The Spectator

Coming to terms with anxiety as a college student

Story by Alyssa Anderson, Staff Writer

October 8, 2015

Anxiety freaking sucks, to put it bluntly. And being a broke, stressed-out college student definitely doesn’t help. For as long as I can remember, I have been an unusually nervous person. As a kid, I was a huge scaredy-cat....

Creating a home away from home

Story by Sammi Wendling, Staff Writer

January 29, 2015

Adjusting to life on campus after break can be exciting, but it can also be tough for students.  Freshman Briar Swann said balancing school, friends, and the adjustment back to campus life can be rewarding. “Take some time t...

Seasonal depression increases Counseling Services workload

Story by Glen Olson, Freelancer

December 12, 2013

Between holiday stress, the weather and finals, many students find themselves feeling down or even depressed towards the end of the semester. Lynn Wilson, Director of Counseling Services, said this feeling isn’t unusual. Rather, she sa...

Stress level continuing to rise

Story by Jessica Amaris, Staff Writer

February 7, 2013

Pick two: getting enough sleep, a social life or good grades. Seems impossible, right? It is a daily struggle more and more college students are facing. While this stress is nothing new, Jennifer Muehlenkamp, psychology professor...

Battling the stress monster

Story by Samantha Muehleis

February 10, 2010

With an academic workload, financial concerns, work obligations and social issues - roommates, family, friends and dating - it's no wonder that college students are plagued by stress. According to the Journal of Adolescent Health,...

Counselors urge students to seek help with finals over-stress

Story by Rob Hanson

December 2, 2009

As the academic pressure of a dwindling semester comes to a head with finals week approaching, campus counselors urge students to seek help if they are over-stressed. Concerned friends and roommates are also advised to keep...

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