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Taking Care Week Offers Students, Faculty, Staff Ways to De-stress

University students write “Get Well” cards for Akron Children’s Hospital patients and take a moment to relax with the therapy dogs.

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

March 5, 2018

Hosted by the Counseling and Testing Center, this year’s Taking Care Week included several activities; such as informational workshops where students, faculty and staff learned ways to de-stress and relax during midterms. Dr. Matthew Altiere, Senior Associate Director of the Counseling and Testing Cent...

An alternative way to de-stress

By Celeste Houmard, Writer

March 30, 2016

Being a college student can be stressful, and managing the stress can be a challenge. Eric W. Hayden, part of The University of Akron’s Counseling Center, gave a lecture on biofeedback training to help reduce stress on March 30 in Simmons Hall. First, to begin de-­stressing, it is needed to find...

The power of Yoga

The power of Yoga

By Zaina Salem, Editor in Chief

March 9, 2016

With spring break approaching, it may be difficult for students to stay motivated for all of the upcoming papers and exams. A way students can de-stress from school work and relax is by taking time to practice yoga. The University of Akron graduate student Sara Syed teaches yoga regularly and thinks...

Manage stress with UA’s Counseling and Testing Center

Graduate students, April Barnes (left) and Sharon Schwam (right) showing off their origami tulips.

By George Dunlap, Writer

March 2, 2016

Wednesday, March 2 marked the third day for The University of Akron’s Taking Care Week, and included activities focused on how to manage personal stress. Matthew Altiere, psychologist at the UA’s Counseling and Testing Center, tossed out stress balls made out of a balloon and sand to students...

Celebrate the season without the stressors

By Natalyia Calhoun, Student Writer

December 2, 2015

During the holiday season, many students are more prone to stress than any other time of the year. Stress could be the result of frantically getting the perfect gifts together for loved ones, friends, and even roommates. Even the thought of what to eat, how to prepare, and where it will all take plac...

Don’t stress … stretch

Syed teaches students yoga in Bierce Library.

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

November 11, 2015

With the semester more than halfway over, the amount of homework and exams might seem overwhelming. A good way to combat that stress and stay motivated for the rest of the semester is to practice yoga. “Yoga can be helpful for stress because it teaches us to slow down and to breath. By doin...

Run off the end of semester stresses

By Keirsten Heckel, Student Writer

April 20, 2015

A common misconception among critics of running is that in order for you to be a runner one must be tall, lean, and able to run a 6-minute mile, when that is not at all the case. Anyone can be a runner if they want to. I run four days a week at 6 miles per run. I am not tall, nor am I a hundred pounds,...

Shatter the stress

Graphic by Ashlee Fields

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 12, 2015

Midterms can be a nerve-wracking time for students and over worrying can only make matters worse. There are simple things one can do to relieve stress and focus on doing well for their exams. Getting a proper amount of sleep before an exam is important. While pulling an all-nighter to cram may seem...

Students learn how to alleviate stress

Graphic by Ted Boyer

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

November 18, 2014

It is that time of the semester when students begin to realize that finals week is vastly approaching and winter break is around the corner. It also a time when many students begin to stress about balancing academics with their lives outside of the classroom. If students are aware of others in distress...

Reflections on the semester’s end

April 30, 2013

Kara Hemphill With the end of the semester fast approaching, going to class gets harder by the day. It’s difficult to concentrate on school when there are three months of glorious freedom looming – or at least, as close to freedom as a college student can get. Maybe it’s because most of my summe...

The love movement is taking over

November 20, 2012

Written by: Brandon Winter What is the one thought that every person has as their life comes to a close? “Did I love?” “Did I love enough?” “Did the people around me know that I loved them?” “Was 
I loved?” It’s not “How much money did I make?”, “How many trips did I take...

First-time voters feeling the heat

November 6, 2012

Written by: Rosheeda Bryant With just hours left before the close 2012 presidential election, first-time voters at The University of Akron are feeling stressed, overwhelmed and excited. “I am feeling stressed because a lot of people are encouraging me to vote early, and I am having a hard time find...

Stress turning you into a zombie?

October 9, 2012

Written by: Nancy Stone Bags under the eyes, shuffling feet, bottomless coffee, and a draining stare. This can only mean one thing: it’s midterm time! Students all over campus are striving to get great grades, but at the cost of suffering from stress. How do students deal with midterm stress? “To cut down on stress, I make su...

Counseling Center: helping students cope with troubles as the school year comes to a close

March 22, 2012

Written by: Natalee Langton Research suggests that more than 50 percent of students experience depressive symptoms shortly after beginning college, according to Dr. Eva M. Thury of Drexel University. During stressful times at school, many students do not realize that The University of Akron offers ...