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A student studies in the William T. Young Library on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Managing your midterm stress

Delaney McGuire, Reporter October 7, 2022

The time has finally come. Midterm season is officially upon us, and for most of us, this period consists of spiraling stress levels, short tempers and overwhelming anxiety. Many college students experience...

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What I wish I knew before college

April 17, 2019

As a first-generation college student, I wasn’t sure what to expect my first day, semester or even year in college – even people who have parents who graduated college don’t either – and I was...

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Free massages relax students during midterms

Savanna Stevie March 5, 2019

With midterms wrapping up and finals now being right around the corner, students' stress levels are beginning to rise. Studying can be difficult for students when all they do the entire day is stress...

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What to keep in mind on National Stress Awareness Day

Kellsie Kennedy November 7, 2018

If you really need to read this article, you are likely too busy to do so. Or so you think. A large part of the college experience is learning how to manage stress. On this National Stress Awareness Day,...

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6 tips to manage stress in a healthy way

Meghan Daniels October 30, 2018

College is a time for self-exploration, adventure and learning. It’s a chance to make your own life decisions while learning from your mistakes. All of these experiences and opportunities, while exciting,...

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To drop or not to drop a class, that is the question

September 4, 2018

Plenty of college students can easily fall behind in their studies in college, whether it's because of a long night out with friends or pulling an all-nighter to study for a huge test. It happens to just...

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Take a mini vacay

Sarah Ladd August 14, 2018

If you’re like me and took summer classes and/or worked all summer (inserts sleepy emoji), you’re already tired — before the fall semester has a chance to start!As I pack my books from the summer...


Yoga is the answer to your finals week stress

Belle Kendrick April 23, 2018

Need both a mental and physical break from school to destress before finals week? If so, yoga is the exercise for you. With benefits to both your mental and physical health, yoga will be the perfect remedy...

Kayla Pigg, Kernel columnist, rocks out on a red guitar. 

Pigg’s Playlist: Chill out and destress with these mellow tunes

Kayla Pigg January 18, 2018

On the list of top ten things I hate the most, coming back to school after the holidays has always ranked pretty high. It may rank somewhere along the lines of job interviews, airport security and awkward...

Senior Dietetics major Jon Nichols doing alternating lunges at the Johnson Center on Thursday, November 7, 2013, in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Kalyn Bradford

Tips for managing stress in college

Blake Blevins September 15, 2017

It’s no surprise that the ‘best four years of your life’ can also be the most stressful. Between social pressure, classes, exams and the need to take care of yourself, students often feel overwhelmed,...

When employers choose resumes over potential

April 12, 2017

Who remembers the good old days when graduating high school meant you were pretty much promised a decent job, or when a high school diploma wasn’t even necessary to get a job? Who remembers the good...

Research could possibly lead to a vaccine for stress, mental illness

Madison Rexroat December 20, 2016

Researchers at Columbia University have examined the psychology of mental illness for years, and now they are in the early stages of developing a vaccine for stress.According to the American Institute...

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