Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Survival of the fittest

By Araz Havan

December 3, 2012

Finals week is looming around the corner. According to Murphy’s Law, something can and will go wrong. Not all professors are forgiving of silly mistakes and will not accept excuses, so take many precautions and be completely prepared ...

The last two weeks

By Molly Boushell

November 29, 2012

It’s the last week in November. Can you feel it? Every day from here on out seems to dial up the pressure to start papers, make flash cards, finalize arrangements for next semester or start packing up the room. If you’re like me, all of these concerns blur together and lead to the inabili...

UMass uses support and therapy groups to help ease stress

By Ardee Napolitano

March 29, 2012

Mentoring and support groups can be a useful tool for victims of physical, psychological and sexual abuse, according to research by Concordia University in Canada. At the University of Massachusetts, the Everywoman’s Center...

Destressify because that’s a word

By Sophia Urusova

November 28, 2011

There may be a “mid” in “midterms,” but that doesn’t mean exams cease once the middle of the semester passed. Tests and due dates continue to accumulate until they’re like a 20-car pileup on the highway. The successful stu...

Midterms? No worries

By Katie McKenna

October 25, 2011

Midterms have a way of putting students in a stressed out, worried state of mind.  Across campus, hordes of students showcasing distressed faces make for a sad sight. “I have so much work to do. How am I going to pass t...

I didn’t read the fine print

By Kellie Quinn

October 3, 2011

As a freshman in Math 127, my professor informed us on the first day of class that after every exam we would have one lecture cancelled. This was because we had our exams at night instead of during class, and so she was giving us back the time she had taken. In order to take exams we had ...

Letters to the editor: 4-27-11

By Staff

April 27, 2011

Dear Editor, I am a first year college student at UMass. I, along with many other college freshmen, feel more stressed than ever this year. Collegian writer Nancy Pierce’s [reporting] is correct in her Feb. 6 article “College fresh...

De-stress during finals week

By Jeff Mitchell

April 27, 2011

In the sleepless, perhaps Adderall-fueled nights of finals week, it is easy to burn out, completely lose steam or even feel you’re going to have a heart attack. Not only is this mentally and physically damaging, the stress can...

Letters to the Editor: 2-10-11

By Staff

February 9, 2011

Dear Editor, A recent article has been floating around numerous periodicals, the internet and radio stations, talking about how college students have become too “lazy”. The NPR article “A Lack of Rigor Leaves Colleg...

College freshmen more stressed than ever

By Nancy Pierce

February 6, 2011

College freshmen have experienced the highest levels of stress in 25 years and a 3.4 percent drop in overall emotional health from 2009 to 2010, according to a recent study. An annual survey by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program at the University of California, Los Angeles’ Higher Education Res...