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Colleges Facing Increased Demand for Student Mental Health Services

CAPITAL & MAIN    Inside Higher ED recently posted an article titled “Counseling Anytime, Anyplace” looking at the student demand for colleges to expand access to mental health services by embedding counselors in residence halls and creating 24-hour hotlines. The mental and … Continue reading

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#TeamMoreSleep

The only way to score a 4.0 is through mass caffeine consumption and pulling all-nighters studying, right? Science says otherwise. Numerous studies show that getting a poor night’s sleep can greatly affect performance the next day.  CDC researchers even reported that … Continue reading

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The pros and cons of taking a gap year

Gap America defines a gap year as “a structured period of time when students take a break from formal education to increase self-awareness, challenge comfort zones, and experiment with possible careers.” But at what risk would you be taking a … Continue reading

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The Final Countdown: what to do in the weeks leading up to finals

Yes, it’s that time of the year again. The time for students to clean their apartments, reorganize their closets, rearrange their living rooms, read a magazine and then, finally, study. But finals season doesn’t have to be about dreading studying. … Continue reading

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How to succeed as a first-generation college student 

First-generation college students are often perceived as hard-working and driven–supported by family, friends or mentors to overcome the odds and make their dreams come true. But what is often overlooked is the variety of challenges faced by students without many … Continue reading

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To enroll or not to enroll: the pros and cons of summer classes

It’s that time of the year again. Time to buckle down as the spring term enters its home stretch, time to tie up any loose ends from the academic year, and, for many students, time to consider enrolling for a … Continue reading

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Quick and surprising methods to a healthier student

This week is National Public Health week, and while every student probably already knows the basics of college health—exercising, eating right, sleeping enough—many still are unable to get everything done on a daily basis, or they simply go through the … Continue reading

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