Frustration: a common side effect from reading

Students who feel frustration from reading should approach the task like a sport with faculty as the coach By RICHARD MCGRAIL Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong There are many reasons why reading can be frustrating, but a big one is focus, namely, being able to understand what a text is saying, instead of just recognizing words…

Meet your UAS Wellness Team

Take a look at the staff who are a well-th of knowledge when it comes to student health and happiness. BY JENNIFER MALECHA For the UAS Whalesong College life has its ups and downs. Juggling classes, homework, social obligations, work, and family can get tricky. Throw in a few added stressors like the flu, homesickness,…

Stress isn’t Actually That Bad For You

BY ANNELIESE MOLL For the UAS Whalesong As students, we all experience some degree of stress. How often and how severe the stress is can change, and is different from individual to individual, but it is still there nonetheless. Since it is still very early in the semester you might not be feeling it now.…

The Game is On

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong Post-Halloween and pre-Christmas break is perhaps the most stressful time of year for students, because it heralds the arrival of final tests and projects. And, while I do not promote blatantly ignoring your problems until they go away (because most of the time, they won’t), sometimes you do…

Health Corner: Coping with Stress

BY KRISTINA MOORE For the UAS Whalesong Stress is a natural part of life and affects all college students to some degree. However, today’s college students have more external responsibilities than ever before. Today, more than half of college students hold full or part time jobs on top of rigorous academic responsibilities. Common stressors in…

Stressed Isn’t Best

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong Hey there, I was recently re-watching some of the British comedy show The IT Crowd, a show about two IT department workers and their supervisor in a large office building. In one of the first episodes, the company boss gives a speech to announce that he’s declaring war…