The Wichitan

Students eager for summer break

Randi Heaton, Reporter

May 1, 2019

With the semester ending May 3, students are looking beyond their stress for finals and into their summer vacation with summer school, work, travel, and hanging out with friends’. Zachary Rouseau, pre-med freshman, said he is ready for finals to be over and looking forward to his study abroad...

Students volunteer at the Humane Society to relieve stress

Students volunteer at the Humane Society to relieve stress

Brianne Fournier, Reporter

February 7, 2019

It's two weeks into the semester and students are feeling the stress. To break away from campus, students head to the Humane Society of Wichita County to volunteer. Students including Camille Blanton, special education sophomore, find comfort in volunteering and getting to play with the animals, often ...

Stress, finals, and the college student psyche

Hayden Nolan, Reporter

November 28, 2018

Finals week can be a stressful time of the year for college students. Not only do they have to study for the most important tests of the semester, but they also have to deal with the everyday struggles of life. Procrastination, deadlines, money, and other factors are large contributors to stress, but...

Student-athletes have disadvantage with registration

Carli Woolsey, Reporter

October 11, 2018

The wind became chilly, the days became shorter, and the students became anxious. The month of October brings registration and stress to campus each year. Registration causes confusion and frustration for students across all departments at MSU. Registration can also be particularly hard when advisers...

College about more than going to class

College about more than going to class

Kristin Silva, Reporter

May 18, 2018

Whether trying out for a sports team, pledging for Greek Life or joining one of the campus organizations, student involvement increases mental health, helps students strive to graduate and increases overall enjoyment of the college experience according to campus officials. According to Keith Lamb,...

Finals Frenzy to relieve students of finals stress

Finals Frenzy to relieve students of finals stress

Andrea Pedon, Reporter

May 1, 2018

Studying for finals means staying up late, not getting enough sleep and stressing about passing classes. To give students an opportunity rest from all stress that comes from finals and to have some fun, the University Programming Board is hosting a Finals Frenzy May 3 in the Jesse Rogers Promenade....

Kappa Alpha blood drive continues Thursday

Kappa Alpha blood drive continues Thursday

Cortney Wood

January 24, 2018

The blood drive, hosted by Kappa Alpha Order, will continue on Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. in the Clark Student Center in the Comanche suites. Since the blood drive kicked off on Jan. 23, 22 people have donated either pints, plasma or platelets. Texas Blood Institute staff facilitate the do...

Purpose found through major changes

Purpose found through major changes

The Wichitan

November 14, 2017

I had one goal on my mind: attend Abilene Christian starting in the fall 2017 and graduate with a bachelor's degree of science. Little did I know my plans would end up with two hospital visits during the summer and a long, long road of recovery. Since I was 9 years old, I dreamed of being a pediat...

Summer school isn’t for everybody

Summer school isn’t for everybody

Caleb Martin

August 30, 2016

Like an anchovy mushroom pizza, summer school isn’t for everybody. Sometimes they're the only toppings students can choose from, and they have to force that anchovy mushroom pizza past their gag reflex. The even harder part of eating that pizza is keeping it from coming back up. In summer school I had to ...

Under Pressure: Anxiety is more common than you think

Under Pressure: Anxiety is more common than you think

Brianna Sheen

April 13, 2016

“It’s like when you get really hungry – you can’t ignore your stomach constantly growling. It’s always there.” That’s how Catherine Stepniak, psychology and sociology junior, describes her anxiety.“Most of the time I feel like I’m about to die. I get a pounding heart, shortness of ...

Stressed? Overwhelmed? Sad?

Stressed? Overwhelmed? Sad?

Brianna Sheen

April 6, 2016

Last year, 65 percent of college students reported stress, anxiety or depression as a factor impacting their academic performance, according to the spring 2015 National College Health Assessment.Similarly, in a survey of MSU students, faculty, staff and alumni, 77.53 percent of people reported exper...

Stress-relieving dogs take over Moffett Library

Stress-relieving dogs take over Moffett Library

Noah Fazekas

December 3, 2014

The library is more crowded than it has been all year, and may be even more crowded tonight. The Moffett Library will be the host to several dogs brought to help relieve stress and relax the students who are studying into the wee hours of the night. The therapy dogs will be on campus at Moffett Li...

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