stress". The event offered a variety of free activities to give students the chance to de-stress before upcoming finals. These activities included a booth of stickers with sayings such as, “Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable,” which outputs motivation. Other stickers included pictures of succulents with captions using puns such as, “Succulents are plantastic” and “I am a succa for you". A second booth offered temporary tattoos. Students had the opportunity to pick out what tattoos they wanted and used water to apply … [Read more...] about PAWS and Chill
Many times during the school year, the students of the California State University of San Bernardino must face a common obstacle that seems never-ending, picking classes for the coming quarters. I believe I speak for most students when I say that getting into the courses you need in order to fulfill your graduation requirements is nearly impossible when you are a freshman or sophomore. More than likely, courses that pertain to your general education are always impacted, meaning that little to no space is available for you to add-on unless you have priority to register. With registration for summer and fall right around the corner, I took the liberty of looking into CSUSB and how … [Read more...] about Opinion: Stress of Enrolling in Necessary Courses
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?
With finals around the corner, the Coyote Chronicle created a list of ways that students can reduce stress. In this generation of college students have a great access to a wide variety of communication with fellow peers. One great tip would be to create a study group since not many people like asking questions in class, peers may be able to work together to answer questions. In study groups, this enables students to be on top of reviewing notes, helps the individual learn while teaching others and vice versa. Darleen Rios a senior stated, “I was never a fan of studying for a final exam I was just in panic because of the anxiety of passing or failing.” This is not uncommon … [Read more...] about Are you ready for finals?
There has been countless accounts regarding the friend-zone; hurt and angry individuals cursing it, but it does not exist to begin with. By Stanisha Parker |Staff Writer| The friend-zone, a self-entitled concept, may have caused multiple incidents of people but heartbreak, but its existence is questionable. CSUSB students expressed their thoughts and beleiftswhether they believe the notorious "friend-zone" is true, or just another urban legend. Fellow Coyote, Chris Toppler* (pseudonym) shared his stance regarding the friend-zone. "It's not real. Either she likes you or she don't—and vice versa—it becomes problematic when the person that likes the other gets persistent and makes … [Read more...] about The forbidden zone
By Yera Nanan |Staff Writer| A common complaint that students are having to deal with is tiredness and fatigue every day. It almost feels that being a college student can be miserable, stress is more than likely the culprit. Quite a few prolific research studies done on stress affecting college students have lead up to some negative outcomes. "One out of every five students in the United States feels stressed out most of the time," stated Mental Health professional Kirsten Schuder. "One in ten students even go on to have suicidal thoughts. This is not that much of a surprise considering that suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students," according to … [Read more...] about Stress affecting students physically and mentally
Maria de Lourdes Campos |Staff Writer| In today’s society there may be young adults whose lives have taken an unexpected turn. Things like children, living expenses, and education take a toll on them, both physically and mentally because there’s that daunting feeling of what if, what if I can’t do this? What if I bite off more than I can chew? The reality is that many young adults feel this sense of ineptness because they have goals and stressors pulling them in different directions, while trying to be active members of society. Eventually these stressors take a toll on them emotionally, physically, and mentally. As a result, many young adults find themselves living with their … [Read more...] about Millennial Struggles
By Lauren Jennings |Staff Writer| "I personally feel that if I didn't exercise regularly, I would go crazy. Overall, it just makes me feel so much better. I don't think I've ever been depressed after exercising," said CSUSB personal trainer Cody Miller. Exercise has been known to have many health benefits, the best known to be weight loss. With weight loss, exercise can protect the body from potential harm such as heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Disease can be caused by high levels of bad cholesterol, but exercise can help reduce it. Exercise helps increase the flow of good cholesterol, promoting the flow of blood. "I notice that I can push myself harder each time I go … [Read more...] about Mental and physical health go hand-in-hand
By Aimee Villalpando |Staff Writer| The Community Counseling Center currently has openings for children, adolescents, and adult clients from campus and the Inland Empire community who are struggling with depression, anxiety, life changes, and other issues. For more than 30 years the CSUSB Community Counseling Center has counseled or referred more than 10,000 people. Since its opening, in 1973, the Counseling Center has run on the Academic calendar. The Center is staffed by qualified CSUSB graduate students and is supervised by faculty, who are licensed psychologists. The Center offers long-term counseling on a sliding fee scale of $5-$15 per session, which can be waived if … [Read more...] about Community Counselor Center now taking appointments