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The penalty for excellence

The penalty for excellence

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

November 27, 2018

Photo illustration by Sarah Rogers Megan Brown knew in high school she wanted to study diagnostic medical sonography. She also knew the program only accepted 10 students. The senior diagnostic medical sonography major said she remembered the sea of faces during Welcome Week, keeping a tally in her ...

How to make stress work for you

How to make stress work for you

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

As the leaves turn colors and die, students around campus are feeling like they are dying as well. This epidemic of stress and anxiety affect the most laid-back students. The person who skips class every Friday is probably freaking out right now over their upcoming papers and exams that are due. W...

Testing Trauma

Megan Thorne, Chief Photographer

January 9, 2017

I tapped my pencil against the wooden desk, waiting for the answers to transfer from my brain onto my paper. 30 minutes into my exam and I was still on the first page of my test. Students were already handing theirs in, confident in their answers. My palms were sweaty and my face pale with fear i...

Keep calm and tune out

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer

December 9, 2015

The world of today is certainly tumultuous, but we need to remember that sometimes we all just need a break from the stress it causes. Just days ago, the University of Chicago had to cancel classes after someone took to Twitter and threatened the student body. The threat, as was later revealed, was made...

Addressing stress

Megan Thorne

October 7, 2015

Everyone gets scared, but for someone with anxiety fear it’s more than just a worry, is a crippling doubt. Every day on campus I hear stories about students working an extra shift and couldn’t find the time to study for their exam the next day. Or someone who had a panic attack on the way to sc...

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