Mar. 19, 2015—I am the newest back-to-back-to-back midterm CHAMP. Read on for my tips to make the most of what's otherwise the most miserable week of the year.
Apr. 28, 2014—Vanderbilt was recently ranked by CollegeXpress as one of the top ten most stressful undergraduate institutions in the U.S. This ranking takes into account data about the cost of tuition, academic rigor, acceptance rate, rigor of the school's graduate engineering program, and crime on campus, using data from the U.S. News & World Report and the National Center on Education Statistics. At face value, this ranking does not seem like something to brag about. Why would anyone choose to spend four years of their life here if it was possible to earn a degree from a less stressful environment? But when you take a closer look at the ranking system, you see that the only true negative factor is crime.
Mar. 21, 2014—College students face many stressors, usually related to jobs, family, finances, Greek life, residential life, keeping up appearances, worries about the future (grad school, finding a partner, starting a career), academics, and relationships, including friendships. It's a long list, with an equally long list of accompanying feelings/emotions, thoughts, and physical reactions, which contribute to behaviors in response to stress. Here are some tips for managing the stress in your life!
Dec. 9, 2013—Finals week: It's stressful because I feel pressure to do well on these last projects, papers, and exams, but yet the process is straightforward enough that I am not truly anxious about it. Or at least, not as anxious as I thought I would be. First, let me distinguish between stress and anxiety.
Dec. 9, 2013—When I first came to Vanderbilt, I participated in Visions, as every freshman does. One of our meetings involved going to Vanderbilt's Psychological Counseling Center (PCC) to see what they had to offer. I did not give much value to the trip because I considered it almost inferior to go ask for help. It was not until recently that I realized just how valuable the resources there are--and how wonderful it is that Vanderbilt provided them for free...